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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. ;-)

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”  ~Calvin Coolidge

Although Christmas is a few weeks behind us now, I wanted to share these lovely shots from a family Christmas session I photographed.  Like the quote above says, the spirit of Christmas should not be limited to a certain time of year, but should be a state of mind all throughout the year.  Wouldn’t that be wonderful?!?!  Not the presents, stress or anything like that, but the sense of peace and goodwill you get during the Christmas season.  There is just a different feeling in the air around Christmastime…the lights and decorations make everything look cheerier and more beautiful!  I know it isn’t the case everywhere and with everyone, but the people I encounter seem friendlier.  I love it!  The Woodlands, where I get to call home, seems especially lovely during that time of year, with so many areas and neighborhoods elaborately lit.  So, in the “spirit of Christmas,” I hope you enjoy these photos and let them remind you that the joy of Christmas can be year round!

Family Photographer near Downtown Houston

Family Photographer near Downtown Houston

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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“Where there is love in the heart, there is joy in the home” ~Author Unknown

I just adore taking photographs of families who are filled with love for one another!  I know that seems obvious (I mean, who doesn’t love loving families, right?!?!), but I feel I am extremely blessed to get so many amazing, loving families as clients.  Could it be that the families who choose to get family pictures taken are more prone to show their love for one another?  There’s also the possibility that I’m getting to see them on their best behavior for photos so they seem extra loving toward each other!  haha! Whatever the case may be, I do know that I have some fabulous clients and I appreciate each and every one of them!  Genuine happiness always makes for beautiful photographs, which I obviously love!  The family featured below is a great example of a loving family whose members truly enjoy each other’s company…their photos certainly reflect it too!  They are an absolute joy to spend time with!  So when you’re getting your family portraits taken, remember that the thing that will make them turn out best is letting your love for each other be on full display!

Spring Texas Family Photographer

Spring Texas 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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There is an old show business adage, often attributed to W.C. Fields, “Never work with children or animals.”  This is obviously because both children and animals are unpredictable and uncontrollable.  No matter what directions you might try to give them, you never know how they will react and behave.  It is understandable how much of a liability that would be while doing a live show.  As a photographer, however, that is exactly what makes working with children and animals so wonderful!  I love that no matter what atmosphere or setting you may try to create or instructions you might give, a child or pet will do exactly what he or she feels like and it usually results in something even cuter and greater than you could have planned!  The top picture below is the perfect example of this.  That sweet pooch’s face peeking over the back of the couch; the adorable newborn’s hand placement and expression…just perfection!  My favorite picture sans pooch is the last one with the perfectly timed gorgeous smiles on all three faces.  Again, there is no way to plan it…it just happens organically and makes for photographic gold!  This was such a fabulous newborn session!

Woodlands Area Newborn Portraits

Woodlands Area Newborn Portraits

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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I have so many great memories from my childhood.  Some of the most vivid involve us going out as a family to pick out and cut down our own Christmas tree each year.  I loved walking up and down the rows, checking each tree to find that perfect one.  Thinking about it now, I can still smell that fresh, fabulous smell that would flood my nostrils as I scoured the beautiful conifers on display.  Of course, as a child, my visions for a tree were significantly larger than the allotted space for our tree, so my “perfect tree” was forever out of my grasp.  I would always end up settling for a perfectly lovely, but much smaller than I desired, tree that fit our space.  (To this day, I’m still pining – pun intended, ha! – for that huge, perfect tree!)  Although I never quite had the physical skill required, at my request, my very kind father would always allow me a go at cutting down our chosen tree.  After a few attempts with the saw and barely a scratch on the trunk to show for it, my dad would take over and have our tree down in no time.  I was always so impressed with his skill and strength when he did this.  Stand back, Paul Bunyan, because in my eyes, in those moments, he was the greatest lumberjack that ever lived and I couldn’t have been prouder of him!

These are the kind of beautiful moments and memories that take place at Old Time Christmas Tree Farm , where I had the privilege of photographing the precious family you see below.  (There are all kinds of other fun things to do there too, so go to their site for all the info!)  If you aren’t eternally committed to the dark side of artificial trees (just kidding), you should check them out, find a gorgeous tree, make some lovely family memories and have me photograph them for you!:-)

Houston Texas Christmas Tree Farm Family Photos

Houston Texas Christmas Tree Farm 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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“Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation. ~Lois Wyse

I truly believe that there are few (if any) things that bring a family closer together than the arrival and presence of children (grandchildren).  When a couple’s son or daughter has children of their own, that couple attains one of the most enjoyable and coveted job titles in the world: grandparents!  To see a grandmother or grandfather with their grandchildren is such a beautiful thing to witness.  They overflow with joy and pride in their children’s children.  Once I gave birth to my son, my parents, who have always loved and adored me, pretty much forgot that I existed and focused entirely on him.  (I’m ever so slightly exaggerating, of course. 😛 Love you, Mom and Dad!)  You can’t blame grandparents for favoring their grandchildren, really.  I mean, children are so much cuter and more fun than adults…especially when they are children who you aren’t charged with disciplining!  All of this is to say, I love grandparent sessions!  These awesome grandparents are so sweet with their adorable grandchildren and they fill my heart with joy!  Soak up these fabulous memories NOW and have pictures you will cherish forever!

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part of an extended family session…see more from this session HERE

Extended Family Photography Houston Texas

Extended Family Photography 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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