As a photographer, one of the first questions I am always asked is, "How do I book a session? What goes into this process?" Good thing I have an answer! This blog post will showcase the process, while also previewing one of the latest families I photographed.
While every photographer has their own way of doing business, such as filing taxes, booking sessions, sending invoices, selecting locations, ect - you'll get to see inside the process of how I run my own small business. I am excited to share this process with you so that potential clients can see the ease in which one does this.
Okay: here's my rocket science formula - it's fool proof. Be prepared to be wowed!
(1) Select your session, (2) Pick a location, (3) Show up and let me make you look awesome, and (4) Receive your final high resolution images via a private downloadable gallery, and (5) Let me design a wall art package.
Phew! I may have exaggerated about the rocket science, haha! In all seriousness, one of my favorite aspects of family photography is guiding you throughout the entire process, from the first phone call to hanging your images on your wall - breathing life into the preservation and honor of your family memories. Every detail I plan for you; I help you with selecting the package that best fits your needs; to wardrobe and flattering outfits/color combinations, to the location that best depicts your story, to leading you through the posing and giving direction, to professionally retouching your photographs, delivering them, and then helping you utilize your print credit. It's meant to be laid back for you, but involved for me because, well, I love all the details! I love everything behind the scene; customer service is key. And frankly, I pride myself on the experience at Sarah Borchgrevink Photography.
For example: for this family, we chose a selection of colors that are timeless and classic. We also kept the posing formal yet connected. When shooting, I think about how these will frame on your walls; how we will arrange them. We also photographed these in their own neighborhood called Fairfield, a large planned community located in Cypress, Texas.
For your session, we want a variety of set ups. It's not about lining everyone up and having you say, "Cheese!" It's about spending time with each family member; talking, laughing with you - bringing out your spirit. To further explain, for each family I spend time with your kiddos, one on one. I like to think about the images grandparents may like or where these shall be placed on your end table.
See? With just ten minutes, we did a few set ups so you have lots of variety for your kiddos. She is about to head off to college, so I want her parents to have photos of her as she begins one of life's greatest adventures.
We also cannot forget about your youngest! I want to preserve his youth, too and show him at a time in his life when he is growing up; he's not a little boy but he isn't an adult either. It's the age where you're teaching him to drive; where he may go on his first date. He might be taking advanced placement courses and you're so proud of the young man he's growing into. And hey - my job is to pick up on that!
And hey - Mom! I love the set ups of you and your little ones (who may or may not be so little now). You, more than anyone, know how fleeting time is and how quickly they grow. Taking time to photograph you with the kiddos as well as individual shots of you with each child makes me happy. I want you to have these images! As a mommy myself, these are what I look forward to. As mothers, we usually are the ones behind the camera or organizing everything.
And of course, Dad has his time, too!
We also spend time capturing Mom and Dad together. Because let's face it: you probably have not had a session since your wedding day. So let's celebrate your love! I may even make you smooch your wife!
And family pets....well...THEY'RE ALWAYS WELCOME! :) Fur babies are family. Bring 'em along!
Located in Cypress, a suburb of Houston TX, Sarah Borchgrevink specializes in stunning natural light portrait photography. Investment for professional photography sessions begins at $230.00 and includes high resolution digital files, released printing rights, private downloadable galleries, and beautiful heirloom products to purchase.
If you’re seeking a Houston TX photographer who specializes in modern and custom newborn, child, maternity or family photographs I’d be happy to design a session for you. Sarah Borchgrevink Photography is proud to offer a customer service driven experience. Please visit the contact form or connect with Sarah via Facebook. Moreover, feel free to browse customer reviews.
Houston photographer Sarah Borchgrevink is a natural light and on location professional who currently documents newborn, child, family and maternity sessions. She serves the greater Houston area. Locations include, but are not limited to: Houston, Cypress, Tomball, Katy, Cinco Ranch, The Woodlands, Cy-Fair, Richmond, Rice Village, Montrose, Waller, Harris County, Montgomery County, Bellaire, The Galleria Area, Porter, Kingwood, The Heights, Pearland, Sugar Land, Oak Ridge North, League City, Galveston, Stafford, Spring, Conroe, Montgomery, Willis, Champions, Jersey Village, etc. Travel fees may apply.