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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. ;-)

“The best times in life are usually random, unplanned and completely spontaneous.”  ~Author Unknown

When you picture a newborn session, you probably imagine a very new baby who is either sleeping (giving sweet sleep smiles if we’re lucky:-)) or looking slightly startled (but still adorable) while cuddled in a blanket or being held by various immediate family members.  In most cases, you would typically be right.  This newborn session took an unexpected and entertaining turn, however, when newborn baby brother needed a nursing break and energetic big sister wanted to jump on the bed!  (Is there anything more tempting to a young child than a big, cozy bed just begging to be jumped on?!?!  If not THE most tempting, I would definitely put it in the top five along with sweets, mud puddles, stairs and freshly raked leaves in a perfect pile.)  Well I am all about spontaneous shots, so I said, “Okie dokie!” and started snapping!  I can’t think of a single thing I would change about these shots.  Her carefree spirit is on full display and so, SO beautiful!  The day’s lesson:  when looking for amazing shots, follow a child’s lead and indulge in a bit of fun and spontaneity!

Child Photographer Houston Area

Child Photographer Houston Area

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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So, don’t tell my husband, but occasionally I get a bit distracted while driving and miss my turn or take a wrong turn.  I like to believe that everything happens for a reason, however, so there really are no “wrong turns” when something productive or good results from them.  That being said, I recently accidentally took a wrong turn (ha!) trying to find a session spot with the lovely family pictured below.  The place where we ended up looked kind of great though, so I couldn’t resist a few shots of this gracious (also sweet, patient and wonderful) family before we headed to our intended location.  I think these shots turned out really nice and I wanted to share.  Let this be a lesson that wherever you are in life, whether you intended to be there or arrived via a wrong turn or two, there is always potential for beauty, laughter and happiness.  If you are willing to adapt and make the best of what life has to offer you, your wrongs turns can lead you somewhere even better than you initially desired.

Houston Child and Family Photographer

Houston Child and 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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“We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.”  ~Author Unknown

As a photographer (and as a parent!), I have learned that the best pictures of children usually come when you let them be themselves, play and have fun.  This seems to be especially true when working with little boys, who often tend to be less into taking direction or “posing” than little girls (go figure!).  (Now please don’t accuse me of stereotyping or being sexist!  haha!  I realize my statement is not true in every situation for every child.  It is just an observation from my experience.)    AAANYWAY…they say that “girls just wanna have fun” (and I’m sure that’s true), but boys do too!  So that’s what I told this fantastic crew below to do…just have fun!  Be yourselves and do what comes naturally to you as a family when you play together…THAT is beautiful and your photos will reflect it.  I certainly believe these pictures do!  I love the mixture of fun and sweetness with this awesome family!

Family Photography Houston Area

Family Photography Houston Area

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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One of my favorite moments in a newborn session is when that sweet, sleeping child gives a pure, perfect smile!  It doesn’t happen during every session (don’t worry, we still get gorgeous newborn shots!), but in some sessions it happens more than once, which was the case with the photos you’ll see below.  I love the anticipation leading up to those sleep smiles!  We are all just watching, waiting quietly to see what this precious new life will do, trying not to wake her in the process…then all of the sudden it’s like a light from Heaven shines down when this perfect little creature’s mouth forms the slightest little smile!  In all likelihood, she probably did a little toot or something and that’s what caused the smile (ha!), but that’s not important!  If you don’t let out an audible “Awww…” when you see a sleeping baby smile, you might need to seek professional help!  Each time I capture one of these smiles in a photo, I feel like my heart expands slightly and that I’ve gained additional capability to love life just a bit more.  Yes, sleeping baby smiles make me feel like that; I don’t care if they were caused by gas!  😛

Newborn Photographer near Heights Houston

Newborn Photographer near Heights Houston

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“There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.”  ~Pamela S. Nadav

Isn’t it amazing to think of being pregnant as taking part in “creation”?!?!  Two people, through their love, have created a life that will forever change their lives, those around them and the world.  It is no wonder that people are drawn to pregnant women and that an expectant mother is said to glow.  She is like a sunrise carrying the hope of a beautiful new day.  At the moment her child arrives, that baby is the newest part of creation and the most incredible thing she has ever seen.  Of course, everything that goes along with being pregnant isn’t always bright and shiny, but when you have an amazing, supportive partner by your side it certainly makes the entire experience so much better.  That is absolutely true for this gorgeous couple, who are expecting their first child and couldn’t be happier about it!  They are BOTH glowing!  You can clearly see how much he adores the beautiful mother of his child (and that the feeling is mutual).  So much excitement, hope and promise with this child on the way.  These fabulous parents (and I:-)) can’t wait to meet this precious new part of creation!

Houston Area Pregnancy Photographer

Houston Area Pregnancy Photographer

Houston Area Pregnancy 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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