Houston Maternity Photographer

Houston Maternity Pregnancy Photographer

Houston Maternity Photographer

When is the best time for my pregnancy and newborn portraits to be taken?

Houston Maternity Photographer, Lisa Carr, with Belly to Baby Studios, shares a few tips on timing for your portraits.

 Maternity: The best time to document this milestone is between weeks 28-34 of your pregnancy. If you have gained little weight, it is best to do this closer to the 36 week mark. We will consult with you and discuss your vision for your portrait prior to your session. For clothing we recommend classic, simple lines; clothes that will not date your portrait. We have a few items in our maternity gown closet that are designed for pregnancy sessions. You are welcome to bring some of your own clothing, too.

Maternity Portraits Tip: remember to keep the clothing simple, and try to avoid patterns. For pregnancy portraits you can be photographed with or without your belly exposed; whatever you are comfortable with. You are also encouraged to bring your own special items and props that you would like to include in your portrait session. Some items that moms have included are: ultrasounds, letter blocks, tiny hats and boots, gender reveal signs, and other personal creative items.

We always recommend a fresh mani and pedi, as well as hair and makeup. Make your portrait session a day of pampering!

 Newborns: The first weeks after birth can be hectic and exciting, so I encourage parents to schedule their session before the birth so that there is one less thing to think of, and one more thing to look forward to.

If your baby’s birth weight is between 9-10 pounds, then we will want to photograph your new baby within the first 8-10 days if possible. If your baby weighs under 7 pounds at birth, we may suggest waiting a little longer. We would love for you to call the studio when your baby is born so we can suggest the best time to come. If you cannot schedule before your baby’s birth, don’t worry! Call us to get on our schedule asap. We are professionals and photograph newborns up to 6 weeks old.

We recommend you feed your newborn at home then again at our studio prior to the session, to help keep your baby nice and relaxed during the newborn session. We have several amenities needed for newborns; such as a changing table, wipes and other items.

We will use a variety of props to clothe your newborn, and also hopefully capture some nudes of your baby. You are welcome to bring your own special blanket, hat, or rattle as props for your portraits. You will have access to our prop collection that includes: wraps, hats, diaper covers, and tutus. We also encourage you to bring a few accessories to compliment our props to add a bit more of your personality. In the past, some moms have opted to bring hair accessories, hair clips, and personalized hats and blankets.

We encourage you to view our online portfolio and to learn more about our sessions and artwork. We are a full service studio, conveniently located in the Galleria area in a commercial office building. We have a private nursing lounge so you can relax and feed your baby between sets. Houston newborn and family portrait photographers can be reached at 713-461-2862 to discuss your session and help you create art for your home and family to enjoy for years to come.

 

Family and Newborn Photographer in Houston

Family and Newborn Photographer in Houston

Houston newborn and family portrait photographers, Belly to Baby Studios, recently photographed this newborn’s first portraits here in the studio. In addition to having their newborn photography, we extended the session to include family portraits as well. Your baby will only be this small for a short time. Portraits tell a story and help us remember moments in time.

Family and Newborn Photographer in Houston

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 of your baby. We want to make sure your baby is relaxed and in good hands during the session.

For your in studio newborn portrait sessions, we have a prop closet full of wraps, baskets, blankets and backgrounds available for your baby. You do not need to bring a thing; just your baby! For your family portraits, we will have a brief clothing consultation over the phone so we can provide suggestions for your attire so there is harmony in your portrait. We want you to view your portrait 20 years from now and it look timeless versus dated with trending clothing and fancy photoshop effects. We realize you just had a baby, and probably do not have time to shop. We always will suggest and work with clothing that is already in your closet. We want to keep the portrait session simple and easy on your part.

Family and Newborn Photographer in Houston

Belly to Baby Studios, is located in the Galleria area, in a professional office building, 77057. We specialize in Maternity and Newborn portrait photography as well as Family Portraits. 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.

We recommend scheduling your baby’s session actually before your delivery date, if at all possible. In some cases, this is not always possible and we understand that. We do have Moms call us that have already had their baby, and their baby is a few weeks old. That is ok, we do not turn babies away when they are outside of the ideal 12 day old window. The important thing is to get your baby photographed when they are still tiny and a newborn. After all, the newborn phase is a short window of time.

Family and Newborn Photographer in Houston

We encourage you to view our online portfolio and to learn more about our sessions and artwork. We are a full service studio, conveniently located in the Galleria area in a commercial office building. We have a private nursing lounge so you can relax and feed your baby between sets. Houston newborn and family portrait photographers can be reached at 713-461-2862 to discuss your session and help you create art for your home and family to enjoy for years to come.

What is in our Prop Closet?

As one of Houston’s top maternity and newborn photographers , we are often asked this question: What do you have in your prop closet? We are a full service maternity and newborn portrait studio and offer options to our clients. We carry a variety of props, wraps, hats, accessories for your newborn portraits as well as the gowns you see on our site for our pregnant clients to wear during their maternity portraits.

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Our studio is located in a commercial office building near the Galleria.
It is equipped with a sales room, camera room, and private changing/nursing/relaxation room.

{ Our Prop Closet}
The following items are available in our studio for your newborn session:
• Stretch baby wraps in over 10 colors
• Cheesecloth wraps in various colors
• Baby blankets in many colors, hues and textures
• Flokati rugs
• Plenty of baskets, buckets and bowls
• Headbands and tiebacks
• Tutus for babies and toddlers
• Knit and cotton diaper covers
• Knit hats
• Baby bonnets
• Hair clips and hair bands for babies and children
Our studio carries materials and wraps in many colors and textures.

We also have maternity gowns that are shown in many of the photos you see on the website and on display.

Below are photos of our hats, diaper covers, hair accessories, pants and wraps.

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Below are photos of our basket fillers, blankets and dresses.

Houston Newborn Photography

You can view more of our newborn portfolio here and our Maternity 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.

Houston Newborn and Family Photography

Here are a few of our favorite images showcasing Houston newborn and family photography by Belly to Baby Studios. Their session included newborn portraits of their 10 day old son, Lucas, as well as family portraits. We always recommend scheduling newborn portraits when you baby is between 7-10 days old. If you can plan ahead and schedule during your pregnancy that’s great! We know life does not go as planned and you get busy. Many Moms call us from the hospital to schedule their baby’s newborn portraits. We anticipate this and leave room in our schedule to accommodate last minute newborn and family portrait sessions.

When calling different studios, here are a few tips of what to ask the photographer and what to know:

1. Experience

How long has this person been a photographer? Are they a hobbyist or pro photographer? What type of accreditation or professional organizations does this photographer have?

We have been professional photographers for over 20 years. We have professional camera and lighting equipment. These are our tools of the trade and help us create beautiful portraits for our clients. We are Certified Professional Photographers through PPA (Professional Photographers of America).

We always have an assistant on set when photographing your baby to ensure baby safety. This is a top priority for us.

Houston Newborn and Family Photographer

2. Portfolio

When calling studios it is important to preview their portfolio first. Make sure you love what you see and you can envision having your portraits taken at that studio. Ask about the props and what is included with your newborn session.

Family Baby Photographer

3. Service and Products

While it might be tempting to select a newborn photographer based on price, it’s best to not always go with the cheapest. Your time is valuable and your baby is very important to you. We have received many calls from clients that have had their session in the hospital or with another studio and they were not happy with the quality of images. We will guide you through your family portrait session and make sure you look your best after having a baby!

After your session, we will help you select your favorite images and help you decide which portraits should go on your wall or in your album. All our portraits and albums are printed at a pro lab and you can definitely see the difference in quality with our products.

Houston Newborn Photographer Near Me

About Belly to Baby Studios: Houston Newborn & Family Photographer

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. 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.

 

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Gift Certificates for Portraits

Gift Certificates for Maternity Photography Session
Are you trying to think of a great gift for your loved one? Belly to Baby Studios offers Gift Certificates for portraits. We offer gift certificates in any amount, and they can be used for portrait sessions and portrait orders. Here are a few ideas for the types of portrait sessions we offer:

Maternity Portraits

Newborn Portraits

Children’s Portraits

Family Portraits

Click HERE to purchase and your Gift Certificate will be mailed to you within two weeks. If you are wanting a gift to give sooner that than please call us at 713-461-2862 and we can help you.

This is your year to get that Portrait of your family you have been longing for. Your Portrait will look beautiful over your fireplace or in your entryway. Get started by purchasing a Gift Certificate and we can help with the rest!

Waht to look for in a Newborn Photographer
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. We help you choose which portraits will look best in your home as well as the proper size and scale for the wall. You can virtually see your portraits hung on your walls in your home during the personalized in studio portrait ordering appointment.

Belly to Baby Studios is a full service Portrait studio and offers Pregnancy, Newborn, Baby and Family Portraits. We help you and guide you all the way from 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.

You can view more of our newborn portfolio here. Maternity Portraits and our Family Portraits here. 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.

 

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