What do you think of when you hear the word “soft”?  Kittens?  Puppies?  Fluffy blankets?  Baby soft skin?  Those are what come to mind for me, but I also think of soft colors.  Light pinks, creams, blues, grays…basically the entire gorgeous nursery pictured below!  I am absolutely in love with the entire soft color palette here, especially when combined with all the fabulous textures (that pink lace dress is AMAZING!).  Such a beautiful nursery!

Even more beautiful than the nursery itself, however, is the love that these parents have for their precious little girl.  As a new parent, it’s impossible not to be in awe of how tiny, perfect and soft your newborn is.   Stroking their fuzzy baby hair and flawless skin is incredibly therapeutic and boosts oxytocin (“love hormone”) levels for both you and your baby.  (Don’t even get me started on how awesome, beneficial and necessary skin-to-skin contact is for mother-baby, as well as father-baby, bonding!)  Isn’t it strange and wonderful to think that we were all once so tiny and soft, and were cuddled by someone who was in awe of us?!?!

Newborn Family Photographer Houston

Newborn Family 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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It should be obvious from my photos and the fact that my company name is “Captured Simplicity” that I am all about capturing the subjects (my fabulous clients!) as themselves:  pure, natural and beautiful.  I enjoy doing this in a variety of surroundings, usually outdoors or in the clients’ home, which reflects their own personal style.  It’s always interesting to consult with clients regarding what they’re looking for in their photos.  Everyone has their own ideas of how they want to be photographed and I do my best to oblige them!

The session below is the epitome of simplicity and I absolutely love it!  Just a blanket, a wall and two parents who are completely enamored with each other and their handsome little boy!  What else do you need?!?!  This mamma’s smile is so gorgeous, filled with pure happiness and love, I can’t help but smile myself when I look at these photos.  These pictures perfectly represent my desire to capture the simple beauty of just being with and loving your family.

Family Photographers Houston Area

Family Photographers 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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If you’re a regular reader (or viewer) of my blog, you might recognize the room, couch, kids and painting in the photos below.  Last month, I did a post (“Family Tree“) showcasing other pictures from this session, which was actually an extended family shoot and included the grandparents.  There is just something I love about this family and these pictures!  I don’t know if it’s the cute kids…the whole family’s great, casual style…or maybe it’s dad’s curly hair!  (I love it!)  I know each of those things contribute to my fondness for these photos, so I’m sure it’s a combination of them all.

Every family has those things which make them unique and lovely.  I hope that my photographs showcase that pure, natural beauty of my clients.  I never want that to be overshadowed by any sort of effects.  (Just to be clear, that’s just my personal style and I’m certainly not being critical of any other photographer’s style or preference.)

If you’d like gorgeous pictures of your family in your home or in a great, natural setting, contact me and let’s talk about it!  I would love to capture some of what it is that makes your family beautiful!

Family Portraits Houston Area

Family Portraits 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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Whenever I’m about to photograph a newborn session, I love going into my clients’ homes and finding that they have a gorgeous nursery with fabulous natural light.  I know that we’ll get awesome pictures of their newborn even if they don’t have these things, but it’s the icing on the cake when those elements are present.  (I’m sure that sounds obvious to want those things, but the simple fact is that not every house has them.  So, as a photographer, I really appreciate it when a home has elements that make my job a bit easier:-).)

Imagine how overjoyed I was when I stepped into the lovely nursery below!  So clean and bright and beautiful!  I love the stark contrast of the darker clothing and hair against the light grey and white…it really makes this trio pop.  With the way the light floods into the room, I couldn’t ask for a more ideal “studio” for the day.

This precious newborn baby girl and her sweet parents jut melt my heart!  Her little smile is perfection and it’s evident that mom and dad are crazy in love with their tiny blessing, Bryn.  Such a pretty name for a beautiful little girl!

Newborn Baby Photographs HoustonNewborn Baby Photographs Houston

Newborn Baby Photographs 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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It’s always incredible to me how many fabulous underwater images can result from a very short underwater session!  Maybe it’s because we’re not trying to get a smile, specific expression or pose; we just go with whatever comes naturally to a child jumping into a pool and having fun underwater.  (Not that I ever really do “posed” pictures with any session, but it’s even less so with underwater sessions.)

Each picture captures some of the pure joy of a child jumping into a refreshing pool during the hot Texas summer.  If you’ve ever watched children at the pool, you know that their excitement is palpable.  Their energy level is off the charts and simply cannot be contained.  Jumping in then getting out of the pool just to be able to jump back in again is the greatest thing ever for a child!  Repeat that about a zillion times (slight exaggeration) with the same amount of enthusiasm each time until exhaustion and hunger finally set in; that’s the essence of childhood and a summer spent in the pool.  (Unless your child doesn’t like the water, of course, in which case none of that was applicable and I probably will not be seeing you for an underwater session any time soon 😛 .)

This adorable little water baby had such a blast jumping in and was so cute doing it!

Underwater Photography Kids Houston

Underwater Photography Kids 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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