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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 something so comfortable about this family.  They are truly so accommodating and incredibly laid back.  I’m lucky in that this is the case with the vast majority of my clients, but these guys stand out in this category.  Makes my job entirely too easy.  These are just some from ONE part of our session together.  I am pretty sure I’ll be sharing from the other part of our session soon.  Just so many I adore.

The weather this night was very much in question.  What I mean by this is that the weather had not been great for the days leading up to our session together.  I told this momma not to trust the weatherman because I just knew things would work out.  And so they did.  It was the perfect night for photos.  Bright overcast and a tiny cool front, which gave us just divine temperatures.  It was meant to be.  Only about an hour after our session ended, the rain came.  Just look at these wonderful captures we were able to get!!!  :-)

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The Woodlands 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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As a children’s photographer in Houston, I get to meet some really cool people.  And it’s just icing on the cake really that I get to photograph their family and get to know them even if just for an hour or so.  It’s something very personal when capturing children with their parents.  While I will always strive to get a few more traditional shots, as a whole, photographs from my sessions are mostly more connection kinds of images.  And if it’s not a an emotional conniption capture, then it’s likely a movement or motion photo.  I don’t want to offer the same ole’ images you could get with every other photographer out there.  I really want to try and get images that no one else would maybe think to get for you. Such was the case with this gallery.  The middle image reflects a traditional feel.  Everyone looking at the camera and happy faces.  The outer images though are much more ‘connection’ images.  Moments between parent and child….both of which just sort of happened for the most part and I was there to catch it.

What a lovely addition these images in b&w make on a wall above a bed.  These are actually just framed 12×12 photographs.  So simple, yet really competes the room.  Lately, I am really loving thicker mats in framed photos.  What do you think?

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Children’s Photographer 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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Houston Child Photographer…yep, that’s me.  But not only do I photograph children, but also lots and lots of families and babies too!   I would say that the bulk of my business is actually family photographs, which I do love so very much.  I think it is so important for parents to be in the photos with their kids.  And most certainly it does not need to be the traditional family with mom and dad, I love also doing photo sessions with just mommy and kids or even I’ve done a couple with dad and child and/or children.  The photos that your children will really cherish when they are grown are the ones where they can see their mom and dad in the photos with them.  It saddens me so much to think of the millions of photos that people have of just their children.  While I am most certainly all for getting lots of photos of your children, no question, I believe even more so that having at the very least one nice collection of images with you and your children every year is the most wonderful option.  And maybe that means a full photography session with a professional photographer or maybe it means getting a friend or your spouse to take some shots of you and your child/children at the zoo or something.  Whatever you choose, please make sure you get in those photos moms and dads.

The perfect photo is one that radiates authenticity and emotion.  That can range from really sad to serious to happy to historical.  ;-) While I do try to get more photos in the happy range, my ultimate goal is always keeping it real.  I would rather have no smile than a bunch of fake smiles.  So if you agree with this, then I’m the photographer for you.

This family means a lot to me because I’ve been photographing them since their son was born. Being able to document him growing up and now being able to do the same with his baby sister, well, it’s just so very cool.  Here are a just a few from their newborn session.  Stay tuned as I will posting others from this session soon!

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Houston Child 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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I don’t believe in magic, but if there is one thing on this earth that I would call ‘magical’ it is the birth of a child.  One of the most amazing things to witness.  It never, ever gets old.  It’s like Spring over and over again.  Imagine a flower blooming over and over.  It’s how I feel about birth.

I take birth photography very seriously.  It is truly as important, in my opinion, as a wedding.  Birth to a child happens once.  An incredible miracle of God’s design.  Perfect in every way.  Bring a birth photographer is something you will not regret.  And it’s something that should be considered with great care.  It is such a personal and private event in a mother’s life.  Being selected to document such is an honor beyond words.  I’m so thankful for the handful of clients who choose me to capture this event for their family.  Here are just a few of the images of the scene right after baby was born and then about an hour after such.  Such wonderful memories to have.

What was extra exciting at this birth was that the family had decided to wait on knowing the baby’s gender.  It was a surprise the day of delivery.  I do think whether you find out the gender of your baby before or after they are born, it’s still a very fun surprise.  However, I have to give kudos to those families who wait to know until the baby is born.  I mean, the patience of not knowing for nearly ten months.  WOW.  I just think it’s extra cool.

On this day, it was most fun to hear the words, “It’s a boy” shortly after he made his entrance into this world.  And then big sister calling him ‘her’ baby from the moment she met him. The sweetest thing ever!

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Houston Birth 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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As a Houston, Texas Family photographer, I also get clients from the surrounding areas, such as the Bryan/College Station area and also Brenham.  I love each and every one of my clients near and far, but I admit, those who drive to me (as this family did) have a very special place in my heart.  ;-)

Not sure why I thought this song by Martina McBride was fitting for this post.   I’m not even that much a country music fan, but I do love the lyrics of this song.

In my daughter’s eyes I am a hero.  I am strong and wise and I know no fear.  But the truth is plain to see.  She was sent to rescue me.  I see who I wanna be i n my daughter’s eyes.  In my daughter’s eyes everyone is equal.  Darkness turns to light and the world is at peace.  This miracle God gave to me gives me strength when I am weak.  I find reason to believe in my daughter’s eyes.
And when she wraps her hand around my finger it puts a smile in my heart. Everything becomes a little clearer and I realize what life is all about
It’s hangin’ on when your heart has had enough; It’s giving more when you feel like giving up
I’ve seen the light  in my daugter’s eyes.  In my daughter’s eyes I can see the future; A reflection of who I am and what will be.  Though she’ll grow and someday leave, maybe raise a family. When I’m gone I hope you see how happy she made me.
For I’ll be there. In my daughter’s eyes.

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Houston Texas 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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