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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. ;-)

For the Love of a Sister | Houston Children’s Photographer

Twins….Hearts entwined.…So we grew together
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,
But yet an union in partition,
Two lovely berries moulded on one stem…
~William Shakespeare


It is hard to believe that I have been photographing these two sweet peas since their birth two years ago.  Time flies when you are having fun, eh?  I actually photographed their big brother for the first time while they were in their mommy’s tummy.  What a joy to watch them all grow into little people with each such unique, distinctive personalities.  It’s such a beautiful phenomenon.  And as if that is not sweet enough, seeing the love and bond between siblings is always such a marvelous site….always giving a glimpse of brightness in this often times dark world that we live in.  Hope this brightens your day!

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Carla

These images are super sweet and tell an even sweeter story :)

Shelsea Kinsey

How cute is that? beautiful sibling love!

Vennessa Garner

I love the sunlight in the hair…What time of day is best for this?

precious brother and sister!!! love these!

Andrea Harden

Simply adorable! I know ALL about daughters :-)

Had to stop at these twins! They are absolutely adorable – great light and bright photos!

regina

Beautiful lighting! Love that you captured this special bond!

Hospital Newborn Photographs with Video

I never owned a video camera.  I mean, I’m a photographer, not a videographer.  HA!  I’ve always had a thing for pictures not video.  Well, until I got pregnant….blah…blah…blah.  Then….two things happened in those first few months of being pregnant.  First, a friend of mine who is a wedding videographer and photographer showed me this sweet video he took of his friend’s baby years ago.  I don’t even recall why he showed me the video….but I am so glad he did!  I found myself watching the video over and over.  It was just so lovely…and he had just been playing around.  I began to think….hmmm…I think I want a video camera for when the baby comes.  Sure, photographs will still be our primary source of memory keeping, but I know that I will want some video…and not just phone video.  Then the 2nd important thing happened.  While photographing a birth, I was handed the family’s video camera to also use as I desired, which I did.  Long story, short…I videoed part of the actual birth and also shot some video after the birth.  And I will admit, that juggling both a video camera AND a regular camera during a ‘you don’t get any 2nd chances for a shot’  birth is much more challenging than I want to deal with on a regular basis.  I will (at least for now) keep birth photography…just that: Birth Photography.  Then…this REALLY got me thinking…

I’ve been shooting births for over three years now.  I know not everyone is interested in full out birth pictures…I get it.  Furthermore, there are lots of people who are not really interested in the traditional, professional newborn photos.  I’ve been offering Fresh 48 Sessions for a while which are photographs taken after the baby is born (within 48 hours of birth) at the hospital, but have not had many takers on these sessions to my surprise.  So I thought I would try to ‘jazz up’ these sessions a bit.  Why not use my new video camera to incorporate video with photographs with these sessions.  It’s nothing new or innovative really.  There are a couple of photographers out there who have been offering similar for a while….but in the Houston area, I don’t know of anyone offering these sorts of combo sessions in a hospital setting.  So, I decided to give it a try.  I’m calling these sessions “Birth Story Sessions: photograph & video narrative of your baby’s arrival” for now until I can come up with some really creative, crafty name for them.  I am still offering traditional “Fresh 48 Sessions” for those who simply want photographs only.:-)

This entire idea really came at the worst possible time….I was nearing the end of my pregnancy when I decided to go for it and offer this new type of session.  I know…I am crazy like that.  I knew it was now or never.  If I didn’t just go for it, I might never actually do it.  So I had to work fast.  hehe.  I had to get the ball rolling so that as soon as I was off maternity leave, I could start offering these sessions.

I shot this first birth story when I was basically almost 9 months pregnant.  And the 2nd one I shot only two weeks before our little buglet made his entrance into this world.  I know, I told you I was crazy. HA!  It’s only now that my world is settling down a bit, that I am so excited to announce these session offerings.

I’ve shot only two of these in hospital sessions so please don’t judge too harshly my video skills…I still need lots of practice.  However, I think you will get the idea from these two Birth Story Sessions.  For now, I am ONLY offering these combo video/photography sessions at the hospital (or at home ONLY if your baby was born at home) after your baby has been born.

I am not offering any video sessions at home or for older babies/children or families just yet.  I will likely offer those at the beginning of 2014, but only for families with babies age three months to a year old, but not yet walking.  I will be doing a model call for a few of these sessions so stay tuned and maybe your family could be chosen for a freebie.  <3

Birth Story Sessions will include:

-Both include at least a 5 minute (downloadable) video with both video clips, narrative (audio) clips and photographs taken from our session

(however, I expect the average video will be closer to 8-10 minutes in length)

-at least 12 full resolution images (hand edited) with print release from the session

-up to 1 hour allotted for session

You will notice that the first video does not have narrative clips added.  It simply has music added.  However, you will see that the second video does have some narrative from the parents added into the video.   You can choose to add narrative or not.  I actually love some narrative.  I think it adds a much more personal touch, but it’s whatever you prefer.  We discuss what you feel would be most meaningful to you to verbalize on your video.  I have lots of ideas on that…from recollections of the actual birth to how you chose your baby’s name….and so on.

Because I am still building my portfolio for these types of sessions, I am offering a big discount to the first 5 families who would like their own Birth Story Video.

Birth Story Video portfolio building price is $325.00

This is a rock bottom price for such a package, so please do not delay in contacting me well before your due date if you’d like to book one of these sessions. :-)

Birth Story #1 (without narrative)

Birth Story #2 (with narrative)

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Hospital Newborn Photographs with Video
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Hannah Waters

What a special moment captured!Videos are so differnt and special. Such a unique idea for the birth of a child.

10 on 10 | Houston Family & Newborn Photographer

Becoming a big brother or sister is a very exciting thing….maybe if you are like 10.  But when you are two and a half, it takes you a while to warm up to this new little person who is consuming much of what used to be ‘your’ time with mom and dad.  Now all that attention that used to be only for you must now be shared and that is not so fun and exciting…at least not at first.  I’m not sure any amount of preparation can really prepare a child for such a change.  It’s not until the new arrival comes home that the reality hits and it can be very challenging for a while until the older sibling adjust.  And this is totally normal.  But more often than not…eventually with a little (or a lot) of patience…the older sibling will eventually come around and begin to actually find common ground with their new brother or sister.  So was just the case when I went to photograph this wonderful family who I’ve had the privilege of getting to know this last year.  Big sis was not having much…well, anything (ha!) to do with little brother.  We just wanted to get a few shots of them together.  Rest assured all sorts of patience along with some bribery proved unsuccessful.  And then, in a moment when most would have not even been paying much mind….one moment when we had pretty much concluded that we would not get any pics of the two children together….one moment….which was about a mere 60 seconds, there was a small glimmer of sisterly love that occurred.  The lighting may not have been perfect and maybe there were not any big smiles or anyone looking at the camera…but I captured the most beautiful moment and for that I am so grateful.  Sweet big sister touching her new sibling so tenderly.  Something so simple, yet so endearing.  These are the photographs I so enjoy taking and I know will be cherished for years and years to come. <3

I am part of a little photographer group called 10 on 10 where we share 10 images (I always tend to have a few more than that-ha!) that are memorable to us.  Please follow the circle to the next blog, leave a comment and show us all some LOVE!!
Next up is…Jenne Vazquez

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lovely family moments, did you use a remote shutter?

This is simply beautiful, but evenmoreso, the post is on point. Although they are obsessed with each other now, it took my two year old a little while to warm up to our newborn daughter, Abby.

Hannah Waters

What a sweet sibling moment!

I love the natural shots…the family is sharing a beautiful moment with one another and you captured each sweet detail. <3

Scrolled through your newborns – I think this one is my favorite :) The little girl with those eyes! Reminds me of my Addy, love them!

Sweet Beginnings | Houston Newborn Photographer

Yep…it’s our baby boy.  These were taken (by me) when he was 10 days old.  He just turned 12 weeks yesterday.  I am making a point to not be a complete crazy person with the photos…but about twice each week, I break out my ‘real’ camera to take some photos.  I try not to go hog wild.  HA!  I am very sensitive to him and his mood.  So, we will take photos until he’s like…’I’m done’…then I put the camera away.  Not stressing.  I mean, how many of the same exact pics can one person have, right?  I try to immediately delete duplicates.  I don’t want to have so many photos on my computer that are basically the same photo.  Trust me, it is hard…I mean REALLY hard to delete any photos of your child.  However, I am doing it.  I’m trying to go through and only keep the ones with different faces and ones that showcase different angles.  One day when I am like 70 (if I am blessed to live that long) I don’t want to have to ‘weed’ through thousands upon thousands of photographs.  Plus, who has all that extra storage? Although I am a few weeks behind, I am also making sure that the photos are very organized and named appropriately and in a consistent manor.  There is nothing more frustrating than not being to find certain photos from a certain age of your child right?  I am also trying to keep the cell phone pics to a minimum too.  Don’t get me wrong…there are many iPhone pics that I have taken, but in the greater scheme of things, I know that my number is much less mainly because I really don’t like the quality of the pics I get with my iPhone. I’d rather have photos from my real camera.  Anyways…without further adieu…here is our sweet buglet.

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Alison Rowe

These are just too precious! He has the greatest expressions!

Massiel

These are precious! It must be a redhead thing to be born with so much hair! My daughter had a head full of hair as a nb and I regret never getting nb pics of her. Precious memories!

courtney moore

Oh my goodnesssssss AMY. He is beautiful. I absolutely love these images. I say go hog wild! You can never have too many pics of your baby!! :) My favorite is the one where he’s wrapped up in the little nest. PRECIOUS.

Teressa

I am so in love with the simplicity! Although the super posed newborn photos are precious….this is timeless!! Simple is by far my favorite.

Vennessa Garner

I have Pictures of my newborn in his monkey blanket his Aunt made him…I love how babies always look like they need to be cuddled.

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Love those toes

Silly Girl | Houston TX Baby Pictures

This is an oldie, but a goodie!  Funny how photographs bring back memories…even from years ago.  I photographed this family almost two years ago, yet the memory of our session radiates such joy when I am reminded of it through photos such as this that I took at the session.  What good are photographs if they don’t remind you on a happy time.  One moment.  One silly face.  One true glimpse of your child’s personality.  A snapshot into your life….captured forever.

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A photographers note:  Just like outdoor sessions, I prefer only to utilize natural light for even indoor sessions.  Sure, I could use a flash or studio lighting setup, but honestly, I feel like it restricts me when working with kids on the move.  I might have to crank up the ISO or risk blowing out highlights to expose my subject without artificial fill light…but for me, the results that I get with only natural light are to me most important.  Plus, I don’t like the idea of a constant flash being blasted into a child’s face and trust me when I tell you that my shutter especially during session with children is firing at the maximum at times…so most of the time, a fill flash would not be able to keep up.

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Hannah Waters

Sucg a cute idea! This type of photography seems so natural! Very cute!

Shelsea kinsey

You can tell this family was able to be themselves with you and in thief home. Looking at them brought a smile to my face to see the fun and love between them!

Vennessa Garner

We spend so much time together as a family in bed I need pictures like this…and a new comforter. LOL

Jill Gregory

These are fun – the kids look so happy. It’s like catch an every day moment that you get to remember forever.