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My desk is my happiest place. This is where I spend hours in front of the screen editing images, replying client emails, and writing blogs.

A Peek at My Workspace | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

The centerpiece of my desk is my 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina Display. I love its huge screen and stunning resolution. It’s the best and fastest tool for editing images.

To the left my file sort holds documents, books I’m currently reading (Jesus Calling by Sarah Young and The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer), and my Simplified Planner.

A Peek at My Workspace | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

I love everything electronic and I use Google calendar to keep track of events. But once a week, I fill out appointments in my planner and write down to-do for the day. I love color-coding my planner using Le Pen 18 Color Pen Set.

A Peek at My Workspace | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

As an introvert, this is a much needed place for me to recharge, through prayers, reading, and journaling.

A Peek at My Workspace | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Special gifts from my friends are also found here. This handcrafted wooden heart was a souvenir from Israel.

I try to keep this place personal and kids-free…well, most of the time! If I suddenly disappear in the house, my girls know they can definitely fine me here. 🙂

A Peek at My Workspace | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Teresa Yiu is a Houston, TX newborn, baby and maternity photographer specializing in {simple, elegant, authentic} family photography. Serving Sugar Land, Katy, Richmond, Rosenberg, and Missouri City.

My studio takes on very limited photography sessions each month. Booking early is recommended.

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Custom photography is an investment, and I want my clients to get exactly what they want. During our pre-session consultation meeting, mom told me how she loved nude baby blissfully asleep. So I made sure I incorporated her “must-haves” in the planning process.

Well, it turned out that baby was awake and wanted to be fed 90% of the time during his session. He ended up staying at my studio for almost 6 hours straight, which is very rare (Newborn sessions usually last 2-4 hours only). Even the session wasn’t as smooth as we had anticipated, mom was surprised to receive a gallery full of gorgeous pictures featuring her precious baby blissfully asleep.

If there were one trait that every profession newborn photographer must have, I would say it’s patience. So rest assured, even though your baby does not cooperate or have an “off” day, I will still deliver images that are as polished and beautiful as those you’ve already seen, because all I want to hear from you when you see your gallery is, “These are perfect!”

Baby Sebastian | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Baby Sebastian | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Baby Sebastian | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Baby Sebastian | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Baby Sebastian | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Baby Sebastian | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Baby Sebastian | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Baby Sebastian | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Baby Sebastian | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Baby Sebastian | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Baby Sebastian | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Baby Sebastian | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Baby Sebastian | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Teresa Yiu is a Houston, TX newborn, baby and maternity photographer specializing in {simple, elegant, authentic} family photography. Serving Sugar Land, Katy, Richmond, Rosenberg, and Missouri City.

My studio takes on very limited photography sessions each month. Booking early is recommended.

BOOK NOW

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If I were to choose one product that I absolutely adored, it would definitely be our Giclee Fine Art Print.

I can assure you, these stunning, high quality prints will blow your mind away. Our Fine Art Prints use Giclee printing technique which is the gold standard for art printing in the industry. With museum quality, superb color matching. made of eco-friendly materials, and invisible protective UV coating against light, wear, moisture, airborne contaminations and fingerprints, you’ll never want to go back to those drugstore prints anymore.

And… what’s sweeter than sending these luxurious fine art prints to the grandparents to show off your beautiful baby pictures?

Printed and made in U.S.A.

Giclee Fine Art Print | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Giclee Fine Art Print | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Giclee Fine Art Print | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Teresa Yiu is a Houston, TX newborn, baby and maternity photographer specializing in {simple, elegant, authentic} family photography. Serving Sugar Land, Katy, Richmond, Rosenberg, and Missouri City.

My studio takes on very limited photography sessions each month. Booking early is recommended.

BOOK NOW

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Every photographer has their favorite lens, one that they use in every session, one that they just can’t live without. Eight years ago when I owned my first DSLR, I fell in love with my 50mm f/1.4. I loved its depth of focus and the artistic feel of images it produced.

Since I’ve upgraded to a full-frame camera (Canon 5D Mark III), I only use Canon’s series of L lens (Canon Luxury Lens). Now my new love is Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens. It is made of very sturdy materials, yet not too heavy for female photographers. It’s super fast and produces crispy clear images. Most importantly, I love that my images have soft and creamy out-of-focus areas.

What's My Favorite Lens? | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

I use my 50mm f/1.2L all the time durging my newborn sessions and am so satisfied with the compelling newborn portraits it produces.

What's My Favorite Lens? | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

I also love to bring this lens to my outdoor sessions. It creates yummy background bokeh (those cute circular light) and is ideal for isolating my subjects at large apertures.

If you would like to invest in just one lens, I would highly recommend a 50mm prime lens.

What's My Favorite Lens? | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Teresa Yiu is a Houston, TX newborn, baby and maternity photographer specializing in {simple, elegant, authentic} family photography. Serving Sugar Land, Katy, Richmond, Rosenberg, and Missouri City.

My studio takes on very limited photography sessions each month. Booking early is recommended.

BOOK NOW

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Newborn photography is a specialized niche. So I’d like to start a series of blog posts to educate parents what a professional newborn photographer does behind the scene.

Right after our newborn session is finished, I usually tell clients to allow 2-3 weeks before our next appointment for custom printing and order fulfillment. During this time, I carefully look at all the images of your session, and hand-pick the best ones for your gallery. When it comes to post-possessing, I’ve to admit that I’m a minimalist. I prefer setting everything right in my camera before hitting the shutter button. It takes years of experience and training. But this practice saves me hours during post-processing, and ensures that I get nice and crispy, high-definition images.

Here I’m showing you a SOOC (straight-out-of-camera) image (above), and the same image after editing (below).

My editing workflow reflects my style: Simple. Elegant. Authentic. I love to give a soft and refreshing feel to my images, but every edit is very subtle (as you can tell from the sample pictures here). As a perfectionist, I love polished skin. If baby accidentally scratched their skin (for example, in the corner above his right eye; above image), I will definitely photoshop it out. For newborns, their skin can be very red and their feet can be purplish sometimes, so I also spend a lot of time editing their skin tone. However, unless requested by parents, I usually keep their flaky skin as is. Because I love the authentic details of your newborns, I want you to be able to remember all these tiny details of your baby.

I hope you enjoy this sneak peek of what I do with your images behind the scene.

Post-Processing of Newborn Images | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Teresa Yiu is a Houston, TX newborn, baby and maternity photographer specializing in {simple, elegant, authentic} family photography. Serving Sugar Land, Katy, Richmond, Rosenberg, and Missouri City.

My studio takes on very limited photography sessions each month. Booking early is recommended.

BOOK NOW

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