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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. ;-)

Pearland Family Photographer

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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Houston Family Photographer

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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Houston Texas Child Photographer

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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Our little buggy,

you have so many little nicknames these days…buglet, buggy, buggy boo….funny bunny….where does mommy come up with these silly little names?  Mommy just pulls them out of the deep blue sky, I’m afraid.  There is no rhyme or reason to them yet.  Many times I do call you by your birth name, which I’m surprised because your daddy picked it out.

At only 8 months old, you, of course have given and brought so much joy and happiness to your mommy’s life, but I can’t deny that what has been the absolute most wonderful part of you being here with us is seeing your daddy beam with the most abounding love for you every day.  To witness such, makes mommy more happy than you can ever understand and I only pray that if our God sees fit for you to have a child or children of your own one day, that you will have even a tiny bit of the adoration for them as your daddy does for you.

We love you so very much baby bugaboo and so enjoy watching you grow!

-Mommy

{these camera were taken of us with the self timer on my camera. our little guy is a very curious one so, at least when he is in the mood, he is very interested in the camera and wants to ‘watch’ it.  great for me when we are taking photos like this. hehe}

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oh my! Amy these are beyond beautiful! and your Buggy Boo is adorable xoxo!

Maricruz

such a beautiful post Amy, you have captured everything a mother could wish for.

Skills with the self timer! Love these images! You letter made me giggle. What a lucky little guy he is to have sweet parents like yourself!

Monica Martinez

Seriously. Red hair. Baby. The moment. Beautiful just beautiful

Cesly

These are so sweet :)

Houston Family Photographer

Okay…so it took every bit of self control I have to not just put ALL the photos from this session into a blog post.  It has been so incredibly gloomy around here…what seems like the winter that will never end, which for Texas is not the norm.  It make even the best of us sort of sad and slightly depressed.  Don’t worry…this is NOT a sad post.  HA!

So, I did these pics about a month ago and as I am looking at them again (also to get these beautiful babies on the blog) they make me so insanely happy….for a couple of reasons.  Number one, because this is the 2nd time I’ve had the honor to photograph this family…and it just makes me beam with abounding joy when I get to see clients every year and document their children growing.  Second, this family is so cool and easy going.  They (like many parents) love their sweet baby girl so much that there is no way one can deny the adoration just being around them for only a few minutes.  I admit, I am privileged to witness these sorts of emotions with many of my clients.  I guess it is a lot of luck, really…to have such amazing clients.  Hey, whatever it is…I am so grateful!  And thirdly, as I am reminded of our session through these photographs….that the weather that day was just splendid and the light was just spectacular.  Such a sun filled session was a great reflection of this family….happy rays of sunshine.  ;-)

I’ve missed the sun so much these days.  As I write this post, it is actually the first day in (what seems like ages) that I do actually see a bit of sun outside…which makes my heart sing.  So fitting that I am sharing some of these images with you today.  Hello sun…so nice to have you around again!

Be sure to scroll down to see the last and final shot of our session.  I think it should be titled, ” I’m done taking pictures.  I’m leaving with or without ya’ll”  HA!

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Such awesome color in these! Great work. Super cute family too!

What lovely family photos! The colors and the light are great! I love how you carried that yellow in with the flower.

Saw your link on Snap maven…. I love the colors here, it looks so warm and there’s happiness all around. Great job!

Lana

Stunning!

Beautiful! Sadly we are still months and months away from sun!

Maxine Evans

Beautiful family!

Houston Baby Photographer

Being that it’s Valentine’s week, we are thinking of all things red.  Raspberries came to mind.  I never liked raspberries until a few years ago.  I know…weird. HA!

So here we are being a little silly and of course….life is short…gotta have a little fun, right?  The idea was to get him real happy eating the berries…but he had other plans.

Not only was he not a fan of the berries, our little buglet was not too enthused about having ‘dirty’ hands either…HA!

Needless to say, our ‘raspberry session’ lasted about 2 minutes and we got a couple of good shots.  ;-)

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Massiel

Oh my goodness those cute little baby feet!!

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I guess I am semi bipolar.  These days I am loving black and white images.  Maybe because I am doing more photographs of my personal life and those more often than not, I am loving in b&w over color.  But again, as I said recently, don’t worry..color photographs are my first love so don’t expect too many of these full black and white processed posts, but for this particular session, I loved more of the images in a somewhat ‘moody’ b&w than color, so I just decided I would do an entire post without color for fun.  ;-)

I met this sweet momma in a Bradley Birth Class while we were both pregnant.  What a great class it was (I highly recommend!!) and how nice to acquire a new friend from it too! <3

Thank you guys for a fun session!

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