I have always found twins so fascinating!  Whether they’re identical or not, twins share a bond that is like no other.  Can you imagine having someone in your life with whom you’re so close that you even shared a womb?  (I mean, of course, if you’re a twin and you’re reading this then you can imagine, but other than that, there’s just not much comparison.)  According to research published in the journal Institute of General Linguistics, an estimated 40 percent of twins even create a private language, called cryptophasia, that only they can understand.  How cool is that?!?!  (You’ve probably seen the video of the twin babies speaking their own language, but if not, you can watch it here.  It’s pretty hilarious!)

I’m not sure if these adorable twin girls have their own language or not, but they certainly have a special connection (with each other as well as their precious puppy)!  I had the best time hanging out with and photographing these lovelies!

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Child Photographer Woodlands Area

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Although it is officially fall now (though you wouldn’t know it by the temperatures that still get into the 90s some days!), I just had to share some of these amazing underwater maternity shots!  If you know much (or even a little) about me, you’re probably aware that I adore maternity photos as well as underwater photography.  The combination of the two is just perfection!  There aren’t sufficient words for me to describe how beautiful I think an expectant mamma looks being photographed underwater.  There’s something about one who is giving life being surrounded by life-giving water…it’s like poetic photography.  To think of her child inside her being completely surrounded and sustained by her body’s water while she is immersed in water as well…it’s just so gorgeous and symbolic!

This lovely mamma was the perfect model for underwater maternity photography!  She looks so effortless, weightless and graceful in all of her shots…a feat not so easily accomplished when so very pregnant (or even when not pregnant for many!).  I loved this photo shoot and the resulting pictures so much!

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Check out this slideshow for some more of her images:

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While I adore sleepy newborn photos, I also love the wide-eyed, startled look that newborns have when taking in the new world around them.  I mean, can you imagine seeing everything for the very first time?!?!  It’s so awesome to witness these incredible new little people trying to focus and understand all that is happening before their eyes for the first time.  The connections they make with their parents and other loved ones are particularly captivating.  It’s amazing how quickly the attachment is made…and it will never be broken!

The adorable fella below was filled with wide-eyed wonder during our session.  I love how alert he is!  We got some precious sleeping shots too, but I think his expressions are just fantastic!  I may be a bit biased, but I LOVE these shots!  (Such FABULOUS subjects!  Have I ever mentioned how much I love my clients?)  His sweet bond with his gorgeous parents is beyond beautiful.  He may be new here, but it looks like he’s fitting in perfectly!

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Woodlands Newborn Baby Photographer

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It means so much to me to get to photograph families over the years.  They grow; they change; they increase in number.  It’s awesome to get to capture that!  This gorgeous little five year old girl and her family hold a special place in my heart.  I guess you could say we have some history as I’ve been photographing them since this beauty was just one year old!  As the years have gone by, she has even become a big sister to a brother and sister!  So very exciting!

This session was all about reveling in her, however.  Her vivacious spirit and energy are so lovely and contagious!  I can’t tell you how uplifting it was to spend part of the day hanging out with and photographing her!  So many things change in life when you’re five years old, but with this sweet girl’s awesome personality and outlook on life, she should have no problem adjusting to the world around her!  I look forward to (hopefully!) continuing to photograph this sweetheart over the years to come!

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Woodlands Area Child Photography

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When things are strange, new or interesting, I often think of the line from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, when Alice exclaims, “Curiouser and curiouser!”  Seeing how fascinated and intrigued this adorable big sister is with her new little sister, that’s what I imagine she’s thinking.  (I mean, not the actual words in her head, of course, but her feelings regarding the newness and strangeness of it all.)  Not too many days before, this tiny human was just the idea of a “baby in Mamma’s tummy”; now she’s here and such a curious little being to her older sister (who’s still not much more than a baby herself).  I love photographing children as they discover the world around them!

It’s so adorable to see how siblings who are so close in age bond with each other.  (Of course, sibling bonding at any age is precious, but there’s just something so cute when they’re still both so young.)  Mom and Dad certainly seem to be bursting with pride over their two beautiful girls!  Such a sweet family!  I hope to have the privilege of continuing to photograph these lovely little girls as they grow and discover all the curious and wonderful things in life!

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Newborn Family Photographer Woodlands Texas

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