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Hello, I’m Teresa Yiu, and I am an APNPI certified newborn photographer based in Houston, Texas. I hope you will grab some coffee and enjoy viewing our latest work, browsing useful resources for families, and getting a little peek into our life!

How to Choose the Right Newborn Photographer | Houston Newborn Photographer

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.


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. 🙂


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.


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.


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.


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!
How to Choose the Right Newborn Photographer | 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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