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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. ;-)

As you most likely know about me, I just love adoption stories and being able to photograph families who have chosen this wonderful path.  Following these stories and continuing to photograph the families as the years go by and the children grow is one of the most rewarding parts of my job.  To witness all the lives that are affected by the awesome decision someone made to love a child is so inspiring and beautiful!  As an adopted child myself, I cannot help but think about how differently life would have turned out if any of the parties involved had made alternate decisions that wouldn’t have been in my best interest.  I am so thankful for the life I was given and believe that God knew exactly what He was doing when He placed me with my amazing parents!

Some number of years ago, I was contacted to do Adoption Photos for a lovely lady who was adopting a little boy to love, expand her family and give her adorable young son a sibling.  Throughout the years, I have had the privilege of continuing to photograph this gorgeous crew!  (Seriously, these two fellas are so handsome and their mamma is a knockout!)  I think you’ll be able to tell from these pictures how incredible that decision to adopt was and how much love is in this family!

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 Houston Area Family Photos

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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Okay, so I know this is “Newborn Session” (and I absolutely adore it as such)…but THIS DOG is just so fabulous!  I love all of the photos from this shoot, but the ones with the family pooch really steal my heart.  I have always had (and will always have) a special place in my heart for fur babies.  Dogs were a part of my life long before I ever gave birth to my son and will remain a part of our family forever (or furever…wah wah wah…couldn’t resist).  Although there is bound to be a bit of jealousy from a pet upon arrival of the first (and each subsequent) child, the bond that forms between children and their four-legged siblings is absolutely priceless.  On the website of Cesar Milan (aka The Dog Whisperer), there is an article titled The Five Stages of Baby-Canine Friendship, written by Juliana Weiss-Roessler.  It is definitely worth a read if you need some guidance on acclimating your furry friend to your newborn.  Though dogs can be a challenge at times, especially with a new baby, the unconditional love they offer is more than worth it!

See more of this gorgeous family and their fabulous pup, as well as read some thoughts on working with children and animals, by clicking here!

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Houston Texas Newborn Portraits

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“Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent.”  ~Donald A. Norberg

As I know I’ve mentioned before, I love taking pictures of grandparents with their children and grandchildren!  You can always see how much love and pride the Nana and Grandad (or Grammy and Grampy…or whatever chosen moniker they possess!) have for their progeny.  Children are truly blessed when they get to have active, involved grandparents to spend time with.  The grandparents, of course, usually feel that they are the ones who are really benefiting from this time, but it is certainly a mutually satisfying relationship like no other.  It is so lovely to witness and photograph that kind of love!  So if you are looking for a way to show your parents just how much you love them and are thankful for all they’ve given you (you know, LIFE and other such trivial things), consider getting portraits of them with you and your children.  It is surely a gift they will love and cherish!  And, how lucky for you, I just happen to know a pretty decent photographer who would love to take those pictures for you! 😛

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P.S.  To see more of this lovely mother and daughter, click here!

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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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Last summer I began offering underwater photography sessions of children.  This Spring, beginning in late March, I will be offering these again.  These are super fun, unique sessions that really capture the most splendid memories of summertime.  The underwater photography experience includes: 30-45min. of time in the pool.  This gives each subject time to warm up and get really comfortable in the pool with me.  I like to give direction, but give lots of freedom to the kids to just do their thing in the water.  It’s what makes these sessions so awesome and unique to your child.  Session cost is $450.00 for one child and $100.00 each additional child up to three siblings.  At this time, I do not allow more than three subjects in the pool at a time.  You can expect at least 20-25 full resolution images from the session with print release to go wild creating art with these images to showcase at your home.  With each additional add on subject, you can expect an additional 10 images per add on child.  :-) I know it’s barely February right now, but don’t delay in messaging me if you are interested in one of these sessions as they are very limited each season.

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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 photographer, I feel like I am constantly assessing my surroundings for places that would be great for photo shoots.  Some places require a bit of manipulation and use of creative measures to make them look a bit better than they really were.  Then there are places, like the loft below, which are just begging to be photographed and look amazing from every angle and in every single shot.  In short, it’s a photographer’s dream!  The bricks, the floors, the windows…in the words of funny lady Molly Shannon, as Licensed Joyologist Helen Madden on Saturday Night Live, “I love it!  I love it!  I love it!”  (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, or even if you do know and just want a laugh, click here.)  Of course, a great location is only one component of fabulous pictures…the subjects and lighting are two other huge factors.  Lucky for me, the subjects and lighting matched the awesomeness of the location and made for a spectacular family photo session (if I do say so myself!  ha! 😛 ).

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 Family Photographers Heights 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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