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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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Photographs with the grands….makes my heart melt.  I thought this images would be a great addition to a wall….maybe an entry hall where grandma will smile every time she comes in the door.;-)

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This is an example of a 20X24 framed photograph, which sounds really big, but once on even a mid sized wall space, it doesn’t look so big, right?  I think it is such a lovely compliment to an entryway.

Houston Texas Family Portraits

There are so many wonderful ways to display photographs showcased here on my site shown here and also I have an entire board on Pinterest I started a while back with even more ideas!  Be sure to check it out here!

Houston Texas Family Portraits

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Meghan

20×24 is such a great size for a treasured family photo. This is the size of our family portrait in the living room, and it looks great!

Meredith Janisch

I LOVE this idea! Priceless!!!

Becky

I love Grandma – grandkids pictures!

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I’ve photographed this adorable fella since he was born.  If you’ve been around the blog a few times, I am sure you have seen his handsome face and this family a couple of times.  They have made the decision to move back into town soon (they live in the suburbs of Houston now) so we thought it fitting to have their holiday session this year inside their home…the only home their son has known.  We jokingly called it a sort of ‘send off’ to this home..sniff, sniff.  ;-)  And this included a few shots with their glorious Christmas tree.

But this is life, right?  I think most folks end up moving at least a few times in their children’s lives these days.  Back in the day, it was not as common, but now, much more so.  Their home has always been a great place to shoot their sessions…we’ve had a few inside the first year of his life, but I must admit, the idea of a new home, for me, sounds so exciting!  A new and different playground for more family photos.  hehe.

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maylene walker

i love how colorful the photos are. im a huge fan of candid shots!!! i love all your photos amy! im you biggest fan!!!

Paige Meyer

Beautiful home, beautiful photos!

Meredith Janisch

I love the beautiful moments you catch in the comfort of their home

Emily Chambers

Precious family photos! You will be hearing from me soon!

Sara Luedecke

Looks like this family really enjoyed their session! These are great pictures!

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It was such lovely weather the day of this session.  It was overcast, but so bright outside and the temp was just perfect.  These days it’s hard to come by such comfortable days in Houston, Texas.  This momma wanted mostly photos of her children, but she got in on a few too, which I loved.  We met at this most adorable historic park near downtown Houston named the Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park.  If you like a bit of local history, I highly recommend.  They let you call this phone number and you can ‘tour’ the parksite at your leisure while listening to the info over your phone.  It is pretty cool.  ;-)  Anyways, you can check out their site here for more info.

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maylene walker

i love mom and kids sessions! You can tell on the photos your clients are having fun doing the photo shoots!

Sara Luedecke

I love the pictures of little brother pushing big sister in the swing. So sweet!!

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Some clients are so laid back and up for whatever that I could almost request anything of them and they would likely do it because, well, I’d like to think, that I’ve developed a trust with them and they know that the images in the end will be wonderful.  ;-)  Don’t worry, I rarely ask anyone to stand on their head or jump off stairs or anything too wild.  hehe  Anyways, I’ve enjoyed this family for the last nearly two years now photographing their sweet baby girl who is not most certainly not a baby anymore.  boo hoo.

She might be one of the happiest little girls on the planet….so smiley and calm.

I’m thinking of all the parents who don’t have any images with their children growing up.  The idea makes me terrible sad.  Looking through these images again to post some to the blog just reminded me how so many folks are really…I mean…really missing out by not getting in photos with their children.  Just do it!   I assure you will not regret it!  Whether it be professional pics or not…just do it!  But I can tell you that a really good professional photographer will ensure that you look your best.  ;-)  Just sayin’.  Just look at these photos!  Just gorgeous!  Parents having a blast with their child.  I really don’t think it gets much sweeter!

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Emily Chambers

She is absolutely adorable. Love the piggie tails. Where were these taken? Love all the greenery!

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1st birthday milestones are so enjoyable!  I’m sure most parents have mixed feelings about them.  Sure, we are thrilled that our baby is growing up….we are loving all the learning that seems to be happening so quickly before our eyes.  The first year offers some of the most drastic changes in such a short amount of time.  Beautiful changes.

But with those changes, even though technically they are still babies, they are much less like the baby put into our arms the day they were born.  From holding their head up on their own….to holding things…getting teeth….to rolling, first on their sides and eventually to their tummies….eating real food…babbling…oh the musical babbling (my fave!)…to sitting up by themselves…to pulling themselves up and then the glorious walking and into everything.  hehe

The changes as fantastic as they are also bring a tad of bitter sweetness, but this is what we sign up for when we chose to become parents, I suppose, right?  But rest assured it is all worth it, right?  The beauty of parenthood.  <3

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maylene walker

omg i love the outfit! i want this for my son! love how vibrant the colors of the photos!

Paige Meyer

What a precious session! That outfit is over the top cute! Beautifully photographed indoor session.

Meredith Janisch

So handsome!!

Brittany

I am such a sucker for babies! Baby fever? Yes I think so, the natural feel so awesome here!

Emily Chambers

He is too cute! Love the little outfit!!!!

Becky

Oh my goodness!! I could eat him up – he’s so adorable!!!

Laci Patten

OMGosh! This could not be any cuter. You captured this little guys personality to a T!

Massiel

Oh my goodness! Could he be any cuter?!

Sara Luedecke

This little boy is adorable! You captured some of the cutest expressions!!

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How to enter:

1. You must re-share the original post about this contest on Facebook, which can be found HERE.

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3. You must ‘LIKE’ my Facebook business page found HERE.

(the more you comment, the more chances to win & it is much easier to comment using a desktop or something other than your mobile phone)

I will pick one random number, which will identify ONE blog post.  If there is only one comment on a post, that will be the winner.  However, if there are more than one comments on a post, there will be a 2nd drawing for the winner.   In the case of multiple comments, each will be numbered from oldest to newest.  For example, the first comment on the post will be #1, the second #2 and so on.  The 2nd drawing will identify the winner in this case.  Winner will be notified via email within 48 hours and must reply to claim prize within 72 hours or winnings will be forfeited and 2nd winner will be drawn.

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DENDRA BUTLER-COLE

I LOVE YOUR WORK, YOU DO A GOOD JOB. KEEP IT UP :)

Chrissy

I absolutely love looking at all your portraits.

Meredith Janisch

Beautiful work!

Brittany

:) commenting to get that 250$

Laci Pat

Thank you Amy so much for this contest :) I LOVE YOUR work!

Massiel

Thank you for the opportunity! Very kind of you!

Sara Luedecke

All your work is beautiful!! I need to contact you soon for a session!! Love it all!

Massiel

OMG I never win anything lol Thank you so much Amy!

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Thrilled to photograph families with older kids, as was the case with this super fun family!  And add some puppies in the mix and we most certainly have a winner!  Many might think that adding family pets into the mix is too much trouble or stress…but I can tell you that most often it is the total opposite.  I’ve found that often times that by throwing in puppies (I’ve never had any other kinds of family pets, but I’m certainly open within reason…hehe) it truly adds an extra bit of warmth and special love into the photographs.  Pet owners, especially those with dogs hold a special place in my heart because my husband and I share a love of pups.  And clients who want those pets to join in on our session, really make one happy photographer. <3

And did you know that pets are great for your health!  There are a plethora of articles and studies that will back me up in this.  Having a pet lessens loneliness, which is a wonderful benefit, as who wants to feel lonely?  Pets also help build immunity, get us outside and keep us more active.  They also help lower stress levels and blood pressure.  YAY!  And they are great listeners when you need a lending ear.  ;-)  Sounds pretty good, eh?

Okay…back to this awesome family!  Seriously, too cool for school.  I mean, look at them! They have a seesaw in their backyard.  They were extremely accommodating and a breeze to work with.  Thanks guys!  You rock!

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maylene walker

I love all your candid shots! Keep up the good work Amy!

Lynnsey Dohmen

I will definitely add in our new pup, Sadie, in the next round of pictures! so cute and fun!

Love these shots with animals! I agree with what you said about animals, my furbabies have changed my life! :) <3

Brittany

Kudos to you I always have so much fun with pets but can never get them to all cooperate at the same time! A

Becky

What fun pics!

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What’s wonderful about these two is that I’ve been photographing them since birth.  They are 2 years old now.  And somewhere in between, I’ve gained a wonderful friend, their momma.  ;-)  Although many sessions of this family have been outdoors, many have been inside.  I think I have photographed these two in almost every room in there home, but I have even more nooks and crannies, so to speak that have still not yet been explored and I look forward to continue making their home part of some of our sessions. ;-)

It is so wonderful to get to photographs kids as they grow…photographing the milestone birthdays and such.  Sure, being chosen to photograph their milestones has been amazing!  No question.  But there are even more things that make yearly photographs a really good idea.

There are many reasons why it’s good to have your kid’s photos done on a semi regular basis.  For one, your kid’s are familiar with the photographer already, for the most part.  We are not a complete stranger.  We remember more of what your child likes….what works and what doesn’t to get the best out of our session.  There is more freedom to do different things and really focus on a true collection of images capturing a variety of faces that truly showcase your child.  In this case in the photographs below….the twins had their favorite new toys…the Royal Family dolls, which were only made in limited number this last year.  You can see a video of them here.  hehe  Of course, these two got their own pair each. <3

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maylene walker

I love kids sessions! I love how you capture everything! For mare its perfect!You are amazing Amy! As i told you before you inspired me to be a better photographer!!! I’m your biggest fan!

Liz Hamm

Great use of “little people” – keeping those kiddos so happy! — You get amazing EYES!!

shantel anderson

These two have to be the most adorable kiddos ever! Great session!

Massiel

Love seeing your kid sessions, you have such a talent at capturing a child you truly capture their little personalities so well!

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Okay…this is part of another post of an extended family session I did over the holidays.  This wonderful momma wanted a mix of all the family in a variety of pics.  I was overjoyed to accommodate.   I quite enjoy capturing families who include grandma and grandpa.  Of course, we had to get a collection of immediate family too.  These guys were a blast.  We had intended to do all the photos outside, but it ended up the most blistering cold day out and this was the absolute only day everyone could get together so we just had to work with the bitter cold.

And this crew were such troopers….going outside in little bits.  hehe  You can imagine…everyone running outside…carefully listening to my directions….us grabbing a few shots and then all running back inside.  It was a funny site to be seen.  We ended up doing the majority of the session indoors and their Christmas tree was just too amazing not to incorporate into some of the photos.  So thankful to all the families that choose me to document their families!!  <3

If you would like to see the first part of this session, you can find it posted here.

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Chrissy Sutherland

I Love how you get so many different settings. This family is so beautiful.

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Welcome to this world Baby A!  He’s a handsome fella right?  I so enjoyed meeting this family and documenting this special boy’s arrival into this world!  Such a super sweet crew with a breathtaking home, made my job way too easy!!

Baby boys.  Had me thinking about this article I read recently talking about how boys are so different from girls from birth.  For grins, I thought I’d list them and see if you agree. hehe

First, they say boys like motion.  As it turns out, they are 2 months ahead of girls, on average, figuring out the laws of motion.  Secondly, boys love crowds, which is funny because our just now six month old son loves the mall so much, to the dismay of his daddy, I’m afraid.  HA! And last, but certainly not least, boys are much more fearless than girls.  This could explain why many little boys are often found climbing on everything.

I’d say that I will have to agree with the statement.  Silly as it might be….and as obvious as it likely is…boys will be boys and we love them for that!

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maylene walker

So stinkin’ cute. Love baby’s eyes! Great photo!!

Brittney

This is my new favorite session of yours :)

Chrissy Sutherland

These are so beautiful. The fact that they look like you are not posing the kids makes the shots more personal.

Paige Meyer

Love this natural in home lifestyle newborn session! Such genuine moments captured.

Meredith Janisch

Love the special moments you captured here!