Houston Maternity Photography | Pregnancy Portraiture for Expecting Mothers
Celebrate Your Radiant Baby Bump
Your pregnancy is an exciting time; your heart is filled with joy as you prepare to meet the greatest love of your life: your child. The unconditional bond, the soft kicking of their feet - you feel it all. Preserving this memory is a wonderful way to celebrate your baby bump. There will be a time where the pitter pattering of small feet has ceased to echo and you will long to feel your belly swell. It's bittersweet though a timeless maternity session will always preserve this beautiful time before your little love enters the world.
When is the ideal time to book a maternity session?
The best time to book your outdoor, natural light maternity session is when you're in the second trimester, typically around 20 weeks or so. This gives us plenty of time to plan outfits, select location, and to even book hair and make up with the great recommendations I have on hand! This will ensure you look and feel your best. Maternity sessions take place between the weeks of 31-36 weeks along. This is the perfect time for pregnancy portraits because you have a super cute baby bump, though you're still comfortable. This will also give you time to display the images in your home, such as the nursery or even at your baby shower! These appointments are typically held in natural light during the early morning or later evening when the light is most favorable. If you're interested in reading further details, you will find more information about what you can expect during our time together.
Affordable Maternity Photography Packages
Pricing is completely transparent with a full pricing guide readily available to browse. All sessions are fully inclusive, meaning you select a package that includes a set number of digital files + a print release. These are one flat rate including time, talent, session design, editing of your images, and the preparation, as well as rendering of your full resolution digital gallery available for instant download. The images are yours to share with your special loved ones, but also print as many times as you would like. A reputable list of printing labs is provided so you're sure to have great options and ideas when displaying your session!
Clients may select from the following options:
- A la carte session such as the "simple" or "classic", beginning at $500
- Maternity & Newborn Portrait Membership at $1300 ($300 savings)
- Maternity + Baby's First Year Portrait Membership at $2450 ($700 savings)
There are no in person sales appointments, minimum print orders, or hidden fees in order to receive your full resolution digital gallery.
Your spouse and children are welcome
At Sarah Borchgrevink Photography, immediate family members are included in all maternity sessions. For example, this includes your spouse, partner, or significant other, as well as your precious little ones. Maternity sessions can be treated as a couples session, if this is your first pregnancy, or even as more of a family session vibe if you already have other kiddos. If you would like the session to showcase baby bump only, that's an option, too! Several setups are included, too, for a well rounded, gorgeous gallery! Fur babies, of course, are also welcome, too!
Where to take maternity pictures in Houston?
A curated location list is available to clients in which several locations are showcased. You'll find several different aesthetics from Downtown Houston Skyline, to Overhanging Oak Trees, and even a stunning waterfall location, all of which make for a dynamic gallery. Check out my three favorite locations below:
This open field is a fantastic location because there are not any competing factors. Here your baby bump is showcased along with the love between your significant other and yourself. Here I will guide and pose you to create meaningful and authentic connections as you await the arrival of your precious little one!
Update: as of August 2018, this location is available to Townelakes Residents only. The neighborhood no longer allows photography sessions to those who do not reside in the neighborhood. Here you'll find stunning light, a natural vibe, as well as beautiful foliage year around. This location is available Monday - Friday and ideally looks best in the evening light. Moreover, at the 'waterfall', you'll find unique stone entry, as well as a field, which offers variety to your gallery.
For example, the 'creek' location also feels small and intimate. Having professional portraits taken may seem daunting, however, by selecting natural locations to utilize, you'll find yourself at ease and truly excited to have your belly documented! Because Houston is green most of the year, this is a wonderful option for parents to be.
The 'Coles Crossing' location is also a favorite of mine because it's located in NW Houston, specifically near 290/Telge by Cypress. This location features golden, ethereal light and looks best in the evening, which works out perfectly since many mothers to be do consider professional hair and make up services. This location is also timeless as never is distracting from the main subject: your growing belly!
WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR MATERNITY PHOTOS
A common question asked by clients is, "What should I wear?" I've created a list of Top 10 Maternity Gowns that are a splendid option for mothers to be. This list has everything you can imagine and all of these are available on Amazon. I am happy to advise you on which colors and gowns look best at each location. For example, Michelle, seen in this sample photo, is wearing the second option listed in the blog post above. It's an off the shoulder slim fix maxi gown which showcases her baby bump perfectly! Fun fact: you may often be able to use your gown as an option for your baby shower or even the newborn appointment!
Hair and Make Up Recommendations
There are two wonderful options I recommend to clients seeking professional hair and make up services so they feel polished and refreshed for their time in front of the camera. Angela Karr, based in Cypress, is truly a gem and Bespoken Beauty is located in SW Houston.
Other topics you may find helpful:
- Three Wardrobe Changes in One Maternity Session
- Maternity Photos with Big Brother Sibling Included
- Including Your Fur Baby in Your Pregnancy Portraits
- The Importance of Trying Something New: Maternity Smoke Bomb
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