Here lately it seems I’ve been getting so many awesome clients who want to do family maternity sessions…and I love it so much!  Capturing special moments in these growing families is just THE BEST!  There’s something so wonderful about celebrating the life a family currently enjoys while also anticipating the arrival of their newest addition.  Although it may seem like it, photographs don’t just capture what is happening in that particular moment; they represent everything that was happening during that period in your and your family’s life.  It’s always neat to look back at certain photos and think about the events that took place around that time or to realize, “Wow…those are the last family pictures of you as an only child!” or whatever the situation may be.  Every picture has a story behind it and surrounding it that only those in it (and sometimes the photographer) are aware of.

This gorgeous family’s story photographs so beautifully:  two loving parents, an adorable little boy and a new baby on the way!  There’s a lot more going on behind the scenes, though, that only they can know.  When they look at these photos, I hope they have lovely memories of not only this day, but many special moments that surrounded it.Family Photographs HoustonFamily Photographs HoustonFamily Photographs HoustonFamily Photographs Houston

Family Photographs Houston

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One year olds are so much fun!  Watching them learn about and explore the world around them is fascinating and often very amusing.  You just never know what they’ll get into.  When they have an older (but still very young) sibling as their partner in crime, things get especially interesting!  The older sibling always seems more than happy to bring the little one in on his schemes and teach her a thing or two.  At one year old, the youngest child is now old enough and more than happy to be a willing participant in whatever antics the oldest comes up with.

This adorable little girl just turned one!  She and her mamma wanted to celebrate this extra special event by having a full family photo shoot, which I love!  One of my favorite parts of this session was the interaction of little miss with her handsome older brother.  Could they be any cuter?!?!  From kisses and cuddles to tickles and wriggling, these two were just so sweet and fun to photograph!  (As was the whole family!)  Happy First Birthday, sweet girl!

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Child Photographers Houston Texas

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No matter how many newborns I photograph, I’m always touched to see how a new baby girl brings with her so much sweetness and love.  (Newborn baby boys do too, of course, but there seems to be something extra sweet about a tiny little girl in a soft pink dress.)  A baby girl somehow seems to have the effect of making everyone around her sweeter, especially her daddy.  There is nothing quite like seeing a father hold his tiny newborn daughter, especially for the first time.  Photographing these priceless interactions is certainly one of my favorite parts of my job!

I love getting to photograph happy families growing and growing!  You can always tell when parents just adore their children and view each one as such a blessing and miracle (as every parent should!).  The gorgeous family below is certainly just like that…the love is palpable and contagious!  These adorable older siblings seem to be just as in love as their parents are with their new little sister.  Could they be any more precious?!?!

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Family Newborn Photographer Houston

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Oh, the pre-teen years!  Such an exciting, confusing, fun, difficult time in life!  (You couldn’t pay me enough to go back and relive it!)  My generation pretty much just had parents, friends, Childcraft encyclopedias and Judy Bloom to help us through it, but pre-teens today have the internet.  While it can help answer a lot of questions, I think it probably creates just as many and can cause more pressure and confusion.  (While I am so thankful to have social media as great tool today, I am very grateful I didn’t have it while growing up!)  That being said, I think that all the added difficulties for today’s pre-teens make it that much more important that we celebrate this time in life with them.  What better way than to do a fun, sweet photo shoot to let them know how great we think they are?!?!  (And, seriously, they NEED to know that there are photos that aren’t selfies!)

I loved helping to celebrate this awesome eleven year old!  In addition to being super cute, she is smart and so much fun!

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Preteen Photographer Houston TX

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Although I love all maternity sessions (celebrating the miracle of a new life is always awesome!), I especially love maternity sessions that include siblings and other family members!  A mom with her baby belly is absolutely gorgeous and I definitely want to get those shots, but including other family members in the session shows just how much love is surrounding this new baby.  Having the support of your spouse and your baby’s sibling(s) is so very crucial for creating the most joyful, peaceful and comfortable environment when you bring your newborn home.  There is nothing better than knowing that all those around you are giving you all the love and assistance that you and your tiny baby need.

I absolutely love these photos of this sweet family who will be welcoming their newest addition very soon.  You can just see all the love that will greet this precious child!  Lovely big sister is excited for sure!  Even the dog looks happy about welcoming the new baby!  (Maybe it’s just a naturally smiley face, but he does look super happy…I love it!)

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Family Photos Houston Area

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