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Dad’s Little Football Player | How to Add a Special Prop from Home

Special request by parents: Lucas' sports inspired newborn boy session. Let's play some ball!

Greetings, friends! A common question I receive from parents is, "Can we bring a prop from home?" No worries! The answer is simple: YES. As a professional newborn photographer in Houston, I have a portrait studio catering to all things newborn and baby. I pride myself on offering a huge array of props and textiles to create lovely sessions. However, I also recognize parents often have a few ideas of their own. I delight in offering timeless and unique styled sessions and will happily incorporate a few of your own items into my session.

For example, when Lucas' sweet mama called to book her newborn collection, she relayed that Dad is a huge sports fan and they would love to showcase a few sports themed baby photography images during our time together. First and foremost: I was completely honored to hear from her because she was kind as can be, but also I knew I had a few great ideas up my sleeve to still maintain my newborn style while also incorporating a prop from the clients' house. 

Baby with Football during Posed Session

Little man Lucas visited at just 7 days new. He was a full term baby boy weighing over 8 pounds! So much gorgeous newborn rolls, chunk, and a cherub face that is too handsome! When adding a prop that is not found in my studio space, such as a football or other sport, there are a few spots you may easily add the item, such as the bucket, seen below, or even during the naked bean bag posing.

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Timeless and Unique Newborn Set up with football | Styling and Vision

When styling a brand new baby's session, my motto is simple: vintage meets classic for timeless results. I use antique props and rustic floors to create dreamy images. I also like for the sessions to be very masculine for little boys and very dainty for girl babies. To add the football into the session I chose charcoal grey, heather grey, and a metal pail that pops against the barnwood floors and rich colored football. This is a wonderful compromise to be true to my own newborn photos (dreamy, gorgeous, classic images) without having too many distracting props that take away from the beauty of baby boy.

baby on football newborn photos

A second place to add the football into the session is during the naked bean bag posing. I love working with little ones during this set up because this showcases all of their adorable newborn features from their tiny fingers, chubby cheeks, long lashes, etc. I posed Lucas in forward-facing pose, seen above, and then added the football underneath him. Mom and Dad were right next to me helping me assist during this time. :-) Remember: baby's safety is of the utmost importance so it's always best to act with caution. 

There you have it! Two adorable yet timeless ways to add a special prop from home into your newborn session! Thanks for stopping by, friends! Keep on scrolling if you'd like to read more details about the professional portrait services provided by Sarah Borchgrevink 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.

Houston Family & Maternity Photography Locations | Client List

Houston TX Family & Maternity Photographer | Location List for Sarah Borchgrevink Photography

This is a list for clients to see the locations I use. Please note the exact address is not given until you have signed your contract and paid your non-refundable retainer to secure your spot on the calendar. Once this occurs, you may then select your location from this list and I send over the address. 

Location 1: Open field

  • Available for evening sessions

  • Looks great for both maternity or family photos

  • No travel fee

  • Located in NW Houston Texas

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See a sample sunset family session in this location featuring older kids

See a sample sunset family portrait session showcasing young family of three

Location 2: Waterfall (currently available to Townelake residents only)

At this time, as of August 2018, the waterfall location is available to Townelakes residents only; too many photographers have disrespected the location by leaving trash and not taking care of the property. 

  • Ideal for maternity sessions

  • Evening only

  • Available M-F due to popularity, not available on weekends

  • No travel fee; located in NW Houston TX near 290/Barker Cypress

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See a sample gallery of a family + child session below.

Location 3: Houston Downtown Skyline

  • Located near Downtown Houston TX

  • Parking off Allen Parkway

  • Beautiful evening light

  • Recommended for all sessions

  • $150 travel fee

LOCATION 4: Hermann Park

  • Located Inside the 610 Loop of Houston TX

  • Herman Park near the zoo

  • Lovely evening or morning light

  • Ideal for family sessions

  • $150 travel fee

  • Update: as of October 2018, there is a permit fee required to use this location. It is $131.14 per session each time this location is used. If interested in this location, clients are responsible for collection the permit and submitting the application in advance. See more information here.

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LOCATION 5: Field with Bridge

  • Sunrise/Sunset

  • Recommended for all session types

  • No travel fee [located in Northwest Houston near 290/Telge Road)

LOCATION 6: Over-hanging Trees and Dirt Trails

  • Ideal for sunrise/sunset

  • Recommended for cake smash, child, family, and maternity photography

  • No travel fee [Located in NW Houston near Fry & 290]

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Sample gallery of sunset family session at location 6

See a sunrise family session with 6 month old baby girl

 

Location 7: Natural Bridge and Golden Light

  • Recommended for evening or morning sessions

  • No travel fee [located in NW Houston near Cypress TX]

Sunset maternity gallery of location 7

Child's One year session with cake smash during sunset at location 7

Buffalo Bayou - Location 8

  • Located in Downtown Houston TX

  • Ideal for all session types

  • Looks best in the evening

  • $150 dollar travel fee

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Location 9 - The Woodlands

  • Located in The Woodlands TX

  • Ideal for evening sessions

  • Great for all session types

  • $150 dollar travel fee

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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.

 

Houston Infant Photography | Colorful Newborn Session at 7 Days

Colorful & Vibrant Tones during a 7 Day Old Newborn Baby Boy Portraiture Session in Houston Texas

Welcome Handsome Little One | Laksh at 7 Days Old

Greetings to you! Welcome to my blog! My name is Sarah and I'd love to welcome you. First and foremost: thank you for stopping by! I am a Houston Newborn Photographer specializing in all things squishy baby portraits. I delight in designing vibrant, soulful an vintage inspired sessions to preserve this incredibly special time in your life. Through the use of dynamic lighting and impeccable retouching, I present you with the most lovely gallery of images. You're sure to treasure these for a lifetime! 

To begin, today's blog post focuses on a little boy who visited my studio at just 6 days new! He weighed just under 7 pounds and had a stunning head full of hair. He slept wonderfully for our time together and we had a great time. His parents chose the petite newborn collection, which is my middle collection; it has a little bit of everything from sweet parent posing, antique floor props, and even some curly, oh so darling posing.

I pride myself on offering a great experience, too! My newborn studio is conveniently located in Northwest Houston with easy access to all major freeways and toll roads. I am about 20 minutes outside the 610 loop, half an hour from The Woodlands and North Houston, or half an hour from areas like Bellaire, too. 

Here are some of my favorite images from my time with this handsome little one. Keep reading for more details, images, or if you're curious about booking your own newborn session, I am happy to assist you.

The "froggy pose" for bean bag

The froggy pose for bean bag is a favorite among parents. It is, however, done as a composite to ensure newborn safety. I have taken several workshops on how to carefully pose brand new babies. I also like to do two different angles if possible. This adorable, custom bonnet is from one of my favorite European vendors and then the super soft, darling sage wrap is from a great gal here in the states.

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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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