I just adore families that love to have fun!  (I know, that seems obvious, but it’s truly refreshing when a family is so comfortable and at ease with just having fun together!)  When the smiles, playfulness and embraces are all natural, it makes my job much easier and the photos SO much better.  I always want people to be “real”…and when my clients’ real personalities are really wonderful, well, it’s just fabulous!

The sweet folks below epitomize what it means to be a fun, loving (and fun-loving!) family!  The way they interact with each other and cause one another to light up is incredibly special.  Let this lovely family be an example for you when you take your family photos (and in everyday life).  Be yourself, let your love for each other show and have fun!  That’s the best advice I can give you as those are the things that make for the best photos (and the best families)!  (Of course I have to add, it also doesn’t hurt to have a photographer who knows what she’s doing! 😛 )

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It’s so much fun to witness babies growing, getting more and more alert, developing awesome personalities and becoming so much fun!  The smiles, the laughs, the cooing and ever-increasing mobility…all of these actions are really picking up around the four month mark.  Next up will be sitting unsupported and crawling!  That’s when things really get interesting!

I love these Milestone sessions (ages 3 months – 10 months) which celebrate these ages and achievements that come and go so quickly!  Unless you document it, you’re probably not going to remember exactly what your baby was doing at such and such months old.  The whole of your child’s first year of babyhood will likely be a blissful and sleep-deprived blur when trying to think back on it without the aid of pictures.  (Not that I’m saying they have to be professional photos, of course, but please make a point of taking these precious reminders!)

This sweet and adorable little girl is four months old and such a doll!  I’m already looking forward to her next photo session and seeing how much she will have changed and learned!

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It always thrills me to get the call, text or email from a client that their new baby has arrived safely and they are ready to set a firm date for newborn photos!  Having taken the maternity photos and then getting to do the newborn session is such a gorgeous “before & after” where both the before and after are absolutely wonderful!

When I had the privilege of photographing the sweet family below for a maternity session a little while back (see that awesomeness here!), I was so taken with them and knew that this big sister was just going to be THE BEST.  After the fabulous newborn session you see here, I have to say (actually, I’m THRILLED to say!), I was not wrong!  All it takes is a glance at the pictures below to see that this beautiful girl is head over heels in love with her precious little brother.  The whole family is, of course, but seeing those two together is just the sweetest and made for some of the most precious pictures (if I do say so myself!).  This handsome little guy is certainly blessed to be surrounded by unanimous adoration and I know mom and dad are thankful to have such a willing and capable helper in their amazing daughter.  SO MUCH LOVE!!!

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Here lately it seems I’ve been getting so many awesome clients who want to do family maternity sessions…and I love it so much!  Capturing special moments in these growing families is just THE BEST!  There’s something so wonderful about celebrating the life a family currently enjoys while also anticipating the arrival of their newest addition.  Although it may seem like it, photographs don’t just capture what is happening in that particular moment; they represent everything that was happening during that period in your and your family’s life.  It’s always neat to look back at certain photos and think about the events that took place around that time or to realize, “Wow…those are the last family pictures of you as an only child!” or whatever the situation may be.  Every picture has a story behind it and surrounding it that only those in it (and sometimes the photographer) are aware of.

This gorgeous family’s story photographs so beautifully:  two loving parents, an adorable little boy and a new baby on the way!  There’s a lot more going on behind the scenes, though, that only they can know.  When they look at these photos, I hope they have lovely memories of not only this day, but many special moments that surrounded it.Family Photographs HoustonFamily Photographs HoustonFamily Photographs HoustonFamily Photographs Houston

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One year olds are so much fun!  Watching them learn about and explore the world around them is fascinating and often very amusing.  You just never know what they’ll get into.  When they have an older (but still very young) sibling as their partner in crime, things get especially interesting!  The older sibling always seems more than happy to bring the little one in on his schemes and teach her a thing or two.  At one year old, the youngest child is now old enough and more than happy to be a willing participant in whatever antics the oldest comes up with.

This adorable little girl just turned one!  She and her mamma wanted to celebrate this extra special event by having a full family photo shoot, which I love!  One of my favorite parts of this session was the interaction of little miss with her handsome older brother.  Could they be any cuter?!?!  From kisses and cuddles to tickles and wriggling, these two were just so sweet and fun to photograph!  (As was the whole family!)  Happy First Birthday, sweet girl!

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Child Photographers Houston Texas

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