Next Phase | Houston Teen Photography

When you first start out as a photographer, you want to build your portfolio and will pretty much take pictures of EVERYTHING to gain experience and discover your niche.  Once you find what you’re most passionate about, you tend to narrow your field to specialize (and hopefully become your best) doing the type of photos you love the most.  I learned pretty early on that I was drawn to family life photos (birth, newborn, maternity, child and family), so that’s where my main focus lies.  I certainly have no issue with other types of sessions; I just feel I can give you my best work through the types of photos I love most.

Having said that, I’m a bit hesitant to post pictures from this session because “Senior Photos” are not part of what I really do anymore…I ONLY do senior sessions for current clients.  But this girl…she is too gorgeous not to share!  True to my style, you won’t find any props and such here, just a beautiful girl preparing to move on to the next phase of her life!  Houston Teen Photography

Houston Teen Photography

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Favorites | Houston Mother Child Photos

I promised you there would be more photos from my session with this gorgeous family!  Aside from the fact that I love these particular photos, this family is one of my favorites to photograph.  (Hey, it’s not like with I’m playing favorites among my children or anything…of course, having only one child certainly makes that easier!  A photographer is allowed to have favorites, right?  I love you all though!  Seriously, I think all my clients are amazing and beautiful!)  I’ve had the privilege of doing maternity, newborn and numerous other sessions for this crew and I adore them!  If you look back through the blog over the past few years, you’ll notice they show up more than a few times and their photos are always amazing.  They are photogenic to the max!

Dad was in the photos in the last post I did of this family, but these pictures are all of Momma and her babies!  How beautiful are they?!?!  Can you see why one post just isn’t enough?!?!

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Houston Mother Child Photos

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Siblings | Houston Child Sibling Photographer

Sibling dynamics are such an interesting and curious thing!  I’ve witnessed a toddler boy go from hitting his slightly older sister, yelling, “NO!” and making her cry, to cuddling and giggling with her within the span of a less than a minute.  I’ve seen brothers and sisters fight rather viciously, then defend each other when someone else (often their parent!) tries to get involved.  A sibling is sometimes your first close friend and ally, while at the same time your rival and sometimes nemesis.  Your sibling may be your first introduction to a “frenemy” (although hopefully there is more genuine love between you and your sibling than with a traditional “frenemy”).  Whether with toddlers, preschoolers, school age children, pre-teens, teenagers or adults, sibling relationships are complicated for sure!

This sister and brother were so much fun to be around and certainly have an amusing relationship!  They are sweet, goofy, cooperative, good-natured and just overall great kids!  I hope they maintain their awesome personalities and dynamic as they continue to grow up!

Houston Child Sibling Photographer

Houston Child Sibling 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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Holiday Blues | Family Photographers Houston TX

So, I’m a little behind on posting some photos from the holidays.  Not because I didn’t feel up to it, but because things were so awesomely-crazily-fantastically busy!  When I was going back through some amazing photo sessions from the holiday season, this fabulous family in gorgeous blue really stood out to me!  Therefore, because of my slight holiday posting tardiness combined with the vibrant blue dresses (seriously, how incredible is this mom’s dress?!?!), blue truck and accents in these pictures, I lovingly call this post, “Holiday Blues”.  (This is not to make light of anyone who may genuinely suffer from seasonal depression, but just a bit of a play on words.  I sincerely hope no one takes offense at this.)

Even if these are a couple months late, they are too fab not to post.  You can trust me on that…or you can just have a look for yourself!

And stay tuned…these are only a few highlights from this session.  There is even more from this session in another post coming soon!  So many gorgeous images to share!

Family Photographers Houston TX

Family Photographers Houston TX

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New Arrival | Family Newborn Hospital Photos

There is really no adequate way to describe the feeling of welcoming your child into the world.  It doesn’t matter if it’s your first child or any number of additional children, it is always a miracle and special beyond compare.  All the love that went into creating and growing this child that has been inside you over the past year culminates to the point you feel you’ll burst.  There’s an immense sense of relief and gratitude that your child has arrived and is healthy.  There are the moments of pure bliss and relaxation cuddling your precious sleeping child, interspersed with periods of complete exhaustion from what you’ve gone through to bring this baby into the world (and what you continue to go through feeding, changing and appeasing him).  You’re at the mercy of hormones, emotions and physical pains you never knew (or may have forgotten if you’ve been through it before and only remember the “good stuff”).

All of this floods you in the first 48 hours after your baby is born.  It may all be a blur to you later on, which is one reason I love to take “Fresh 48” photos in the hospital within the first day or two after birth.  Gorgeous moments filled with love.  It’s an absolutely beautiful thing to witness and capture!

Family Newborn Hospital Photos

Family Newborn Hospital Photos

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