Before you start thinking this post is something it isn’t, the title refers to B&W not S&M!  More specifically, it is referring to “grayscale”, which is a method of representing black and white images on a computer (256 shades of gray are used rather than the full color pallet).  I needed a catchy title, okay?!?! 😛  All black and white photography is part of what is known as monochrome photography, where only a single hue is recorded instead of the original colors.  These photos often appear more emotional or artistic.  Some people REALLY love black and white images…some people prefer color…some people are indifferent.  There is no right or wrong, just varying personal preference.  You may make the decision based solely on your current decor and there is certainly no shame in that!  Whatever the reason, if black and white photos are your thing, let me know!  I am happy to offer you more monochromatic images in your gallery.  :-)

To see some of the gorgeous color photos from this session, click here and here!

Houston Family Monochrome Photography

Houston Family Monochrome Photography

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“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” ~George Bernard Shaw

It truly is a great blessing to be part of a loving, happy family!  I adore close-knit families and this bunch certainly fits that description.  All the relationships between these four siblings as well as their parents are so sweet and fun.  This is such a good-natured, easy-going, fun-loving family…you just can’t help but love them!  (They are also all really, really ridiculously good-looking and photogenic, so that certainly doesn’t hurt for taking lovely pictures! 😛 )  I love everything about these photos:  the setting, the outfits, the smiles…but what I love most is just how real and fun this family is!  Of course there are lots of elements (one of which is a decent photographer 😉 ) that help to make family photos great, but the most important thing, the thing you REALLY need for your family photos to be awesome…is YOU!  You have to make the choice to get your family together and take some pictures when you get the chance!  It is a decision that I promise you won’t regret!

Family Photographer Conroe Texas

Family Photographer Conroe 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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Although the images below were taken at the location where I originally intended to photograph this family, this was not the location at which we first arrived and took pictures.  (See the photos we took at our first, unintended destination here.)  Luckily for me, this family was incredibly good-natured, obliging and fun to be around!  I feel like we could have gone to several different locations and they still would have been congenial (though I would never have put them through that!).  Anyway…I am so glad we were able to find our desired location because I think these photos turned out pretty fantastic!  I love the bit of sandy beach along the creek bank, flanked by grass and trees…such a nice mixture of terrain helped make for some lovely shots!  Of course, this family being so cute and awesome certainly doesn’t hurt either!

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P.S.  If you would like to see some more photos of the sweet, adorable little girl in these photos, click here.

Family Photos 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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If a newborn baby isn’t the sweetest thing in the entire world, I’m really just not sure what is!  This precious little one in the pictures below was such a perfect and adorable subject.  And how gorgeous is his mamma!  I was really taken by how stunning she was when I took her maternity photos on the beach (see those here!) and absolutely love how unbelievably photogenic she is!  As you may have guessed from my company name or gathered from my work, if you are at all familiar with it, I love to celebrate the natural beauty of clients and their families without many props, backdrops, excessive editing and the like.  This type of “simplicity” is my style and something that I personally love.  (Please don’t think I’m being critical of photographers who prefer any of the aforementioned things…I’m just stating feelings about my own work.  There is beauty is so many different styles!)  The photo shoot below, with just a soft textured blanket, a scarf, a baby and his mamma, epitomizes the simplicity that I love so much!

If you would like to see some fabulous photos of this newbie and his beautiful big sister, click here.  For some really fun ones of just big sis (while little brother was taking a nursing break), click here.

Newborn Photographer near Downtown Houston

Newborn Photographer near Downtown Houston

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The moments between a mother and her child are so very special and they seem even more so when a second child is on the way.  It is the last bit of time for that child to be the “only child” with all the focus, love and attention, so it is precious indeed.  Not that a mother will love her first child any less with the second’s arrival, but it is obvious that things will change with the new addition.  Many women choose not to do maternity pictures after their first pregnancy.  I’m not criticizing anyone for their decision, however, I think it’s so beautiful to capture the moments with a first child, his parents and his unborn little sibling.  That brings us to this shoot and some things you should know…

I love red.  Red hair, red dresses, red pops of color…I love it all.  If you know me, you know I love COLOR in general, but red is just…POW!  Red is said to represent many things, passion and energy amongst them, but I don’t have a clear reason for liking it so much, other than I just think it’s fabulous :-).  I also love pregnant women, children and families.  So…this shoot…yeah…I LOVE it!

You’ll see more of this family in another post soon.:)

Houston Maternity Family Photographer

Houston Maternity 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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