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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. ;-)

In preparation for my baby boy’s first birthday coming up in just a month…(sniff, sniff)  I’ve been trying to go through and fully organize all the photos I’ve taken of him each month.  Contrary to what you might think, I have not completely gone bananas with photos of him.  I’ve really made a point to try and balance life which means having a life outside of photography.  While photography is very much a major part of me and who I am, my photography does not define who I am as a person…as a daughter, friend, sister, wife and most certainly not who I am as a mother now.  I don’t want my son to grow up not having me actually BE in the moments with him.  I don’t want to always have my camera in hand.

Anyways….my point is that I came across these photos I took of him right as we were about to leave our hotel in Colorado back in January.  His daddy was loading up the car and I decided that I just had to take a few photographs of this sweet boy on the bed.  The light was just beaming in.  Not the really warm, Texas light that I am used to, but instead, a much cooler, truer white light.  I’m sure because there was so much snow outside as a vibrant reflector.  These photos just remind me how much he’s grown and how glad I am that I took the ten minutes and got these shots before we headed out.  This was our first trip with him.  His first airplane ride, of which he will not remember, but was such a great little flier.  No trouble at all.  Overall, he was the most wonderful traveler.  Sure, he was only 7 months old and didn’t know any different, but let’s just hope it’s a catalyst to many more easy, fun travels with him in the future.

These pics were just too sweet not to share.  Hope you enjoy.  ;-)

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Oh the joys of new parenthood.  All the milestones…all the growing and learning, not only for the child, but even more so for the parents, right?  hehe  I think now more than ever, when I photograph new parents or might I say, first time parents, it just means so much more to me now that my husband and I are now parents, too.  Just trying to soak in all the everyday newness that comes with this new adventure.  I would dare say that it’s basically the same for almost all first time parents.  While each family’s story is very unique in many ways, it’s basically the same overall.  Just when you have something figured out and you feel that you’ve got a certain part under control so to speak, even though I really believe we are never quite in complete control really.  haha.  So when we think we have it figured out, our child grows and changes and we simply have to grow and change with them…to a degree of course.  ;-) Anyway…blah, blah, blah.

It was so fun to chat and get to know this family and hear a couple of funny stories of new parenthood.  Thank you guys for the lovely afternoon!

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I came across this photograph again just recently.  There is another specific photo that I’m pretty sure I shared a while back that is similar (and from the same session) as this one, but this one has radiated with me today so much.

Why, you ask?  Well, this photo was taken when this sweet girl still was just barely still resembling a baby.  Sure, she’ll always be her momma’s baby girl, but let me explain further.  There are only a very limited number of days that a child still has a bit of the ‘baby’ look to them.  Then somewhere around two or two and a half or so, each child is a little different, of course.  But somewhere in almost the blink of an eye, your baby is not a baby anymore.  They begin to take on the look of a child and not a baby.  Okay, so I’m rambling a bit, but I think you see my point.  For this sweet girl, these weeks surrounding this session were just those last, fleeting days of her ‘baby’.

It happens so fast.  So bittersweet, but yet so amazing and beautiful.  This is why I love photographs so very much.  So often times you don’t even fully appreciate them until years later.  It is one of the few things in life that actually increase in value…heart value, that is, over time.  :-)

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Having the chance to photograph a family after nearly years of waiting for an adoption to be legalized…well, this my friends is a joy beyond measure.

I had the honor of photographing this dear family in their home shortly after their son became legally theirs.    The ‘Welcome to Forever’ sign so beautifully displayed at their entrance is the most perfect representation of this moment.  What a momentous year for this family.  Not only were they finally able to adopt their son who they’d had since he was just a few months old, they also welcomed a baby girl, by birth.  So much happiness to be had for them!  Congrats and thank you guys so very much for allowing me to capture this very special time for your family!

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Yes, each and every client that I have ever photographed holds a special place in my heart.  Even if I’ve only had the privilege to photograph a family once, I remember them and I am grateful for that one time.  However, the reality is that those families that have hired me over and over, well, they hold the dearest places in my heart.  It is only natural that if I’ve been able to document your child for years and watched them grow, these families quickly become my favorites.

I’ll say it until I’m blue in the face.  Don’t delay in photographing your kiddos.  And more importantly, I beg you, do not neglect getting in the photographs with your child/children.  And look, I’m preaching to the choir on this one…trust me, I’m as guilty as the next for not getting in the photos as much as one might expect a photographer to.  But I will tell you that at least several times a year, I make certain that I get some really quality images of us together.  While photographs are amazing at catching a glimpse and freezing time of what your child looks like and such, the most incredible photographs are those that radiate emotion and connection.  And the connection between parent and child, in my opinion, is like the poster child for connection.  hehe

I promise you…I’d be willing to bet like a million dollars on it, that years from now you will not regret images such as this.  ;-)

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