Houston Family Photographer: newborn, baby, child, & underwater photography in Houston, The Heights, West University, The Woodlands

When I think about being a Houston Family Photographer, I often get just a wee bit sentimental.  While I may have lost count quite some time ago the number of families I’ve had the opportunity to photograph, it will never change how attached I feel to many of my clients.  This dear, sweet family is just one of those!  I had to privilege to meet this crew when momma was pregnant with baby sister.  We met at a local park in Houston which offered us more of a ‘forest’ look.  I remember this gorgeous momma wearing this amazing red, fitted dress and then of course, big brother to be was looking so stinkin’ adorable.  Dad was handsome, too.  Anyways, fast forward a bit.  I got to photograph them as a new family of four after baby sister was born and then got to see them again to document these most precious kiddos growing so fast!  I enjoy not only seeing how they have physically changed, but also how their little personalities are really shining so bright.

For this session, we met at a new location for me which was suggested by mom.  What a stellar spot it was.  Not only offering a lot of green space, but also a bit of water feature and a hint of urban flare.  🙂  I’m always game for trying new locations for shoots.  So if you have a spot you think will work, please, by all means, share with me.  I really enjoy shooting at different places to keep my images fresh.  Also, shooting at different locations offers my client’s the chance to have each of their galleries be more unique.  Who doesn’t want to be a little more unique?

Okay..enough blabbing from me.  How about this fab family!!?? Are they so cute or what? 😉

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baby photographer Houston: newborn, baby, child, family & underwater photography in Houston, The Heights, West University, The Woodlands

I recall so vividly many of my sessions from years past.  Maybe because I’m very much a visual person.  I can remember meeting this sweet baby boy’s mommy and daddy a few years back to do their engagement photos.  They were such sports as I had them in a bunch of wildflowers and then at this very cool, plush spot with a HUGE, very old oak tree of which was recently bulldozed for some apartments to be built.  🙁   That’s another rant for which I will just keep to myself.  ha!

Anyway, this guys parents were quite smitten with each other as they were preparing for their wedding at Disneyland in California.  Such fun, right?  Well, let’s fast forward a few years and they recently welcomed this bundle of joy into their lives.  I was thrilled when Mr. K’s momma reached out to me for his 100 day photographs.  Is he such a handsome guy or what?  <3

As you can see, for these milestone sessions, I keep to my normal ‘simple’ setup.  As a baby photographer Houston, I prefer to focus on the baby.  I do not use a bunch of props which I personally feel distract from the subject.  For me, your precious little ones have an abundance of beauty that will ensure the photographs shine.  We don’t need fancy backdrops or expensive clothes.  Just your most lovely little one is just perfect on their own, don’t you think?

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The Woodlands Family Photographer: newborn, baby, child, family & underwater photography in Houston, The Heights, West University, The Woodlands

One thing I can tell you as a Woodlands Family Photographer is while I do prefer to shoot right at sunrise or sunset, because quite frankly, it’s the easiest to shoot in, the fact is that many times that is just not feasible for my clients.  Over the years, I have embraced different times of the day for shooting. Many times it’s not just a matter of availability for myself and my Woodlands family photographer client. Sometimes it’s a matter of what time of day will the child or children be at their best, mood wise.  I would much prefer a more happy child than the “best light”.  Plus, the longer I do this then more I feel like there is not really the best light because so much of what is best is simply a matter of personal preference.  I have clients who specifically ask for lots of sunlight in their photo gallery.  So whose to really say what light is “best”. While I do have to get more creative with shooting locations, I make it work as long as we have at least a little diffusing of light.  Maybe that is in the form of trees or a building.  What I’ve learned over time shooting at different times of day is that I now PREFER to mix up lighting.  I personally don’t want every one of my sessions to look the exact same.  For me, it gets a little too monotonous and borderline boring.  Yes! I most certainly want to keep a consistent overall look and feel to my portfolio of client’s family photos, I do celebrate some diversity.  Such was the case for this session.  There was a spot where the light was a bit more ‘crazy’ as some could say.  But I wanted to use the spot and do a few different kinds of photographs.

 

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By the end of our session this day, sunset had come and we were able to also get a wonderful collection of images in a different light.  I hope you can spot the difference. They are both very unique and special in their own way.  I love them both for different reasons.  When looking through my portfolio, be sure to note which images you prefer or if you like both.  It’s so helpful when booking your family photo session with me to relay what you like the best.  This way we can be on the same page to ensure your ultimate happiness with the final product.  Many of my clients are open to basically anything, which is so fantastic because it offers me the opportunity to really just have fun and create the most specialized photos for them!

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Houston Family Photographer: newborn, baby, child, family & underwater photography in Houston, The Heights, Montrose, Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, Rice Village, The Woodlands

Hello again world! I feel like it’s been an infinity since my Houston family photographer website has had any love. Okay, so really it has only been a couple of months, but what a crazy few months it has been. I would love to tell you a little bit of what’s been happening in my world, but not before you check out these amazingly lovely people I got to photograph again. The evening was almost prefect weather with mild temps and a fantastic breeze. I know many have mixed feelings about the wind, but I think it’s such fun to work in as long as it’s not too crazy. hehe. I was so happy to photograph this family again and get to document how much these kiddos are growing!

Once to get a lovely peek at some of my favorite photographs from their session, be sure to stay tuned to my blog here over the next few weeks for lots more photo yumminess.

They are so lovely aren’t they? 🙂

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The Fall season was as busy as ever. Houston was good to us this year with the weather which was so nice. In December we decided to sell our current home and move to a new house closer to family. We only moved about 10 minutes from our old house. We ended up selling our home pretty quickly and moved into an RV for a bit while our new house was being completed. Let’s just say that RV living with a 2.5 year old was certainly doable, but we were thrilled beyond measure when our new house was done a little sooner than planned. We moved into our new house just a few weeks ago and after months of being pretty preoccupied with ‘house’ stuff and work, I’m finally feeling a little back to normal. YAY! Hence how I’m finally getting around to posting some of my favorite images from the last six months that basically have just been dying to be shown off.

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Just another lovely day shooting some amazing little people with their mom and dad as Family Photographer Houston Texas.  These guys are super special to me because they are my cousins.  What’s so cool is to recall all the many summers spent with this momma and her family when we were young swimming in their pool.  Such amazing memories…too many to count really. This momma’s mother, who is actually my first cousin used to make these homemade pickles.  Man, oh man, those pickles.  The best pickles you would ever have.  We would swim for hours on end;  playing mostly Marco Polo.  ha!  Please tell me I’m not the only one who remembers that swimming pool game.  🙂 And what about “sharks and minnows”?  Do you recall that one?  Let’s not forget about the never-ending handstands and seeing who could hold their breathe the longest.  It wasn’t time to get out until your tippy toes had ‘strawberries’ and your fingers were wrinkled like the oldest person on the planet.  Oh…those were the days for sure.  I suppose I’m pretty lucky that I get to live near much of my family and extended family. We get to have our children hopefully experience even just a little bit of the joy we had knowing each other and spending time together.  It’s really the most wonderful opportunity to have and share.  As with all my family photo sessions, I like to have some fun.  It’s common for me to have the kids and sometimes the parents being a little (or a lot) silly.  There is lot of activity during sessions with me.  Most of my favorite photographs are the ones where you can really see life and feel some emotion.  Sure, the most emotion will be felt with photos of those who mean the most to you, but I would love for at least some of my images to really resonate with those who don’t even know the person in the photograph.  What do you think?  Do these images speak to you in a joyful way even though you don’t know these subjects?  I sure do hope so!

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Family Photographer Houston Texas

maternity, newborn, baby, child, family & underwater photography in Houston, The Heights, Montrose, Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, Rice Village, The Woodlands & Cypress

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