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Congratulations, you are having a baby and you probably can’t wait to share this great news with all your friends and family! Nothing compares to the joy of expecting a new life in your family. On the other side, there are just so many things to prepare for the arrival of your precious little one – one of those should be finding the right newborn photographer. I would like to share some tips with you today and help you have this crossed off your to-do list.

1. STYLE

DO NOT hire a photographer unless you admire their photographic style. Do you like trendy, whimsical and vivid? Or modern, minimalistic, and classic? When I was younger (!) I was all about being the most fashionable girl, so I kept on chasing after something new and never settled with what I truly liked. Now that I’m more mature (!!), I look for things with good quality and long-lasting style. I love to keep my palette neutral and soft, filled with pure light and layers of texture. Why? Trends become obsolete so quickly. Bold colors distract and take away the natural beauty of your baby. Only timeless and artistically refined images will be treasured by your family for a lifetime. My clients loves simple, organic, and elegant style. Modern yet classic. I’m proud to tell you that my artwork is not only adored by parents – but also grandparents, and even great grandparents – those who love and probably spoil your baby the most. 🙂

2. BUDGET

I hate to mention this word when it comes to investment. Because you sacrifice so much while carrying this baby and you deserve to hire a newborn photographer whom you admire. But let’s be real, I know how expensive having a baby can be. Find a photographer who is honest about discussing their pricing up front and doesn’t shy away from any of your questions. Everyone has a different budget and looks for different products, whether it is heirloom fine art products, or digital images. Your photographer should have options that allow you to invest what you need. At my studio, I offer options to help you afford a bigger investment. I offer payment plans for all clients and allow you to spread out payments. I am also excited to introduce gift registry services! Even though you may not have the budget for a newborn session, I’m happy to create a custom listing for you, so your friends and family can access to it and chip in the best gift for your baby.

3. LOCATION

I’m not just talking about narrowing your list down to your area. What I mean is where will your session take place? Do they have a studio? Or do they travel to your home? This is an important consideration. Do you have to worry about picking up your home for your session? I mean, who has time for that with a newborn? All of my newborn sessions take place in my Southwest Houston Portrait Studio. Parents relax in my waiting lounge, enjoying snacks and wi-fi, while your baby takes advantage of the complete access to my studio’s newborn props and accessories.

4. EXPERIENCE

What is so unique about this photographer (other than photos that you like)? Newborn photography is quite an unique niche. What is their level of experience in handling newborns? How well do they attend to the needs of your baby during the session? I don’t know about you, but when I brought home my first baby from the hospital, I was hardly brave enough to lift up her legs to change her diapers! Because newborns are so fragile. So you really want to hire an experienced photographer specializing in newborn photography, not just someone who can offer newborn sessions for a bargain price. My clients rave about how careful, patient, and calm I am while posing their newborns. During the session, I often pause and admire the baby’s cuteness, taking time to observe and capture their uniqueness in portraiture.

5. PRODUCTS

What tangible products do they offer and what is their quality? Trust me, getting a copy of all the digital images is NOT why you hire an artist. You are investing in a service, and finishing those photographs on highest quality print is very important. As photographers, I have access to the industry’s top professional printing companies, and I only offer the best products to my clients, not those drugstore prints. Therefore, don’t just find a photographer who only has beautiful images, but also provides products that align with their style. You deserve the best. Now go find your newborn photographer!
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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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Imagine you were a dad and your daughter had moved to another country for good. Now she came back to the U.S. for childbirth and would have to leave with her newborn girl in less than a month. Would you care about having digital images of them stored in your computer, which would most likely be forgotten and buried with your other files? Or, would you rather invest in a high-quality, tangible art canvas of your two sweethearts, and hang it in your house so you could look at it whenever you missed them?

With this beautiful image printed in luxurious Gallery Wrap, your favorite memory will be kept forever. It features 2.5″ thick white poly-cotton blend matte canvas that meets the archival standards for pH and lightfastness. With 400 gsm it has a water resistant finish and heavy, flexible weave. Industry approved for print permanence by the International Fine Art Trade Guild, with no optical-brightener additives. Most importantly, it is custom printed and made in U.S.A.. Even better, it arrives as a complete canvas, ready to be hung.

Hiring a photographer is a big investment. We communicate months and weeks before your baby arrives, and then spend hours in my studio capturing the natural beauty of your little one. But the experience at my studio doesn’t end once the images have been delivered. I am here to help you treasure the memory of your family. Custom printing and order fulfillment appointment will be set up within 3 weeks of your session. I offer a wide range of exclusive, highest quality products through industry’s top professional printing companies. I’m confident that my clients and their family will enjoy their photos for many years to come.

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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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Do you have a child who hardly smiles at the mall portrait studios? In the last three years, Mom had been investing in ten minute portrait sessions, finally, she came to me looking for a different experience. Every family is unique, so is every child. During our pre-session consultation, Mom filled out a detailed questionnaire that was extremely helpful for planning the session. Mom also received personalized styling to help her and her family get ready for their “big day”.

Kids can be quite challenging and unpredictable sometimes. Once we arrived at the beautiful field, daughter was fuzzy and cried over a very little thing. Since it wasn’t a ten-minute, shoot-and-burn session, we took our time to calm down the child. And there were just so many things to distract a preschooler in the field. The wild flowers around her. The birds in the sky. Cool breeze and fresh air. The next second, she was singing along with the birds. The whole family was so relaxed and enjoyed the sunset session together. The results? Artistically refined and authentic images and memories to be treasured for a lifetime.

Mom came back to the studio, and was surprised that her daughter smiled and even giggled in all of the images. We realize that not everyone can afford boutique photography, but this mom was willing to so, and vows to never go back to the mall.

Would you like to experience the difference at Teresa Yiu Photography? Limited family portrait sessions are available upon request.

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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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I was so excited to see Allison back to my studio with her precious baby girl Annemarie. Parents sat back and relaxed in the waiting area, while I dressed up Annemarie and put on her cute little tiebacks, one after another. How I felt like having a princess party with her! The fun part of my job is to coordinate colors. I love using monochromatic and neutral tones. This time I added a subtle hue of pink for a feminine look. Baby turned out looking elegant and sweet in every image. I really appreciate the trust my clients placed in me to design their session, handle their baby, and capture today’s moments, which will in turn become tomorrow’s treasures.

“I was lucky enough to have Teresa conduct my maternity and newborn photography sessions. And I couldn’t be happier with the results. 
For my maternity session, she picked a wonderful location and used the natural light to further enhance the beauty of pregnancy. I’m one of those people who do not enjoy having their photo taken, but Teresa made me feel very relaxed with her calm demeanor. By far, the best I have ever looked in photographs.
Teresa’s calming effect also aided in a smooth newborn photography session for the entire family. Teresa was so gentle with our little one that she slept throughout the entire session! The poses she chose highlighted our daughter’s best features and her props are adorable and tasteful. Her framed pictures and prints are also of the highest quality and I’m confident our family will be able to enjoy our photos for many years to come.” – Allison T.

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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 you think having a newborn baby brings you tons of work, then having twins means ten times the work. Well, it changes everything when BOTH parents are perfect partners and share the workload with a joyful heart! While this lovely family was at my studio, Mom and Dad worked together with harmony and love. They smartly color-coded the two babies’ personal belongings, and each took care of one baby without even needing to speak with each other! Such a perfect team!! And their twins, Pierce + Kennedy were just…perfectly handsome and beautiful babies! It was such a joy to document the new additions to their family.

We LOVE our newborn pics! Teresa is extremely talented and pays attention to all the little details.  She is extremely patient which we really appreciated as new parents.  We will cherish our beautiful pictures forever. – Jessica L.

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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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