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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. ;-)

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The wall displays I am showing you are just more for the design and layout of the photos, not as much the actual photographs.  Your photo collage most certainly does not need to be all photographs from a professional photo session.  You could mix and match an assortment of different images…old and new, from multiple sessions…some professional and some sort of creative snapshots of life events or simply a favorite photo of your child.  I just want you to feel excited to prints some photos.  This display showcases four 8×10 images in 11×14 mats and four 5×7 photographs in 8×10 mats.

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These photos used in this display were taken like two years ago…but as I am doing these wall displays, I will be reviving a few older sessions just for the purpose of the wall displays only as to not be too repetitive with recent work and post.  ;-)  Hopefully this makes sense.

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There are many reasons I love this photo.  Sure, genuine smiles….from not only a toddler, but his baby sister is awesome, of course.  I also love the fact that the dog just happened to get in on the photo.  That was not planned but was such a great addition when it was all said and done.  I mean, their puppy is just as much a part of the family right?  But I also really like the angle I shot at.  It is not all that unique really…shooting from above, that is.  But I do feel that them on the sofa with the kids hanging over like this is pretty unique.  It is a real moment that yes, I sort of orchestrated,but then it then just happened.  So don’t worry.  During a photo session, I am very directive.  I’m pretty good at coming up with an initial plan of positioning and/or activity, then I just let the kids sort of determine where we go after that.  I do best when I am feeding off your kid’s enthusiasm.  So momma’s don’t worry about your lively kids, rest assured, I live for lively kids.  hehe  I really try to work with your kids and not against.  Often time the kids not doing exactly what I have in mind makes for the absolute best photographs.  I just roll with the punches and ask that my families do so as well.  It really makes for a much less stressful event.  ;-)

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We live in such a digital world these days, which is so great on so many levels.  With photography, there has been a huge negative, thought, I’m afraid.  So many families missing out on what really makes an image pop, so to speak.  Well, if you ask any real professional photographer, they will tell that the true value comes out in an image when it is showcased in print.  And not just any print, I quality image.  An image that is true in color and has good clarity as a print.  There are so many terrible printers and it saddens me to the core to think so many are investing in professional photography and then compromising to save sometimes a couple of dollars, when it comes to printing their images on their own.  This is especially sad when there are a handful of really great consumer printers out there for almost the same cost of a drugstore print.  The best retail printer I have found is www.unitprints.com.  They really do an excellent job.  One day I will show side by side comparisons and price differences in hopes that more will take head to the warnings and not print at the big chains, which can be quite terrible.

But that is a whole other post for another day.

As I mentioned a few posts back and tagging on how I began this post, I truly feel the value of your images is found when you see them in print.  Be them on a wall, in a little keepsake photo book in your purse, framed on your desk at work, on the fridge…wherever.  It doesn’t matter, but the point is that they are something you can feel and see without having to pull up a million photos on your phone or Facebook.  Because I feel that printing at least a few of your images is important, I’m going to begin regularly showing you ways to display them in your home on walls.  In addition, I hope to also occasionally add in other cool products and where to buy them that will allow your photographs to be showcased as a tangible item.

I’ve shown a couple of these in recent post, so to continue this new goal, here are four photos taken from a somewhat recent session.

I thought they would be really fun on the wall of a home office such as this.  This wall display shows:

a 20×24 framed image with 4 inch mat and 1.5 inch moulding and three 5×7 images in 8×10 frames with 2inch moulding

What do you think?

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My sweet Cocoa.  You were such a great little doggie.  Always bringing a smile to my face on sad days.  You’ve been a wonderful sidekick for the last 16 years.  I recall the many days back from my college days when  you and I would make multiple trips each week to the pet store to get you a treat.  You were once so full of energy and life, but still a fairly calm dog overall.  I picked you out of the litter because you were the only puppy who would lay on your back and let me rub your tummy.  I recall that you were several years old before you actually barked.  I figure you just didn’t feel the need to.  You learned how to ring a little bell that I dangled on the doorknob from a string to tell me you needed to go outside.  You eventually became a little lazy and would just go up to the bell and make a movement with your head, as if you had rung the bell, but you wouldn’t actually touch it.  ha!  Oh how I wish I had video of that.  You loved riding around town with me….with your head out the window and the wind in your hair.  We could drive for hours and you would be so happy.

You’ve outlived all your siblings and were having us wonder if you were going to be the Guinness World record holder for the longest living dog.  hehe  You lived a very good life.  You did have to have three teeth pulled a few years ago and had become quite finicky with your food, but pretty much, you were very healthy for such a long time.  I think you and I both new for a while now that your life was wrapping up.  You have not quite been yourself for sometime now.  I would see glimmers of the old you occasionally, and would cling to them..thinking you might spring back one day.  However, that’s not real life.  I thought you would simply go in your sleep one day…real peacefully.  It never occurred to me that I would have to make the decision one day to put you down.  It was by far the most difficult decision I’ve ever made.  Much harder than I every imagined.  But you could not walk anymore on your own more than a couple of steps at a time and you could not even stand up on your own anymore.  As heartbreaking as it was, I simply knew that your quality of life was just not as it should be and it was time.  We will miss you so much, but know that you are no longer suffering and in that, I hope to continue to find peace with my decision.

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I had just taken a few photos of my son with Cocoa about a week before she really got bad.  I am so thankful for these images.  Bittersweet for sure, but still so grateful for the wonderful memories she has given me.

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I am so sorry for your loss. It so great that you were able to capture such a sweet memory to hold on to.

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I like to mix things up a bit.  Everyone has very different taste and so I enjoy doing some more unconventional wall displays because, well, I think it is fun.  ;-)

This is a cool mix of canvas and framed prints. This is a 20×40 panoramic canvas and three 10×10 photos in 14×14 frames.  You could certainly just do all canvas or all framed prints with this same design.

Please note that you can get these panoramic canvas, but because they are not really a ‘standard’ size, there are few places that offer them.  However, they do look very cool in certain spaces and should certainly be considered when displaying your photographs.  ;-)

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I admit….guilty as charged.  I love pretty much every session I photograph.  Furthermore, I love all the families that I photograph.  They are all so unique in their own little ways and they all have a special place in my heart.  Funny how I can remember pretty much every single family I have ever photographed and I can recall glimpses of our session together as well as faces and at least a handful of the photographs that were taken that day.  My memory, ironically is not all that great compared to many.  I do find it fascinating how much I recall the people I have photographed though.  Maybe because I am very much a visual person.  I remember what I see and also experience more so than not.  I do sort of have a point with all of this.  Once you have been a client of mine, you truly hold a special place in my heart.  I mean, you are a part of my life because you have allowed me into yours…if only for an hour or so.  Sure, some clients I am closer to than others.  It is only natural that those I see most often are even more special to me because I simply have had the chance to get to know them more.  Never the less, I truly, from the bottle of my heart…to sound so cliche’ here…appreciate each and every opportunity I get to capture memories for a family.  As I look back on photographs I’ve taken over the years it is wonderful how memories flood back from that particular session.  If the memories flood back to me and really, I am just the photographer, as many of my clients and I aren’t officially friends outside of work, then I know the memories for them surely come back tenfold.  Taking you back to a time in your life…even if it was just 6 months or a year ago.  Photographs are a wonderful way to spark memories that would likely have been forgotten, for the most part.  I’m so lucky to play a part in such.

So this particular family was, as most all my clients, such a joy to work with.  I had such a great time with them.  Hearing all about how they had somewhat recently fully remodeled their home and how becoming a parent had been for them and such.  Talking to new parents now has even a greater meaning for me since I personally have experienced such recently.  ;-)  This family were so gracious and welcoming to me….to even share some special macaroons with me straight from Switzerland, which were oh so yummy.  Thank you guys for such a lovely time and I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did taking them.

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I absolutely love the fun look of your photos. They look like they should be featured in a magazine! So inspirational!