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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. ;-)

***discalimer***  Yet another post I found sitting in my ‘drafts’.  Similar as the other, I photographed this family about a month before having a baby…hehe

I actually did a pretty good job before going on maternity leave, scheduling months worth of blog posts in a matter of a few days.  Overly ambitious? Maybe a little, but I  wanted to ensure my site was being updated even if it was ‘scheduled’.    Anyways….it reminded me of this gorgeous dress and this adorable child who I’ve been so honored to photograph as she and her family have grown.

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This dress is a family heirloom and so we had to get some shots of this sweet girl in it!  And for the record, she did not want to put this dress on.  I recall some fantastic bribing going on before she gave us about 5 minutes in this dress.  Hehe

And there is always a compromise right?  This one being her favorite Tom shoes.  And actually, I love that she wanted and insisted on leaving them on.  It made it the perfect combination of past and present.  <3

This gal has grown so very much since the first time I photographed her on her 1’st birthday.  What seems like ages ago, yet still, I can remember it like it was yesterday.  Funny how we can feel so bipolar about these things, right?

I literally recall driving up to their little Heights bungalow.  It was so cute.

Getting some photos of her on their back patio, which was covered and screened in.  We photographed her in her neon green gdiaper and also in her custom onsie her momma had purchased that said ‘one’.  I had this silly owl hat that I put on her for some outdoor pics in a patio chair, which still remain some of my favorite images of her as she was smiling so big.

We then put her in this pretty little floral dress.   I recall it was just as sunset and the light was so very nice.  We ended up photographing her in their driveway, which sounds nuts, I know, but trust me, those photos turned out so lovely.  The family dog was a great help during this part of our session because she offered the most wonderful distraction and helped us achieve some really happy faces.

I’m so thankful for the vivid memories of sessions past and for the families who gift them to me.

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I remember just like it was yesterday when I photographed this precious baby boy as a newborn.  I was about 6.5 months pregnant at the time.  I recall how this sweet momma was so smitten with her new son that it just radiated from her like a bright light.  It was clear that this boy, as most, was wanted so very much!  His papa was so proud as well.  Just beaming with joy for his new son.

And then, fast forward to a year later.  I found that the joy and happiness for this boy is about ten fold!  On this day, they were celebrating his first birthday with a little gathering, Mardi Gras style.  I learned that this mom and dad actually met in New Orleans (dad is from there) and so it is meaningful to them.  And conveniently, their son’s birthday is also in March.  Surely makes for a fun party all around, right?  We decided to have our session at a little park nearby.  The weather was surprisingly quite nice this day so we just walked over and indeed, the park was just the perfect spot.

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I must apologize.  This was an old post I found in the ‘drafts’ of my blog.  I have no idea how this never got posted.  Maybe because I recall photographing this sweet baby girl about a month before our son was born.  I think that this gallery was completed exactly three days before I went into labor. hehe  This momma and I go way back, so it was all good.

As I look at these photos, I can’t help but smile so big….so I have to post…even if they are like 9M late.  hehe

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It can be an interesting transition from being the only child to becoming a big sibling.  It can be a challenge to get photographs of a toddler with their new baby brother or sister.  In these cases, I’ve found it’s best to just be as natural as possible.  Sometimes the only way to get big bro (or big sis) in any of the photos is to just have the entire family in the photos so there can be a more relaxed atmosphere.  And sometimes, a toddler will only sit for a couple of pics, period…but sometimes, I get lucky and the toddler will give us like a whole 5-10 minutes in one place…which was the case with this sweet boy.  I truly feel that these types of photographs are the best memories to catch….your family in real life.  Photographs that aren’t too staged or planned….capturing emotion and relationships.

Let me also say that you don’t have to have a fancy, highly decorate home for in home photo sessions.  Actually, the more simple the better!  I often have clients who are hesitant for me to come to their homes for our session.  Rest assured, I understand that you have a life and that most of the time our homes are not visitor ready (or what we think is visitor ready) and will make sure that I work around any part of your home that would not be idea for photos.  I think I’m pretty creative like that.;-)  I’ve dusted a few tables on the job…I don’t even charge extra.  hehe  No really, in all seriousness….your home is beautiful at it is!  Let me help you showcase that with your family!

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I love when clients have me into their homes for a photo session.  I’ve said it before, I love…like, really love outdoor photos.  The bright light…the trees….sometimes the amazing sunshine…the grass…just nature as a whole is just magnificent and makes for a wonderful backdrop for photographs.  But then you have indoor sessions.  So warm and inviting….so personal…getting a glimpse of where a family spends most of their time together.  Being able to capture that is, well, just such a high.  You might be wondering which is best?  What do I prefer?  So to set the record straight, I do not prefer or like one over the other.  I simply love them as much as the other because they are so very different.  It is like comparing an apple to a banana.  Similar, but very different.   They both give their own special something.

What I’m really trying to do is utilize a few little nooks or spots around a home that maybe would go unnoticed normally.  I want to showcase a detail or two in a home and make it sort of pop.  This was one of those spaces.  The mirror was cool, nothing too fancy, just classic…and then there was this incredible light coming through.  So I could not resist getting a few spots of this gorgeous pair looking at themselves in the mirror.  The funny thing about this is this sort of thing really happens.  As a mom, I know there have been more times than I could count where I took my sweet boy and let him see himself in the mirror with me.  Even though I am pretty sure the don’t quite get that they are looking at themselves, it is most certainly still a fun thing to do.

There are so many more images I can’t wait to share from this session so stay tuned!

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My little buggie bug.

You turned a whopping nine months old just a few days ago and I can still remember so clearly the very moment you entered this world and I held you in my hands.  You took your time in the beginning, you were (asynclitic posterior-not at all fun for mommy) but then as soon as you were ready, you came into this world like a bit of a freight train.  I will likely bore you a million times over, as you grow, with the story of the day you were born and how our midwife barely made it to the house (only about 45 minutes before you were born).  Because this was truly the most life changing day for you mommy and daddy and because that day of your birth, you didn’t really follow any of the ‘rules’.  Although there is no doubt you are most like your daddy, I suppose your birth has predestined you to be a more like your mommy, who often times wants to not be like everyone else.  I  hope you want to always be unique, but not too weird.  ha!  As this is your mommy’s motto, too.

These days you are not even remotely interested in crawling.  Crawling is so cute and if you decide to just walk and never crawl, mommy will indeed feel a little sad.  However, you do love to be in your little jumper.  (The best jumper on the planet which can be purchased here)  You are like a little Russian dancer in this contraption. hehe  You pretty much just zone into your own little world…talking…singing….and having just a good ‘ole time.  You will easily spend two hours in the jumper if we allow….like the Energizer bunny…just going…and going…and going.  haha!  Your once, super pudge legs are beginning to trim up and get really strong from all the bouncing.  You also are gaining a tremendous amount of balance and can stand really well, almost on your own.

We do allow you to watch tv occasionally in very limited quantities.  You love this character called ‘Harry the bunny’ and you also love a show called ‘My Friend’s Tiger and Pooh’, ‘The Hive’ and of course…to the somewhat dismay of your daddy and I, you do love ‘Mickey Mouse’, who for some reason mommy and daddy find very annoying…Mickey that is.  LOL!

You are sort of enjoying real food occasionally.  Avocados seem to be your fave by far.  However, for the most part, you just love to be lazy (hehe) and drink your bottle, which honestly is fine by mommy because she enjoys holding you and feeding you very much.

You are such a happy boy and rarely any trouble at all.  As of two days ago, you have not been quite yourself.  Then just today, only moment prior to finishing this post, we felt two front, upper teeth, that, have (as suspected) finally broken the surface.  Just another reminder of how you are growing so fast before our eyes.

We love you so much buggie boo boo and are just savoring every day with you.

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I could not resist some more ‘official’ 9M milestone pics.  So here are my two faves.

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