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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. ;-)

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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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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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There are so many indoor photo sessions showcases lately mostly because it has been so darn cold outside.  This has been the longest ‘winter’ and the most cold days I’ve seen around these parts (haha) in a very long time.   But fear not!  Many outdoor sessions are coming!  We had a few nice days…and Spring, thank goodness will be here soon!  It can’t be here soon enough for me!!  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE shooting indoors!  But I do enjoy a nice mix of outdoor sessions too.   Anyways…enough about the silly weather.

This adorable little gal is 8 months old now…already crawling everywhere….and standing up pretty good, too!  She has the most beautiful nursery and so we had to get some shots in her room this round.  How about that super fab wall paper!!??  LOVE!!

But we had to get some on momma’s bed too because the light in there is so yummy!  Stay tuned, as there are some gorgeous mommy and me photos of her and her mom coming soon to the blog.   But for now, here are a few of just this lovely.

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I get it…most folks just want digital files.  And I offer those.  You’ll get a collection of digital images when you book with me, but you will also get a print credit towards professional prints.  Why?  Because I truly believe that while images look amazing on your computer and online, there is nothing that will be able to truly showcase a photograph more than a high quality print of it.  And even better if at least a few prints can be displayed in your home or office.  So, I thought this session would be fun to do a small wall display with.  These are just a couple of photos from this session that I love the most.

As for this family….this mom is so easy to talk to and has such a loving spirit.  It is clear that she adores her husband, like really adores her husband, which I think it something of a rarity these days.  And her kiddos…well, they have stolen her heart and their endearing love for her shines vividly when you are around them.  You know there are just some people that you can be around even 5 minutes and you feel real happy after you have chatted with them….well, this is how I feel about this momma.  ;-)

We did a little series for her family called a ‘sofa session’.  I am offering these at a discounted price for a limited time.  It’s 15 minutes on your living room sofa and includes 20 documentary style digital photographs with print release. Contact me for more details!

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And this is an idea for a wall display in a playroom using white or creme Organic Bloom frames.  Pretty cute, eh?  ;-)

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I was introduced to this family through a mutual friend and fellow photographer of mine.  They are recent transplants from California. You might be asking….who moves from California to Texas???….well, lots of people.  Texas is awesome. hehe   In particular, the Woodlands is awesome.  Sure, I am biased as we are also transplants of sorts…I mean, our move was from in town, Montrose to be exact, to the land of the woods, which I can tell you are nearly two different planets.  We loved living in Montrose…and I admit, miss it at times.  There is a certain something that it has that no suburb can match.  Anyways, but our home is the burbs…at least for a while, and I do really love it here and can see the attraction for the many…and I mean MANY families flocking here to The Woodlands.

Anyways…this family was so easy to shoot.  They had recently just welcomed their son into the world.  There is no denying they have a show home of sorts….this momma has great style and the home reflects that…but I can tell you that even amongst such style, anyone who enters their home will be instantly hit with the most welcome of feeling….this momma naturally sends off the most ‘our casa is your casa’ vibe…from the moment you enter their home.  They are so warm and inviting…making all feel like you are just part of their family.  There were so many lovely images from this session and will likely have to have a 2nd post to show off more from their session.  hehe

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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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