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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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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!

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The new year rings in and I am more excited than ever for the 2014 year.  I want to create pieces of art with your family.  Art that is bursting with life and emotion.   I don’t want you all looking at the camera in every single photograph.  Sure, we will get a few of those, but I want to give you photographs that tell a story.  Photographs with me mean I want you to play and laugh with your children.  I want you to act a little silly.  I want you to be so relaxed and for your kids to actually have fun during our session.  I’m fully letting go and want you to do the same.  No stress photography sessions.  I know…a really crazy concept, right?  2014 is the year I am totally letting go of all reservations and expectations and really going to just be free during our photo sessions….free to truly just fly by the seat of my pants, so to speak, in the most amazing and beautiful way and I would like you to do the same.  Are you ready to be crazy with your kids and allow me to capture that?  I mean, isn’t this what life is about?  I mean, if we can’t really enjoy ourselves with our children, then….well, we are really missing out on the absolute, most fantastic moments of our lives.  I truly believe that.   And together we can create images such as this.  I can’t wait to show you more images from this session, but for now….just this one that I love so very much.

This was my first outdoor family session of 2014.  What a way to start the year, eh?  <3 <3 <3

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The color image is of course a classic, clean edit…but I thought this one also looked amazing as a black and white…with a little tint, which I very rarely do, but thought so fitting for this particular photograph.  And for the b&w, I also cropped it a bit so you can really see how an images can have a totally different feel with just a simple crop and color shift.  What do you think?  Yep, large canvas…exactly what I was thinking.  hehe

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Andrea

Such a fun and easy going session! These are simply beautiful!

Amy Leigh

Thanks girl!! Can’t wait to show you all of them!! I hope you love them as much as I do! <3 Thanks again!!!

Brittney

I want a photo exactly like this with my boy (and/or future kids) someday! Seriously!

Liz Hamm

I love the layers you captured here! In the grass, those sweet cheeks, the loving mommy… just amazing.

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I met this sweet little girl and her mom about two years ago and was so excited to photograph their entire family this time!  :-)  And my, how this adorable girl has grown!  Two years makes a huge difference!  She’s such a big girl now.  We met over near Old Town Spring.  The mosquitos nearly ended our session as they were so bad.  This crew pressed on with the most lovely smiles and we were able to get some really wonderful memories. ;-)

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Brittney

LOVE this session as well!

Massiel

Love the color in these photos!

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I had the wonderful opportunity to witness and photograph this sweet baby girl as she made her entrance to the world about 10M ago now.  As with all my clients, I so enjoy being able to document first year milestones.  How quickly the baby look begins to fade and how they begin to look like little grown ups.  Funny how we tend to want them to do certain things so quickly; smiling, holding their heads up, baby babbling, holding objects, reaching for things, eating solid foods, crawling, walking, etc.  But then it’s like poof, they’ve done all those things and they are all grown up before we know it.  We hear it ALL THE TIME, right? (hehe), but I don’t think we really appreciate the truth of that until we see our own children or children really close to us actually grow up.  My motto these days is too try as much as possible to really soak in these precious early years and not rush them.  It is hard with all the hustle and bustle of life, for sure…but I’d like to challenge us all, myself included, to just slow down and really enjoy these amazing little people we have been privileged to raise. ;-)

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maylene walker

This is a great photo. You can tell the baby likes her photographer.

Brittney

SUCH A precious girl!

Liz Hamm

PERFECTION… PERFECTION!!!

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You would never know it by these photos, but it was pretty dark in this room, but when has that stopped me before? hehe  Okay, there have been a few times when there was just not enough light, but that is truly very rare. ;-)

This was just part of a session I recently did for the most lovely family.  This session was actually only for their beautiful daughter who was 10 months old.  Such a wonderful age.  Sitting up and crawling…not quite walking yet, but can pull themselves up and such.  I simply could not resist a few photographs in her adorable nursery.  Very simple, yet so wonderful.

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maylene walker

Love the black and white!!!! Cute baby

Brittney

what a sweet session and sweet babe!

Shantel Anderson

I love this! I love how you capture such natural behavior with babies, in their own environment. I cant wait for Hudson to get a little bigger so you can come do his! I cant get enough of your work!

Lynnsey Dohmen

Love all the light in these pictures! And the kiddo is pretty cute too :)

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If you have seen even a bit of my work, you will notice that I love full contrast images….images that are clean and timeless…images that look like your family.  In the abyss of photography, there are so many ‘styles’ of photography and within those styles is almost an endless variety of processing.  Many trends come and go, but what I strive to do is offer images that are true to life.  I like to keep whites white and blacks black.  Sure, depending on the light, there might be some slight variations….for example, when shooting in full sun, the skin and hair will reflect a much more golden hue to it, where as in shade, colors are much more cool.  But pretty much, I like to keep my processing pretty clean.

So if you love color and contrast images, I’m your girl. ;-)

This session was no exception.  I’ve had the honor to photograph this family since big sister (shown below) was only 1 year old…she is 4 now.  It is hard to believe it’s been that long since I met this family.  They hold a special place in my heart for sure!!  Being a part of many milestones since that first session.  Now their family of three is now four.  Two of the sweetest siblings, with such different, unique personalities.  It is so fun to see how even so different, they love each other so very much.  I love so many things about this family….one thing I love about this family is that every time I’ve ever photographed them, they are so accommodating and laid back.  This is likely because the nature of mom and dad is pretty chill.  It is so refreshing when a client fully trusts me and is always game for basically whatever tickles my fancy for our shoot.  In this case, it was going to the Orange Show, which is a quirky little place in Houston.  I first visited the Orange Show many years ago when I lived in town.  I always thought it would be fun to photograph a family there, but it never seemed to work out….until this year!  I was overjoyed when Mrs. G agreed to drag her family there for our session.  It is a bit out of the way, but they were game!  YAY!!  I thought it would be fun to do something different with them…since they are one of my favorite families.  ;-)  Thank ya’ll so much for humoring me with this different location.  I love these pics so much it hurts!!!!

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maylene walker

I love how colorful and bright the photos. You can see the happiness in their faces. Love your work Amy!

Liz Hamm

Great captures at a great location!

Shantel Anderson

Love all the fun colors! That baby’s smile is adorable!

Lynnsey Dohmen

I definitely want to do a photo shoot here. Love all the color, so fun and vibrant!

Meredith Janisch

Love those beautiful smiles!

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I had the privilege to photograph this sweet girl last year on her birthday….then this year when her baby brother was born and now to celebrate her 2nd birthday this year.  Last year we did outdoor photographs, but this year we wanted some in her beautiful bedroom.  This worked out perfectly because not only was it freezing cold outside the day of our session, it raining outside, too.  Basically the worst possible weather conditions for outdoor photos AND indoor photos.  Now, you would not know it from the photos that are shown her from this birthday girl’s session, but it was kinda dark in her room…darker than many photographers would venture to shoot in with only natural light…which means, without using a flash, or other artificial light source.  To achieve this, one has to know what they are doing with their camera and the reality is that the equipment matters too.  The camera that is being used must be able to handle a higher ISO setting and still render nicely colored images.  I know…likely too much professional photo talk for most of you, but all I’m saying is that indoor images can be tough to do well, so be sure that if you are looking for indoor photographs of your family or child, make sure that the photographer you are hiring has a pretty good portfolio of images in different indoor settings.  ;-)  Which I think I do…so hire me.  hehe.  <3

What I love about this sweet girl is that she’ll give me an assortment of wonderful faces that showcase her personality.  And I can’t think of anything better than showcasing your child’s personality in photographs for you.

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Brittney

FUN session!

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It was a very clear day and would have been the most perfect day, if it was not raining on and off.  I know many of my photographer friends had canceled sessions this very day, but this mom and I decided we would chance it.  Most of the time, I am game and very optimistic about the weather.  Most of the time, I know it has just been my very good luck, but most of the time, if my gut says to press on, we end up with a lovely window to shoot.  And this day was just such a day.  I kid you not….torrential down pouring most of the day….and as I was driving to this session, I could sense just a bit of clarity on the horizon.  And again, we got lucky with the most lovely light….and I got lucky with the most lovely family to photograph!  So easy and their sweet boys…oh, those sweet little boys!  Sure, the oldest made me work a little…or let’s say…run and chase him a bit, but just know that my patience is great and he warmed up to me within about 10 minutes or so and then the magic happened.

Just see for yourself!

Magic. <3

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Meredith Janisch

Love the colors!

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Is she the most precious baby or what??!!  We were documenting her 4 month milestone.  Her parents have this most fantastic chair in their bedroom and I could no resist putting little miss in it for some photos.  As is with babies her age, she loves to chew on her hand which is so adorable if you ask me.  You’ll be seeing more of this sweet girl soon!  Stay tuned!

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Becky

She is precious!!

Massiel

Beautiful baby girl and that chair is deff fab!!