No matter how many newborns I photograph, each one always captivates and amazes me with their sweetness, cuteness, smallness and newness.  Each little newbie is just so perfect and precious in his or her innocence and simplicity.  Each one also has some unique, sometimes quirky, quality that differentiates him or her from any other newborn.  This particular baby has amazing expressions and is absolutely rocking the faux hawk…I LOVE it!  Seriously…does it get more adorable than this?!?!  The yawns, the sleepy smiles, the skin rolls and creases…all the character that makes up that newborn baby perfection.  I know not everyone is a “baby person”, but I don’t see how anyone could look at this fascinating little creature and not be awestruck by the miracle of life while considering all the things this child will be experiencing for the first time.  We all started off as newbies…tiny, helpless, innocent, perfect…amazed by each new experience.  May we never become so jaded by life that we cannot see the wonder of each new little life!

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Baby Photographers Houston

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In a recent post, I gushed a bit about love and how it expands as families grow.  This is even more evident with extended family photography sessions!  I love so much seeing how grandparents’ hearts are overflowing with love for these tiny beings who are their family’s future.

I think it’s so fitting that these gorgeous grandparents and grandkids are sitting under a painting of a tree.  We often hear the term “family tree,” but seeing this really started me thinking about how the growth of trees is both seen and unseen.  Of course the growth of the trunk, branches and leaves is visible, but the roots grow deeper underground to create a stronger foundation.  Such is a family and the love that they share.  Each member that is added brings with them more love to grow those unseen roots that anchor the family.  It is clear from the love that these grandparents and grandkids have for each other that this family tree has some amazing roots and will continue to grow beautifully!

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Houston Extended Family Photography

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Sooo…sometimes I have a session that results in pictures that I think are fabulous, yet I forget to post them in what would be considered by some to be a timely manner.  Case in point, these photos that were taken in November (hence the sweaters, vest, boots and fall foliage) and I’m just now getting around to blogging them.  Better late than never, right?  Although the weather at the moment is muggy in the ickiest of ways and seeing people in sweaters makes me inadvertently cringe a bit, I still love these photos of this adorable foursome!  I love the summer and all the awesome things that come with it (fabulous underwater photography for one!), but seeing these makes me almost wish we could just skip all the heat and go straight to fall.  There are wonderful aspects of each season, but fall is just so lovely!  As you look at these, please try to forget the current Texas humidity and the fact that we’re on the verge of summer with its potentially 100 degree temperatures.  Instead, imagine the cool air, football games, lattes and all the other fabulous things that come with fall!

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Family Photography Cypress Texas

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I adore all the gorgeous subjects I get to photograph, from newborns to grandparents and everyone in between!  One of my favorite aspects of my job is getting to see and document families as they expand, grow and change from year to year.  I love to make a connection with every family and capture the spirit and love that make each one unique and beautiful.  Last year, I had the pleasure of doing family portraits for the lovely family pictured below.  It is amazing how much their adorable little girl has grown…and so exciting that now she’s going to be a big sister!  She is so sweet, I just know she’s going to be amazing and dote on her new little sibling!

As this family goes from three to four, the love just grows as well.  It’s such an incredible concept, the infinite nature of love.  Hearts and souls expand and the more love we let flow from us, the more we are filled.  It is my goal for the love in each family to shine through my photographs of them.  When you view them, I hope you can feel that love, be filled and be inspired to love those around you even more.  Perhaps it’s too much to expect that from family portraits, but the amount of love I put into them and feel from them makes me believe that they can be more than just pictures.

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I love action shots!  Not like “action movie style man walking toward the camera away from a grand explosion” kind of action shots (although they have their place, I’m sure), but real action shots of real people interacting naturally with each other.  Not posed, not forced…just being themselves with the ones they love.  I love the natural laughter and smiles – the ones that don’t come from saying, “Cheese!”  I love little kids running and jumping and swinging and LIVING and just having fun!  I love the looks of adoration and amusement that parents have only for their children.  I love capturing expressions that come only when one doesn’t feel as if they’re being watched.  Perfectly candid shots are my absolute favorite.  Most of all, I love photographing life as it happens and as it is rather than trying to turn it into something it isn’t.  Life isn’t in the poses, it’s in the action that happens in between.  That’s what I want my pictures to reflect.  (Of course I’m not above posed pictures, but I do love the action shots!)

(If you want to see more of this fabulous family in action, check out a previous post of this session here.)

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