Top Rated Houston Infant & Baby Photographer, Sarah Borchgrevink, is Now Offering Extended Availability for Newborn Portrait Scheduling.
Hey, friends! Howdy to you! Today’s blog post is super awesome because I am sharing a new option available to my precious cherub clients here at SBP. Newborn sessions are now available to earth-side arrivals up to 40 days fresh! I even had a 55 day old baby boy recently and it went well, too, so this has taught me a little flexibility. Up until now, I specifically focused on little ones who are 14 days or newer, as this is the industry standard in the world of fine art, posed infant photography. While I still believe that 5-9 days is the best time to bring Baby to my studio, I am able to modify sessions, catering to babies who missed the traditional 14 day window.
What changed my mind?
As one of the highest and best rated portrait artists in Houston, newborn safety and awareness is a huge part of my excellent customer service. You see, in general, newborns are sleepier, curlier, and are more mold-able when they’re less than two weeks old. There are certain poses that need to be avoided with older babies, but for every pose one should avoid, there is also the opportunity to do new creative, unique, and gorgeous of a brand new baby. Working with older newborns has taught me to think outside the box, to try new set ups and floor props, and also to amp up my macro photography game, which are the darling details of your baby’s precious features.
Also, parents are human. Unless they’re a photographer themselves, they probably do not know how soon after birth parents visit my fully stocked baby portrait studio. However, I’ve been experimenting with taking older babies as sometimes parents aren’t aware how early you have to book your newborn session. Furthermore, sometimes parents miss the two week window to schedule. Newborn sessions can be modified to reflect the age of an older baby.
There are certain poses,such as froggie, also known as chin in hand pose, you will not achieve with an older newborn, such as 40 days, but there are some really neat, unique, and spectacular galleries that can still be achieved!
We can use texture, backgrounds, cozy wrapping, breathtaking macros, and family images, too, along with adorable parent and baby set ups to achieve a very diverse, special gallery you’re sure to treasure for years. A newborn session is an investment though it is one you’ll have forever, and one you’ll never regret making.
Each month, I photograph around 22 babies in addition to the maternity, family, and baby milestone sessions I also document. This means I work with over 240 new additions each year. To date, I’ve photographed over 900 newborns and counting! They are my specialty. This in mind, I am now comfortable taking older sessions because I have been quietly accepting older little ones over the past 3 months.
Which packages are available to which ages?
At SBP, there are four fully inclusive options for parents to consider. The wrapped mini is specifically available to 40 days, however, the bean bag mini, petite, and full sessions are now available up to 24 days, too. That’s 10 days longer than my current cut off of 14 days. These packages cater to different budgets in order to offer affordable options to new parents and couples in the Greater Houston area. The newborn photography pricing includes the following:
Sample Images of Babies After 14 Days
When these precious babies visited my studio, I specifically took their sessions a little unsure what was going to happen; after all, the newer baby is the “better” the session typically goes. However, I took a laid back approach and told myself to focus on keeping them safe, cozy, and content. Both parents had ample food on hand for them, as they are both much older than I typically schedule, but we ended up having beautiful galleries!
See more of Miso’s gallery below. Here is also the full blog post showing Best Hair Award for Baby Girl!
This little guy, for example, is 55 days old (wow!!!) and even at this age he did great! See his full gallery here. This in mind, his parents chose the “petite” newborn collection, so we focused on macro details, wrapping, floor props, and family photos. I did try to pose him in the naked bean bag images, but he was no longer limber. This does not mean, however, you cannot have a sweet session! I am truly excited to offer sessions to parents because while I am a full time photographer, I also have four kiddos of my own and understand how meaningful the portraits are. You will treasure these forever and pass them down to your baby when they’re grown. A custom newborn session is the ultimate investment as it’s truly an heirloom.
See what R’s parents had to say about their experience with Sarah:
Sarah is a wonderful person to work with. Nobody in Houston was ready to shoot our baby as he turned 55 day old by the time we could plan for his session. Sarah showed interest and helped to take a chance and try different calming poses for our kid. She was so kind and nice throughout the session. She gave positive vibes in first few secs itself and one can blindly trust to handle their cute little ones.
She also handled all our choices of colors and probes with extreme patience. We are real lucky to have reached out to her. Pictures turned out to be amazing and would leave a lifetime memory to be cherished.
Thank you Sarah for everything.
Here is another sample gallery for a 5 week old baby boy named Malcolm. His sweet parents visited from Cypress, which is a suburb in NW Harris County. He also had an older sister named Mia who was such a rockstar and dream to photograph! His session was truly stunning and he was such a precious little fella!
What areas of Houston does Sarah serve?
Sarah is located in NW Houston, specifically near 290/Barker Cypress, though has convenient access to all major highways and freeways, as well as toll roads such a Beltway 8 and the 99. Areas include Cypress, Tomball, Spring, The Woodlands, Klein, Sugar Land, Bellaire, Humble, Conroe, and more!