I’m sure I’ve mentioned plenty of times how much I love my job.  I realize how blessed I am to be able to make a living doing something that I’m passionate about.  So, on any given day, I would tell you that I love my job.  On days like the one I photographed below, though, “love” is just not a strong enough word for how I feel about what I’ve worked hard to be able to do.  Sessions like this elevate my “love” of my job to something that transcends my vocabulary at the moment.  These parents and their sweet little girl are just a joy to be around and have such a terrific ease about them.  Photographing this awesome family was such a blast and all the elements came together to make for a wonderful shoot!

(P.S. This session was so much fun and there were too many great shots for just one post, so I’ll be posting more tomorrow in “Part 2”.  Be sure to come back to view more fun!)

Woodlands Outdoor Family Photos

Woodlands Outdoor Family Photos

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Life with little boys is so much fun!  It’s also exhausting, exciting and a really great workout if you attempt to keep up with them!  I only have one and he’s a wild little handful on his own.  I can only imagine if he had another boy as his partner in crime.  I’ve witnessed through my family, friends and clients that having two or more boys can really get crazy!  (I know this isn’t limited to boys as there are plenty of wild little girls too!  But for the purpose of this session’s post, I’m focusing on those with XY chromosomes.)

Just check out this gorgeous family with their two adorable, rambunctious boys.  These cuties were all over the place and so much fun!  I’m pretty sure we all burned some calories with this session!  SO MUCH ENERGY!  I love it!

(P.S.  If you’re hesitant to get family pictures because you think your kids (particularly boys) won’t “behave” for them, don’t even worry about that!  I want your family “as is” and will capture amazing photos whatever the situation!  Don’t worry, I can keep up with the boys! 😀 )

Outdoor Family Photography Houston

Outdoor Family Photography Houston

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There truly is nothing that compares to bringing your newborn baby home and settling in to your new family arrangement.  All the activity of the birth itself gives way to a peace of being home with a child you’ve been anxiously waiting to meet for the past nine to ten months.  Now, it’s not all peaceful, of course.  Although the majority of this newborn’s time (and hopefully a healthy amount of yours) will be spent sleeping, there’s also some crying, feeding, gassiness and pooping mixed in…but that’s just the normal stuff you’re probably expecting.

If you have other children, especially if they’re still quite young themselves, the newborn experience becomes an entirely different situation.  You’ll have all of the typical newborn things compounded with siblings who either want everything or nothing to do with the new baby and still have all their own complex needs.  This new dynamic will probably make your life feel like a reality TV social experiment.  Your day-to-day life will most likely vary between some of the sweetest moments you’ve ever known to some of the most frustrating and chaotic.  But it’s beyond compare and you’ll love your beautiful mess!

These pictures certainly show the beauty rather than any mess!  Such a gorgeous family of five!

Newborn Home Photography Houston

Newborn Home Photography Houston

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I love when a family has great personal elements in their home’s decor.  Whether it’s family photos or eclectic pieces that show individual style, I love anything that’s unique to that specific family.  One of the neatest examples that I’ve seen of this is the wall of framed children’s artwork you’ll see in the pictures below.  Go ahead and scroll down to take a look.  I’ll wait.

Seriously, how awesome is that?!?!  I see this and think the following thoughts.  “Wow!  Those are really cool looking drawings!”  “I’d put those up even if my own child didn’t draw them!”  “Will my kid ever draw anything that cool?”  “Will this family ever be in my home to know if I decide to steal their idea and do a framed artwork wall?”  Either way, I love it!  There is so much to love about this awesome family, from their adorable little girls to the sweet bond that they all share, but I have to say that their incorporation of the artwork wall is one of the things that makes me love them most!

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Houston Area Family Photographs

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It has been awhile since I’ve spotlighted some gorgeous underwater maternity photos!  With (hopefully) beautiful weather here and Spring Break starting pretty much NOW, I figured this was the perfect time to break out some incredible images from an awesome session.  In most of my posts, I use a collage to display session photos, but these are so unique that I want to showcase them individually.  You won’t find many photographers in our area doing underwater maternity photos, but I absolutely LOVE them!  There are just so many interesting angles and ways of capturing light, colors and the maternal form underwater!  See for yourself!

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Underwater Maternity Photos

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