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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.  

Luxury Maternity Photographer

Luxury Maternity Photographer

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Pregnancy Portrait

Houston luxury maternity photographer, Lisa Carr with Belly to Baby studios, recently photographed this Pregnancy 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.

 

Luxury Maternity Photographer

The best time to complete your maternity session is late in your third trimester, usually 28-34 weeks. This allows you to capture the fullness of your pregnant form but not be too uncomfortable for posing. If you are beyond 34 weeks; don’t worry. We have photographed expectant moms up until the week of their delivery. Most moms opt for a morning of pampering before their session: hair, nails and make up. We can recommend a nearby salon that will pamper you and properly apply your make up before your session. Then after your session, enjoy a nice dinner out with your special someone to complete your fun day.

Luxury Maternity Photographer

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.

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.

 

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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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What is in our Maternity Gown Closet?

As one of Houston’s top maternity and newborn photographers, we are often asked this question: What do you have in your maternity gown 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.

Below are photos of maternity gowns.



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You are welcome to bring your own clothes for your pregnancy portraits. Most ladies opt to wear the pregnancy gowns we have in our prop closet. We have a variety of styles and colors to choose from. The gowns can easily be pinned and loosened as needed to fit you comfortably during your session.

Pregnancy is a milestone time in a woman’s life and a portrait is a wonderful way to always remember this time. As your baby grows they will love looking at your pregnancy portraits.

About Belly to Baby Studios

Lisa Carr, of Belly to Baby Studios, is a Houston based full time newborn, family and maternity photographer. Our studio photographs maternity portraits, newborn portraits, baby portraits and family portraits. As a maternity photographer,  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 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.

 

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.

 

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