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FAQ & Safety | Flexible Scheduling For NICU Babies

Houston Baby Photographer, Sarah Borchgrevink, shares details on flexible scheduling for newborn appointments when little one has spent time in the NICU.

Commonly Asked Question | What if Baby Misses the 14-day Window

Howdy, gang, and good morning to you! Today's blog post covers a frequently asked question I receive from potential clients: what happens if the baby spends time in the NICU and misses the traditional two weeks preferred window for baby's first session.

Sometimes little ones are born before their estimated due date; because of this, they may spend time in the hospital recovering as the parents eagerly await to bring their newborn baby home. Often times, these parents have booked well in advance, as many of my clients contact me when they're in the second trimester. However, I happily offer very flexible scheduling.

For example, the baby girl's session I am previewing is of a client who booked months in advance. She selected her session, signed the contract, sent in her retainer invoice, and was good to go! Life is not always perfectly smooth, however, and as a professional newborn photographer, it is my job to be flexible and understanding of your circumstances. 

You see, newborn girl Isabella was born at 34 weeks. Mom contacted me and let me know she would not be able to come home for at least a few more weeks, meaning she would be outside of the preferred time period I take newborns. 

No worries! While 14 days or newer is my preference (especially 6-9 days) I offer many flexible session setups to reflect a gorgeous newborn session. The 14-day window is a general rule for full-term babies. 

How We Schedule Your Appointment with Sarah

When scheduling your baby's first professional baby photos with Sarah Borchgrevink Photography (aka me, ha!), let me know when baby will be arriving home. This will allow me to block off a minimum of 4 dates. I take newborn sessions 7 days per week between the hours of 9 AM and 4 PM. You're sent the dates and once you relay your preference, I design your session. It's that simple! I always give at least 4 dates and pride myself on being flexible and easy going with new parents. 

Even if your baby is early, you can still have a gorgeous session! Babies safety and comfort is of the utmost importance during our time together and I read baby's cues so that she is never uncomfortable or in danger.

Moreover, you receive a detailed prep guide so you know exactly what will happen, well in advance. I understand bringing your baby to a new place can be daunting and parents sometimes feel a little nervous since your baby is brand new. Nevertheless, your session is very laid back and easy going, completely transparent, etc.  

Isabella born at 34 weeks | 5 pounds fresh

Sweet Isabella entered the world nearly 6 weeks early. When she visited my Houston Newborn Portrait Studio, she was barely 5 pounds, though slept perfectly and ate like a champ! Her mom's styling questionnaire, which is given to all clients, reflected requests for pink, mauve, peach, purple, lavender, lilacs, etc. Essentially, all things girly for this brand new, tiny cherub girl. She was such a dream to have in the studio. Her sweet mama was also extremely laid back; she handed the baby to me, sat down and read a book, and told me, "have fun!"

With mom's permission, I went through my normal session flow, even though little baby was outside of the typical time frame. There are many options even if your baby is a month old, like this little one.

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Thank you for taking the time to view more information about Isabella's session! If you enjoyed reading this post, you may like reading about options for babies who are *full term* and missed the 14 day period, too!

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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Best Newborn Photographer Houston | Classic Baby & Infant Portraits

Houston Newborn Photographer, Sarah Borchgrevink, offers a stunning petite newborn collection for new parents & their sweet babies. Check out a full sample gallery below to see what you may expect. In addition to serving Houston, Sarah's newborn studio also caters to Spring, The Woodlands, Katy, Cypress, Tomball, and the 610 metro area with easy access to all highways.

Hi, friends! Thanks for stopping by! If you're here, it's probably because you're interested in seeing a petite newborn collection I offer. First things first: I welcome you to take a tour of my newborn photography studio in Houston. Here you will find everything you need for your session from vintage inspired props, timeless wraps, as well as professional lighting, computer, and top of the line gear.

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Parent/Family Portion (Sibling included if you have another child)

Once you arrive, we immediately feed baby and go into the session. I will guide you and give you plenty of direction. I have a very hands on approach to newborn photography and am comfortable leading the session so you know exactly what to expect.

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Flokati Rug Set Up + Wrapping Style Number One: Potato Pose

Each collection comes with a flokati rug set up. Here is where we do the potato pose. Baby's love this and being wrapped keeps them so happy! Wrapping is a huge part of my newborn style and I urge to ensure this is a good fit for your aestetic preferences.

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Wrapping Style Number 2 

This is wrapping style number two. All newborn collections include this. 

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First Floor Prop: White Classic Bowl

My studio is filled to the brim with classic floor props. I generally find these at antique stores. They lend a vintage tone to your session and ensure the final result is timeless.

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FLOOR PROP OPTION TWO: WOODEN CRATE

The second floor prop can be seen here. As always, if there is a certain floor prop you really like let me know so I may pull this item for your session.

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Third Floor Prop: Metal Pail or Bucket

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Third Style of Wrapping: Tootsie Wrap

Tootise wrap is the third style of wrapping you'll see in my sessions.

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MACRO IMAGES | UP CLOSE + SUPER SWEET DETAILS

The macro portion is always lovely because these up close details are the characteristics that are unique to your baby. These can be lips, nose, ears, toes, hands, etc.

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BEAN BAG POSING 

The bean bag portion are the naked, squishy poses you may be familiar with. Each baby likes to be posed differently, however, the following images are the main poses I do with each baby. 

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Booking Your Session

A $100 non-refundable retainer and contract secure your appointment on the calendar. These are due immediately. The retainer is applied to any collection of your choice.  Payment plans are available upon request. Your final balance is due the day before your session.

How You Receive Your Digital Images

Following your portrait session, I retouch your images. These are completed in 10-12 business days. You receive a password protected and private gallery that is available to you for immediate download and sharing of your images. Your final gallery will give instructions on how to select the prints that come in your collection. If you are interested in additional products, we may set up an ordering appointment.

Additional Helpful Newborn Session Details:

  • I provide all props, accessories, and items for your session. You just bring the baby.
  • Studio is located in NW Houston near Barker Cypress & 290 -20 minutes outside the 610 loop
  • Sessions take place in the first 14 days of life; my preference is 4-10 days, however.
  • Sessions take place 7 days per week, starting at 10 AM
  • Collections include high resolution digital files for you to download, share and enjoy
  • I am fully vaccinated and insured. I also am formally trained in the custom art of newborn photography and have taken several workshops on newborn handling and safety in additional to professional training for posing, lighting, styling and post processing of your images.

The  session process is simple: you arrive, I photograph the session, retouch the images, and then 10 business days later you receive a private gallery in which you may immediately download and share your gorgeous images! They’re yours to print, share online, etc. Your loved ones may also download the images, too. This is a great option for grandparents who may not live in Houston. I do offer professional prints/products if you’re interested in them, but there is no minimum order. I provide a stress free, easy going experience for new parents.

My Houston Newborn & Baby Portrait Studio is located in Northwest Harris County near 290/Barker Cypress with convenient access to all major highways including 610 loop, U.S. 59, U.S. 90, U.S. 290, Texas 99, Texas 146, Texas 225, Texas 249, Texas 288, Hardy Toll Road, Westpark Tollway and Beltway 8. As a professional newborn photographer, my sessions take place 7 days per week between the hours of 9 AM - 4 PM. Read over 100 five star reviews about the baby portraiture experience with Sarah Borchgrevink Photography. Please consider booking at your earliest convenience to ensure availability. Payment plans are also available for affordable Houston newborn photographyPlease note there is a $150 fee for twin newborn sessions as an assistant must be hired and the sessions include an extra hour of time.

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Located in Houston, Sarah Borchgrevink Photography is a Full Service Photography studio specializing in Houston Newborn Photography. In addition to breathtaking baby portraits, Sarah offers stylish natural light and outdoor family photography as well as maternity sessions for expecting mothers and couples. Sarah proudly serves the entire Houston area as well as North Houston, Cypress, Tomball, Spring, The Woodlands, Magnolia, Rice Village, Waller, Memorial & West Houston, Jersey Village, Hempstead, Katy, Richmond and Humble TX. Sarah Borchgrevink Photography is ranked among the Best of Houston TX Newborn Photographers on the criteria of reputation, credibility, experience, availability, professionalism and engagement. Connect to schedule a studio tour.