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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. ;-)

“Out on the ocean sailing away
I can hardly wait
To see you come of age
But I guess we’ll both just have to be patient
‘Cause it’s a long way to go
A hard row to hoe
Yes it’s a long way to go
But in the meantime

Before you cross the street
Take my hand
Life is what happens to you
While you’re busy making other plans.

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful boy.”

~John Lennon “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)”

I know this will come as no surprise to any of you, but sometimes things in life don’t go as planned.  For example, I was supposed to photograph the birth of this awesome little boy pictured below.  He (and God, of course) apparently had other plans, though, as he arrived seven weeks early.  Because I was not yet on-call for his arrival, I wasn’t able to be there.  :-( That didn’t derail our plans for his newborn pictures, however, so we did get some wonderful shots of this beautiful boy shortly after his birth.  I have also had the privilege of photographing him and his lovely parents every single year since.  :-)

Houston Texas Family Child Photographers

Houston Texas Family Child Photographers

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

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The many facial expressions of newborn babies are so fascinating to watch!  Their eyes are constantly adjusting to light and trying desperately to focus on the new world around them.  Their mouths and tongues are almost always moving, whether asleep or awake, alternating between practicing nursing, smiling, grimacing, yawning and a whole range of other movements which I couldn’t possibly describe.  I love ALL of the amazing faces that newborns make!

These interesting, adorable and sometimes comical expressions are part of how babies are adjusting to and taking in this giant, unfamiliar world in which they now live.  Long before any self-consciousness sets in (and certainly WAY before they will take a zillion selfies to get the most flattering angle and facial expression), these little ones have neither concern nor concept about whether or not they have the slightest photogenic quality.  They simply exist and, in doing so, are absolutely perfect.  Case in point:  this sweet little guy (in gorgeous dark teal blue…LOVE!) whose facial expressions are just priceless!

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Baby Portraits Houston Texas

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

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I thought it would be fun to start making this little slideshows with my underwater sessions.  I’ve even got myself a YouTube Channel now just for the underwater photography videos I make.  The underwater photos are just so action filled that I really felt videos would help do each child’s session more justice.

I loved this session because mom wanted to get in on some of the photos, too.  Her boys were such a blast.  I had photographed their family a few times in the past when the boys were younger.  What a treat to see them so grown up now and doing an underwater session with me.

If you would like to book an underwater photography session with me, please email me at info@capturedsimplicity.com or click the little contact tab at the top of my site.

This will be my 2nd summer to offer these and I’m so excited to try some new things in the pool to create more unique images for my clients.

For now, how much fun is this video.  There is sound, so be sure to adjust your volume prior to beginning.  ;-)

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

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Some of my favorite types of photography sessions are the simplest.  Like this one:  just a couple in their home with their very new baby.  When you’ve recently (and I do mean VERY recently) had a baby, the last thing you want to do is leave your home with that baby.  That’s why I love these in-home newborn sessions.  A couple and their child (or children) can just relax in (nicely lit areas of) their home and I photograph it.  It’s natural, real, casual and comfortable (for everyone).

Seeing new parents with their precious little baby is so beautiful.  I want to capture the feeling of how mesmerizing it is for them to just hold and stare at this new, perfect little life they created.  I remember how incredible it was to hold my little boy for the first time and how for the next several days (maybe weeks!) I had a hard time prying my eyes away from him.  (Truth be told, I still sometimes catch myself just staring in awe at the gorgeous, rambunctious toddler I first laid eyes on as a tiny, goo-covered creature!)  The older they get, though, the more comfortable we get with the fact that they WILL continue breathing if we look away from them!:-)

In Home Newborn Photography Houston

 In Home Newborn Photography Houston

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

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Although it’s tempting to post a fake pregnancy announcement or some kind of unbelievable promotion on this day that’s dedicated to pranks, I’m not going to do it.  I’m always hesitant to believe anything I read that’s dated or appears on April 1st.

I was curious about the origins of this day, so I looked into it.  According to Joseph Boskin, a professor of history at Boston University, the practice began during the reign of Constantine.  A group of court jesters and fools told the Roman emperor that they could run the empire better than he could.  Amused by this, Constantine allowed a jester named Kugel to be king for one day.  During his day-long reign, Kugel decreed that the day should be filled with absurdity.  People enjoyed it, so the custom became an annual event.

The Associated Press was responsible for bringing this explanation to the public’s attention in an article printed by many newspapers in 1983.  The only problem?  The professor made the whole thing up. It wasn’t until a couple weeks later that the AP realized they (along with everyone else who read and believed the faux history) had been victims of an April Fools’ joke themselves.  (Click here if you’re interested in reading what is believed to be the real story, which resulted from the adoption of the “Gregorian calendar”.)

Nope, you’re not going to find any April Fools’ jokes on here today…just this precious, perfect, adorable newborn girl, whose origins go back even further than this silly holiday.:-)

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Spring Texas Newborn Photographer

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

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