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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. ;-)

Newborn Photographer Houston Texas

If you are looking for a newborn photographer in Houston Texas and you have found me here….welcome!  I think it’s important to know first off that I do not do the super posed, prop filled newborn sessions that seem to be very popular right not.  Although those images are very lovely, they are not the kinds of images that radiate with me.  I want images filled with a more organic and free flowing vibe.  Photos that are more simple and natural.  I mean no offense to anyone, but isn’t your baby fabulous enough on their own??  Such perfect skin and squishy faces…bright eyes and all.  Why distract from that kind of perfection???  Instead, I will help you celebrate those simple, yet amazing features that your newborn baby possesses.

While I make sure to get a nice collection of photos of the baby by themselves, I want to give new parents and siblings the opportunity to be in the photos with the baby.  For newborn sessions I really prefer to focus on the entire family.  Why you ask?  Well it’s pretty simple.  After a new baby arrives, I see it all the time….while there may be many photos taken of the baby by parents, and likely a lot of sibling photos if applicable, but there tends to be very few of the baby and their parents together.  I want to try and capture the excitement and the connections between parents and baby.  I admit, I focus on mommy and baby the most because the tendency is that mom is most often the one behind the camera as the children grow.

This collation of photographs gives you a great representation of what a typical newborn session looks like.  These are just a few of my faves, but I think you can get the idea of the kinds of photographs I offer.  If you like what you see, I can’t wait to hear from you!  ;-)

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Newborn Photographer Houston Texas

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Child Photography Houston Heights

This was part two of a session I did months back that I forgot to share.  The sun was starting to come up and we had gotten a great selection of shots with the girls in their ‘Sunday’ dresses so why not shoot a few on the playground in more casual attire.  :-) I don’t think you can get much more real than this collection of images.  Just kids having fun.

I love shooting kids in their element.  Which in this case was the playground at a local park.  It posed a few challenges.  This particular morning, the park was pretty full of people.  Working around such can be complicated, particularly with very active subject, but I am always up to such a challenge.  hehe.  The challenge is completely worth it when you can get the most authentically joyful faces.  I mean, just look at these faces!  And who cares if there is some crazy hair going on in a few…ha!  This is real life folks.  Kids (and adults) have flyways…and for these photos especially, they are most fitting, in my opinion.  (case in point the last few images on the collage) Pretty darn cute, right?

So fun to get to watch these two grow up!  Can’t wait to see them again this Fall for family photos!

Child Photography Houston Heights

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Child Photography Houston Heights

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Houston Texas Children’s Photographers

In the world of Houston Texas children’s photographers, I can safely say that I don’t know of anyone doing photographs like this underwater.  Quality images processed true to color, taken with professional level camera equipment and all.  When I had this idea of doing underwater kids photographs, I had no idea how much I would enjoy doing them.  I’m not going to lie, I’m not even really a ‘pool’ person.  I would and could never be considered even an avid swimmer.  I honestly don’t even much like being outside in the summer.  However, there is something nearly magical when I get into the pool with these kids.  And honestly, I had no idea that this kind of photography would sort of come so fluidly for me.  It’s not easy.  There is no one who could say that.  It’s hard…really hard for so many reasons.  However, for me, I’ve been fortunate to have ‘got it’ pretty quick.  Which really has like NEVER been the case for much of anything in my life besides maybe keeping a beat, which I’ve always been really good at.  ;-) Anyways, I’m so proud to have the opportunity to do these sessions and do them really well for my clients.  Of course, I am always striving to be better and be more adventurous with them too.

And I must note that I’ve been asked by so many people to offer these sessions with props and/or costumes.  That is something that I do not plan to offer now or at any point in the future. For some time, the goal of my business is to celebrate your child with minimal distractions. I will keep to this goal even with the underwater photography.  So unless Vogue magazine wants to hire me to create an underwater concept shoot (which is never going to happen so it’s safe to say such-ha!), I plan to continue to keep underwater sessions as simple as possible just like my regular photography sessions.

And now that I’ve rambled on, how about this fella!!??  Such a blast to photograph underwater!

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Family Photographer in Houston Texas

As a family photographer in Houston, Texas, I get to meet some really awesome people.  I’ve been fortunate to have met and connected with a small group of ladies in my area who are also photographers.  This group has really been such a blessing for me as I transitioned into photography full time.  While there are many perks to this career path, working from home every single day has it’s challenges.  One of the main things I missed about my other career when I left was having the opportunity to chat with others in my field.  People to bounce idea off of or ask for help when I’ve hit a roadblock.  Those who truly understand what you might be going though because they have been there before you or may be going through something similar right now.  My sweet husband is so wonderful and supportive. And I have many friends who will always lend a listening ear, but I really feel like being able to openly talk to those who do what you do is the most helpful..because they ‘get it’.

Anyway, I was overjoyed recently to be hired by one of the wonderful ladies in that little circle of photographer friends.  I had never met her family, but they the most fun ever to work with!  I admit that older children intimidate me a little bit.  They tend to be more reserved and such.  Maybe a little at the very beginning this was the case, but quickly they opened up and really gave me more than I could ever have imagined!  Such vivacious energy and happy personalities.  To think that we nearly were rained out this particular night, but thankfully this family kept the faith and indeed the weather held out for us.  YAY!

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Houston Baby Photographer

As a Houston baby photographer, oh how I love my clients.  I know everyone will say this, but really, it’s hard not to love those who invite you into their lives…even for an hour or so.  They choose me out of the abyss…and trust me, there is an abyss, of photographers to choose from out there.  I can’t really describe it.  When you are selected to be the one to capture a family or a child in a particular season of life.  They don’t know me from Adam, is really the best way to put it.  Sure, most of my clients come from referrals of current clients, but still, most all who hire me don’t really know me.  There is a whole lot of trust that plays a part in such a business model.

I take each client session seriuosly and really aim to treat it as it’s very own.  But by no means does that mean our session is ‘serious’.  No way.  That’s the last thing I want my sessions to be.  It’s really not hard for me though.  I’m not only very positive by nature, I am also very patient.  This is so important when dealing with such an array of personalities.

Mr. M here and his momma were nothing short of just delightful to work with.  What a happy boy he was and how about that smile!!!  Simply marvelous, don’t you think!!!???

This mom chose a full session for this little guy to allow for a variety of different shots and clothing changes.  First up were these adorable overalls (momma’s favorite) with the blue shirt to really bring out his baby blues.  Then, I could not resist just a basic white onesie that I spotted.  I love getting at least a few really simple shots with minimal clothing.  Onesies are just perfect for such.  They are minimalist and show off those sweet baby arms and legs so nicely.   Who doesn’t like those squishy baby parts.  Lastly, we had to dress him up with this handsome checkered button down.  We got a few of him with one of his favorite toys, the stackable boxes.  So fun!

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Underwater Photography

I think that underwater photography make for the most stunning wall displays in basically any room!  Here I have a collage of underwater photos I took over the summer showcased in Organic Bloom Frames.

The frames shown are a 12×18 Maryanne Twin, a 5×7 Meg, a 5′ Johnny, an 8×12 Ricky, an 11×17 Audrey, a 5×5 Lewis, a 5×5 June, a 5×10 Eva and an 8×10 Cary Grant

A conversation starter for sure.  I chose to do black and whites for this display just because I wanted to keep it very classic and clean.  If you wanted to add some color, most certainly color images would offer just that.  Also, consider color frames for a splash of color with the b&w images, so it’s not too over the top.  These frames come in a multitude of wonderful color options.  I’m sure we would find something just perfect for your space.

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Here is a shot a little closer so you can see a little better the photos I chose.

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I’d love to design a wall display for you!  If you are a current client of mine, let’s talk!  Photos are best when printed and seen on a regular basics.

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Underwater Photography

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Houston Texas Maternity Photography

Herman Park is a great place for a Houston Texas Maternity Photography session.  This stunning momma had only a few weeks left before her arrival was going to be welcomed into this world.

If I said these two were such a blast to hang out with, it would be an understatement.  This was the first time for this momma to have professional photos done.  So happy to have been the one chosen to document this special time for her.  First baby and first photo shoot.  Pretty cool if you ask me.  The day was pretty overcast, although you would not ever know from the pics.  YAY!   Actually I wasn’t sure if we were possibly going to get a little rained on.  However, the weather held out perfectly for us and we got some really great shots.  At the end of our session, it was actually getting dark, but these two wanted a few photographs in the water.  Of course, I was happy to make those happen for them.  Those final photos only proved what I already had known about these two that they are so much in love with each other and enjoy having a good time.  Love my clients when they make my job so darn easy!!

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Houston Baby Photographer

These photos were not planned.  I was photographing a first birthday party.  As with most 1st birthdays, it could not be complete without the ‘baby eating the cake’ portion of the event.  It’s always funny to see how a baby will react to such.  In particular, if it is their first time eating something as a cake with icing.  Contrary to what most would think, there are many babies that simply don’t really like it.  Maybe it’s a texture issue or maybe it’s just too sweet.  Who knows.  This birthday boy did a pretty decent job, I would say, in well, let’s just say creating a mess with his cake.  As I’m not for sure how much of the actual cake made it into his mouth.  haha.  But everyone sure enjoys watching the birthday baby still the same, no matter the outcome.  It’s just fun.

So after this little guy made his mess, they wanted to actually give him a bath.  The bathwater was actually already run when I thought the kitchen sink would be so much more lovely.  And I’m so very happy with our 5 minutes in the kitchen sink photos.  We got some sweet ones with icing covered face and then wanted to get a few with clean face, too…but by the time he was ‘clean’ he was basically ready to get out…of course, but we managed to get a few still.  YAY!

Houston Baby Photographer

Houston Baby Photographer

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Houston Birthday Party Photographer

I do photograph a handful of birthday parties each year and honestly I just rarely get around to showing any of those on the blog because quite frankly, it’s a lot of photos to pick through.  It is hard enough choosing which photos from a regular session are my favorites to blog, but when it comes to party photos…without showing you a large number, you really can’t get a good feel of the party.  So here is my first real attempt at showing you what a birthday party shoot looks like.

I was tickled pink to have been chosen to photograph this little guy’s first birthday recently.  His momma really went all out making almost all of the decorations herself, with the help of some family, too.  But does she have a creative eye or what?  Just take a look at the is fun decor!  I was very impressed with the entire circus themed party, but what really stole my heart was the cake and the cake table.  Just so perfect for words!

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Then here are just a few images from the event documenting family and friends who were there to celebrate the special occasion.

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What’s a birthday without the birthday boy eating some cake?  Pretty sure he liked it.  hehe.

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After the cake eating, he did have a bath in the kitchen sink….but you can check out those photos on another post soon!  They deserve their own post they are so adorable.

But here, the birthday boy was supposed to be opening his gifts, but he really just wanted to eat his sucker and make another mess.   Boys will be boys, right?

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We did wipe his face for a few shots at the end.  So precious isn’t he!!??

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Newborn Photography The Woodlands

How about two 16X20 canvases and two 20×30 canvases for your entry.  Makes a pretty cool statement in the right space and if done well with the right collection of images that you love.

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Newborn Photography The Woodlands

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