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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 do photograph a handful of birthday parties each year and honestly I just rarely get around to showing any of those on the blog because quite frankly, it’s a lot of photos to pick through.  It is hard enough choosing which photos from a regular session are my favorites to blog, but when it comes to party photos…without showing you a large number, you really can’t get a good feel of the party.  So here is my first real attempt at showing you what a birthday party shoot looks like.

I was tickled pink to have been chosen to photograph this little guy’s first birthday recently.  His momma really went all out making almost all of the decorations herself, with the help of some family, too.  But does she have a creative eye or what?  Just take a look at the is fun decor!  I was very impressed with the entire circus themed party, but what really stole my heart was the cake and the cake table.  Just so perfect for words!

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Then here are just a few images from the event documenting family and friends who were there to celebrate the special occasion.

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What’s a birthday without the birthday boy eating some cake?  Pretty sure he liked it.  hehe.

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After the cake eating, he did have a bath in the kitchen sink….but you can check out those photos on another post soon!  They deserve their own post they are so adorable.

But here, the birthday boy was supposed to be opening his gifts, but he really just wanted to eat his sucker and make another mess.   Boys will be boys, right?

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We did wipe his face for a few shots at the end.  So precious isn’t he!!??

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How about two 16X20 canvases and two 20×30 canvases for your entry.  Makes a pretty cool statement in the right space and if done well with the right collection of images that you love.

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Such a special time when a couple brings home their very first baby.  This was no exception with this family.  I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, I love bright eyed babies.  They have such personality even as such a fresh life.  Sure, it’s in infancy stage, but it’s there.  And as the days pass, before you know it, they are these little people who’ve taken on a bit of mom and a bit of dad.  Such an incredible gift to watch.

I love this poem written from the baby’s point of view.

My little eyes are watching; My ears are listening too.  They take in everything; That you say and do.  My little hands are eager; To do the things you do.  I’m hoping and I’m dreaming; I’ll grow up just like you.  I am just a little guy; Who knows that you are wise.  You’ll teach me what I need; For someone just my size. I’m a bright eyed little fellow; Who is watching what you do And I’m waiting for the day; I’ll be grown up just like you.  -Patsy Gaut

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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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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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