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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. ;-)

There is an old show business adage, often attributed to W.C. Fields, “Never work with children or animals.”  This is obviously because both children and animals are unpredictable and uncontrollable.  No matter what directions you might try to give them, you never know how they will react and behave.  It is understandable how much of a liability that would be while doing a live show.  As a photographer, however, that is exactly what makes working with children and animals so wonderful!  I love that no matter what atmosphere or setting you may try to create or instructions you might give, a child or pet will do exactly what he or she feels like and it usually results in something even cuter and greater than you could have planned!  The top picture below is the perfect example of this.  That sweet pooch’s face peeking over the back of the couch; the adorable newborn’s hand placement and expression…just perfection!  My favorite picture sans pooch is the last one with the perfectly timed gorgeous smiles on all three faces.  Again, there is no way to plan it…it just happens organically and makes for photographic gold!  This was such a fabulous newborn session!

Woodlands Area Newborn Portraits

Woodlands Area Newborn Portraits

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 have so many great memories from my childhood.  Some of the most vivid involve us going out as a family to pick out and cut down our own Christmas tree each year.  I loved walking up and down the rows, checking each tree to find that perfect one.  Thinking about it now, I can still smell that fresh, fabulous smell that would flood my nostrils as I scoured the beautiful conifers on display.  Of course, as a child, my visions for a tree were significantly larger than the allotted space for our tree, so my “perfect tree” was forever out of my grasp.  I would always end up settling for a perfectly lovely, but much smaller than I desired, tree that fit our space.  (To this day, I’m still pining – pun intended, ha! – for that huge, perfect tree!)  Although I never quite had the physical skill required, at my request, my very kind father would always allow me a go at cutting down our chosen tree.  After a few attempts with the saw and barely a scratch on the trunk to show for it, my dad would take over and have our tree down in no time.  I was always so impressed with his skill and strength when he did this.  Stand back, Paul Bunyan, because in my eyes, in those moments, he was the greatest lumberjack that ever lived and I couldn’t have been prouder of him!

These are the kind of beautiful moments and memories that take place at Old Time Christmas Tree Farm , where I had the privilege of photographing the precious family you see below.  (There are all kinds of other fun things to do there too, so go to their site for all the info!)  If you aren’t eternally committed to the dark side of artificial trees (just kidding), you should check them out, find a gorgeous tree, make some lovely family memories and have me photograph them for you!:-)

Houston Texas Christmas Tree Farm Family Photos

Houston Texas Christmas Tree Farm Family Photos

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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“Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation. ~Lois Wyse

I truly believe that there are few (if any) things that bring a family closer together than the arrival and presence of children (grandchildren).  When a couple’s son or daughter has children of their own, that couple attains one of the most enjoyable and coveted job titles in the world: grandparents!  To see a grandmother or grandfather with their grandchildren is such a beautiful thing to witness.  They overflow with joy and pride in their children’s children.  Once I gave birth to my son, my parents, who have always loved and adored me, pretty much forgot that I existed and focused entirely on him.  (I’m ever so slightly exaggerating, of course.:-PLove you, Mom and Dad!)  You can’t blame grandparents for favoring their grandchildren, really.  I mean, children are so much cuter and more fun than adults…especially when they are children who you aren’t charged with disciplining!  All of this is to say, I love grandparent sessions!  These awesome grandparents are so sweet with their adorable grandchildren and they fill my heart with joy!  Soak up these fabulous memories NOW and have pictures you will cherish forever!

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part of an extended family session…see more from this session HERE

Extended Family Photography Houston Texas

Extended Family Photography 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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“The best times in life are usually random, unplanned and completely spontaneous.”  ~Author Unknown

When you picture a newborn session, you probably imagine a very new baby who is either sleeping (giving sweet sleep smiles if we’re lucky:-)) or looking slightly startled (but still adorable) while cuddled in a blanket or being held by various immediate family members.  In most cases, you would typically be right.  This newborn session took an unexpected and entertaining turn, however, when newborn baby brother needed a nursing break and energetic big sister wanted to jump on the bed!  (Is there anything more tempting to a young child than a big, cozy bed just begging to be jumped on?!?!  If not THE most tempting, I would definitely put it in the top five along with sweets, mud puddles, stairs and freshly raked leaves in a perfect pile.)  Well I am all about spontaneous shots, so I said, “Okie dokie!” and started snapping!  I can’t think of a single thing I would change about these shots.  Her carefree spirit is on full display and so, SO beautiful!  The day’s lesson:  when looking for amazing shots, follow a child’s lead and indulge in a bit of fun and spontaneity!

Child Photographer Houston Area

Child Photographer Houston Area

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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So, don’t tell my husband, but occasionally I get a bit distracted while driving and miss my turn or take a wrong turn.  I like to believe that everything happens for a reason, however, so there really are no “wrong turns” when something productive or good results from them.  That being said, I recently accidentally took a wrong turn (ha!) trying to find a session spot with the lovely family pictured below.  The place where we ended up looked kind of great though, so I couldn’t resist a few shots of this gracious (also sweet, patient and wonderful) family before we headed to our intended location.  I think these shots turned out really nice and I wanted to share.  Let this be a lesson that wherever you are in life, whether you intended to be there or arrived via a wrong turn or two, there is always potential for beauty, laughter and happiness.  If you are willing to adapt and make the best of what life has to offer you, your wrongs turns can lead you somewhere even better than you initially desired.

Houston Child and Family Photographer

Houston Child and Family 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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