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Introducing Soft Proofing & Next Steps to Expect | Receiving, Selecting & Downloading

Sarah Borchgrevink is a Houston Photographer offering fully inclusive digital collections. There are no in person sales appointments, reveals, or minimum print orders to receive a full resolution digital gallery of stunning, perfected images.

Hi, friends! Welcome! If you’re viewing this blog post, you may be curious on how clients receive their beautifully perfected digital gallery of images they may treasure forever. You’re in luck! Cozy up: I have all the information you need to make a decision on if SBP is a great fit for you!

Part of being one of the best and highest rated newborn, baby, and infant photographers in Houston is having a fully transparent pricing guide reflecting packages from which parents may select. Fully inclusive means the pricing on the guide includes everything from session design, props, styling, time & talent, editing, proofing, and then the downloading of your images. It is one flat rate without any hidden fees.

This in mind, the pricing guide will tell you how many photos you receive and you book the package based on what you’d like to receive. Simple, easy, transparent. As a mom to 4 young kiddos, I have modeled my business to reflect what I, as a parent, would like to receive.

14 Day Turnaround Time

  • 14 days after your session takes place you may expect a password-protected online gallery of digital images you may view from the comfort of your home.

  • If you would like to receive your images sooner you may purchase rush editing for an additional $200. Simply contact Sarah if this interests you. Final copies will be completed within 1 business day should you choose rush editing.

Soft Proofing & Studio Policy

SBP practices soft proofing on all galleries. Soft proofing means light edits are applied to the top images from your session. This allows me to retouch only the chosen images while showcasing many different images from which you'll select. You will see a large array of images from our time together; while each session is different you will have tons of options. Full edits such as skin smoothing, eye sharpening, teeth whitening, etc., are completed once you have selected your favorite images. Professionally enhanced final edits are finished within 3 business days after you select your images.

  • You will enter your private gallery through any device such as computer, tablet, or smart phone. You do need to use a laptop or PC to download the images, however! This will ensure they’re safely archived and you do not lose a USB or Disc.

  • Clients have 7 days to make their gallery selections.

  • After you select your images, you will receive the final within three business days.

Digital Download Policy

Once you receive your final gallery you have 30 days to download these images. After 30 days, the gallery is closed. There is an archival fee of $50 to reopen the gallery if the window passes. I hold onto final copies of edited jpegs to 12 business months. Clients are responsible for safely archiving their images into the cloud, onto an external hard drive, and also a computer of their choice for safekeeping. You will receive a list of three free cloud storage options you might consider.

Full Resolution Digital Files

All digital files given to clients at SBP are full resolution, meaning they are the absolute highest quality. You may print these images as large as you would like, typically up to 50”x60”, though there are labs that offer even larger sizes if needed. They are sized to 300 DPI for the best quality. Full resolution will prevent too much leaking, loss, and lack of image detail; the images are edited to reflect quality; your digital files are the same way.

How to Store Your Digital Files

After you download your photos, you will receive a list of wonderful labs from me so you know where to purchase you files. In that list, nonetheless, you’ll also find three free cloud storage systems I recommend which keep your images safely archived so if you do lose a laptop or your computer dies, the images are there for you.

Printing Needs & Recommendations

Immediately after your final gallery has been sent, SBP will follow up via e-mail with a list of great labs to consider for your printing needs. While professional products are available in your gallery this is just a perk for parents though not an obligation.

Screenshots of Gallery Are Prohibited

When viewing your proofing gallery please do not screenshot the images. This is image theft as the copyright remains with SBP. SBP reserves the right to cancel contracts based on screenshots with zero refund per this violation. SBP also reserves the right to permanently delete the session if the client chooses to breech the contract.

Retouching & Professionally Enhanced Portrait Policy

SBP includes standard editing such as white balance adjustment, skin smoothing, eye sharpening, removing trash or odd objects from the background. Complex editing, outside of the standard included edits, such as body slimming and contouring, body modification, removal of scars, heavy blemishes, braces removal are subject to an additional quote of $25 per image.

Option to Add Additional Digital Files to Your Package:

Your session comes with the number of digital files listed in your package. If you are interested in additional digital files, clients may purchase them once they have received the proofing gallery, which is available two weeks after your session takes place. All digital files at SBP are full resolution and may be printed as large as you wish. There is no obligation to purchase additional files, it is simply available if you’re interested in these.

  • $40 per la carte file

  • $150 for a grouping of 5

  • $200 for a grouping of 8

  • $350 for the entire gallery shown

Summary:

  • Simple, transparent pricing with several options

  • Private galleries you may view from home

  • Education on where to archive and print your images

  • Zero hidden fees, in person sales appointments, or minimum print orders to receive digital gallery

  • Full Resolution Digital Files you may print up to 50”x60”

Questions? Feel free to touch base!

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Little Sitter & Baby Milestone Photography Prep List | Studio Portrait Sessions

Preparing for Little One’s Session with Sarah Borchgrevink Photography

Congrats on your sweet cherub hitting these absolutely adorable baby milestones such as tummy time, sitting up unassisted, walking, clapping, and truly showing off that infectious personality that makes your mama heart sing! Thank you for selecting SBP to photograph this momentous time in your life! Timeless, classic, and rustic inspired baby photography is my jam and what I am known for as one of Houston’s highest rated photographers. I promise you’re in good hands and I’m so excited to work together!

What You Can Expect:

When booking a session with Sarah you can expect a customer service driven experience. Details such as upfront and transparent pricing for digital galleries, consultations, option to tour the studio, full gallery samples, and staying on top of client communication and having a clear path of steps to follow are just a few examples of our time together.

You may also expect the following:

The Details for Baby Studio Portraiture Appointments

  • Consider booking your session in advance, if possible, as the calendar often fills quickly, particularly if you’re interested in a Saturday session date.

  • Milestone sessions are available 6 days per week.

  • Sessions are typically best early in the morning, as Little One is most refreshed then, or right after their nap time.

  • All outfits and styling are provided for your baby, though you are welcome to bring a special item from home, should you feel inclined.

  • My branding is timeless, classic, vintage-inspired, and rustic. I do not offer themes such as Minnie Mouse, Paw Patrol, or things of the like as removing distractions and focusing on your little one’s beauty is the heart of my portrait style. In Houston there are thousands of amazing photographers so it is always best to make sure you’re a good fit for the photographer you choose. The Houston Baby and Infant Milestone Portfolio is a reflection of what I offer.

The Morning of Your Session with Sarah:

  • Once Baby is awake for the day, feed baby a snack before you drive to my studio. A well-fed baby is a happy photography subject. I know when I’m hungry I don’t feel like being photographed, ha!

  • Please dress Baby in an outfit that does not leave lines on their skin. Sometimes babies are naked during their milestone portraits and this makes sure their skin looks soft.

  • Please arrive about 10 minutes early. Your session begins at time you selected your appointment via the online booking & scheduling page. There are often multiple sessions in one day so this will ensure we use all of your time wisely.

  • Please bring diaper bag essentials. We will wipe Baby’s face with a baby wipe right before we begin the session so that Baby’s face is clean and there are no leftover crumbs from their breakfast, ha!

  • Please feel free to bring a special toy Baby loves. This can be helpful when capturing smiles. You’re also welcome to let me know of any favorite songs. My son, Jack, for instance, loves “baby shark,” ha!

After our session

  • 14 days after your session takes place you will receive an online proofing gallery of images from our time together. Your gallery will share how to select your images, download your portraits, safely archive them in the cloud, and also a great list of labs to use for your printing needs.

Before you go:

I look forward to working with you and meeting your baby! Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

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Think Inside the 610 Loop | New Studio located in Uptown Coming June 2019

Update: with construction & permits, the new studio is set to be finalized the first week of June 2019.

Sarah Borchgrevink Photography is one of Houston’s Top Newborn, Baby, and Infant Photographers 2016 - 2019! See what’s new at the studio and learn more about the new location centrally located off San Felipe!

Good morning, friends! Today’s blog post is a formal announcement sharing information about the new studio that is available as of May 2019! Here’s everything you need to know about the new office space!

Centrally Located inside the 610 Loop

I am absolutely thrilled to share information about the new location for Sarah Borchgrevink Photography! As a professional portrait artist, I am moving my office and work space to a central area in Houston called Uptown. This is located off San Felipe and 610.

The address is the following:

4550 Post Oak Place, Suite 203, Houston TX 77027

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Dream Photography Studio | Floor Plan Overview

Below is a floor plan attached of the new space and the plans that are currently in place. The studio space is a 1,300 square foot office located inside of a commercial office building. The space is being fully renovated and remodeled to fit my timeless, classic, and vintage-inspired style of photography. This space is a complete dream and everything a professional baby photographer could ever want!

The studio is ideally located in the prestigious Post Oak Park near the Galleria, Williams Tower, Greenway Plaza, Texas Medical Center, Museum District, West University, Rice Village, Downtown Houston, Montrose, Upper Kirby, and the Heights.

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Studio features:

Inside the studio you will find the perfect floor plan for amazing baby photography and a wonderful experience for new parents. The studio features the following:

  • A lobby and reception area so parents have a comfortable place to wait. There are also snacks, of course, and a coffee bar. Inside this lobby area you’ll also find a playroom for young children to hang out in whilst their sibling is being photographed.

  • The mothers lounge is designed for the comfort of new mothers. This is a nursing, feeding, or resting room so you may feed your baby, in comfort and peace, before and after your session. I do have four young children myself and recognize that feeding Baby is a huge part of your day. This mothers room will allow you to relax and to leave your session so Baby has a full tummy for the car ride home.

  • The prop room has anything you could ever want for accessories! Inside my prop room, which is labeled storage, you will find a huge array of props, perfectly organized. Here is where I will keep my hundreds of props such as buckets, bowls, baskets, wooden bowls, newborn antique beds, hats, bonnets, headbands, wraps, textiles, backdrops, and more!

  • The all white lifestyle room for family, child, or maternity sessions. This room is going to feature a big white bed, white couch, and have beautiful flooring, crown molding, and floor to ceiling light to make for the dreamiest of sessions. This can be used for little sitter sessions, baby milestones, and even family photos during your newborn session. This room will focus on capturing families naturally and with connections.

  • The posed newborn room featuring backdrops, three custom wood walls, and comfortable seating for you during your time in studio. This room is about 500 square feet, within itself, and will have the same look at my current studio. This means I’ll be keeping the three rustic wood walls my husband, Kevin, designed for me as well as all of the seamless paper backdrops. Everything will be set up in advance for your session for a seamless experience.

Amenities:

The building has monitored security, ample surface parking plus controlled access to garage covered parking, as well as a deli downstairs.

Online Booking Available

A new feature that has recently been implemented is online booking for your sessions. This is how you seamlessly sign your contract, pay your deposit, and then select your session date & time from a calendar. This is designed for busy parents who like simplicity. See more about Booking Your Session Online.

Thank you for reading about my new centrally located baby portrait studio! I will be updating the blog with new information and photographs as construction is completed.