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Outdoor Family First Birthday Session Cake Smash in Houston

The M Family's Natural Light & Outdoor Family Cake Smash Combination in honor of Baby Boy Jeremy turning the big one.

Here's what Jeremy's parents had to say about their baby plan membership to Sarah Borchgrevink Photography:

Sarah is absolutely fantastic. Not only are her pictures superb, but her professionalism, personality, and all around demeanor are top notch. We are baby plan clients and at our of  sessions Sarah has been very easy to work with and has taken our specific likes and wants and incorporated them into our sessions. The best part by far is her turn around time. At our sessions we received our online gallery within a week of our session! I highly recommend Sarah for newborn and family photography!

Friends, good morning! I am excited to blog this incredibly adorable children's session in which we did a family + birthday photo shoot for one of my longtime clients. The M family first contacted me while Mom was pregnant; they booked a baby plan membership, which is a wonderful way to preserve the first year of life for your precious little one.

The Baby Plan Membership is any of the following combination:

  • In studio posed newborn session (wrapped mini, petite or full collection) of your choice
  • Any combination of 3, 6, 9 or 12 month milestone session

In this case, this sweet couple chose to do a full newborn collection as well as 6 and 12 month session. This is the most popular combination since many parents see the most difference in growth between newborn and 6 months; followed by 6 and 12 month differences. Here are some of my favorite images from our sunrise session.

Family Photos Take Place First 

Family sessions are lifestyle in nature, meaning I embrace the spirit of your family. I encourage you to play with your kiddo, interact with your spouse and feel at ease. Family photos take place at the beginning so that little one has time to warm up to me. Plus, baby will be smashing a cake after the family part so this makes sure baby is clean for your family images, ha!

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Individual Photos of Baby Are after family

The milestone portion of your child's session follows the family set ups. Milestone portion is where we focus on developmental changes since our last session together. For 12 months, it's usually standing or walking, pulling up, clapping their hands, smiling, and really showcasing their personality.

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Let Them Eat Cake

After baby's individual portion of milestone images, we then focus on the cake smash aspect of your session. I provide timeless and vintage inspired props for this session, but also ensure baby is the focus of our time together, too. I do not like distracting aspects in the images so props are kept to a minimum so baby will be the shining star. Examples of props I may bring as things like an antique high chair, quilt, crate, etc. Due to allergy purposes, I have parents bring the cake. You may go as festive or minimalist as you like. :-) Outdoor cake smash or first birthday sessions always take place right around sunrise or sunset, too, for optimal lighting. You're given a location list to pick from so have no worries: I have lots of good options for you!

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It's all in the details

An important aspect to me is the details of your session. I love showing off their little toes, messy hands, sweet up close shots of their faces, etc. While we do include many images of baby playing, exploring and checking out the cake, I adore showing all those precious moments Mamas are sure to love. Their little fingers, for instance, reaching for the cake is absolutely precious as can be! They're only little for a short time. Let them be small. This cake smash encourages them to be who they are and their personalities to shine through. 

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Sarah Borchgrevink Photography

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.

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Outdoor Family Photos Houston TX | Charlie's Sitter Session

Candid and laid back outdoor family session featuring Charlie's 6 month milestone photos. Located in NW Houston, Sarah Borchgrevink offers gorgeous outdoor family portraits to both new and returning clients.

The perks of a baby plan membership:

  • Same photography style throughout so editing and professional products look cohesive

  • A portrait artist you've grown to know and someone who works well with your children

  • Easy booking process

  • Similar props used throughout sessions to showcase baby's growth

This in mind, I have immensely enjoyed getting to know their sweet family. So far, I've had the honor of photographing their outdoor, natural light maternity session and the posed newborn photos, too.

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My Favorite Poses During Your Houston Newborn Session | Luna Grace

Specializing in posed newborn baby portraits, Sarah Borchgrevink Photography is located in the Northwest Houston region. Here are Sarah's favorite poses that take place during your session.

Good afternoon, friends! Welcome! Today's blog post is going to showcase my favorite poses during our time together. If you're here on the blog, you may be pregnant and are looking for the best Houston newborn photographer. Well, you're in luck: I photograph the cutest babies in town and joyfully offer modern collections to fit your needs. I am digital based meaning you pay one flat rate for time, talent, session design, retouching, and a gorgeous gallery of images for you to download, share, enjoy and print on your own. The process is simple and straight forward to fit the lives of busy parents.

 Allow me to introduce this sweet baby girl named Luna. I first met her gorgeous mama when she visited my studio for an in studio maternity session when she was around 32 weeks along. Once baby arrived, I sent Mom three dates to pick from that fit into the first 14 days of life. Luna was about a week and a half old when she visited for a newborn collection; Mom and Dad came from Porter, Texas. With the 99, however, they were able to get here in a little over half an hour, so that's one thing about my studio I adore: it's conveniently located so that parents are able to travel efficiently. 

Beautiful Baby Luna has the most stunning features; at 8 pounds she's the perfect squish and I marveled at her full head of hair. I am the luckiest Houston Newborn Photographer! I spend my days wrapping sweet cherubs, hanging out with awesome parents, and loving every minute of it. This is truly my dream and I cannot wait to work with you! I have three little girls of my own named Lucy, Emma and Amelia; feel free to read more about my family here. Also, we're having our first boy this winter so I am stoked to share our pregnancy announcement with you. This in mind, as a mama, I cannot express how special the newborn time is and this is partly why I specialize in baby portraits; you will never regret these images!

Pose Number One: Froggy AKA Head in Hands

The froggy pose is a composite, which means we merge two or more photos together in processing through the help of editing software called Photoshop. The image you see here, right below, is the final blending of two photos. Underneath this picture, however, you can see one photo where I am holding Luna's head; the other photo I am holding her chin. She is never suspended in air. While babies are precious and this pose is super popular with parents, newborn safety is top priority and your baby's well being is of the utmost importance to me. I cannot stress how much I respect your baby and our time together.

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Here are the images I chose to merge:

Pose Number Two: Bum Up

The "bum up" or "tooshie" pose is where we show off all these adorable rolls. It's also modest but still naked, since many parents like the photos of baby to be nude.  I also ensure we capture different angles here; I can add a wrap or swap out a headband, too, depending on the design of your session. 

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Pose Number Three: Taco AKA Womb

This pose is called taco or womb; here are the folded in half like a taco shell or more so head down how they are in the womb. This is the way they grow and they often adore being in this pose since it is familiar. Newborn sessions do take place in the first 14 days of life because this is when baby is still curly and moldable. 

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Pose Number Four: Timber

The timber pose is also called "soft taco", too, since we go straight into timber from froggy, which was previewed above. I adore the way baby's hands are gently placed on her face - it is truly precious!

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Pose Number Five: Side Sleeper

Oh, side sleeper! This pose is truly timeless and really laid back. While it looks effortless, this pose often can take about 20 minutes to achieve since baby is naked here. If baby does not enjoy being naked, I'll wrap her top half, shown below, so she feels safe and secure. This is because wrapping mimics the womb and makes baby feel like something is hugging them.

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Pose Number Six: All Tucked In

All "tucked in" is typically done early on in the session but is really a fun pose since there's nothing sweeter than a new baby peacefully slumbeirng.

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Pose Number 7: Bucket

Of all the poses, bucket is probably my absolute favorite! The reasoning is simple: vintage inspired floor props and rustic floors truly make my heart sing. I do a bucket pose with each newborn who comes into my studio. Bucket can be done on belly or back, too. You can see both options below.

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Pose Number 8: Potato

Like bucket, seen above, potato is done in each and every single session I do. I have a plethora of wraps and like the set up to be monochromatic; this means, for instance, if baby's wrap is mint, shown below, then I pull a matching mint bonnet, head band and flokati. 

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Pose Number 9: Asleep on Back AKA Straight jacket Wrapping

Finally, straight jacket is a great pose because it shows off the curly nature of baby but also is done early on in the session, typically right before "all tucked in". I wrap baby so she is snugly and sleeps beautifully for me. You're able to achieve a ton of variety through the use of unique, cozy wrapping and this adds tons of soul to your final gallery. The nice part of wrapping is while the naked bean bag posing is super cute, the truth is not every baby enjoys being naked. Your baby's well being is very important during the session so this gives a well rounded gallery without baby being upset. 

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Specializing in timeless posed baby portraiture, Sarah Borchgrevink Photography is a Houston Newborn Photographer serving the surrounding areas including Houston metro & 610 area, Cypress, Katy, Spring, Sugar Land, West University, Memorial & Galleria, Bellaire and The Woodlands, TX. See why Sarah offers the Best Newborn Photography. In addition to breathtaking newborn images, Sarah also offers stylish natural light family photography as well as dynamic outdoor maternity sessions for expecting couples.