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Outdoor Maternity and Family Portraits

Outdoor Maternity and Family Portraits

Family portraits are important now more than ever. In our world of fast-paced busy lives, filled with camera phones and selfies, we often fall short of documenting our precious milestones for future generations to treasure. This is a recent outdoor Maternity and Family Portrait of one of our families. We loved capturing this portrait for Rebecca and John at their home. The girls were excited to be big sisters soon! They will soon have a baby brother added to their growing family. We helped coordinate clothing selections and the overall feel they wanted in their Maternity Family Portrait. During the session we also took time to capture images of their three girls together. This is all about their relationships and a moment in time.

Outdoor Maternity Family Portraits Family portraiture is a great way to capture the story of your family’s life. From newly engaged couples in love to parents holding their newborns with pride and every milestone in between, family portraiture is the art that tells your story.

Over the years, Michael and I have photographed couples from their engagement sessions and weddings, to their firstborns to their children’s senior portraits, and to their 25th wedding anniversaries. Imagine being able to share those precious milestones with your children and grandchildren for years to come through family portraiture.

That’s why Michael and I connect with our clients to understand the essence of their family. We guide families through the family portraiture process every step of the way, beginning with what to wear.

Outdoor Maternity Family Portraits It is so important to capture the milestones and document your child as he/she changes over the years. The Portraits will appreciate over time and provide years of joy. When you view our Portraits and albums, they will take you back to a moment in time that in the end will slip by so quickly. The recommended hallmark milestones in a child’s life are the following: Newborn, 6 months, 1 year old, 2 years old, 4 years old, 6 years old, 10 years old, 12 years old, 16 years old, high school graduation or 18 years old, college graduation. We also recommend an original family unit portrait when your child is graduating from high school or college. After these milestones, the next major milestone is their bridal portrait or engagement portrait and wedding portraits. Then the portrait life cycle begins with their new family.

About Belly to Baby Studios

Lisa Carr, of Belly to Baby Studios, is a Houston based full time newborn and family photographer. Our studio photographs maternity portraits, newborn portraits, baby portraits and family portraits. We help you and guide you all the way from Portrait session concept to Portrait completion. At Belly to Baby Studios, we love to create finished artwork for our client’s home. The artwork will appreciate over time and provide years of joy. When you view our Portraits and albums, they will take you back to a moment in time that in the end will slip by so quickly. You can view more of our newborn portraits Maternity Portraits and our Family Portraits on our site. Our studio is conveniently located in the Galleria area, in a professional office building. We have a private nursing lounge so you can relax and feed your baby between sets. Call us at 713-461-2862 and we can schedule and discuss your portrait session.  

Houston Baby and Child Photographers

Baby and Child Photographers Baby and Child Photographers

Lisa Carr, of Belly to Baby Studios, is a Houston based full time newborn and family photographer. Our studio photographs maternity portraits, newborn portraits, baby portraits and family portraits. Call us at 713-461-2862 and we can schedule and discuss your portrait session. We encourage you to view our online portfolio and to learn more about our sessions and artwork.
You can view more of our newborn portraits , Maternity Portraits and our Family Portraits on our site. Our studio is conveniently located in the Galleria area, in a professional office building.
Call us at 713-461-2862 and we can schedule and discuss your portrait session. Houston baby and child photographers, Belly to Baby Studios, also offers photography services for your growing baby and for your family portraits. So many parents come back to us at 6 months and 1 year to document the growth of their baby. It is very important to capture this time in a baby’s life since they grow so fast. Baby and Child Photographers Consider us for your baby’s milestone portraits such as: 6 months,1 year portraits, toddler portraits and family portraits. We help you and guide you all the way from Portrait session concept to Portrait completion. We will discuss the vision for your portrait session as well as clothing and any props you would like to incorporate in your session.
Baby and Child Photographers It is so important to capture the milestones and document your child as he/she changes over the years. The Portraits will appreciate over time and provide years of joy. When you view our Portraits and albums, they will take you back to a moment in time that in the end will slip by so quickly. The recommended hallmark milestones in a child’s life are the following: Newborn, 6 months, 1 year old, 2 years old, 4 years old, 6 years old, 10 years old, 12 years old, 16 years old, high school graduation or 18 years old, college graduation. We also recommend an original family unit portrait when your child is graduating from high school or college. After these milestones, the next major milestone is their bridal portrait or engagement portrait and wedding portraits. Then the portrait life cycle begins with their new family. Baby and Child Photographers

About Belly to Baby Studios

Lisa Carr, of Belly to Baby Studios, is a Houston based full time newborn and family photographer. Our studio photographs maternity portraits, newborn portraits, baby portraits and family portraits. Call us at 713-461-2862 and we can schedule and discuss your portrait session. We encourage you to view our online portfolio and to learn more about our sessions and artwork.
You can view more of our newborn portraits , Maternity Portraits and our Family Portraits on our site. Our studio is conveniently located in the Galleria area, in a professional office building.
Call us at 713-461-2862 and we can schedule and discuss your portrait session.

Newborn Baby Photographer

Belly to Baby Studios offers newborn baby photography in Houston, TX. A newborn’s first photography session is recommended to be scheduled within 7-12 days of birth. We recommend calling and having a consult before your session so you can prepare in advance. We always have an assistant on set to help with baby safety, and posing. We want to make sure your baby is relaxed and in good hands during the session. We do have a variety of props such as wraps, backdrops, baskets, pants, diaper covers, tutus, hats and hair accessories in a variety of soothing colors.

We strive to create artwork for your home that can be hung in a nursery or hallway. Newborns stay this small for a short window of time. So many parents come back to us at 3 months and 6 months to document the growth of their baby. It is very important to capture this time in a baby’s life since they grow so fast.

Houston Newborn Photographer

Clothing choice is a key ingredient to making sure your portrait stays timeless. We recommend solid colored clothing, and long sleeves so the focus is more on your relationship versus your clothing. All of our printed portraits include retouching so you can guarantee you will look like you have had ten hours of sleep. We will be happy to discuss all the details during your portrait phone consultation.

Our studio is located in a professional office building, and is equipped with a private nursing and relaxation room that is available during your baby’s session. We also have a full prop closet for your newborn portrait session, which includes over 15 wraps, 10 baskets, 20 different backgrounds, diaper covers, hats, pants, tutus and hair accessories for little girls.

You can view more of our newborn portfolio here and our Family Portraits here . Our studio is conveniently located in the Galleria area. Call us at 713-461-2862 and we can schedule and discuss your portrait session.

Tips for a Successful Newborn Portrait Session

Newborn Portrait Session

Tips for a Successful Newborn Portrait Session

How to Prepare for your Newborn Photo Session

Houston newborn photographer, Lisa Carr with Belly to Baby Studios, shares information on how to prepare for your newborn photo session.

Once you have identified your newborn photographer and booked your session, you should begin preparing for your newborn’s milestone session. Here are a few tips:

1. Feed your baby well at home before the session. We need your baby to be relaxed and have a full tummy for the session. If you baby is moving around a lot, and demonstrating feeding ques, it is time to feed. Be patient with this.

Bring plenty of formula with you if you are bottle feeding. Bring more than what your baby typically eats at home as we have found most babies eat more when in a new environment. We have a fridge and bottle warmer available for our clients to use during the newborn session.

Tips for a Successful Newborn Portrait Session

The list below is just a helpful guide of some foods to avoid while breastfeeding:

Citrus Acidic foods and drinks such as:

  • Cranberries
  • Pineapple
  • Grapefruit
  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Strawberries
  • Chili
  • Pizza
  • Chocolate
  • Spaghetti
  • Ketchup
  • Peanuts (Nuts in General)
  • Mexican/ Spicy Food
  • Tomatoes or tomato products

 Gassy Vegetables such as:

  • Asparagus
  • Onion
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cucumbers/pickles

Restrict foods such as:

Soda, Coffee, Tea, Wine and Beer. Check with your doctor to see if dairy is also an issue.

We highly suggest if your baby is gassy, to avoid the foods mentioned 48 hours before your session.

2. Bring plenty of diapers for your baby. Your baby will probably need to be changed frequently during the session so be prepared! We have a changing station available for our clients during the session. Just bring your diapers and wipes. We do keep a few extra of these on hand just in case but every client, or baby, has their own preferences.

Tips for a Successful Newborn Portrait Session

3. Bring a change of clothes. Are we also photographing parents in addition to your newborn’s photo session? We have a changing room and makeup area available for our clients to use while we are in session with your newborn. Please bring extra clothes if you are unsure what to wear for your family session. We are happy to provide a clothing consult a few days before your newborn portrait session, or right before. Here are a few clothing tips:

  • – Solid colors work best
  • – Wear clothes that are comfortable, that make you feel confident
  • – Avoid patterns
  • – Long sleeve is highly recommended

This list provides a few of our most helpful tips to help you prepare for your newborn portrait session. You can view more of our newborn portraitsMaternity Portraits and our Family Portraits on our site. Our studio is conveniently located in the Galleria area, in a professional office building. We have a private nursing lounge so you can relax and feed your baby between sets.

About Belly to Baby Studios

Lisa Carr, of Belly to Baby Studios, is a Houston based full time newborn and family photographer. Our studio photographs maternity portraits, newborn portraits, baby portraits and family portraits. We help you and guide you all the way from your newborn Portrait session concept to Portrait completion. We love to create finished artwork for our client’s home. The artwork will appreciate over time and provide years of joy. When you view our Portraits and albums, they will take you back to a moment in time that in the end will slip by so quickly. Call us at 713-461-2862 and we can schedule and discuss your portrait session.

 

 

 

Turning Memories in to Timeless Wall Portrait Art

Pregnancy Photoshoot

Turning Memories in to Timeless Wall Portrait Art

Houston newborn and family portraits by Lisa Carr, CPP, with Belly to Baby Studios, are timeless pieces of artwork. We love to create finished artwork for our client’s home. We will help you and guide you all the way from Portrait session concept to Portrait completion. During your consultation, we will discuss where you plan on hanging your selected portrait in your home. This is important for us photography wise so we capture your images with the end in mind. For example, if the space warrants a vertical Wall Portrait Art, we want to make sure we have plenty of vertical images for you to select from.

 

Baby Photography

After your session, we will project your images in our studio and help you select your favorite images. This will make it easier to for you decide which portraits should go on your wall or in your album. You can virtually see your portraits hung on your walls in your home during the personalized in studio portrait ordering appointment. We can also show you the proper size Wall Portrait Art based on the space in your home where the portrait will reside.

Newborn Baby Photoshoot

We offer professionally printed and archival portraits from a professional photo lab. Our lab has been in business for over 50 years, and is only available to the trade. Your portraits will look stunning whether they are hanging on your wall, or printed in a bound high quality album.

About Belly to Baby Studios

Lisa Carr, of Belly to Baby Studios, is a Houston based full time newborn and family photographer. Our studio photographs maternity portraits, newborn portraits, baby portraits and family portraits. You can view more of our Pregnancy Portraits here and our Newborn Portraits here. Our studio is conveniently located in the Galleria area. Call us at 713-461-2862 and we can schedule and discuss your portrait session and your Wall Portrait Art.

 

 

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