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Portraiture Memberships Explained: Baby Plan or Belly & Newborn & More!

Sarah Borchgrevink shares details about the popular portraiture memberships to her studio. Located in Houston, she happily offers transparent pricing and fully digital, modern collections you may treasure.

As a full time photographer, specializing in posed infant sessions, I am often asked if there is a bundle or package catering to parents looking to book multiple appointments. Great news, there is! This post shares details about the portraiture memberships, what’s included, and how to book.

What’s a portraiture membership to Sarah’s Studio?

Booking a membership to my studio is simple: it means you have solidified your appointments on the calendar, in advance, and have priority with booking. It ensures you’re guaranteed a spot on my busy calendar. It also means we can plan your sessions in advance and create stunning works of art that cohesively blend together since they’re done by the same artist. Your membership means you’ve commissioned me to photograph milestones in your life, and you have my utmost undivided attention and joy!

What combinations are offered?

There are three membership options available! They are as follows:

  • Belly and Newborn | Includes a maternity session + posed newborn session {2 sessions}

  • Baby Plan | Includes newborn, little sitter at 7 months, and a 12 month session {3 sessions}

  • Maternity + Baby Plan | Includes a maternity session + newborn, little sitter, and 12 month session {4 sessions}.

  • Lifestyle newborn, lifestyle little sitter, and lifestyle 12 month session (3) sessions

These combinations encompass the biggest milestones: pregnancy, Baby’s arrival, Baby sitting up, and Baby turning one - oh so much fun! Each gallery is a unique collection of gorgeous images showcasing all things wonderful about this time in your life.

Package Costs + What’s Included:

Each session cost is one flat rate to receive your full resolution digital gallery of non-watermarked images, unlimited printing rights of your images, and also a curated list of labs so you know where to purchase your prints, canvases, albums, wall art, and more! There are no in-person sales, minimum print orders, or separate sitting fees.

Lifestyle Baby Plan | $1700 + tax (all sessions in all white room with focus on family and minimal props/posing)

  • “Classic” newborn /family session in the first 40 days of life {25 digital files}

  • “Simple” little sitter session at 7 months {15 digital files}

  • “Simple” smash and splash session at 11-12 months {15 digital files}

  • Includes complimentary heirloom album designed at the end of your membership

  • $100 ( + tax ) deposit to secure the appointment with the remaining balance of $1600 (+ tax) being divided into three equal payments.

Belly & Newborn | $1,300 + tax

  • “Simple” Maternity Session either studio or outdoors with 15 full resolution digital files

  • “Petite” Newborn Session with 25 digital files

  • Payment schedule broken into 3 installments.

  • Includes complimentary heirloom album designed at the end of your membership

  • $100 ( + tax ) deposit to secure the appointment with the remaining balance of $1200 (+ tax) being divided into two equal payments.

Baby Plan | $1,700 + tax

  • “Petite” Newborn Session with 25 digital files

  • Little Sitter 7 Month & 12 month Session include 15 digital files in each package.

  • Payment schedule broken into 4 installments

  • Includes complimentary heirloom album designed at the end of your membership

  • $100 ( + tax ) deposit to secure the appointment with the remaining balance of $1600 (+ tax) being divided into three equal payments.

Maternity + Baby Plan | $2350 + tax

  • “Simple” Maternity Session either studio or outdoors with 15 full resolution digital files

  • “Petite” Newborn Session with 25 digital files

  • Little Sitter 7 Month & 12 month Session include 15 digital files in each package (“darling baby” package).

  • Payment broken into 5 installments.

  • Includes complimentary heirloom album designed at the end of your membership

  • $100 ( + tax ) deposit to secure the appointment with the remaining balance of $2250 (+ tax) being divided into four equal payments.

How to book?

To book a membership, simply visit the contact page and submit an inquiry! All booking is done online; clients are sent a deposit invoice along with a contract. These secure your membership and then we get started on design! As always, a phone or e-mail consult is included, although you’re always welcome to make an appointment to visit the studio!

What to expect?

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Maternity sessions generally take place when your baby bump is around 29-34 weeks along. These are best photographed at sunrise or sunset, unless you select a studio appointment, as this is when the light is most beautiful and flattering to the pregnant silhouette. Your spouse and children are also welcome to participate, as well as family pets, if this is your preference, as I recognize that animals are family, too.

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Posed newborn appointments are scheduled as soon as possible once your cherub is earthside! The best time to visit with your bundle of joy is when they’’re 5-9 days old, although the first 14 days of life is also acceptable. Your baby is sleepy, curly, mold-able, and able to be safely posed into those squishy oh-so-precious posed in which all their serene sleeping selves and squishy rolls are showcased! Floor props, wrapping, family, sibling, parent, and macro images are also included for an incredibly diverse, well rounded gallery you’ll treasure and pass down to your sweet little arrival as they grow into an adult.

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Full styling is always provided, which means rustic, dreamy, and timeless works of art by Sarah! Floor props such as vintage or antique pieces, buckets, bowls, crates, and unique and handmade one a kind props make your session extra special! Hats, bonnets, caps, headbands, accessories, and costumed are also included for your baby, as well as all textiles, wraps, backgrounds, etc. The studio is fully stoked and ready to create the best newborn images in Houston.

Sit back, just bring Baby and their diaper bag, enjoy book, watch Netflix, and snack away (all snacks and drinks provided!) while I skillfully pose your little one and create a great experience!

When your precious baby is around 7 months old, you’ll visit for their little sitter session! I will provide all their outfits and props, just like the newborn session, and ensure everything matches! That way, when you hang the photos on the wall, your collection is cohesive both in shooting style, props, editing, and of course the final look of the professional edited imaged. Don’t worry - I tell you where to print your photos so they look amazing!

At 12 months old, you will visit again! Like all of your other sessions, all props and styling will be provided.

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Located in Harris County, Sarah Borchgrevink Photography is a Houston Newborn Photographer specializing in unique and timeless posed sessions! Sarah also offers breathtaking studio milestone infant sessions, and is honored to be named Best Newborn Photographers Houston 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019! Sarah serves the entire Harris and Montgomery County areas including Houston, Cypress, Spring, Tomball, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Memorial & Galleria, West University, Kingwood and Rice Village.

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When designing a custom newborn session, there are three aspects to my brand that are essential in creating some of the Best Houston Newborn Photography: Classic, Timeless, and Vintage-Inspired. My motto has always been, "Why be trendy, when you can be timeless?" This in mind, I offer a great styling questionnaire to all of my expecting parents. This is where we talk about your nursery colors, likes, dislikes, must have poses, and even things such as sentimental items from home so you may incorporate a personal item into your session if you wish.

This in mind, when Lily's mother, Talitha, shared her color preferences with me, she mentioned she loves nude colors. I found inspiration for their girly, chic, and feminine newborn session in the most interesting of ways: through an eyeshadow palette! I headed to my master bath and studied some of my favorite groupings. 

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Tan, Beige, Cream, and Mauve | Styling Houston Newborn Photos

These four colors, tan, beige, cream, and mauve, are absolutely breathtaking and stunning, making for an amazingly gorgeous newborn girl portrait session! 

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These four colors, listed above, make for an elegant color scheme for the most petite of clients: a precious newborn baby girl! When it comes to setting up for a session, everything is provided by me; all the dainty tiebacks, wraps, headbands, bowls, buckets, textiles, etc., it's all available in my client closet. The cream, for instance, looks spectacular against Lily's skin tone; her parents brought a pearl bracelet to add a sweet southern touch to the session, and I cannot stop swooning over her gallery! How lucky am I to photograph the most beautiful babies in all of Houston, Texas?

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During my time with Lily, we focused on the blush pink and rosy tones, as well as mauve and even a vanilla cream! These colors are timeless, classic, and result in a fantastic gallery. During potato sack pose, for instance, I paired the fluffy cream flokati rug with an adorable rose headband to emphasize all things feminine and chic about a brand new little girl. From the moment of being earthside, Lily is super stylish! 

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In my Houston Baby Portrait Studio, you'll find (3) custom wood walls that make for stunning portraits! A dark wooden wall is a great option for my sessions because the texture is lovely with the vintage-inspired floor props I keep on hand. The cream, tan, and lace are all super girly while maintaining the vintage-inspired aspect of my newborn brand. 

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Finally, a cream distressed farmhouse bucket is a great way to encompass the nude color scheme for an elegant newborn girl photography session! This soft blush pink wrap is the perfect accent to little one's skintone; paired with a mauve pillow and rosy pink head piece accesorry, she is perfectly pink in all things nude! 

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Thank you for visiting to see a stylish newborn girl session! I hope you enjoyed reading how newborn sessions are designed and an interesting place to find inspiration! 

Warmly,

Sarah

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.

Rainbow Baby Girl Calista | Cutest Houston Newborn Photography

Sarah Borchgrevink Photography offers timeless, fresh and unique baby photography. Calista + her sweet parents visited the studio at 11 days new.

Hi, friends! Good morning to you! Happy Friday! Today is a great day here in Houston. The sun is shining, it's about 80 degrees out, and I have a full calendar of fun shoots geared up for this weekend. However, up first is an adorable studio session focusing on a precious baby girl. If this is your first time at my blog, welcome! I'm excited you're here. 

In case you're interested, C's parents booked both a natural light, outdoor maternity session that took place during sunset . This is a huge treat for me because it's fun to work together before we document your newborn baby's session. This is also a great idea for clients because it ensures the editing style is the same so all of your wall art is cohesive and matches, plus it means you've met the person who will be handling your new baby. As a mama, I completely understand who you choose to photograph your newborn is a huge deal! I am currently pregnant with baby number 4 and just booked me own newborn session for him; I did a TON of research! 

Also: before we dive into the session I have to brag a little bit. Mom is a super talented hair and make up artist serving the entire Houston area. I refer her to all of my clients so here's a little more information about her professional beauty services in case you're ever looking for someone to make some magic, ha! She also is extremely sweet, giving, kind and a joy to work with. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She's located close to my studio, too, so it's really convenient. 

Let's get started, shall we? :-) 

Family and Parent Images 

For family and parent images, I like to wrap baby in a soft neutral color so as not to detract from baby's elegance. For little boys, I generally leave them without a bonnet or hat, however, for little ladies, like Calista, I will adorn their sweet heads with a lovely flower crown, headband or tie back. In this particular instance, I used a pink and purple headband by one of my favorite newborn prop vendors since this reflects the colors in baby's nursery. This vendor is located in the UK, but makes amazing items! Check her out. :-) 

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Rainbow Baby Girl | Calista at 11 days fresh & new

You may be asking yourself, "What's a rainbow baby?" According to kick's count, a rainbow baby is:

A “rainbow baby” is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss.In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better. The rainbow is more appreciated having just experienced the storm in comparison.

The mama natural blog also elaborates explaining that:

Like the miracle of a rainbow after a storm, many mamas refer to babies born after loss as their rainbow babies.  The rainbow doesn’t erase the storm, nor does the arrival of a new baby eclipse the tragedy of previous pregnancy loss.

Calista and her parents stopped by for a full newborn collection when she was 11 days fresh and new. Weighing over 9 pounds, her chubby cheeks and adorable features truly made my heart melt. I could not help but marvel at her beauty and tell her mama how lucky she is. 

This collection is about 2 hours long. This gives plenty of time for baby to be fed, soothed, etc., and also allows for diaper changes and a relaxed atmosphere. 

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There's something especially fresh and pure about using white during a newborn session. While I am a really big fan of all things vibrant, I do include neutrals here and there since it adds a timeless element to your gallery. All of my headbands, tie backs, bonnets and hats are custom designed by small business owners so there's a huge selection.

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This super cute floor prop is a dream! I wish it was mine, but Mom did bring it in. It looks perfect again the burgundy! 

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Followed by the vintage Dr. Pepper box, we used one of my favorite buckets. The sage green looks lovely on her. Green, you see, is one of those colors parents don't always consider. That's part of my job during session design: coming up with neat combinations for you. 

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The vintage cradle is one of my other favorite props. This is because the prop can be styled to reflect the gender of baby. In this case, we used a soft mauve that's muted. Pink is not my favorite color but I will use a mauve here and there. While there is nothing wrong with the color pink, it's a common color and my goal is to create interesting images that are dynamic, fresh and authentic through the use of texture, color, and vintage inspired props and items. :-) If you like pink, however, no worries! I always make sure it is showcased at some point in your collection. In case you are interested in some alternatives to pink, feel free to read away!

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After floor props, this is where we do the bean bag posing. All of these are done with care and usually take about 45 minutes from start to finish. Baby does call the shots here, so if she is not comfortable in a pose, we move on and try something else. If you would like to read more about my favorite newborn poses, too, you'll find tons of great information on newborn safety, posing and handling. 

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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.

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