Houston Newborn and Family Portraits

Houston newborn and family portraits by Lisa Carr, CPP, with Belly to Baby Studios, are timeless pieces of artwork. Most newborn portraits are captured here in our studio. We always recommend that parents take a few portraits with their newborn, during their newborn’s portrait session. Your baby will only stay this tiny for a small window of time. A printed portrait is a great way to document and remember how small your newborn truly was. Our portraits remain classic and timeless in nature so that they withstand the test of time.

Houston Newborn and Family Portraits

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.

Pregnancy Portraits: Houston, TX

Maternity and newborn photographer, Lisa Carr, with Belly to Baby Studios recently captured this Mom’s pregnancy portraits. Pregnancy, and expecting a child, is an important milestone in a family’s life. This is the perfect time to document this special gift with a professional portrait session. Our studio offers our clients access to our private gown closet for their maternity portrait sessions, such as the gowns shown here in both portraits. We recommend scheduling your pregnancy portrait session sometime between weeks 31-36, so you can be comfortable during your session. After your session, we will schedule a time for you to come back in and view and order your portraits. We can show you, virtually, an area of your home with an appropriately sized portrait for the wall. This helps especially when you are not sure which size would look best.

Pregnancy 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.

Why hire a professional newborn photographer?

Your newborn’s portraits are a lifetime treasure that will be cherished for generations to come. It is so important to document your child’s life at every stage, because they just grow up so fast, newborns especially. Newborns are so delicate, so tiny, so sleepy and all curled up and so small. You have one chance to capture that moment before it passes you by at warp speed. So, who do you hire to be your newborn photographer? You can call and hire anyone you want, really. Why you should hire a photographer that specializes in newborn photography is simple. Newborn photography is not for every photographer even if they do offer it. Most people do not realize all the behind the scenes and effort that goes into a newborn session; they just see the beautiful portraits and the final outcome. The beautiful portraits you see require more than a nice camera and a pretty website, so just remember that when you are deciding on your photographer.

Style. Style is a big part of why you should choose who you choose for your newborn photographer. What caught your eye to make you look at their social media pages or website should be close to your style and who you are. If you like simplicity, then you are not going to choose a photographer that likes to use a ton of props, and vice versa. You should be able to hire your photographer and trust them to style your session accordingly without having to plan the whole session for them. Also look at their color tones and accessories that are used in their newborn portraits. Make sure you like what you are seeing in their online portfolio. Do you need to supply your own props and wraps or does your photographer have a full selection of props for you to use.

Experience and knowledge. Everyone has to start somewhere. But just keep that in mind when searching for your photographer. Someone who offers you a portfolio building session probably may not produce the high quality, perfectly posed images that you see on other photographer’s websites. Ask your photographer not only how long they have been in business, but how long they have been specializing in newborns. It takes experience and knowledge to properly and safely pose a newborn. You can always tell the amateur photographer from the professional that has been doing it for a while. An experienced newborn photographer will not force your baby into a pose and should be able to read your baby’s cues. Your photographer should be patient with your baby during the session.

Baby safety is a crucial factor to look at when choosing your newborn photographer. Do not be afraid to ask them questions on how certain poses are achieved to make sure your baby is never put in harm’s way. There are several poses you see these days that are created using multiple images so that baby is safe and secure the whole time. Thanks to Photoshop, the general consumer never knows it was a composited image.

Your baby’s immune system is delicate. I do keep up to date with my whooping cough vaccination for extra protection as well as all recommended vaccines. When interviewing photographers do not be afraid to ask this question as well. We also wash all our studio props after each newborn session so germs are not passed baby to baby. On the business end of photography, ask if your photographer has insurance. If something were to ever happen during your photoshoot, you want to make sure you are protected.

Houston Newborn Photographer

Last, but not least, price! Price is always the forefront of every consumers mind when choosing a photographer. Just remember the old saying, “You get what you pay for”. Going with the least expensive or whomever offers the “best deal” might not be the best decision when choosing your photographer for your newborn portraits. Remember you only have a small window to capture those first days of life so if you choose a photographer that you end up not being happy with, you cannot get those days back. It is very similar to wedding photography in that you really only get one opportunity or moment. Newborn sessions are more costly than other portrait sessions because they take a lot of session time to photograph and in editing. I might only be present in the session for 2-3 hours but I spend at least 10 more additional hours between all the editing, contact with the client and creating and ordering products for you. It is more that the image you are paying for; it is art and lifetime memories for you and your family. I find it very hard to believe that anyone charging you $100 for all images on a CD is making any money from the session when it is all said and done. I know clients who book me do so because they appreciate my work and are willing to pay for it, not because they are hunting for the best deal.

Everyone deserves classic, timeless photos captured of their new bundle. Spending a little extra time researching Houston Newborn Photographers and photographer’s work, and possibly spending a little extra money than your friend who has a nice camera would charge you is well worth the outcome for your newborn photos.

You can view more of our portfolio here, and learn more about us here.

We would love to chat with you about your newborn’s portrait session. You can call us at 713-461-2862 or reach us via email: info@bellytobabystudios.com

Houston Newborn Photographers studio is located minutes from the Galleria in a professional office building.

Houston Newborn and Family Portrait Photographers

Houston newborn and family portrait photographers

Houston newborn and family portrait photographers

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. I love looking at portraits of our own daughter when she was this tiny and could curl up and nestle close to us. These portraits tell a story and help us remember moments in time.

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.

Houston newborn and family portrait photographers

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.

Houston newborn photographer

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. You can reach houston newborn and family portrait photographers at 713-461-2862, or visit our site to learn more: www.bellytobabystudios.com

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Maternity Photographer 77057

Houston maternity portrait photographer, Lisa Carr, CPP, photographed this maternity portrait in the studio. The gown she is wearing as well as the wrap in this portrait are from our Prop Closet. We have a variety of gowns to choose from for your session. You have unlimited wardrobe changes during your portrait session. All of our maternity gowns are custom designed specifically for Pregnancy Portraits, and can easily be clipped and pinned so it fits you perfectly. We have gowns that can show off your bump as well as some that are sheer and can delicately showcase your baby bump.

Belly to Baby Studios is a full service portrait studio, offering Maternity portraits, newborn portraits as well as a Baby Plan for your little bundle of joy. Our studio is located in a professional office building minutes from The Galleria, 77057. Our studio has a lounge area with WIFI so you can easily relax and rest during your newborn and maternity sessions. To learn more about our maternity sessions as well as our Maternity + Newborn Sessions Combo, visit www.bellytobabystudios.com, or call us at 713-461-2862. We would love to chat with you about your session and share in this exciting time in your life.

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