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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?

best houston maternity photography

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.

baby in a bucket posed newborn photography

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.

For All the Things My Hands Have Held the Best By Far Is You

See the cutest newborn, family, parent, and sibling images from last week!

Newborn Family Photography in Houston Texas

Of all the photos you’ll ever have taken of your new arrival, the family, parent, or sibling images will resonate timelessly throughout baby’s life. These images reflect the love and bond between a brand new baby and their parents. This is when little one has just began to be part of this world and they truly fit in the palm of your hand. Never will they be this small; smell this way, or touch your heart as sweetly. As one of Houston’s Top Newborn Photographers, I delight in offering packages that reflecting classic and stunning studio portraiture work. Family, parent, and sibling setups are wonderful to document. Here’s who visited last week!

Baby Boy Quinn

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Congratulations to Jessica and Matt! Quinn is such a handsome little fella; weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces he is truly a bundle of joy. He is their first baby and was an absolute joy to photograph as his session reflected a Woodlands Creatures Theme with furry, sweet animal friends. Mom and Dad booked the popular ‘petite’ newborn package, which is ideal for first time parents. This newborn family pose is one of my favorites as hands are on baby and show how sweet, little, and precious they are. Congrats to the L Family! All my joy to you on this new adventure with your beautiful son!

Sweet Sisters | Amal & Mia

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The wrapped newborn mini with family add on (an additional $150) is the perfect session for babies who have missed the traditional 14 days or less for scheduling. Amal visited my Houston Baby Portrait Studio at a little over 3 weeks old. Mia, three years old, is the best big sister! Sibling and newborn photography can sometimes be a little spirited, but Mia was a rock star and one of the best big sisters I’ve ever had in studio! For their sibling portion we did two different set ups: one of Amal holding Mia on a white, fluffy flokati rug and another where Mia was in the bucket and she gently kisses and hugs sister.

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As you can see, Amal is snugly and posed perfectly in one of the many buckets you’ll find in my studio! Her head full of gorgeous dark hair is adorned with a precious headband. Sibling images will make their mother’s heart soar! What a sweet pair of little girls. I am honored to have worked with them.

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The Garcia Family

The Garcia family visited with their brand new little girl, who weighs 9 pounds, such a squish! They chose the full newborn session, which is an amazing option for parents seeking a large variety of images for our time together. Your baby is only small for a few short weeks so sometimes parents will book the largest package to ensure they have as many photos as they could possibly need.

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newborn and both parents photography

Working with new parents and their earth side babies is an absolute dream! When posing Mom and newborn baby, or dad and their little one, we we use two different backdrops: one is the custom wood wall that is a complete show stopper! The other is the classic white background in my studio featuring gorgeous light that is effortlessly beautiful. Both make for an incredible gallery!

The Wolf Family | Returning Clients

About two years ago I had the honor of visiting their beautiful home for an in home lifestyle newborn session; at the time I was still offering family sessions in my clients’ homes. However, I have since moved to where I specialize in posed newborn photography within a studio setting; this in mind, the Wolf family came to me this time for their images of their second little one, Abby! Big Brother Benjamin is even more precious than the last time I saw him! He was all smiles and full of pride as we photographed the entire family with little sister. Many thanks to the Wolf’s for choosing me a second time. I loved working with you again!

family of four newborn session

Father and Newborn Son | Favorite Angle

Colt is the a miracle baby (see more of their post here with Love Story of Ashley and Justin). During our full newborn session, Baby Boy is posed in many different setups such as Dad and Baby. I love this angle because it shows all of Baby’s beautiful features as well as the chest of Dad protecting his little one. Colt is also a baby plan client so I worked with Ashley & Justin on their maternity session, newborn session, too, and will also be seeing them for their 6 month sitter and 12 month cake smash and splash session. Thank you to the R family for choosing me!

father and newborn photography

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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.

I Love Your “Beary” Much | Teddy Bear Bonnet is Most Requested Prop

Sweet, vintage, and adorable teddy bear hats make for a precious newborn session! 

Hi, friends! When designing custom newborn sessions for the cutest babies in Houston, I send a curated styling questionnaire to all of my Moms and Dads who are going to be visiting! There are a set of questions that ensure we have a fantastic session together; on one portion, nevertheless, there's a spot in which you may request a prop you've seen in my portfolio.

Newborn Baby Hats | The Must Have

vintage newborn photography props

Oh, my goodness! The bear hats, by far, are the most requested prop by parents! I have several adorable colors: grey, beige, blue, purple, and white. I also have a pink one but I have not yet photographed it, ha! This is the cutest prop because what is more precious than a baby animal?! Every newborn photographer needs to have these hats on hands. Not only do they have a classic, timeless, and vintage feel to them, but they perfectly frame your baby's face and showcase all of their darling features such as a button nose, full lips, perfectly plump cheeks, lashes for days, soft tufts of hair, oh my gosh! Too adorable for words! 

Beige | For the love of neutrals

newborn photography bear bonnet

This beige bear hat bonnet is absolutely adorable on Colt William! His parents requested earth tones and neutrals; for instance, beige and tan look wonderful with khaki, grey, white, light brown, ecru, etc. If you're a fan of all  things natural and muted, this bear bonnet would be the perfect addition for your new arrival. In this particlar set up, I paired a precious vintage bed, hand made by my favorite prop vendor, with organic textiles and the rustic wood floors. All of these textures work together to create the best Houston newborn photography.

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Light Blue | Little Gentlemen's Cap

newborn boy photography animal hats

Dylan Jacob visited my Houston Newborn Portrait Studio at just 15 days old for a wrapped newborn mini session. This is an affordable newborn package featuring stunning macro images, three rustic and vintage-inspired floor props such as buckets, crates, bowls, etc., as well as three cozy styles of newborn wrapping that will forever preserve trhis incredibly special time in your life. This package is perfect because full styling is provided, such as this adorable set up seen below, in which Dylan's sweet parents requested blue hues, such as periwnkle for their little gentlemen. This bear bonnet is stunning against his skin!

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White | Gender Neutral for either little ladies and handsome fellas!

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Of all the newborn color schemes, white may be the easiest to add to a girl or a boy newborn session simply because it pairs well with any color, light or dark, vibrant or muted, girl or boy. In this case, beautiful Isabella is rocking a white teddy bear hat during her full newborn session at 7 days fresh and new. She is wrapped in the darling potato sack pose, in which baby is perfectly round and oh so adorable! 

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potato sack pose with bear hat

Purple | Lovely for Little Girls

purple and violet bear hat newborn girl

Ella is showcasing all things all things purple such as orchid, mulberry, mauve, and plum. Purple is a great color to consider for your newborn session because it's different than pink. While pink is totally classic and darling, purple is a little more vibrant and may I say unique. Purple looks much better against newborn skin, too, and creates dewy skin tones whereas pink often washes out a newborn girl, since babies are typically very rosy. This purple bear hat is adorable with all things in the purple family and any hue from lilac to violet. 

purple bear hat newborn girl session

As always, friends, thanks for visting to see a fun topic such as what props are most requested by parents! If you are expecintg your own little bundle of joy, please contact me so we may discuss what type of props you'd like to have in your session!

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.