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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. ;-)

Fun | Houston TX Maternity Photographer

Since having my own baby just weeks ago, I’ve been so sentimental about family.  These are a few shots I took of my cousin almost a year ago now while she was pregnant with my second cousin, a baby girl we call Rae.  I came across these photos in a recent computer file purge, that was very overdue and remembered how much I loved them and had not posted them to the blog.  I recall that day like it was yesterday.  We had planned on a nice, relaxed little maternity session with lovely weather.  But about 30 minutes into it….it came a terrible rain storm.  We didn’t get as many photos as I would have liked that day, but we still managed to get some really good ones, in particular of my cousin and her fabulous baby bump by the pool.  You can see some of those here:-)

Anyway….

My sweet baby boy and Rae (baby in the belly shown here:-)) will actually end up being in the same grade which will be fun.  They will grow up together and hopefully be friends.  Sure, if they were both boys or both girls, they would likely have much more in common, but we can hopefully at least enjoy them playing together for a few years before they each realize they are boy and girl.  hehe.

It’s nice having family close by.  I recall many wonderful holidays and summers shared with our extended family.  Over the years, as us kids grew up, we didn’t really get together as much as we should have.  However, recently, with new little people arriving, it is bringing us back together again and I’m so enjoying more family time these days.  It’s funny how babies so often bring people together.  Such lovely things….babies, that is.

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I love this family photo session. Its hits close to home. I currently have an almost 14 month old daughter and a 23 month old daughter. I found out I was pregnant with Abby when Ally was only 14 months old! I can totally relate to the bonding experience a mom endures with a young toddler while very pregnant :-)

Vennessa Garner

I love the growing family…I am sure he cant wait to be a big brother.

Houston Texas Baby Photographer

In a million years you would have never convinced me that when I was ‘grown’ I would be a professional baby photographer.  I mean, I knew people had their babies photographed professionally, but it seemed so rare that one could actually make a living doing such.  Certainly, I would guess in the last 10 years or so, baby photography, in particular, newborn baby photography has really boomed.  I would guess it’s because of the boom of digital photography, but surely it’s a combination of many variables.  Who knows exactly.

Never the less, here I am photographing babies, children and families.  It’s almost like a dream.  I’m not sure what I enjoy more…taking the photographs or seeing the results in the photos themselves.  When I’m at a session, it’s so much fun, but I guess part of that is knowing what the final result will be.  It is so rewarding, this job.  I mean, it is what it is…a job.  I’m not running a charity here. HA!  The term ‘job’ often times has a negative connotation.  Not sure why.  You should see it’s full definition here.  But rest assured that in these moments I don’t see it as negative at all.  It’s more like a gift of opportunity that has been given to me for a time.  I can only hope that for many, many years to come I will still be able to offer families lasting memories in pictures professionally.

For now, I just enjoy each session to the fullest….soaking in getting to know each family and watch their children grow.  It’s such a wonderful thing.

This family and little guy were no exception.  <3  I so loved his swirly hair, his very big feet, long toes and beautiful skin.

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Simply adorable! As a parent, we can never get these moments back–we can’t literally rewind time. Great work in capturing the newness for the parents to always be able to look back remember this time :-) Adorable.

Jamie Ennett

That is the most precious set of photos! I wish we would have done more photos when my kids were newborns!

Hannah Waters

So perfect! I love the simplicity!

Oh Boy | Houston Baby Photographer

I never thought too much about black and white photographs before I became a photographer.  If you have lots of time on your hand and want to read all about this subject, you should check out the New York Institute of Photography page here or certainly good ole Wikipedia has some really nice info too which can be found here.

But I digress…hehe!:-)Back to what I was saying.  I always loved black and white images before I became a professional photographer, but I never considered whether an image would be better as a b&w image or a color image…which seems to be a more common occurrence now that I am a full time photographer.   Certainly, it’s a matter of opinion, but there are many images that I feel are more dramatic without color.  There are times I feel that color is actually a distraction.  Please do not get me wrong…I LOVE color…and I mean really love color and prefer most of the photographs I take to be in color, but there is something really cool about a good black and white image.  I’ve mentioned before that I have a couple of different ways I will post process to achieve a b&w photo.  It depends on the photo if I want it to be more light, dark, shadowy, etc.  At some point maybe I will share a few of my tips on achieving certain looks of black and white….hmmmm…something else to add to the to do list. HA!

I recently took some snapshots of my sweet baby boy.  In these photos he is 3 weeks old.  He had such personality already and these are just a tiny taste of his MANY faces.  I felt like these images were really beautiful without color.

There is so much love in our hearts for this little guy.  I’m sure all you parents out there can totally relate.:-)

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Cutest babe I’ve seen in 44 years; agree with his Mother, born with personality…

Shelsea Kinsey

So sweet!

Meredith Janisch

So sweet!

Freshly Hatched | Houston TX Newborn Photographer

This precious baby girl decided to comes weeks early.  Surprise. :-)  On the very night of this family’s maternity session with me.  I know, crazy, right?  We had our session at 6:00pm and then (if I remember correctly) this mom’s water broke at 8:00pm that evening after they arrived home.  ‘Gotta love baby surprises, right!!?? :-)

But no worries!  This strong little one arrived safe, healthy with with no major complications.  Mommy was all good, too.  YAY!

I had planned to get a few more outdoor shots this day, but the rain decided to come and stifle us on that idea.  I plan to incorporate at least a few family portraits outside during newborn sessions and maybe even a few of baby by themselves outside, too, weather permitting, of course.  I’m even game for an entire lifestyle newborn session outdoors if a mom would like that. I think it would be so lovely….but for this session even thought we did not get any shots of the entire family outside,  I did get some really beautiful photographs still, of mom, dad and baby girl.

Are they a gorgeous family or what!!!??

For all your photographers out there:  It can be very challenging, if not impossible to get photographs of a toddler with their newborn sibling.  The most important thing for any photographer to know going into such a session is that patience is key.  And I’m not talking normal patience…sometimes you may have to have Job levels of patience.  hehe.  Not only patience will be required, but also great deal of flexibility.  Just go with the flow and in this case, break out the box of cheese fish….and get the best shots you can.  It’s about keeping it real, right?  At least that’s my philosophy.  It’s about the memories that are real and authentic.  Those are the ones that will be enjoyed for decades to come.

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Maria Snider

Love newborn sessions at home. This is too cute.

I’m a Big Kid Now | Houston Texas Children’s Photographer

I recall the very day that I met with this mom for the first time.  She had contacted me about a newborn session and we decided to meet at a little place in Montrose called Cafe Brasil,  which is this very quaint little place that you should totally try if you are in the area…they make the most fantastic quiche.  YUM!  Okay…I digress.  hehe.  Okay, back to my story.  This mom to be was very pregnant with her first baby.  She looked so adorable although as I recall, she was terribly uncomfortable.  As many of you moms know, those last few weeks of pregnancy can be pretty rough.  But as I know first hand now, you push through because you know that very soon you will be meeting your precious baby for the very first time and that is the most exciting thing!  We had a lovely visit (of course) and then, here I am a whole year later….where does the time go??!! :-)  I’ve had so much fun the last year documenting this little guy’s life every four months.  This is part of a ‘grow with me plan’ that I offer.  If you would like to know more about this plan, I only offer a few every year, so be sure to contact me for details before your little one arrives.

How happy do these photos make me?  Oh so very happy.  I get such a high from photographing children and babies, but when moms and dads get in on the action, it truly melts my heart.

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Sure,  you may (and I hope you do) have a million iPhone photos of your baby as he or she grows…trust me, I have started my own collection of those photos on my phone of my little guy…but trust me when I say that nothing can replace high quality images of your children and family. :-)

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Maria Snider

They will cherish them for ever. Great family photos!

Three Sisters | Houston Child and Pre-teen Photographer

Sometimes when my subjects are so accommodating it throws me for a loop.  It sounds crazy, I know.  Many might feel like older children would be ‘easier’, but for me, that is not necessarily the case.  Don’t get me wrong I LOVE photographing kids of ALL ages….no question, but be

cause I don’t have as many older children clients, it’s something that challenges me more than the little ones.  But I am up for a challenge.  They say when you are not growing, you are stagnant…and I certainly don’t want to be standing still when it comes to growing my skills as a photographer.

Are these gals gorgeous or what!!!??? ;-)

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maylene walker

this is so stinkin’ cute!! love this amY!

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Is she a living doll or what??!!  I was honored to photograph this little sweet baby girl as she made her grand entrance into this world at her birth.  And now, 4 months later, I get to photograph her again!  How time flies!  Watching and capturing these babies grow is so amazing and such a privilege.

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Laci patten

Gorgeous photos! You can never have enough of baby toes :) so sweet :)

My Own | Houston Baby Photographer

You’ll likely be seeing lots of this little man on the blog…I won’t even apologize.  hehe.

He’s our little, precious baby boy…who is growing so quickly already!

This photograph was taken a week ago.  He’s four weeks and three days today.

I know, I know…he has the best hair.  He gets it from his momma. ;-)  <3

Who knew you could love something you just met so very much!!

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Sweet Family of Four | Houston Child Photographer

So excited to shoot at this new location in The Woodlands thanks to my photographer group of friends.  <3 It’s so important as a professional who works from home (in my opinion) to have a good support group of other professionals who do what you do.  It was quite a bit of change for me when I resigned from my ‘day’ job/career in recuriting, which I had been doing for over 10 years…working in an office with others in my field…to then go into a work from home sort of job.  Yes, I work outside the home when I actually photograph my clients, but most of my work is done from home.  Anyways…it was a big adjustment.  I could not have done it without having met one very special photographer, Nicole with Nicole Noelle Photography (who is now one of my dearest friends) who then so graciously introduced me to the most fantastic group of ladies who are also photographers.  They have all been such a great support to me in my adventures in professional photography, as I will call it.  There is just something so wonderful about having girls that love photography as much as I do and being able to learn and grow from each other.  It’s made my transition into this field so much more pleasant and enjoyable.  I am so grateful to them.  I would recommend to any photographer, in particular those who are just new to the business, to find at least one or two other photographers to become friends with.  Trust me, I guarantee it will make this job so much more rewarding.  I guarantee it will make you a better photographer.  <3

Okay…back to this session. This family was so fun to shoot.  I admit, all my clients are pretty fun to shoot.  I am very lucky like that. ;-)

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Maricruz

love!!

Mandy

Wonderful!

Houston Baby Photographer

Close your eyes, little one….may you dream lovely things an wake to find them real….

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Tami Thomson

Aww he is so sweet

Lana

Beautiful images of such a handsome boy!

What a little doll :-)

Alison Rowe

Love the muted colors in these beautiful images! I also love the simplicity of the poses! Beautiful and timeless! Great job!

Hannah Waters

So sweet! Love the simplicity! Timeless! So perfect!