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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. ;-)

In Home Newborn Lifestyle Photos

I must apologize.  This was an old post I found in the ‘drafts’ of my blog.  I have no idea how this never got posted.  Maybe because I recall photographing this sweet baby girl about a month before our son was born.  I think that this gallery was completed exactly three days before I went into labor. hehe  This momma and I go way back, so it was all good.

As I look at these photos, I can’t help but smile so big….so I have to post…even if they are like 9M late.  hehe

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It can be an interesting transition from being the only child to becoming a big sibling.  It can be a challenge to get photographs of a toddler with their new baby brother or sister.  In these cases, I’ve found it’s best to just be as natural as possible.  Sometimes the only way to get big bro (or big sis) in any of the photos is to just have the entire family in the photos so there can be a more relaxed atmosphere.  And sometimes, a toddler will only sit for a couple of pics, period…but sometimes, I get lucky and the toddler will give us like a whole 5-10 minutes in one place…which was the case with this sweet boy.  I truly feel that these types of photographs are the best memories to catch….your family in real life.  Photographs that aren’t too staged or planned….capturing emotion and relationships.

Let me also say that you don’t have to have a fancy, highly decorate home for in home photo sessions.  Actually, the more simple the better!  I often have clients who are hesitant for me to come to their homes for our session.  Rest assured, I understand that you have a life and that most of the time our homes are not visitor ready (or what we think is visitor ready) and will make sure that I work around any part of your home that would not be idea for photos.  I think I’m pretty creative like that.;-)  I’ve dusted a few tables on the job…I don’t even charge extra.  hehe  No really, in all seriousness….your home is beautiful at it is!  Let me help you showcase that with your family!

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I love when clients have me into their homes for a photo session.  I’ve said it before, I love…like, really love outdoor photos.  The bright light…the trees….sometimes the amazing sunshine…the grass…just nature as a whole is just magnificent and makes for a wonderful backdrop for photographs.  But then you have indoor sessions.  So warm and inviting….so personal…getting a glimpse of where a family spends most of their time together.  Being able to capture that is, well, just such a high.  You might be wondering which is best?  What do I prefer?  So to set the record straight, I do not prefer or like one over the other.  I simply love them as much as the other because they are so very different.  It is like comparing an apple to a banana.  Similar, but very different.   They both give their own special something.

What I’m really trying to do is utilize a few little nooks or spots around a home that maybe would go unnoticed normally.  I want to showcase a detail or two in a home and make it sort of pop.  This was one of those spaces.  The mirror was cool, nothing too fancy, just classic…and then there was this incredible light coming through.  So I could not resist getting a few spots of this gorgeous pair looking at themselves in the mirror.  The funny thing about this is this sort of thing really happens.  As a mom, I know there have been more times than I could count where I took my sweet boy and let him see himself in the mirror with me.  Even though I am pretty sure the don’t quite get that they are looking at themselves, it is most certainly still a fun thing to do.

There are so many more images I can’t wait to share from this session so stay tuned!

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Baby Photographer Houston | Dear Child {blog circle March 2014}

My little buggie bug.

You turned a whopping nine months old just a few days ago and I can still remember so clearly the very moment you entered this world and I held you in my hands.  You took your time in the beginning, you were (asynclitic posterior-not at all fun for mommy) but then as soon as you were ready, you came into this world like a bit of a freight train.  I will likely bore you a million times over, as you grow, with the story of the day you were born and how our midwife barely made it to the house (only about 45 minutes before you were born).  Because this was truly the most life changing day for you mommy and daddy and because that day of your birth, you didn’t really follow any of the ‘rules’.  Although there is no doubt you are most like your daddy, I suppose your birth has predestined you to be a more like your mommy, who often times wants to not be like everyone else.  I  hope you want to always be unique, but not too weird.  ha!  As this is your mommy’s motto, too.

These days you are not even remotely interested in crawling.  Crawling is so cute and if you decide to just walk and never crawl, mommy will indeed feel a little sad.  However, you do love to be in your little jumper.  (The best jumper on the planet which can be purchased here)  You are like a little Russian dancer in this contraption. hehe  You pretty much just zone into your own little world…talking…singing….and having just a good ‘ole time.  You will easily spend two hours in the jumper if we allow….like the Energizer bunny…just going…and going…and going.  haha!  Your once, super pudge legs are beginning to trim up and get really strong from all the bouncing.  You also are gaining a tremendous amount of balance and can stand really well, almost on your own.

We do allow you to watch tv occasionally in very limited quantities.  You love this character called ‘Harry the bunny’ and you also love a show called ‘My Friend’s Tiger and Pooh’, ‘The Hive’ and of course…to the somewhat dismay of your daddy and I, you do love ‘Mickey Mouse’, who for some reason mommy and daddy find very annoying…Mickey that is.  LOL!

You are sort of enjoying real food occasionally.  Avocados seem to be your fave by far.  However, for the most part, you just love to be lazy (hehe) and drink your bottle, which honestly is fine by mommy because she enjoys holding you and feeding you very much.

You are such a happy boy and rarely any trouble at all.  As of two days ago, you have not been quite yourself.  Then just today, only moment prior to finishing this post, we felt two front, upper teeth, that, have (as suspected) finally broken the surface.  Just another reminder of how you are growing so fast before our eyes.

We love you so much buggie boo boo and are just savoring every day with you.

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I could not resist some more ‘official’ 9M milestone pics.  So here are my two faves.

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Massiel

the cuteness! Its just too much!!! And look at those little teeth :)

Monica

These are the days !!! Lovely boy

oh my goodness he’s adorable!!! and I like mickey mouse and avocados too, a man after my own heart. Amy i loved your letter, the little details that make this specific time so special and your pictures, wow! a million ways to photograph one tiny baby in one spot, I love it! & loved all his expressions LOL

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If you are new to the blog, welcome and thank you for stopping by.  hehe.  For those of you who are not new around these parts, YIPPY!  Thank you for coming over to see what’s happening over here.  :-)

As many of you know, I am an adoptee myself and have a heart for adoption.  This includes those who are adopted and those families that adopt.  About two years ago, I was privileged to be part of four photographers who launched Red Thread Sessions.  It is an organization that connects adoptive families with photographers.  These photogrpahers donate photography to these familes.  You can check out our site here:  Red Thread Sessions

I’ve been so honored to photograph a number of families from this organization. This is one of those families.  Like many, they felt called to add a child to their family through adoption.  And what a fantastic addition he has made.

I really wanted this session to be as relaxed as possible.  Considering this family of seven, these kiddos were so easy and didn’t get too rowdy.  ha!  Still, we had such a great time as you can tell.  ;-)

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Donn-Marie Sikes

These photos are simply beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing them.

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When I get an email that mentions photographing an extended family,  I get really excited.  While I do believe it is very important to document your immediate family on a regular basis through professional photographs, I also am a big advocate to have at least once, a multigenerational photo session that includes grandparents.

This is just a few of the lovely photos I took this day recently of such a family.  I could not resist a few shots of just grandma and grandpa, as showcased at the bottom here. Stay tuned, as I will be posting the 2nd half of those photos which was focused on my client’s immediate family which included her, her husband and their new baby girl.  :-)

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Oh how I’ve enjoyed watching this little guy grow so big!  I’ve been so privileged to photograph him as a newborn and many milestones after that and now he is over two years old.  We recently went to the zoo and got some shots of him and his wonderful parents there.  The Houston Zoo is actually pretty good zoo.  I mean, it’s no San Diego Zoo, in California, which I recently got to visit and was so awesome I can’t even begin to tell you…but still, the Houston Zoo is certainly worth a visit if you are in the area.  ;-) So check it out!!

On this particular day, even though there where were not as many animals out as we would have liked to get this little guy exicited, we did find this amazing little rope playset that we were able to get this little guy very…and I mean, VERY excited about.  He was hesitant at first…needing encouragement and help from mom and dad with every step….but then he got the hang of it real fast and then there was no stopping him.  I was lucky to get some fun shots still.  And it is a bit…well, maybe a lot of luck actually getting these sorts of shots.  Why?  Well, first of all, trying to focus on a subject through little holes  or squares in this case…and less we not forget a subject that is moving basically non stop….well, they are pretty difficult shots to get, but just like with all such things, I am up for the challenge and will do my best, but then it will quite a bit of luck in the end if you get even a ‘money shot’ or two.  hehe

I mean, maybe some people can get these shots like in their sleep, but I think those people are more of a rarity.

So here it is…my ‘money shot’ of the series.  I am so happy with it I can hardly contain myself.  <3

If you would like to have your family photos done at the Houston Zoo, please contact me!  I would love to take more photographs at such locations!

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Who can resist dreamy photos of a mother and her child?  This precious girl turned 8 months old recently.  She is two weeks older than our little boy, so it is so fun to watch them grow side by side.  I could not resist having her beautiful momma in some of the pics and I’m so glad she on board.  There is this little window, I think, when your baby has such personality and is hitting so many milestones….the 4 months or so when they are not a newborn anymore, but they are not quite a toddler.  They still have a bit of that ‘baby’ look…they are not yet walking, but maybe crawling…and are what I would call still so snuggly.  It is in the months that I beg you to have photos done of you and your child.  I would say between 4-10 months.  Such a wonderful time to document the maternal bond.  Are these two the sweetest or what!!??

On another note, I so often wonder why there are not more ‘gifts’ of photography given.  What do I mean?  I mean, I’m surprise that more people do not purchase photography sessions for friends and family.  It could even be a couple of friends going in together on a photo session for a new mommy or a grandparent gifting a session for their grandchild on their first birthday or something.  Don’t you think that photos like this would be a wonderful keepsake item that would never be forgotten?  Or how about a mother getting photos done with their child for dad? Just throwing out some ideas.  ;-) Just think about it.  I think photography is one of the most wonderful gifts you could give someone so please keep such in mind, would you?

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Hard to believe it has been over two years now since this sweet momma contacted me to take photos of their family of three….well, three and one in the oven.  hehe  She was, at the time, weeks away from having her son and wanted photographs of her beautiful baby bump and to capture the memory of their final weeks of being a family of three.  Time flies…oh how it flies….now her baby boy has turned two and I’ve had the privilege of documenting their family on many occasions during this time.

This family beams with the most amazing joy for one another.  It is contagious.  They are always just wonderful to spend time with and I love all the fantastic conversations I have with this momma.  She is certainly not just a client, I consider her my friend.;-) For this session, we went back to the very spot where we took their family photos that first time.  It was fun and was thrilled how they came out!

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The love of your child…in particular, your first born….so pure and powerful…

so new, exciting and a bit scary…but nothing short of bliss beyond measure.  More of this mother and daughter coming soon.

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Okay…I couldn’t resist…part 2 of this newborn session…hehe

This style is what you would call a ‘lifestyle’ session.  It is called this because it is not the traditional super posed, everyone looking at the camera shots.  Sure, there are some of those where everyone is looking at the camera, but they are more relaxed.  With these sessions, I try to incorporate the space more….and relationships.  This also gives more freedom to try some different things which can be fun make your session just for you!  These are the only kinds of newborn sessions I am offering now because they are what I enjoy the most.

What do you think?

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disclaimer: this session was part of a little workshop that I offered a few months back to help a couple of photographers who were interested in learning more about how to photograph families in their homes.  In the event you happen across some photos similar to these on another photographer’s website, those photographs shown on their site are the ones that particular photographer took while shooting with me this particular day.  I am no longer offering such photography workshops at this time.  ;-)

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