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  • Hi. I'm Amy...a photographer here in Houston, Texas. Families, babies and children are what make my heart sing. I like to think I catch the divine in the ordinary using natural light and everyday settings. My style is pretty simple. It’s a dab of traditional (for my youngest clients) mixed with modern lifestyle portraiture, indoors and out. Candid shots are my favorite. I want to capture a child’s spirit and a family's personality, even if that's not traditional smiles. My #1 goal...to photograph families in real life, not something that was imagined or 'created'...to not just tell a story or get a certain 'shot', but to tell your story though a collection of photographs, capturing all the joy that fills your soul. The greatest satisfaction for me, is knowing when you look at these photographs years from now, they will radiate of all the splendor that your children have brought to your life and will offer an heirloom of memories for generations to come. If you want photographs that are a little different and are not afraid to let lose a little with your kids, then I most certainly am the photographer for you! Just click that little contact tab above and let's book your session. ;-)

Last summer I began offering underwater photography sessions of children.  This Spring, beginning in late March, I will be offering these again.  These are super fun, unique sessions that really capture the most splendid memories of summertime.  The underwater photography experience includes: 30-45min. of time in the pool.  This gives each subject time to warm up and get really comfortable in the pool with me.  I like to give direction, but give lots of freedom to the kids to just do their thing in the water.  It’s what makes these sessions so awesome and unique to your child.  Session cost is $450.00 for one child and $100.00 each additional child up to three siblings.  At this time, I do not allow more than three subjects in the pool at a time.  You can expect at least 20-25 full resolution images from the session with print release to go wild creating art with these images to showcase at your home.  With each additional add on subject, you can expect an additional 10 images per add on child.  :-) I know it’s barely February right now, but don’t delay in messaging me if you are interested in one of these sessions as they are very limited each season.

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Underwater Photography Houston

birth, newborn, maternity, baby, child & family photography in Houston, The Heights, Montrose, Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, Rice Village, The Woodlands & Cypress

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As a photographer, I feel like I am constantly assessing my surroundings for places that would be great for photo shoots.  Some places require a bit of manipulation and use of creative measures to make them look a bit better than they really were.  Then there are places, like the loft below, which are just begging to be photographed and look amazing from every angle and in every single shot.  In short, it’s a photographer’s dream!  The bricks, the floors, the windows…in the words of funny lady Molly Shannon, as Licensed Joyologist Helen Madden on Saturday Night Live, “I love it!  I love it!  I love it!”  (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, or even if you do know and just want a laugh, click here.)  Of course, a great location is only one component of fabulous pictures…the subjects and lighting are two other huge factors.  Lucky for me, the subjects and lighting matched the awesomeness of the location and made for a spectacular family photo session (if I do say so myself!  ha!:-P).

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birth, newborn, maternity, baby, child & family photography in Houston, The Heights, Montrose, Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, Rice Village, The Woodlands & Cypress

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If the family in the pictures below looks familiar to you, it might be because you’ve seen them before on this very site (here).  This family is just so great that I’m featuring them for the second time this month!  There were too many great photos from this session that I couldn’t limit them to only one post!  The sweetness, love, laughter, kisses and fun of these four…I can’t get enough!  They make me smile every time I look at them!  When a family is this much fun to be around and shows so much love for each other, it is impossible not to love them.  Have you ever meet people with whom you instantly feel comfortable and it feels like you’ve known them forever?  Well, that describes these lovely people…just all-around good-natured, awesome folks!  I hope that you will enjoy these photos as much I enjoyed taking them and looking at them now.  If you would like to take some amazing family photos (before your kids grow up and are in college!  Or even if your kids are already grown!  It’s never too late to take pictures together!), contact me and I would love to work with you!

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Family Photographers Houston Area

birth, newborn, maternity, baby, child & family photography in Houston, The Heights, Montrose, Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, Rice Village, The Woodlands & Cypress

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Ever since I was a child, I’ve loved looking up through the leaves and branches of trees as the sun filters through them and creates beautiful rays of light.  I remember many beautiful spring afternoons that I would lie on the ground, hands behind my head, fingers intertwined, and just stare at that magnificent effect.  Sunlight and leaves are parts of nature that we often take for granted because they are always there…it’s just a normal part of life.  The sun shines everywhere and there are trees everywhere; no big deal, right?  But when you really stop to observe how brilliant and glorious each part of creation is, you will realize that even the smallest piece, each everyday thing that we may not think about, IS a big deal.  The same can be said for pregnancy…it’s just a part of life that everyone who has ever lived has had some part in (even if you never have children, we were all our mother’s “baby bump”!).  But each and every pregnancy is a LIFE…a new ray of light coming into the world…and it is magnificent!  The photos below capture so many elements I love:  rays of light, nature, a stunning expectant mother and a loving, supportive partner.  I hope you enjoy them and that they inspire you to appreciate the beauty of life surrounding you!

Houston Area Maternity Photography

Houston Area Maternity Photography

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“Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.” ~William Stafford

This quote really spoke to me, as I love how children can just dance, play and run without any inhibitions….and they do so without external prompting or even encouragement!  It is as if there is something inside them which compels them to move. (And I suppose there must be or else they wouldn’t be doing it!)  It is one of the many beautiful and magical things of childhood…this musical spirit and joy…as if everything is a song.  I happen to love musicals, no matter how absurd their premises might be, because they present life as an unending melody.  Sometimes it is cheery and bright; sometimes it is  darker and more seriousbut it is always immensely more beautiful when set to music.  The little girl below reminds me of musical…I would love to hear the music she was hearing as she danced around in the sand!  Her fun personality and awesome energy made her such a joy to photograph!  I hope these images will bring a little bit of music to your day!

Woodlands Area Child Photographer

Woodlands Area Child Photographer

birth, newborn, maternity, baby, child & family photography in Houston, The Heights, Montrose, Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, Rice Village, The Woodlands & Cypress

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