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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. ;-)

“I’m jealous of my parents.  I’ll never have a kid as cool as theirs.”  ~Chris Gayle

That silly quote came to mind while going through the pictures of this cool kiddo below.  (At least, I HOPE that quote was said in jest!  You’d have to be pretty full of yourself to say it and mean it!  I personally think my son is SUPER cool, with his carefree way and awesome demeanor!  Kids rock!  The man to which the quote is attributed, however, doesn’t have children at this time, so maybe he’ll change his mind if he ever does.  After all, don’t we all want our kids to be better versions of ourselves?  Sorry for the tangent…you know how I like to trail off sometimes!:-P)

Now back to this fantastic fella I got to photograph recently!  Boy, he is rocking that trilby (often mistakenly referred to as a fedora) and I love it!  Even without the cool hat, he is certainly still one suave little dude.

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Woodlands Texas Child Photography

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 I love when young babies already have fun, awesome little personalities!  The facial expressions on this cute little guy below are absolutely adorable and you can just tell what a ham he is and will be!  Of course his parents are fantastic as well, so he must come by it honestly.

Families like this, with their sweetness and congeniality, are irresistible to me as a photographer.  Each shot just seems effortless and genuine, which I adore.  It is so refreshing to spend time with a couple (family) like this, who are just so easy and comfortable with each other.  Thankfully, I’m blessed with loads of great clients of which that description could be applied!

When I really think about it, I guess that’s just kind of my style.  Effortless.  Natural.  REAL.  That’s what I’m all about and I hope you see that in my pictures.  Don’t get me wrong…I love funky embellishments and a bit of pizzazz when it helps display the client’s personality!  I just never want any of that to overshadow the true stars of the photos:  the people…my lovely clients…YOU!  :-)

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Houston Area Family Baby Photography

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If you go to Google and do a search for “Is white a color?”, you will find that there is some debate on the matter.  Answers vary based on whether you are talking about color as pigments or as light.  White’s lack of pigment would cause it not to be a color, but the fact that it reflects all the colors of the visible light spectrum makes it a color.  (There is also color as defined by wavelengths, but we’ll just keep it as simple as possible!)  Regardless if it is a color or not, I love white as the most simple and neutral palette to really make subjects stand out in a photograph.  Because it is reflective, it seems to take on and magnify the beauty and personality of those subjects.  I certainly think it works beautifully in the images below!  This gorgeous mamma and her two adorable children couldn’t be lovelier!

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If this is your first time seeing these three beauties (or if you’ve seen them before and just want to see more fabulous photos of them!), you should check out this maternity session (here), precious baby and mamma shots (here), sweet sibling pictures (here) and pics of super-fun big sister (here)!

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You may recognize this fabulous loft and gorgeous family from a previous post in which I mentioned how much I love this location (here) or one in which I discussed the best instructions I can give to families (ones with little boys, especially…here).  I had so many photos from this session because they trusted me with a brand new location (in an urban loft studio) for their holiday session!  This, of course, meant that I had to “practice” in the space.  (hehe…by “had to practice” I really mean that I got to enjoy playing around with different settings and ideas in a very cool space!  Something I LOVE getting to do!  ;-))

Each of the family members you see here were so good-natured and they were all perfectly happy to indulge my desire to take a zillion (slight exaggeration:-)) photos of them here.  (I think that is particularly impressive for two rambunctious little boys!)  I could not have asked for better subjects!  As for the photos…well, we all know the saying, “Practice makes perfect.”  I enjoyed the “practice” and I think these are perfection:-).

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Downtown Houston Family Child Photographer

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So this is part 2 of this awesome family’s session (part 1 is here).  This time there’s a bit more focus on Dad…and I love it!  His facial expressions are just too great and it is clear how much he adores his family.  It’s kind of funny (or sad, really) how dads often get overlooked in the whole pregnancy rigmarole.  Aside from being congratulated and maybe given a “job well done” pat on the back, men are typically put on a back-burner when it comes to all things pregnancy related.  (Some men, I’m sure, are more than happy with that scenario!)  Certainly it is the mom who is doing all the direct work carrying the baby, but the value of a supportive and loving partner should not be underestimated.  Dads who are willing to give all of themselves to care for their families are a true blessing and should be celebrated.  This role is even more important when a second child is on the way (or has arrived) and Dad can (and does) care for the first while Mom focuses on the newest, most vulnerable member of the family.  It was clear from my time spent with this crew that this is a dad who should be acknowledged for his love and devotion to his family.  I hope these photos help to do just that!

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Houston Family Maternity Photographer

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