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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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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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A little behind on blogging a number of sessions.  This one was from months ago….when the weather was so nice.  I’m a bipolar blogger. I try to blog all sessions eventually….but I admit, many get fall into the abyss of my computer hard drive.  Not because I don’t love them…I do!!  I love every session I do, but because I am one person…balancing a business….a life…yes, I have a life outside of photography…hehe…and now motherhood, which is amazing, but has taken half of my brain…ha!  So, maybe one day I will be an amazing blogger, but for now…I just do the best I can to keep up.  ;-)

This family means the world to me.  Years ago when I began my professional photography journey, the idea was never to have this full out photography business really….there is no question, I am thrilled beyond measure where my photography is now…I would not have it any other way….make no mistake in that!  But in my earliest vision was that I would only photograph adoptive families and also photograph the births of babies.  I wanted to capture families being formed, either through adoption or birth.    So like most of of starting something new, I sought out my clients instead of my clients seeking me because I needed to practice and learn before officialy launching my business.

I was introduced to this momma by my own momma, as she was, at the time, expecting her 4th child and I needed a birth to photograph.  Little did I know that because of this one birth I was able to photograph, that gave me the confidence to launch my official birth photography business, would lead to a life changing event for me nearly four years later.  Okay, hang in here with me and let me explain.  You see, this momma was planning to deliver her baby at home with a midwife, as she had with the two pervious children.    I admit, only a few month prior, I didn’t even know what a midwife was and thought it something from only biblical times.  Even though my husband and I were not even contemplating a baby yet, I was so fascinated by this idea that there was this sub culture of sorts that were giving birth in the privacy of their own home, without medical interventions.  So one night during what ended up being a false alarm labor call for this momma, I had the privilege to have hours long conversations with this momma and her midwife, Alice Brayer.  We talked about all things birth including why this mom had decided to birth babies at home, etc.  This momma did indeed end up about a week later having the most wonderful home birth of her daughter, Sunshine and after that experience, I knew that I wanted to learn more (as much a  I could) about home birth.  So began several years of reading thousands of articles and stories, watching I can’t even tell you how many videos….many good and some bad, of birth and women who had birthed at home.  I became a little obsessed you might say.  But one thing I knew is that if the day ever came that I would be given the gift to be ‘with child’ my plan A was going to be a home birth.

Then fast forward a few years and I became pregnant with our son.  Of course, I hired Alice Brayer and we had our son at home in June.  I can’t have imagined it any other way.  This family family not only played an integral part in me having the best birth I can imagine and were also there with me in the earliest days of me launching my business….and for that I am forever grateful for them being placed in my path.

They are truly one of the most special families you will ever know….their joy and kindness surppassing most.  Thank you guys for having me photograph your family again!  Love you!

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I’m all about getting mom into the pics these days.  This session was really focused on this amazingly wonderful 10 month old and rest assured we got some lovely photographs of just her in a handful of outfits and such.  ;-) But at the end of the session, I had to ask if mom wanted a few pics with her daughter.  I mean, it does not hurt to ask, right?  What’s the worst that could happen?  That I could be told no way, Jose.  hehe  Well, for me, I’m willing to take a chance and throw it out there….’mom, do you want to be in a few photos?’

This awesome mom didn’t even hesitate and was like, ‘sure!’. YAY!  We literally spent about 5 minutes get a few shots and I am so glad we did.

Moms, I want to encourage you to consider getting in more photographs with your kids. I think I will say it until I’m blue in the face.  ha!  But trust me..if I did not think it so important, I wouldn’t  make it almost a mission in life.

So, of course, I had to share a couple of these ‘mommy and me’ pics that I took as we were wrapping up our session.

No fuss…no stress…just some authentic, sweet moments between a mother and her daughter.

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Occasionally, I come across an image from a session and basically fall in love with it all over again.  Many times it is one shot that does not necessarily ‘fit’ into the collection of images…instead, it stands out on it’s own independent of all the other images from the series.

This was one of those images.  It was taken nearly 8 months ago.  I won’t even begin to try to explain all that surrounded this image but I just had to share because I don’t recall me sharing it before.

There is so much I love about this image.  The angle, the authentic smirk on this beautiful baby girl’s face..the fact that she was not giving up her ‘lovey’ for any photos…hehe…so many things that I adore.  Hopefully you find some wonder in it as well.

It was indeed lovely in color, but black and white just really radiated with me this time.  What do you think??

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