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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. ;-)

“Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.” ~William Stafford

This quote really spoke to me, as I love how children can just dance, play and run without any inhibitions….and they do so without external prompting or even encouragement!  It is as if there is something inside them which compels them to move. (And I suppose there must be or else they wouldn’t be doing it!)  It is one of the many beautiful and magical things of childhood…this musical spirit and joy…as if everything is a song.  I happen to love musicals, no matter how absurd their premises might be, because they present life as an unending melody.  Sometimes it is cheery and bright; sometimes it is  darker and more seriousbut it is always immensely more beautiful when set to music.  The little girl below reminds me of musical…I would love to hear the music she was hearing as she danced around in the sand!  Her fun personality and awesome energy made her such a joy to photograph!  I hope these images will bring a little bit of music to your day!

Woodlands Area Child Photographer

Woodlands Area Child Photographer

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These two!  There is just so much cuteness between them!  I love when a little girl becomes a big sister for the first time.  She always feels so much pride and ownership over this new sibling whom she views as “her baby”.  I remember being really taken by this big sister back when we photographed her lovely mamma’s maternity session on the beach.  Aside from the fact that she’s just such an adorable little girl, her excitement and joy over her soon-to-arrive baby brother were so precious and I completely fell for her.  In a previous post, I shared the photos of this cutie pie jumping on the bed (such a fun, carefree spirit!) while little brother was being fed.  Today, I’m pleased to show you some of the photos of these two siblings together.  This little guy is certainly going to be well looked after by his awesome big sister!  Even when they get older and he is likely towering above her, she will still probably view him as her baby brother.  I don’t think it gets much sweeter than this!

Newborn with Sibling Photographs Houston TX

Newborn with Sibling Photographs Houston TX

Newborn with Sibling Photographs Houston TXNewborn with Sibling Photographs Houston TX

Newborn with Sibling Photographs Houston TX

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This amazing couple has two beautiful children…the first through adoption and the second through birth.  I can definitely relate to their scenario, as I was adopted as a first child and my parents were then able to have a biological child, my awesome little sister!  Whether through adoption or birth, it matters not…parents’ love for their children is the same and absolutely beautiful to behold!  I love capturing images that convey how special and incredible that bond is between mothers, fathers, sons and daughters.  Whatever combination of those of which a family consists, the connection between them is always undeniable.  I am always interested in the back-story of a family…how the couple met, fell in love, decided to adopt, etc.  It is fascinating to think of all the little things that could have happened which would have made life turn out very differently for all of them (to the point that some of them would not exist!).  I believe things turn out the way they do for a reason and that certain people are in our lives because they are meant to be.  Cherish them and tell them that you love them every day…maybe even get some lovely family photos taken with them, hehe:-)

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I know I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again:  I think that pregnant women are just so beautiful!  It is such an incredible and amazing process, growing life inside you!  I want each maternity photo session I do to celebrate the glorious, goddess-like woman who is bringing this new, perfect little life into the world.  I love being out in nature when taking these photos, as pregnancy and birth are things that I feel connect us most closely with the natural world and all of creation.  This gorgeous mamma below is so radiant, I couldn’t ask for a better model for maternity pictures!  Her fabulous hair and that spectacularly vivid purple dress really make this lovely lady “pop” against the wooded surroundings.  Speaking of “popping”, how perfect is her baby bump?!?!  I know it is incredibly rude to go up to a pregnant woman and touch her belly and I would NEVER do that (especially if she were someone I didn’t know! ha!), but I totally understand why people want to!  Now, I’m not making excuses for the crazies in Wal-Mart (or any other public place) who will go up to a stranger, start touching her baby belly, tell her the sex of her child or start giving parenting advice. (Yes, those are all things that have either happened to me or someone I know!)  I’m just saying that I completely get why people are drawn to expectant mothers…they’re stunning!  I don’t think you could look at the pictures below without agreeing with me!

Maternity Photographer in Houston Texas

 

 

Maternity Photographer in Houston Texas

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If you’ve read many of my posts, you may be aware that I have an affinity for all siblings, but there is an extra special place in my heart for sisters.  A friendship with a sister is like no other and plays a huge role in establishing one’s feelings toward girls and women in general.  I’m sure this isn’t true 100 percent of the time, but, from my experience, it seems that women who grew up with at least one sister have closer relationships with other women than do those who had no sisters.  (It makes sense, right?)  I have friends who only had a brother (or brothers) and they seem to have a bit more difficulty innately relating to their own sex.  (Please don’t misunderstand me…I’m not saying there is anything wrong with them or that they don’t have girl friends…just that it doesn’t seem to come as naturally to them.)  I hate that women are so often portrayed as being catty toward one another, when there are so many amazing examples of successful female friendships…women who strengthen and build each other up…women who empower one another.  What on earth does any of this have to do with the pictures below?  Well, these adorable sisters are such a fabulous example of how amazing female friendships can be.  Yes, they are young, but I’d be willing to bet that throughout their lives they will remain best friends and fierce allies, no matter what challenges they may face.  With the guidance of their fantastic parents, who promote love and teamwork rather than competition with each other, there is no limit what they can achieve.  Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we (women and men) viewed all women as our sisters instead of our adversaries?  Excuse me if I’m sounding too sappy; I’m hearing Peppa Pig and her friends singing “Peace and harmony in all the world…” at the moment 😛  (Peppa, by the way, only has a brother, George, but has a close friendship with Suzy Sheep, so she’s kind of like a sister 😀 )

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Houston Area Family Portraits

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