If there’s one thing I’ve learned while doing photography (and in life in general) it’s that each client is different and has his or her own ideas about how their photos should be.  While you can use similar techniques and ideas and have a specific style, you certainly can’t take a cookie cutter approach to any photo session.  For instance, some clients want their whole family to be part of a newborn session while others only want pictures of their precious new arrival.  Some have strong feelings about certain poses and color versus black and white, while others give me carte blanche for the entire session.  As long as I’m not being asked to do something that I feel compromises my artistic integrity (you know, like putting your baby in a lizard suit or something with insane props), I say, “Bring it on!”  I love new ideas and, most importantly, understanding what is going to make my clients 100% satisfied with the pictures I take of their family.

The mother of this precious little one wanted these pictures to be purely and simply all about her gorgeous newborn girl.  I absolutely love that and am more than happy to oblige!

Houston Newborn Photos

Houston Newborn Photos

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BASK: 1. lie exposed to warmth and light, typically from the sun, for relaxation and pleasure.
2. revel in and make the most of (something pleasing).

When I look at these pictures, the first word that comes to mind is “basking”.  I love to see women just glowing and reveling in their pregnancy!  This beautiful mamma is absolutely basking in the glow of the sunshine as well as her lovely maternity.  Just like in the second definition, she’s truly making the most of this glorious time in her life.

She’s not the only one basking in the sunshine, however.  Check out this family’s adorable dogs soaking it up and absolutely loving it!  I love the way that dogs find the sunny spot and get that squinty-eyed smiley expression that looks like they’re just in heaven.

This whole family is just awesome!  I can’t wait to capture their new arrival!  I’m sure that they will all be basking in the joy of their sweet newborn soon!

Maternity Photographs Houston Texas

Maternity Photographs Houston Texas

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I absolutely love seeing older brothers and sisters with their newborn little siblings!  It is so incredibly precious to witness them establishing their relationship and bonding in those first days and weeks after birth.  Getting to photograph them and their parents always makes for an awesome photo session.  Probably because love is what makes the best photos.  Of course, there is always love in a family, but after the birth of a new baby, all the amazing love feelings are off the charts.  No wonder the pictures never fail to turn out so great!

Just check out these guys!  Oh, my goodness, could they be any cuter?!?!  This sweet, adorable big brother is filled with energy as well as loads of love for his new best friend.  It’s clear that these two handsome fellas are instant best buddies and will be so for the rest of their lives!  They will undoubtedly have their moments where they won’t be each other’s favorite person, but nothing will change their brotherly love.

Newborn Brother Photography Houston

Newborn Brother Photography Houston

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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:

Woodlands Underwater Photographer

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