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FAQ & Safety | Flexible Scheduling For NICU Babies

Houston Baby Photographer, Sarah Borchgrevink, shares details on flexible scheduling for newborn appointments when little one has spent time in the NICU.

Commonly Asked Question | What if Baby Misses the 14-day Window

Howdy, gang, and good morning to you! Today's blog post covers a frequently asked question I receive from potential clients: what happens if the baby spends time in the NICU and misses the traditional two weeks preferred window for baby's first session.

Sometimes little ones are born before their estimated due date; because of this, they may spend time in the hospital recovering as the parents eagerly await to bring their newborn baby home. Often times, these parents have booked well in advance, as many of my clients contact me when they're in the second trimester. However, I happily offer very flexible scheduling.

For example, the baby girl's session I am previewing is of a client who booked months in advance. She selected her session, signed the contract, sent in her retainer invoice, and was good to go! Life is not always perfectly smooth, however, and as a professional newborn photographer, it is my job to be flexible and understanding of your circumstances. 

You see, newborn girl Isabella was born at 34 weeks. Mom contacted me and let me know she would not be able to come home for at least a few more weeks, meaning she would be outside of the preferred time period I take newborns. 

No worries! While 14 days or newer is my preference (especially 6-9 days) I offer many flexible session setups to reflect a gorgeous newborn session. The 14-day window is a general rule for full-term babies. 

How We Schedule Your Appointment with Sarah

When scheduling your baby's first professional baby photos with Sarah Borchgrevink Photography (aka me, ha!), let me know when baby will be arriving home. This will allow me to block off a minimum of 4 dates. I take newborn sessions 7 days per week between the hours of 9 AM and 4 PM. You're sent the dates and once you relay your preference, I design your session. It's that simple! I always give at least 4 dates and pride myself on being flexible and easy going with new parents. 

Even if your baby is early, you can still have a gorgeous session! Babies safety and comfort is of the utmost importance during our time together and I read baby's cues so that she is never uncomfortable or in danger.

Moreover, you receive a detailed prep guide so you know exactly what will happen, well in advance. I understand bringing your baby to a new place can be daunting and parents sometimes feel a little nervous since your baby is brand new. Nevertheless, your session is very laid back and easy going, completely transparent, etc.  

Isabella born at 34 weeks | 5 pounds fresh

Sweet Isabella entered the world nearly 6 weeks early. When she visited my Houston Newborn Portrait Studio, she was barely 5 pounds, though slept perfectly and ate like a champ! Her mom's styling questionnaire, which is given to all clients, reflected requests for pink, mauve, peach, purple, lavender, lilacs, etc. Essentially, all things girly for this brand new, tiny cherub girl. She was such a dream to have in the studio. Her sweet mama was also extremely laid back; she handed the baby to me, sat down and read a book, and told me, "have fun!"

With mom's permission, I went through my normal session flow, even though little baby was outside of the typical time frame. There are many options even if your baby is a month old, like this little one.

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Thank you for taking the time to view more information about Isabella's session! If you enjoyed reading this post, you may like reading about options for babies who are *full term* and missed the 14 day period, too!

Sarah Borchgrevink Photography is a Houston Newborn Photographer specializing in gorgeous posed newborn sessions. Her studio is located in Northwest Harris County. In addition to breathtaking baby portraiture, Sarah also offers stylish natural light family photography as well as dynamic outdoor maternity sessions for expecting mothers and couples. Sarah joyfully serves the entire Harris and Montgomery county areas including Houston, Cypress, Tomball, Spring, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Memorial & West Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, Pearland, Richmond, West University and Rice Village.

November 2017 Babies in Studio | Sarah Borchgrevink Photography

Featuring the cutest babies in town who visited the studio during the month of November.

Posed Newborn Studio sessions for November 2017 by Sarah Borchgrevink Photography

Howdy, friends! Thank you for visiting my blog today! If this is your first time here, please allow me to introduce myself: my name is Sarah Borchgrevink (Bork-Grey-Veenk) and I'm a newborn portrait artist located in Northwest Harris County in Houston, Texas. My studio is the perfect place for your baby's first photo session and I'm delighted to work with you! I specialize in the art of posed newborn baby photography, meaning I almost exclusively take sweet cherub babies. While I do offer a nifty baby plan membership and a handful of outdoor, maternity or family photography sessions each month, my primary focus are babies who are fresh, new, and recently earth side. 

Today's post is going to preview a favorite image of mine from each session who visited this past month of November. Please note, however, I only preview the babies who's parents signed a social media release, and so if you requested your baby not be shared on Facebook, Instagram or my blog, I will respect your privacy and not showcase your little one. :-) While I adore each and every baby who comes to my studio, I want you to feel comfortable booking.

I am currently taking 15 due dates per month. Newborn sessions take place in my studio in the first 14 days of life, however, I do prefer around 5-8 days new. I offer three collections that cater to different budgets; they range from $450 + tax to $850 + tax for high resolution, retouched digital files as well as a print release. You can view more information about the offerings at the full pricing guide. i joyfully offer fully transparent pricing so you know exactly what to expect. 

Sweet Cherub Babies from November | 14 days or newer

These are the sweetest little newborns who visited in November! As noted, I did not preview any babies who's parents requested no social media sharing. I am looking forward to December's sessions, too! Here is a favorite image from each session, so I hope you enjoy looking at the types of colors, hats, and head bands you'll find in studio. :-) 

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Sarah Borchgrevink Photography is a Houston Newborn Photographer specializing in gorgeous posed newborn sessions. Her studio is located in Northwest Houston. In addition to breathtaking baby portraiture, Sarah also offers stylish natural light family photography as well as dynamic outdoor maternity sessions for expecting mothers and couples. Sarah joyfully serves the entire Harris and Montgomery county areas including North Houston, Cypress, Tomball, Spring, Jersey Village, The Woodlands, Magnolia, Conroe, Willis, Montgomery, Humble, Kingwood, Porter, New Caney, Waller, Memorial & West Houston, Katy, Fulshear, Sugar Land, Pearland, Hempstead, Richmond, West University, Rice Village and Porter TX. Connect to chat with Sarah today! Please consider booking your session at your earliest convenience in order to secure your appointments on the calendar.

 

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What it means to be the Best Houston Newborn Photographer | Choosing Your Baby's Photography Session

Howdy, friends! Happy Wednesday to you! I hope you're having a wonderful week! If this is your first time here, please allow me to introduce myself. I'm Sarah! I am a newborn photographer located in Houston and I serve the entire area as well as the surrounding suburbs. My portraiture specialty is posed newborn photography. My studio is the perfect place for your brand new baby, too, so I invite you to click around the website to see more information such as recent blog posts, the colors and textures I use during sessions, plus some nifty information such as investment. 

This blog post also covers a few reasons why I am an awesome choice for your baby's session and why Sarah Borchgrevink Photography has been ranked as one of the best Houston newborn photography studios in the area. 

Reputation

I truly pride myself on offering a customer service driven experience. Clients should feel delighted when working with you and should feel as if they're a priority. I urge you to browse my Google reviews from recent clients as they relay their portraiture experience. While it's easy for me to say that I love working with newborns and have a concrete focus in this genre, it's also nice to see what other parents are saying. I currently have over 100 five star reviews, so check 'em out. :-) 

Transparent Pricing | Clear and Up Front

As a Houston mama to three little girls (+ I am pregnant with our fourth baby!) I cannot tell you how busy my life is. I run a full time photography business, but also am a mommy and wife. Balancing it all can be a juggling act. This has strongly influenced my pricing guide because I believe in being clear, simple, and up front. For instance, there are no hidden fees or obligations other than the one flat rate you're presented with. I cannot stress how important it is to me that you see pricing up front, know exactly what you're receiving and investing in, and there are no surprises. Being a parent is a lot of work! I don't want to cause any stress for you. I am fully inclusive and digital based meaning all collections include high resolution, retouched files + a print release in your one time rate.  

Credibility 

Credibility is a huge aspect to my portraiture work. I am fully insured and licensed. Running a legal business is very important to me because it's part of respecting yourself, as a portraiture artist, and also keeping your clients safe and their well being in mind. You're also supporting a local small business when choosing Sarah Borchgrevink Photography.

Newborn Safety & Training

I have invested thousands of dollars into my newborn safety and training. Your baby's safety and well being is of the utmost importance to me. I respect your baby and pose them in the most safe manner, from using posing beans, keeping my hands on baby, creating composites in Photoshop, and ensuring baby is always a priority. From wrapping to keeping the studio the perfect temperature for little ones, to using organic and safe textiles, and also keeping baby supported at all time, I ensure your experience is both beautiful, seamless and keeps your baby comfortable and happy. 

Experience

I have photographed hundreds of newborns in the last three years. I have been working full time, too, as a portrait photographer since 2013. I typically have 15 babies in studio per month. However, aside from taking many newborn safety workshops on handling, post processing of images, lighting, styling, wrapping, soothing, and session flow I also have three very young children of my own. Prior to shooting portraiture work, I taught pre-school and loved every minute of it! This in mind, I have seen it all from fussy babies who need a little more attention to laid back, easy going babies who are in and out of the studio in a short period of time. Either way, I adapt quickly and am happy to work with all temperaments. 

Availability

My studio is open 7 days per week, from 9 AM - 4 PM, however, I do offer later appointments for clients who may need them. I take 15 babies per month. I also have availability to take older newborns, too, so if you've missed the two week preferred window of time, feel free to still contact me! I would love to work with you. My newborn portrait studio is conveniently located near 290/Barker Cypress in the Northwest Houston area. I also pride myself on being warm, approachable and also responsive. I return all e-mails and phonecalls in a timely manner. Your business is a priority to me; I cannot thank you enough for choosing me to document this incredibly special new time in your life! You will never regret the invetment of a newborn session.

Professionalism

While I am a newborn fine art artist, and adore turning sweet little babies into works of art, I also am a business woman. Being professional is also a cornerstone to my workflow because parents should sense you're honest, responsible, and are respectful of them. From your initial inquiry, to your studio consult, to signing your contract, to taking payments and invoices, to delivering final products, to downloading your digital files - please know I am always here to guide you and walk you through the process. Your comfort and ease is a priority. 

Beautiful, Timeless Newborn Art

Newborn sessions should be extremely consistent. I offer a wrapped mini, petite or full newborn package for the pricing options; each session is built from one another and a full gallery of each pricing point is made available to you so you're able to see exactly what your gallery will hold. My session flow never changes because this is how I keep my final product as consistent as possible. By doing so, I am able to always be perfecting my craft - something I'll never stop doing.

Here's what this baby boy's parents relayed about their experience:

Sarah was absolutely amazing! Our petite newborn session was such a dream! From the start she was very patient and explained everything about our session. Her studio was beautiful and kept our little man comfortable and asleep for the entire session. Not to mention she had our photographs ready really quickly. The hardest part about our experience with Sarah is going to be picking our favorite images to print because they were all beautiful!
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Sarah Borchgrevink Photography is a Houston Newborn Photographer specializing in gorgeous posed newborn sessions. Her studio is located in Northwest Houston. In addition to breathtaking baby portraiture, Sarah also offers stylish natural light family photography as well as dynamic outdoor maternity sessions for expecting mothers and couples. Sarah joyfully serves the entire Harris and Montgomery county areas including North Houston, Cypress, Tomball, Spring, Jersey Village, The Woodlands, Magnolia, Conroe, Willis, Montgomery, Humble, Kingwood, Porter, New Caney, Waller, Memorial & West Houston, Katy, Fulshear, Sugar Land, Pearland, Hempstead, Richmond, West University, Rice Village and Porter TX. Sarah has also been ranked among the Best Houston TX Newborn Photographers on the criteria of reputation, credibility, experience, availability, professionalism and engagement. Connect to chat with Sarah today! Please consider booking your session at your earliest convenience in order to secure your appointments on the calendar.