“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” ~Fred Rogers

I love capturing the playfulness and rambunctious spirit of children just being themselves.  As parents, just letting our children play can be one of the most fun and entertaining things.  I know I’m constantly amused at the things that my son comes up with when I leave him to his own devices!  (Seriously, where does some of the random stuff come from?!?!  I don’t know, but I love it!)

Spending time with and photographing this awesome family of five was so wonderful!  Letting these cute fellas play and having mom, dad and little sister join in made for a great photo shoot.  Little sister is really just learning to play, but she certainly has good teachers in her two big brothers!  This mom, dad, two fun boys and their sweet little sister are just a delight to be around!

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Houston Family Child Photos

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So, this is my second post of 2016, but it’s my first newborn post this year, so it seems appropriate to use this as my “New Year” post.  (You know, new year, new baby…I think the correlation is obvious, but wanted to spell it out, just in case!  Don’t worry, there will be no diaper-clad large man dressed as “Baby New Year” in this post.  If you have no clue what I’m talking about, then you’re lucky you’ve never had the experience of attending a New Year’s Eve party where this sort of character has made an appearance.)

AAANYWAY…

Happy New Year, you guys!  After a very busy fall and winter, 2016 is off to a great start so far for me, with lots of fabulous clients scheduled!  I’m so excited to see and photograph so many of you this year!

The year certainly has some exciting times ahead for the beautiful family pictured below, who recently welcomed their precious little boy!  I can’t wait to take more pictures of this cutie pie and his parents!

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Houston Family Newborn Photography

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I know I’ve mentioned before (at least a few times, I’m sure) how much I love taking multi-generational portraits.  Taking pictures of children with their parents and grandparents is just such a wonderful experience with beautiful results!  There is something special about the bond you see, especially with a mother, her daughter and her daughter’s children.  (Not downplaying fathers and sons, but there is a certain connection a mother and daughter have that’s beyond compare.)

Looking at the photos below, I can’t help all the warm and fuzzy feelings I get.  It’s just precious seeing three generations of women/girls (and a sweet little boy, of course) adoring each other.  This grandmother and mother clearly love each other and these adorable children.  These connections are absolutely priceless and getting to photograph these moments is one of the greatest things about my job!

Maybe 2016 is the year that you’d like to commemorate the love between you, your parents and your children!  If so, I would love to photograph you and create pictures I promise you’ll cherish forever!

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Houston Family Child Photographer

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I just love fun, quirky families!  It’s families like this that you look at and just instantly think, “I want to be friends with them!”  (And, as a photographer, think, “I want to photograph them!”)  They need no direction or style advice for their photo shoot…they’re perfect just as their awesome selves!  (All my clients are perfect as they are, of course, but some people just really stand out and stick in your mind.)  Genuine, colorful and upbeat personalities make for great families and great photos.  The photos I love the most are the ones where your family members’ personalities just burst out of the picture!  After all, these images should represent YOU!

I think this family is just fabulous!  Their love for each other (and for color!) certainly contributes to them being ridiculously super cute.  Speaking of super cute, these kiddos are absolutely adorable and so sweet.  I just love this crew and hope to get to take more of their family photos in the future!

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Spring Area Child Photographer

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This sweet little newborn girl is just so precious!  And I think the name Sloane is lovely, unique and perfectly suited for her.  It’s a name that is cute for a baby, but will also grow with her and work at each stage of life.  I love it!  I am also in LOVE with this nursery!  All the bright, beautiful colors contrasting with the stark white make this room feel so fresh and fun.  Of course the “Every little thing is gonna be alright” sign is awesome and gives the feel that these new parents are pretty chill.  That’s a great way to be when dealing with all the stresses of early parenthood!  No amount of reading or advice can truly prepare you for what you’ll go through with your newborn (especially as every baby is different), so the best thing is to go with the flow and take Bob Marley’s advice in his song!

Three Little Birds

Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing is gonna be all right.
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing is gonna be all right! “

Rise up this mornin’,
Smile with the risin’ sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin’, “This is my message to you-ou-ou: “

Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing is gonna be all right.”
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing is gonna be all right.”

(Good luck getting that song out of your head now!  You’re welcome! 😛 )

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Newborn Photos Houston Area

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