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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. ;-)

Recently, as a Houston newborn photographer, I got to meet sweet baby Charlotte.  I just love that name.  So classic and pretty.

Oh what fun to photograph her shortly after she arrived.  I also got to photograph her brother when he was a baby.   It’s been so nice to be able to document him growing up and I look forward to doing the same with Charlotte.

On this day, she really didn’t want to be put down.  She is a snuggler.  She was so happy and cozy if someone was holding her, but the moment she was put down…well, let’s just say, she was not a fan of such. ha!

But with much patience, she finally settled and went into a very deep sleep.  It was then we were able to get some really wonderful images of her by herself.

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Her little nap didn’t last long, as is the case with many babies.  She woke up and for about 60 seconds allowed me to snap a couple of photographs of her awake.

I love capturing newborns awake.  I really feel like their personalities come through.  And it’s when they are so bright eyed, that you can really see their resemblance to their mom and/or dad.

I was able to get her back to sleep with a nice swaddle.  Of course, had to get some photos of her sleeping in a vintage inspired wrap.  I thought the pink blanket added a nice little addition.  What girl doesn’t like pink?  ;-)

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Houston Newborn Photographer

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There is something so comfortable about this family.  They are truly so accommodating and incredibly laid back.  I’m lucky in that this is the case with the vast majority of my clients, but these guys stand out in this category.  Makes my job entirely too easy.  These are just some from ONE part of our session together.  I am pretty sure I’ll be sharing from the other part of our session soon.  Just so many I adore.

The weather this night was very much in question.  What I mean by this is that the weather had not been great for the days leading up to our session together.  I told this momma not to trust the weatherman because I just knew things would work out.  And so they did.  It was the perfect night for photos.  Bright overcast and a tiny cool front, which gave us just divine temperatures.  It was meant to be.  Only about an hour after our session ended, the rain came.  Just look at these wonderful captures we were able to get!!!  :-)

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The Woodlands Family Photographer

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As a children’s photographer in Houston, I get to meet some really cool people.  And it’s just icing on the cake really that I get to photograph their family and get to know them even if just for an hour or so.  It’s something very personal when capturing children with their parents.  While I will always strive to get a few more traditional shots, as a whole, photographs from my sessions are mostly more connection kinds of images.  And if it’s not a an emotional conniption capture, then it’s likely a movement or motion photo.  I don’t want to offer the same ole’ images you could get with every other photographer out there.  I really want to try and get images that no one else would maybe think to get for you. Such was the case with this gallery.  The middle image reflects a traditional feel.  Everyone looking at the camera and happy faces.  The outer images though are much more ‘connection’ images.  Moments between parent and child….both of which just sort of happened for the most part and I was there to catch it.

What a lovely addition these images in b&w make on a wall above a bed.  These are actually just framed 12×12 photographs.  So simple, yet really competes the room.  Lately, I am really loving thicker mats in framed photos.  What do you think?

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Children’s Photographer Houston

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Houston Child Photographer…yep, that’s me.  But not only do I photograph children, but also lots and lots of families and babies too!   I would say that the bulk of my business is actually family photographs, which I do love so very much.  I think it is so important for parents to be in the photos with their kids.  And most certainly it does not need to be the traditional family with mom and dad, I love also doing photo sessions with just mommy and kids or even I’ve done a couple with dad and child and/or children.  The photos that your children will really cherish when they are grown are the ones where they can see their mom and dad in the photos with them.  It saddens me so much to think of the millions of photos that people have of just their children.  While I am most certainly all for getting lots of photos of your children, no question, I believe even more so that having at the very least one nice collection of images with you and your children every year is the most wonderful option.  And maybe that means a full photography session with a professional photographer or maybe it means getting a friend or your spouse to take some shots of you and your child/children at the zoo or something.  Whatever you choose, please make sure you get in those photos moms and dads.

The perfect photo is one that radiates authenticity and emotion.  That can range from really sad to serious to happy to historical.  ;-) While I do try to get more photos in the happy range, my ultimate goal is always keeping it real.  I would rather have no smile than a bunch of fake smiles.  So if you agree with this, then I’m the photographer for you.

This family means a lot to me because I’ve been photographing them since their son was born. Being able to document him growing up and now being able to do the same with his baby sister, well, it’s just so very cool.  Here are a just a few from their newborn session.  Stay tuned as I will posting others from this session soon!

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Houston Child Photographer

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I don’t believe in magic, but if there is one thing on this earth that I would call ‘magical’ it is the birth of a child.  One of the most amazing things to witness.  It never, ever gets old.  It’s like Spring over and over again.  Imagine a flower blooming over and over.  It’s how I feel about birth.

I take birth photography very seriously.  It is truly as important, in my opinion, as a wedding.  Birth to a child happens once.  An incredible miracle of God’s design.  Perfect in every way.  Bring a birth photographer is something you will not regret.  And it’s something that should be considered with great care.  It is such a personal and private event in a mother’s life.  Being selected to document such is an honor beyond words.  I’m so thankful for the handful of clients who choose me to capture this event for their family.  Here are just a few of the images of the scene right after baby was born and then about an hour after such.  Such wonderful memories to have.

What was extra exciting at this birth was that the family had decided to wait on knowing the baby’s gender.  It was a surprise the day of delivery.  I do think whether you find out the gender of your baby before or after they are born, it’s still a very fun surprise.  However, I have to give kudos to those families who wait to know until the baby is born.  I mean, the patience of not knowing for nearly ten months.  WOW.  I just think it’s extra cool.

On this day, it was most fun to hear the words, “It’s a boy” shortly after he made his entrance into this world.  And then big sister calling him ‘her’ baby from the moment she met him. The sweetest thing ever!

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Houston Birth Photographer

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