Portrait Investments

Welcome! Thank you for considering Sara Welburn Photography! I am so excited your here! Below is everything you need to know about me, my photography style and working with me!

I've spent YEARS creating a system to help your family have a super fun time during our photoshoot. Literally over 10 years of experience working with little children have lead to this bucket of fun.

 I've got games, I've got tickle fights, I've got super corny crazy jokes. We're gonna have a blast! All while getting you the family photos that are going to remind you how much you love and adore your family. The ones you'll look at on the super hard days and remember that they are worth fighting through the chaos! 

I have kids come up to me months after a photoshoot and say "Hey you took our photos! That was so fun! Can we come play again?!" If it's your DREAM to hear your kids say that, then let's chat ASAP!

about the SWP family experience

everything you need to know

It's incredibly important to mesh well with your photographer personality-wise. If you don't feel comfortable with me, you won't LOOK comfortable in front of the camera. So you kinda need to like me ;)

​But just as importantly, you need to like my style and my images!! If all the photos you're pinning on pinterest are dark and moody, I'm probably not the photographer for you. But if you like bright, light, colorful images that embody the joy you feel, then I'm the gal for you!

Bright, vibrant,
joyful. 

sara's style

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experience

the swp

Once you've thoroughly looked through my website and Insta, and you're totally PSYCHED to have me be the one capturing your family, the next step is to send over an email inquiring about your date! 

If I'm available we'll chat about times and locations, then all  I need to make that day/time completely YOURS is a signed contract and the 50% non-refundable retainer! After you're all booked, I'll send a few email goodies your way to help you start prepping!

BOOKING AND PLANNING


After you're booked, you'll get an email with your Style Guide - a comprehensive guide that walks you through the outfit selection process, lists some do and don'ts for your session, and gives all kinds of tips and tricks on how to have a successful family session!

Style Guide

Yay! The day of your session is here! It's easy to feel stressed or overwhelmed the day of your session trying to get all the little details in place. I'll work with you during the week leading up to your session to help you stay on top of things and minimize day-of stress! 

During our session we'll play some games to get comfy with each other, and then continue to laugh and giggle through the whole session! 

The session

After your session, make sure you're following me on social media because you don't want to miss your sneak peak! 

Just a few days after your session you'll get tagged in a social media post with a few of my very favorites from your sweet session. Feel free to share them to your heart's content to spread the joy your family (and those photos) bring!

sneak peak

Get out those tissues because they have arrived!! You'll get an email from me with the super exciting words "Your Gallery is Ready!" Grab out some chips and guac and sit down with your family to relive our fun session together.

Decide which photos to print through your gallery and put up on the walls to remind you of the love you have and the loved ones worth fighting for!  Professional printing for Walgreens prices? Yes please!

gallery delivery

If you're like me, you love looking at photo books but never have the time to make your own. It's so easy to forget and let your photos sit on your hard drive forever. But you can break the cycle and easily and smoothly order photo albums straight from your gallery!

Just go through your gallery and "favorite" the photos you want included in your album and then you'll get an email asking you to proof your album before it goes to the printers! Once you're totally in love with it, just wait a few days and it'll be at your door!

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love notes

Sara is an absolute delight to work with! She is professional and so talented. She has a gift with making you feel comfortable, and you can totally count on her to make sure you look good!
We love the finished product 

Sarah + Cody

Sara is so spunky, fun, and simply a delight! She creates an environment that is comfortable and relaxed, while capturing perfect shots. She is passionate about her business and making people smile, and that is clearly reflected in her work. If you are looking for an awesome go-to photographer, Sara is your girl!

Ashlen C.

Working with Sara was lovely. Her photos are lovely and the experience was lovely. I am someone who gets very nervous for photo shoots, but she was so comfortable and fun to work with, and her energy and positivity was infectious.

Rachel + Austin

The Spaulding Family

The Warndahl Family

Baby Boy Bellefeuille 

Featured portrait sessions

Joseph

The Brinkerhoff Family

In Your Own Home
40+ Professionally Edited Images
 High Res Digital Files
Professional Print Shop

$325

Lifestyle

Beautiful Outdoor Location
40+ Professionally Edited Images
 High Res Digital Files
Professional Print Shop

$275

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portrait sessions

Outdoor family photoshoot with lots of games, tickle fights, and laughter!

In home sessions for families, newborns, or couples to capture precious, everyday moments .

$20

extra 2-page spread

10 x 10 Album 
30 Pages 
 linen or leather cover

$350

legacy album

8 x 8 Album 
30 Pages 
 linen or leather cover

$275

heirloom album

One of the most meaningful things we have is a photo book full of photos of Kyle's mom. She passed away a few years ago and we LOVE  to pull out the album and  tell stories about her - we remember more stories every time!
 I want you to be able to have that same experience. You can pull out your album with your family and reminisce about what was going on in your lives  - the good, the bad, the super crazy. It's a way to remind yourself that you have a beautiful life and loved ones worth fighting through the craziness of life for! 

keepsake albums

FAQs


Believe it or not, a lot of people say this to me before there session. But that never seems to be true! I have so much fun getting y'all to relax in front of the camera and give you specific guidance on how to flatter your body (through both clothing choices and posing). I promise that you WILL look fantastic and you WILL have fun!! And if you're having fun, you'll look even more beautiful than ever :)

WHAT IF I'M NOT PHOTOGENIC OR GOOD IN FRONT OF A CAMERA?

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YES! I love to travel!! I mostly serve the San Antonio metro area, but there are so many beautiful places here in Texas (when it's not a bazillion degrees outside)! Beach photos in Corpus Christi or Galveston. Adventurous family photos at Pernadales River State Park or Big Bend National Park. And don't forget that gorgeous hill country.

There are so many options! I do charge a travel fee if we go someplace outside of San Antonio on top of your session fee. If you're super psyched for an adventure with your family and you want me to catch every minute of it, message me ASAP for a custom travel quote!!

are you willing to travel?

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Yes I do! A few times a year I offer mini session days, usually around Christmas and bluebonnet seasons!  Mini sessions are 20 minutes long and come with 15 edited high-res photos.

These shorter sessions are a great way to save a little money, but they're best for families with 5 people or less since we have so little time to get shots of the whole family and individuals. 20 minutes flies by much quicker than you'd think!! If you have a large family or rambunctious little ones that don't do well in front of the camera, a full hour will probably give you the experience and photos you want!

DO YOU EVER OFFER MINI SESSIONS?

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First off, VERY few children actually love being in front of the camera. So your family is not alone - it's totally normal! Before your session I'll give you some tips on how to best prep your children (both older and younger) . Then during the session, you'll just be yourselves! We'll play games, have tickle fights, and so many other fun things to keep your kids moving and entertained.

If your little one throws a tantrum or if your older child refuses to smile - IT'S OKAY!! We will work with what we have and you'll still get photos that are beautiful and encapsulate your wonderfully imperfect family. 

what if my kids are totally crazy during the session? 

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Once you've thoroughly looked through my website and Insta, and you're totally PSYCHED to have me be the one capturing your family, the next step is to send over an email inquiring about your date!

If I'm available we'll chat about times and locations, then all I need to make that day/time completely YOURS is a signed contract and the 50% non-refundable retainer! After you're all booked, I'll send a few email goodies your way to help you start prepping!

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