Houston Family Photographer: newborn, baby, child, family & underwater photography in Houston, The Heights, Montrose, Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, Rice Village, The Woodlands

Hello again world! I feel like it’s been an infinity since my Houston family photographer website has had any love. Okay, so really it has only been a couple of months, but what a crazy few months it has been. I would love to tell you a little bit of what’s been happening in my world, but not before you check out these amazingly lovely people I got to photograph again. The evening was almost prefect weather with mild temps and a fantastic breeze. I know many have mixed feelings about the wind, but I think it’s such fun to work in as long as it’s not too crazy. hehe. I was so happy to photograph this family again and get to document how much these kiddos are growing!

Once to get a lovely peek at some of my favorite photographs from their session, be sure to stay tuned to my blog here over the next few weeks for lots more photo yumminess.

They are so lovely aren’t they? 🙂

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The Fall season was as busy as ever. Houston was good to us this year with the weather which was so nice. In December we decided to sell our current home and move to a new house closer to family. We only moved about 10 minutes from our old house. We ended up selling our home pretty quickly and moved into an RV for a bit while our new house was being completed. Let’s just say that RV living with a 2.5 year old was certainly doable, but we were thrilled beyond measure when our new house was done a little sooner than planned. We moved into our new house just a few weeks ago and after months of being pretty preoccupied with ‘house’ stuff and work, I’m finally feeling a little back to normal. YAY! Hence how I’m finally getting around to posting some of my favorite images from the last six months that basically have just been dying to be shown off.

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Just another lovely day shooting some amazing little people with their mom and dad as Family Photographer Houston Texas.  These guys are super special to me because they are my cousins.  What’s so cool is to recall all the many summers spent with this momma and her family when we were young swimming in their pool.  Such amazing memories…too many to count really. This momma’s mother, who is actually my first cousin used to make these homemade pickles.  Man, oh man, those pickles.  The best pickles you would ever have.  We would swim for hours on end;  playing mostly Marco Polo.  ha!  Please tell me I’m not the only one who remembers that swimming pool game.  🙂 And what about “sharks and minnows”?  Do you recall that one?  Let’s not forget about the never-ending handstands and seeing who could hold their breathe the longest.  It wasn’t time to get out until your tippy toes had ‘strawberries’ and your fingers were wrinkled like the oldest person on the planet.  Oh…those were the days for sure.  I suppose I’m pretty lucky that I get to live near much of my family and extended family. We get to have our children hopefully experience even just a little bit of the joy we had knowing each other and spending time together.  It’s really the most wonderful opportunity to have and share.  As with all my family photo sessions, I like to have some fun.  It’s common for me to have the kids and sometimes the parents being a little (or a lot) silly.  There is lot of activity during sessions with me.  Most of my favorite photographs are the ones where you can really see life and feel some emotion.  Sure, the most emotion will be felt with photos of those who mean the most to you, but I would love for at least some of my images to really resonate with those who don’t even know the person in the photograph.  What do you think?  Do these images speak to you in a joyful way even though you don’t know these subjects?  I sure do hope so!

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Family Photographer Houston Texas

maternity, newborn, baby, child, family & underwater photography in Houston, The Heights, Montrose, Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, Rice Village, The Woodlands & Cypress

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Our little guy finally put his head under…I ran inside to grab my camera…which contrary to what you may think I really don’t get my camera out often enough outside of work. Maybe because by the time I was a mom…my business was pretty established and ‘work’ and ‘play’ we’re so very separate things. Like my cousin who was a pro chef for years who had said he never cooked at home…yep, I get it now. But anyways…occasionally will go against my laziness and grab my big camera…and so glad I did because this was over a week ago and in perfect two year old form…he’s not done it again. So happy I caught him going under a couple of times on this particular day…for these few minutes that it lasted.

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Underwater Child Photographer

maternity, newborn, baby, child, family & underwater photography in Houston, The Heights, Montrose, Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, Rice Village, The Woodlands & Cypress

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The sweetness of a newborn baby is beyond compare, but add an adoring and adorable older sibling to the mix as well as two doting parents and you’ll get a sweetness overload!  That’s what you’ll see in the photos below of this beautiful family settling in with their precious new addition.  There are so many “Awww…” moments during this session and in these pictures, it’s kind of ridiculous!  From darling big brother and daddy kisses to priceless momma kisses and cuddles, this photo shoot is so sugary that I probably should have issued a diabetic warning!  (Disclaimer:  I don’t say that to make light of diabetes or anyone who suffers from it, just to stress how incredible sweet I think this family and these photos are.  Please, please, please don’t be offended!  Just had to put that out there!)

(In addition to the gorgeous people in the photos, I also have to say how much I LOVE the beautiful purple and white butterfly wall motif!  Seriously, how incredibly lovely is that?!?!)

Now just scroll through and enjoy the sweetness!

You likely saw part one from this session a few posts back, but here is part 2 because there was so much goodness to share!

Spring Newborn Photos

Spring Newborn Photos

maternity, newborn, baby, child, family & underwater photography in Houston, The Heights, Montrose, Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, Rice Village, The Woodlands & Cypress

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I promised you there would be more from this fun family session!  I love the pictures from the last post, but the more I look at these, I’m thinking they might be my favorites!  Who am I kidding?  Whichever ones I’m looking at at the moment are my favorite 😛 .  There is just something about the dynamic of this family that makes me adore them.  It’s kind of funny that this session has more “props” than I would normally use (you know I’m not a “prop” photographer!), but check out how much fun these three had with that beautiful piece of material!  (I know it’s not really a “prop”, it’s more of an accessory, but it’s still a bit more than I would typically have in a shoot…and I love it!  Go figure!)  It’s a cape!  It’s a parachute!  It’s a hammock!  There is so much love, joy and creativity in this family!  Do you see why I loved this session so much?!?!  They played and I took pictures!  It was a fun day for sure!

Be sure to check out part one of their session HERE!

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Family Photographer Woodlands

maternity, newborn, baby, child, family & underwater photography in Houston, The Heights, Montrose, Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, Rice Village, The Woodlands & Cypress

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