Just another lovely day shooting some amazing little people with their mom and dad as Family Photographer Houston Texas.  These guys are super special to me because they are my cousins.  What’s so cool is to recall all the many summers spent with this momma and her family when we were young swimming in their pool.  Such amazing memories…too many to count really. This momma’s mother, who is actually my first cousin used to make these homemade pickles.  Man, oh man, those pickles.  The best pickles you would ever have.  We would swim for hours on end;  playing mostly Marco Polo.  ha!  Please tell me I’m not the only one who remembers that swimming pool game.  :-)And what about “sharks and minnows”?  Do you recall that one?  Let’s not forget about the never-ending handstands and seeing who could hold their breathe the longest.  It wasn’t time to get out until your tippy toes had ‘strawberries’ and your fingers were wrinkled like the oldest person on the planet.  Oh…those were the days for sure.  I suppose I’m pretty lucky that I get to live near much of my family and extended family. We get to have our children hopefully experience even just a little bit of the joy we had knowing each other and spending time together.  It’s really the most wonderful opportunity to have and share.  As with all my family photo sessions, I like to have some fun.  It’s common for me to have the kids and sometimes the parents being a little (or a lot) silly.  There is lot of activity during sessions with me.  Most of my favorite photographs are the ones where you can really see life and feel some emotion.  Sure, the most emotion will be felt with photos of those who mean the most to you, but I would love for at least some of my images to really resonate with those who don’t even know the person in the photograph.  What do you think?  Do these images speak to you in a joyful way even though you don’t know these subjects?  I sure do hope so!

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Family Photographer Houston Texas

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Our little guy finally put his head under…I ran inside to grab my camera…which contrary to what you may think I really don’t get my camera out often enough outside of work. Maybe because by the time I was a mom…my business was pretty established and ‘work’ and ‘play’ we’re so very separate things. Like my cousin who was a pro chef for years who had said he never cooked at home…yep, I get it now. But anyways…occasionally will go against my laziness and grab my big camera…and so glad I did because this was over a week ago and in perfect two year old form…he’s not done it again. So happy I caught him going under a couple of times on this particular day…for these few minutes that it lasted.

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The sweetness of a newborn baby is beyond compare, but add an adoring and adorable older sibling to the mix as well as two doting parents and you’ll get a sweetness overload!  That’s what you’ll see in the photos below of this beautiful family settling in with their precious new addition.  There are so many “Awww…” moments during this session and in these pictures, it’s kind of ridiculous!  From darling big brother and daddy kisses to priceless momma kisses and cuddles, this photo shoot is so sugary that I probably should have issued a diabetic warning!  (Disclaimer:  I don’t say that to make light of diabetes or anyone who suffers from it, just to stress how incredible sweet I think this family and these photos are.  Please, please, please don’t be offended!  Just had to put that out there!)

(In addition to the gorgeous people in the photos, I also have to say how much I LOVE the beautiful purple and white butterfly wall motif!  Seriously, how incredibly lovely is that?!?!)

Now just scroll through and enjoy the sweetness!

You likely saw part one from this session a few posts back, but here is part 2 because there was so much goodness to share!

Spring Newborn Photos

Spring Newborn Photos

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

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I promised you there would be more from this fun family session!  I love the pictures from the last post, but the more I look at these, I’m thinking they might be my favorites!  Who am I kidding?  Whichever ones I’m looking at at the moment are my favorite 😛 .  There is just something about the dynamic of this family that makes me adore them.  It’s kind of funny that this session has more “props” than I would normally use (you know I’m not a “prop” photographer!), but check out how much fun these three had with that beautiful piece of material!  (I know it’s not really a “prop”, it’s more of an accessory, but it’s still a bit more than I would typically have in a shoot…and I love it!  Go figure!)  It’s a cape!  It’s a parachute!  It’s a hammock!  There is so much love, joy and creativity in this family!  Do you see why I loved this session so much?!?!  They played and I took pictures!  It was a fun day for sure!

Be sure to check out part one of their session HERE!

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Family Photographer Woodlands

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

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Isn’t it amazing to think that we were all once at an age when discovering our feet was one of the most exciting and incredible things?!?!  I love how young babies learn and play by exploring whatever is closest to them (or attached to them) and each new thing, no matter how small or mundane it seems to us, is so very entertaining to that child.  This is why I think it’s so important to take photos at every stage and why I love taking “milestone” photos during that first year.  (I don’t even mean for you to have pictures taken by me, although I’d love to take them:-), but just to photograph these moments on your own.)  There are so many changes in such a short span of time and it’s wonderful to be able to look back and remember the beautiful new discoveries your child was making.  (You probably can’t document EVERY single one, but you’ll only regret the photos you didn’t take!)

This adorable baby has the best expressions!  She was so fun to photograph as she just seemed to have a blast with each and every little thing around her, especially her perfect squishy feet!

Woodlands Baby Photos

Woodlands Baby Photos

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

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