Houston Pregnancy & Newborn Photographers

Houston Pregnancy & Newborn Photographers
What is in our Prop Closet?

As one of Houston’s top pregnancy 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.

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.

What is in our Prop Closet?
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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. Houston Pregnancy & Newborn Photographers 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 Photographer

Houston Newborn and Family Photographer

Houston Family and Newborn Baby Photographers

Newborn and Family Portraits

Lisa Carr, with Belly to Baby Studios, is a newborn photographer in Houston. She recently photographed this baby boy when he was 1 month old. It is recommended that you photograph newborns between 7-12 days old. If you are a new Mom, or have never had your newborn photographed professionally you may be wondering why. This time frame is recommended so that your baby will sleep a bit more and so that they are still flexible since their bones and muscles have not fully developed. Babies that are older than this will typically stretch out more and reach out more with their hands during their sessions, and also may not want to be scrunched up or swaddled. We always receive calls after a baby has been born, and Moms are panicked because they did not pre-schedule their baby’s newborn session weeks in advance. We always leave room in our calendars for these last minute sessions. We also believe that it is very important to have your newborn’s photographed even if they are older than the recommended time frame of 7-12 days old. We know older babies will need to be handled differently and accommodations made for extra feedings during the session. Also we love to capture awake babies during the newborn session, and we allow extra time for these poses as well:

 

Houston Family and Newborn Baby Photographers
Houston Family Photographers

Lisa Carr, of Belly to Baby Studios a division of Michael Carr Photography, 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.

Newborn Baby Photographers

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.

Call us at 713-461-2862 and we can schedule and discuss your portrait session.

Tips for a Successful Newborn Portrait Session

Tips for a Successful 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 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 photo 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.

Call us at 713-461-2862 and we can schedule and discuss your portrait session.

 

 

 

Houston Newborn Photographer

Houston newborn photographer, Lisa Carr of Belly to Baby Studios, recently photographed this newborn girl in the studio. We love incorporating siblings and family with our newborn photography.

Before this client arrived with her family, we pre-selected the props and accessories for her newborn’s portraits. We had a phone consultation before the session to discuss the scope the session and the best clothing options for everyone that would be included in the portrait.

newborn photography

We believe in creating timeless artwork for families to enjoy for years to come. In a day and age when digital imagery is all around us, it is nice to have artwork hanging in a home. Printed artwork will last well beyond the limited life of technology. Printed artwork is not dependent upon IOS updates, compatibility issues, and does not need to be backed up in the cloud. You can also find your printed artwork and look at it quicker than the time it takes to unlock your phone.

newborn and family portraits

We have all the backgrounds, baskets, hats and diaper covers so all you need to do is arrive with your baby! You can view our Prop Closet here.  Just remember to bring plenty of formula or milk with you, and extra diapers. You can relax in a private room during your newborn’s session and get some much needed rest. You are also welcome to peek into the camera room during the session so you can see your baby’s session in real time.

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 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.

Call us at 713-461-2862 and we can schedule and discuss your portrait session.

 

 

Houston Newborn & Family Photography

I cannot wait to be back in our studio in Houston, TX photographing newborn and family portraits for my clients—soon!

I have had several parents contact me in regards to newborn and family photography sessions. I will be back in the studio soon!!! The important thing now is for everyone to stay safe and healthy.

Parents of newborns: we are comfortable photographing newborns outside of the 2 week recommended window. So please do not feel you will not be able to have a newborn session. We will help you with this.

So that we all have something to look forward to we have a special savings on our newborn and family photography sessions in Houston. You can buy now and book later! Our sessions are 20% off for a limited time.

Click Here to Shop and Save on all our Portrait Sessions
Here are just a few of our sessions that are available for you to save on: Pregnancy, Newborn, Family, Child, Milestones. We also have savings on our session bundles. The best part of this is these certificates do not expire! You can plan out in the future for your newborn session and family session in time for the holidays!

Houston Newborn & Family Photography

Now is the time to plan your pregnancy, newborn and family portraits. We love helping our clients plan and visualize their portraits in their homes. We will guide you through the portrait planning process and provide options and alternatives for you to hang your treasured portraits in your home. We are a full service studio also offering custom framing for your portraits. We hand select and curate frames that will compliment your portraits and your décor.

To learn more about our studio visit here. Our studio is located in a commercial office building in the Galleria area of Houston, 77057. We are available to schedule phone consults, virtual consults and future sessions. Call the studio at 713-461-2862 and we can help you.

Houston Newborn & Family Photography

 

 

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