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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. ;-)

Houston Texas Family Photographers

I loved this from Julie Anderson….

“Once there were two women who never knew each other; One you do not remember, the other you call Mother
Two different lives shaped to make you one; One became your guiding star, the other became your sun
The first one gave you life, and the second taught you to live it; The first gave you a need for love, the second was there to give it
One gave you a nationality, the other gave you a name;One gave you a talent, the other gave you aim
One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears; One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried you tears
One made an adoption plan, that was all that she could do;  The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you.
Now, which of these two women, Are you the product of?;  Both, my darling, Both, Just two different types of love.”

The adoption of a child is such a very special time.  It is such an honor and privilege to be able to captures a few families each year in the early days of welcoming a new family member into their hearts and home.  What joy abounds!

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Houston Texas Family Photographers

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Houston Texas Underwater Kid’s Photographer

There are so many great photos from this session I want to share.  So many that I will break them into two or three posts.  These two sisters were nothing short of hilarious.  Two polar opposite personalities and yet such a strong bond and love for each other.  It was pretty fun to have them together in the pool.  We focused mostly on individual photos, believe it or not, considering how many we got of them together.  They were so incredibly easy to photograph.  Each very comfortable in the water which is required for these sessions, I might add.  Safety first!  Anyway, big sister is on the swim team and boy did she give me a show with her amazing swimming skills.  You will see that in another post.  Little sister most certainly did not disappoint.  She was all too happy to give me some really good shots too!

We shall begin the showcase of these images with a few of my favorites of both girls together.  Getting one participant to do as you say can be challenging enough, especially in the swimming pool.  However, to get two kiddos to sort of simultaneously  do as you direct them too, well, can be a real challenge and nearly impossible.  These two performed, I would say, well above average.  What do you think?

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Houston Texas Underwater Kid’s Photographer

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Extended Family Portrait Photographer Houston Texas

Extended Family Portrait Photographer Houston Texas is just another hat that I wear.  It’s great to have sessions that include kids and grandparents!  I really try to capture them as authentically as possible, while also getting some traditional photos as well because most grandmas appreciate those the most.

And what an honor to be hired by a fellow photographer.  I get giddy every single time it happens.  This photographer’s sister was in from service for only about a week.  She likely will not be back again for 2 years.  I can’t think of a better reason for some family photos, right?  In just two years, how these two little ones will change so very much.  We had so much fun during this session and I know we captured some great memories!

My schedule is nearly entirely full for the year.  If you are even remotely interested in booking a photo session with me this year, please do not delay in contacting me.

Extended Family Portrait Photographer Houston Texas

Extended Family Portrait Photographer Houston Texas

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In Hospital Baby Photographer Houston TX

I suppose I’m a lot of things and an In Hospital Baby Photographer in Houston, TX is just one of the hats that I wear.  I’ve not had the opportunity to photograph many sets of multiples in my business.  So when this momma contacted me a while back, I was super pumped about our Fresh 48 hospital session, which takes place within 48 hours of your baby or babies being born.  This new mom and dad were clearly over the moon in love with these babies.  What a lovely time we had this beautiful afternoon at Texas Children’s Hospital, where these two had been born only the day before.  And how about this amazing gown that this momma purchased off of Etsy.  One of the cutest I’ve seen so far!  Makes you want to have another baby just so you can look this adorable, right?  ha!

Just an idea, but these sessions would be such a great gift for a friend or family member.  They are pretty ‘no fuss’ sessions.  I just come and snap some photos…making sure that everyone looks their best, even in a hospital room.  I know, it seems kinda odd to many.  Professional photography at the hospital, that is.  But as you can see from this collection of photographs, it can be a really lovely spot.  I suppose it’s because of the memories that have just been made.  The newness of life and joy beyond measure just beams from such places.  So why not the hospital room?  Why not a Fresh 48 newborn session?  Okay…I’ll just let the photos speak for themselves.

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In Hospital Baby Photographer Houston TX

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Galveston Texas Beach Family Photographer

I was so excited to have the opportunity to photograph this photographer and her family recently on the beach in Galveston, Texas.  This crew was a lively bunch, so why not have them in front of Pleasure Pier for their session.  I wanted these images to be fun, happy and colorful….with lots of sunshine.  I am so very pleased at how they turned out.  Shooting in full sun is something that I would have never even attempted a few years ago. However, I really believe that for certain sessions…ones that fit full sun, like the beach, can be so amazing in the bright rays of the sun.  I mean, when you think of the beach, you think of sunshine right?  I personally feel like it gives the photographs a completely different feel.  Super warm and they just scream summertime, don’t you think?

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Galveston Texas Beach Family Photographer

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[…] was still quite high and full in the sky.  You can see a few images from that particular session HERE.  I actually wanted the sun for these photographs.  Photographing a very active family in such […]

What a beautiful and fun filled session Amy!

Houston Texas Maternity Photographer

Okay. So I’m just a few months behind on posting these pics.  Better late than never right?  ha!

This is my baby sister.  I must tell you that on this particular day, on a whim, we decided to do maternity photographs.  It was a very bright sunny day, but we only had a very short amount of time and so we just worked with the yummy, crazy bright light.  We chose this tiny little park in my hometown for the session.  I wanted some pics of her on the swing and also knew I wanted to incorporate this old, deserted building just behind the park.

Funny little story here.  We were at my sister’s house, rummaging (literally) through her closet trying to find what we wanted her to wear.  We literally picked out these outfits in about 5 minutes.  Truth be known, when I pulled this red polkadot dress, my sister looked at me like I had completely lost my mind.  Not only was the dress not maternity, it was pretty fitted on my sister before she was pregnant.  However, I have a decent eye when it comes to such things and I had a good feeling that this little dress was going to be just perfect for the fun, flirty pics I had in mind.  Admittedly, even as my sister was changing into this dress in the car, she had to fully trust me when I told her it was a go and that she looked so adorable.  Not being able to see herself in the dress was very hard, but she had faith in me that I would not let her look anything other than her best.

The first dress is a great style of dress for maternity photographs.  It’s so classic and the wrap style is extremely flattering to many body shapes during pregnancy.  If you are considering maternity photos, for sure consider such a dress style.

The polkadot dress, well, it’s certainly not for everyone.  It is short and a little revealing, but for this little series, it was just perfect, don’t you think?  :-)

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Houston Texas Maternity Photographer

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Houston Texas Family Photographers

Sure, I love taking photos.  There is no denying that.  I truly love it so very…VERY much.  I also very much love little people.  I enjoy meeting them.  I enjoy getting to know them during our session.  I love the challenge of  capturing the true personalities of children.  To give mommas a collection of photographs that truly reflect who their child is at this moment of life.  It is why I have chosen this path for this season of my life.

But also what is just icing on the cake, is when I get the opportunity to really get to know mommas.  I am a bit biased lately to meet mommies that have a child around the same age as our son.  It is just extra fun to talk and share stories of our children at this age, whatever age that is at the time.  Such was the case with this sweet momma who took the time to share with me her love of cooking and food, as well as their recent adventure in finding foods that her daughter will eat.  It was as if she were reading my mind.  I love food and cooking…and these days coming up with meals for our little one has been a bit of a challenge.  However, after chatting with this mommy, I was so encouraged and left with a plethora of ideas.  So thankful to be able to share not only photography, but life with other families.

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Houston Texas Family Photographers

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In Hospital Newborn Photography Houston

What a joy to have the privilege of being chosen by other photographers to capture important milestones for them.  It’s really a very exciting thing for me.  Certainly, I highly value all of my customers, but when one of your (very talented) colleagues hire you, it has a very special meaning.  I was so happy to have been there for this mommy and her family only a day after their precious daughter arrived.

These are a Fresh 48 session, which is a session of photographs taken within 48 hours of your baby being born. A Fresh 48 session is typically done at the hospital, unless your baby is born at home or a birth center, of which we can make special arrangements for such a session.  I know that likely many of you would think that photographs in a tiny hospital room could not turn out very well.  However, if done well, photographs in a hospital room can be so lovely.  If you would like to capture the newness of your new baby or are interested in possibly gifting such a session to a family, please contact me for more details.  These are wonderful memories to have captured since babies change so much even within the first week of life.  These sessions are really great for families who are not quite interested in full out birth photography and not necessarily interested in a traditional newborn session.

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Underwater Photography Houston

The summer has come and gone.  I had such a blast with a handful of clients who chose me to capture their kiddo in the pool just swimming and playing around.  I am still booking these sessions.  We live in Texas and the pool is heated, so if you’d like one of these sessions, I have a few spots still open for Sept. & Oct.  Then, underwater photo sessions will be on hiatus until April 2015.

Here are just a few from Mr. C’s session I recently did.  So. Much. Fun.  :-)

There are lots more underwater photos from sessions on my Facebook page.  I do plan to post them all to the blog, too, but I’m just a wee bit behind on that goal.  ;-)

Underwater Photography Houston

Underwater Photography Houston

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Children’s Photographer Houston TX

From newborns to three…it’s almost a blur!  How quickly they grow!

So lucky to have gotten to photograph these two cutie pies many times in-between!!!

And how about those adorable little baby slings at the end of the collage.  Their granny made those for them and I couldn’t resist a few pics of the girls wearing their babies.  Too cute!

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Children’s Photographer Houston TX

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