One of my favorite things about my job is getting to photograph children and witness their fabulous little personalities.  Sometimes you can’t really see it so much in young babies, but other times these personalities manifest themselves at a very early age.  The adorable baby girl below is only a few months old, but you can already see that she is just filled with character!  Her facial expressions are priceless!  Viewing these pictures of her is like looking at one of those charts with all the different moods pictured as smiley faces.  This cute little actress has such a way of conveying emotions that she could have her own line of emojis!  Just from the ones posted here, I’m seeing “grumpy”, “intrigued”, “surprised”, “skeptical”, “happy”, “content”, “hungry” and “sleepy”.

Of course, this session wasn’t just about the baby (although, let’s face it, once you have a baby pretty much everything is about the baby!).  These parents are so sweet and clearly in love with their little girl.  I love getting to photograph these beautiful moments!

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Houston Family Infant Photographers

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You’ve probably figured out by now that I love doing underwater photography.  And if you know anything about me, you’re likely aware of my affinity for the color red, especially natural red hair.  More specifically, I have a special place in my heart for red-headed little boys (gee…I wonder why?!?! 😉 ).  So when you look at the pictures below, you might have some idea of how much I loved this session and the images that resulted from it!

Seriously, how gorgeous is this cute kiddo’s dark red hair against the multitude of white bubbles (SOOO many bubbles, I love it!) and shades of blue, gray and white throughout the rest of the shot!  (Maybe I should have used this for a Fourth of July “Red, White and Blue” post?  No, probably not.)  Not content to let his hair overshadow the rest of him, this little guy’s facial expressions are just the best too!  I certainly mean no disrespect to any of my other clients (they’re all AMAZING, for real) but, at the moment, these photos of this adorable fella are my favorite!  (In all fairness and for the sake of full-disclosure, pretty much whichever session I’m working on at the time is my favorite 😛 .)

Child Underwater Photography Houston

Child Underwater Photography Houston

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, multi-generational (extended family) photo shoots are some of my absolute favorite!  Although it takes some planning to get everyone together and it’s not exactly the easiest thing to get everyone’s best expression in the same shot (sometimes it’s downright impossible), it is totally worth it to have gorgeous photos of the people you (probably) love most in the world.

It is usually the grandparents who look the proudest and happiest in these pictures…and for good reason!  They (along with God and their ancestors, of course!) are the ones who are responsible for the lives of most of the individuals being photographed.  Without them, the children and grandchildren simply wouldn’t be here.  (I don’t know about you, but I always feel humbled and grateful when I think about how the tiniest change could have compromised my entire existence!)

As for the lovely family below, I just love the pride and joy you can see radiating from this (grand)father!  All the grins on the faces here are beautiful and awesome, but I have to say that he is my favorite!  You’ll be seeing more of this happy crew in a future post!

Extended Family Photography Houston

Extended Family Photography Houston

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Whenever I go into a newborn photo session in which there will be a toddler sibling involved, I’m always just a tiny bit apprehensive.  (I mean, I know it will be fine and we’ll get great shots, but it can be somewhat of a challenge!)  As if a newborn isn’t unpredictable enough on her own, adding an energy-filled toddler to the mix usually gets interesting, to say the least!  This seems to be especially true when that toddler is a little boy.  (Not trying to stereotype or anything, just making an observation that toddler boys tend to be a bit more rambunctious and less maternal than their female counterparts.)

You can see in the pictures below that this adorable big brother is somewhat of a force of nature, often needing to be wrangled to keep him in the shot, yet not too close to his delicate new baby sister.  He is such a fun, energetic little character!  (Speaking of character, how great is this dad’s beard?!?!)

If you want to see more of this beautiful little girl and her super-cute nursery, check out this post (Colors) from the beginning of the month!

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Newborn Family Photographer Houston

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We all know the nursery rhyme “Rain, rain, go away, come again another day…” and you may think that, as a photographer who could be subject to “rain-outs”, I am not a fan of rainy days…but that’s just not the case!  Rain can actually add some great character to your photos (if the client is game, of course)!  Now, certainly it wouldn’t work so well if my clients were in a downpour on a day with crazy dark clouds (although that could look kinda cool for a certain type of shoot!), but light rain on an overcast day can make for some fabulous lighting, textures and reflections.

Just check out the pictures of this adorable little girl getting to enjoy a little bit of rain and even some light puddle splashing!  (No, we didn’t go all “Peppa Pig” muddy puddle jumping.  That might have been a tad much!  Although, if a client REALLY wanted to, I’m sure I’d be up for it since I wouldn’t have to clean up the mess!)

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Child Portraits Woodlands

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