Sarah Borchgrevink Photography | Cypress TX Maternity Portraits

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.

Ideas for Baby's First Photos | Newborn Girl Styling through Dainty Accessories

Sarah shares samples of the setups you can expect when visiting for a posed infant session.

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A popular question I receive from parents is, ‘where do you we buy all the props we see in your photos?’ Have no fear: I provide everything for your sessions and do so with thought, creativity, and also ensuring our session is all things classic, timeless, and forever preserves this incredibly special time in your life.

Prop Philosophy | Enhance Through Simplicity

As a professional newborn baby photographer, the branding behind my studio encompasses all things natural, dreamy, and simple. The props you’ll find on hand are often inspired by my love of vintage and antique vibes, but also lets the baby shine and does not detract from your little one. Baby should be the star of the images. Props and accessories add gorgeous touches such as interesting textures, background, and rustic floor items, but simple is always best as to not take away from the beauty of a newborn baby. This approach also ensures your photos are forever timeless. I liken this to the little black dress we, as women, all have in our closet. Classic, forever chic, and never too trendy, as those trends do fade.

Handmade with Love from all over the world

Moreover, each piece you find in my Houston Newborn Baby Portrait Studio is carefully selected to curate an amazing collection for our time together! Many of my favorite vendors are sourced from all over the world such as Poland, Italy, Australia, Canada, and more! While the states has plenty of neat vendors, there is something incredibly special and unique about purchasing handcrafted, small batch props that are custom designed for petite clients. As a photographer, I build relationships and repertoire with my vendors and am so happy to have many options for all of my needs.

For instance, I purchase all of my luxury little sitter props from GeorgeandAnnie, located in Brisbane, Australia. My hand-knitted, darling and precious newborn baby bonnets are from MoonlightLittleKnits, located in Milan, Italy. These beautiful photography props for newborn babes make for the dreamiest of sessions! By using handmade photography props, the quality is excellent and also unique! When it comes to my ninja wrapping newborn skills, however, I love to purchase baby headbands and wraps from ClothApothecary.

However, my absolute favorite vendor for headbands, tiebacks, and dainty, petite accessories for little ladies is Created by Carli, props for little people, located in the UK. Her items are so amazing it’s worth using the pound, ha!, and converting it over to American dollars, ha! Of all the vendors I’ve encountered, her headbands, florals, halos, and tiebacks are the perfect addition to adorn any chubby cherub baby girl.

Delicate, Natural, and Lovely

Ahhh, if you’ve made it this far I am truly excited to show you, through recent newborn baby girl sessions why I provide all styling, such as props, accessories, lighting, etc., because my studio is the perfect place for your little one’s session. Simply bring their diaper bag and leave the rest to me. A newborn styling questionnaire & posed prep guide are always provided for parents, but put your feet up, relax, and leave everything to me. During our time, I’ll ensure Baby is comfortable, safely posed, and you have a little break.

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Thank you for visiting my blog to see beautiful newborn girl baby props that create stunning works of art! If you’re located in the Greater Houston Area and are perhaps expecting your own bundle of joy, please do not hesitate to reach out. I am currently accepting new clients and would love to work with you during this special time in your life.


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FAQ From Clients: What to Wear to Baby's Newborn Photo Session

In Studio Family Photos during Newborn Session: What Should Parents or Siblings Wear?

Booking your baby's first professional portraits is truly exciting! You've waited months to meet the baby and have dreamed of holding them in your arms! Now that you've selected your photographer and are gearing up for a great session, you may be a little unsure what to wear to your newborn session. Have no fear! As a professional newborn photographer plus mom (I mean, I DO have four kiddos!) I know how important these images are to you. You'll treasure them forever. You would like to look and feel your best. I'm here to guide you and provide an amazing, laid back experience for you new parents.

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Creams, Beige, and White | Top Colors that Photograph Best

what to wear to your newborn pictures

When your baby arrives, you'll receive a newborn prep guide from me. This is a detailed guide that tells you everything to expect, such as how to prepare your new arrival for the spotlight, but also covers when your family images will take place and how to dress for those. In my studio, I use a large wood wall for the photos. Because it's rustic, I prefer neutrals and lighter tones against the dark wood. My least favorite options are black and prints; my favorite is always beige, cream, taupe, ecru, white, etc. These tones are natural, classic, and will not detract for your little one during the session.

The V-Neck for Dad | Classic, Clean,Timeless

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One of my favorite poses of Dad and Newborn Baby is when Dad is holding the baby against his chest; I love how Dad is the protector here. Baby is so small and new they literally fit in the palm of Dad's hand. During this portion, a v-neck that's fitted is a great outfit choice because it will forever be classic. There are no distracting prints or colors; Dad's arms are also showcased in comparison to the tiny newborn so it makes for a beautiful image! Any brand of these v-neck t-shirts is totally fine. Some parents buy them at Target or you can also find them at stores such as JCrew. Most men already have these in their closet, so it's one less thing to worry about on the morning of baby's photography session. For all of my family and parent posing, the baby is wrapped in a simple style so they're the perfect little bundle of joy you can hold. I always pull a wrap that looks nice against the cream or lighter tones I prefer you wear.

Simple Top or Maxi Dress for Mom

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Moms are usually most nervous about the family photos because they worry about how they'll look. All photos, however, at my studio are hip up so baby is the star. I pose baby so you they act as a prop. I typically don't do a lot of images in which Mom is staring into the camera and smiling; it's more about connecting with your baby. A great idea for Mom to wear is a maxi dress or even the maternity gown from the baby shower, or, if you had pregnancy portraits with me, you probably purchased a dress for those images. You can definitely wear the same dress again. Not only will this makes thing easier for you, the dresses are usually jersey knit, which is a breathable textile. It's stretchy, soft, and you'll be able to move easily.

 

Sibling: Jean or khakis +A Light Cotton Top

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The sibling portion always makes mom's heart soar! This is a very popular request for sessions and we set aside an additional 30 minutes for these setups. I like to pose the older sibling on their back while the eldest child holds the new baby. This is a safe way for them to interact without worrying if the baby will be dropped. A neutral colored flokati, such as cream or white, is a really pretty option here. Little ones look super precious in classic, natural attire such as dark wash blue jeans, perhaps even khaki pants, and then a simple top in a lighter color, such as beige, cream, white, or tan. 

Thanks for stopping by to see my favorite colors in the studio, plus some tips on what to wear for our time together in the studio! 

Let's recap this post:

  • Avoid bright colors, such as neon or even dark tones, such as black

  • Maxi dresses or light, airy tops are great for Mom

  • V-neck t-shirts are fabulous for Dad

  • Sibling looks adorable in simple top and dark wash jeans

  • Target, Kohls, J-Crew, or even Amazon are great resources for shopping. Your own closet is full of inspiration I bet, too!

If you are pregnant and are thinking about booking a professional newborn portrait artist in the Houston area, I would love to be considered for your photo needs! Let's chat! I look forward to hearing more about your family.