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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. ;-)

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” ~George Bernard Shaw

It truly is a great blessing to be part of a loving, happy family!  I adore close-knit families and this bunch certainly fits that description.  All the relationships between these four siblings as well as their parents are so sweet and fun.  This is such a good-natured, easy-going, fun-loving family…you just can’t help but love them!  (They are also all really, really ridiculously good-looking and photogenic, so that certainly doesn’t hurt for taking lovely pictures! 😛 )  I love everything about these photos:  the setting, the outfits, the smiles…but what I love most is just how real and fun this family is!  Of course there are lots of elements (one of which is a decent photographer 😉 ) that help to make family photos great, but the most important thing, the thing you REALLY need for your family photos to be awesome…is YOU!  You have to make the choice to get your family together and take some pictures when you get the chance!  It is a decision that I promise you won’t regret!

Family Photographer Conroe Texas

Family Photographer Conroe Texas

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

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Although the images below were taken at the location where I originally intended to photograph this family, this was not the location at which we first arrived and took pictures.  (See the photos we took at our first, unintended destination here.)  Luckily for me, this family was incredibly good-natured, obliging and fun to be around!  I feel like we could have gone to several different locations and they still would have been congenial (though I would never have put them through that!).  Anyway…I am so glad we were able to find our desired location because I think these photos turned out pretty fantastic!  I love the bit of sandy beach along the creek bank, flanked by grass and trees…such a nice mixture of terrain helped make for some lovely shots!  Of course, this family being so cute and awesome certainly doesn’t hurt either!

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P.S.  If you would like to see some more photos of the sweet, adorable little girl in these photos, click here.

Family Photos Houston Texas

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

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If a newborn baby isn’t the sweetest thing in the entire world, I’m really just not sure what is!  This precious little one in the pictures below was such a perfect and adorable subject.  And how gorgeous is his mamma!  I was really taken by how stunning she was when I took her maternity photos on the beach (see those here!) and absolutely love how unbelievably photogenic she is!  As you may have guessed from my company name or gathered from my work, if you are at all familiar with it, I love to celebrate the natural beauty of clients and their families without many props, backdrops, excessive editing and the like.  This type of “simplicity” is my style and something that I personally love.  (Please don’t think I’m being critical of photographers who prefer any of the aforementioned things…I’m just stating feelings about my own work.  There is beauty is so many different styles!)  The photo shoot below, with just a soft textured blanket, a scarf, a baby and his mamma, epitomizes the simplicity that I love so much!

If you would like to see some fabulous photos of this newbie and his beautiful big sister, click here.  For some really fun ones of just big sis (while little brother was taking a nursing break), click here.

Newborn Photographer near Downtown Houston

Newborn Photographer near Downtown Houston

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

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The moments between a mother and her child are so very special and they seem even more so when a second child is on the way.  It is the last bit of time for that child to be the “only child” with all the focus, love and attention, so it is precious indeed.  Not that a mother will love her first child any less with the second’s arrival, but it is obvious that things will change with the new addition.  Many women choose not to do maternity pictures after their first pregnancy.  I’m not criticizing anyone for their decision, however, I think it’s so beautiful to capture the moments with a first child, his parents and his unborn little sibling.  That brings us to this shoot and some things you should know…

I love red.  Red hair, red dresses, red pops of color…I love it all.  If you know me, you know I love COLOR in general, but red is just…POW!  Red is said to represent many things, passion and energy amongst them, but I don’t have a clear reason for liking it so much, other than I just think it’s fabulous :-).  I also love pregnant women, children and families.  So…this shoot…yeah…I LOVE it!

You’ll see more of this family in another post soon.:)

Houston Maternity Family Photographer

Houston Maternity Family Photographer

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

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“Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends — and hardly ever our own grown children.” ~Ruth Goode

As a parent, one of the greatest things for me to witness is how much my son loves his grandparents and how much his grandparents adore him.  There is truly a special bond between the oldest and youngest generations in a family.  The above quote really made me think about that relationship and the fact that grandkids do just accept their grandparents for who they are without any desire to change them.  They may see “quirks”, but, to them, they just add to the fun character of the grandparents they know and love.

One of the best gifts (in my opinion, anyway:-)) that you can give your children’s grandparents is photos of their grandchildren.  Even better, take it a step further and have pictures taken of them together!  I LOVE photographing grandparents with their grandchildren!  So much pure happiness, love and pride in these pictures…

Houston Grandparent Family Photos

Houston Grandparent Family Photos

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

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