I love this family and their neighborhood that’s filled with these great Craftsman style homes!  The clean, beautiful lines and colors of these homes make for a fabulous setting to take family pictures.  This particular neighborhood was designed with more front porch and front yard space to encourage families to spend time there and get to know their neighbors.  Another feature designed to promote neighborly encounters: nice shady sidewalks situated a fair distance from the road, making them perfect for taking a walk with your family.  I realize I’m starting to sound like a real estate ad for this neighborhood (I promise I’m not looking to branch out and become an agent!), but I just love so much the idea of specifically designing a neighborhood with features to help bring neighbors together.  With so many neighborhoods using Facebook groups to connect its residents, it’s refreshing to see efforts to connect people in real life.

I love taking pictures of families inside their homes, but the design of this neighborhood made it perfect for these beautiful outdoor shots!

P.S.  There will be more of this session in an upcoming post!

Houston Lifestyle Photography

Houston Lifestyle Photography

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When you think of underwater children’s photography (if you do, indeed, ever think of it at all), you probably envision 5, 6, 7 year olds jumping in with goggles and holding their noses.  I’ve certainly had clients that fit that description (and they are all awesome!), but it might surprise you to find out that some are much, much younger.  In fact, the little cutie pie in the pictures below is not even two yet!  How fabulous is she?!?!

The best part is that she still has those spectacularly chubby cheeks that will most likely thin out within the next few years.  There’s not much that’s cuter than baby chub, but baby chub underwater is just RIDICULOUSLY cute!  Forget “thigh gap”; these chubby baby thighs are absolute perfection!  If that doesn’t make you smile, then hopefully the look of pure joy on this little one’s face will.  She is certainly a true “water baby”!

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Be sure to check out this little gals underwater video on Youtube!

 

Underwater Photographer Children

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What do you think of when you hear the word “soft”?  Kittens?  Puppies?  Fluffy blankets?  Baby soft skin?  Those are what come to mind for me, but I also think of soft colors.  Light pinks, creams, blues, grays…basically the entire gorgeous nursery pictured below!  I am absolutely in love with the entire soft color palette here, especially when combined with all the fabulous textures (that pink lace dress is AMAZING!).  Such a beautiful nursery!

Even more beautiful than the nursery itself, however, is the love that these parents have for their precious little girl.  As a new parent, it’s impossible not to be in awe of how tiny, perfect and soft your newborn is.   Stroking their fuzzy baby hair and flawless skin is incredibly therapeutic and boosts oxytocin (“love hormone”) levels for both you and your baby.  (Don’t even get me started on how awesome, beneficial and necessary skin-to-skin contact is for mother-baby, as well as father-baby, bonding!)  Isn’t it strange and wonderful to think that we were all once so tiny and soft, and were cuddled by someone who was in awe of us?!?!

Newborn Family Photographer Houston

Newborn Family Photographer 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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It should be obvious from my photos and the fact that my company name is “Captured Simplicity” that I am all about capturing the subjects (my fabulous clients!) as themselves:  pure, natural and beautiful.  I enjoy doing this in a variety of surroundings, usually outdoors or in the clients’ home, which reflects their own personal style.  It’s always interesting to consult with clients regarding what they’re looking for in their photos.  Everyone has their own ideas of how they want to be photographed and I do my best to oblige them!

The session below is the epitome of simplicity and I absolutely love it!  Just a blanket, a wall and two parents who are completely enamored with each other and their handsome little boy!  What else do you need?!?!  This mamma’s smile is so gorgeous, filled with pure happiness and love, I can’t help but smile myself when I look at these photos.  These pictures perfectly represent my desire to capture the simple beauty of just being with and loving your family.

Family Photographers Houston Area

Family Photographers Houston Area

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If you’re a regular reader (or viewer) of my blog, you might recognize the room, couch, kids and painting in the photos below.  Last month, I did a post (“Family Tree“) showcasing other pictures from this session, which was actually an extended family shoot and included the grandparents.  There is just something I love about this family and these pictures!  I don’t know if it’s the cute kids…the whole family’s great, casual style…or maybe it’s dad’s curly hair!  (I love it!)  I know each of those things contribute to my fondness for these photos, so I’m sure it’s a combination of them all.

Every family has those things which make them unique and lovely.  I hope that my photographs showcase that pure, natural beauty of my clients.  I never want that to be overshadowed by any sort of effects.  (Just to be clear, that’s just my personal style and I’m certainly not being critical of any other photographer’s style or preference.)

If you’d like gorgeous pictures of your family in your home or in a great, natural setting, contact me and let’s talk about it!  I would love to capture some of what it is that makes your family beautiful!

Family Portraits Houston Area

Family Portraits Houston Area

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