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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. ;-)

If you can look at the following pictures without wanting to jump on a trampoline, swing, hang, climb and play with bubbles, then you might want to have your pulse checked!  This lively sibling trio was so much fun to be around and a blast to photograph.  SO. MUCH. ENERGY!  Just being around them made me feel like I had been given a shot of adrenaline.  I really had to stop myself from setting down my camera and jumping right in to play with them.  (With such a great playground setup, could you really blame me?  Upon leaving, of course, I just couldn’t wait to get home and take a nap!)

In addition to being filled to the brim with energy, these young people were also extremely polite and happily willing to accommodate all my photographic requests.  (This is something you don’t always find with adolescents!)  It is obvious that their parents are doing something right in raising these three, which is so wonderful to see!

I love getting to take pictures of such lively, fabulous kids!  If you’d like to celebrate all the energy and awesomeness of your children (or yourself, if you want!), contact me and we’ll discuss some fun photo shoot ideas!

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As a parent, it is always interesting (see: frustrating, exciting, nerve-wracking, wonderful) to witness your teeny tiny baby go from a “newborn” to an “infant” to a “toddler” right before your eyes.  Between feeding habits, sleep patterns (or lack thereof), growth spurts, developmental milestones and all the new skills your baby acquires, the first year of a baby’s life is pretty much a constant state of transition (for you and him).  Once you get the slightest bit comfortable with how to meet your child’s (sometimes finicky) needs…BOOM!  It’s as if some unfamiliar force has possessed your sweet baby and you must relearn how to appease this new occupant.

Of course, I’m exaggerating (and I’m sure that every moment spent with your toddler is pure bliss 😛 ), but there is no denying that growing children are transitioning and learning all the time.  Even with all the challenges it brings, it is something so incredible to experience and witness.  Loving, nurturing and guiding this precious little life could be your most significant contribution to the world (no pressure!).

Even though it is more evident with children because they change so much as they grow, we are ALL transitioning daily.  Each day, you choose who you will be and how you will treat others.  These relationships we develop as a result are what life is made of and what I LOVE to capture in my photographs.  Taking pictures of families as they navigate and enjoy the different phases of life is truly my passion!  This gorgeous family is currently loving their “transitioning toddler” phase and it’s absolutely delightful!

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Houston Area Toddler Photographer

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A bit of a baby boom recently.  Lots of boys, but then bam…and little girl.  She is just so beautiful don’t you think?  It is impossible to properly describe the feeling of seeing your child for the first time.  Words are totally inadequate to convey all the emotion you feel as you lay eyes on that tiny, warm, gooey, perfect creature you have been anticipating for so long.  This is where a picture being “worth a thousand words” comes in handy!  Whether you get a professional to take your newborn’s first pictures or you take them yourself, make sure you photograph those first moments of your child’s life.  Each time you look at those pictures, you will be transported back to the first time you saw and held your baby and you’ll be amazed at how much time has passed.

As precious and perfect as they are during those first hours of life, babies aren’t exactly “cute” at that point.  (I know that is up for debate, but I mean “cute” in the “clean, pretty, photogenic” sense of the word:-).)  In the upcoming days, they certainly do “cuten up” a lot though!  This week- (or two) long “babymoon” is the perfect time to get your baby’s Newborn Portraits done.  Have these pictures taken and you will cherish them forever…I promise.  The best way I can describe these pictures is “pure sweetness”.  Just have a look for yourself.

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Newborn Photography Woodlands Texas Area

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When going into a newborn photo shoot, a photographer never really knows what to expect.  Of course, with a newborn, no one (not even the baby’s parents) can REALLY know what to expect!  Will he or she be sleepy, wriggly, fussy?  Will there be a sweet smile, followed by a red face, grunting and a poop-splosion that manages to get all over EVERYTHING?  Or perhaps a puke-nami after a needed nursing break?  There’s just no way to know!  If there were a “What to Expect…” book on photographing newborns, it would pretty much be a long list of things that could go wrong or right, but can never really be anticipated and certainly can’t be controlled.  It is amazing how someone so small, new and helpless can keep so many adults on their toes and anxious for what will happen next!

This adorable little fella below was not in the mood for sleepy pictures (so no sleep smiles), but he sure gave us some great material while he was wide awake!  I love the cheeky little half-smile, tongue action and intense stares!  Bottom line:  no matter what you expect, whatever your newborn does for his or her newborn portraits will be perfect (especially to you) because he or she is the most perfect little being you will ever know!

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 Newborn Photos Woodlands Texas

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“Let your light shine. Be a source of strength and courage. Share your wisdom. Radiate love.” ~Wilferd Peterson

I promised that there would be more of this adorable little girl and I didn’t lie!  (Check out the previous post with her here!)  This time I’m including way more session pics and her awesome parents too!  Seeing her parents, it is obvious where she gets her infectious grin and fabulous personality.  These three are so much fun that I could have easily and happily spent the entire day with them.  Yes, they are that great!  Aside from the fantastic natural lighting in these pictures, this family has a natural glow about them that I just love.  (I am now hearing R.E.M. singing, “Shiny happy people holding hands…” in my head!)  Seriously though, this family radiates love!  I’ve so enjoyed photographing them over the past few years and look forward to many more!

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