I love going into a family’s home that is flooded with gorgeous natural light!  It’s just so bright, beautiful and makes everything and everyone reflect that.  Even though there are light bulbs that claim to produce “natural light”, “warm glow” or “indoor sunlight”, there is just no comparison to the real thing streaming perfectly through the windows of a room.  Walking into a naturally well-lit room never fails to bring a smile to my face and brighten my entire countenance.

When I walked into this family’s home, I was instantly in love with not only the fabulous natural lighting and the super cute little girl, but this adorable room as well!  Seriously, how cute is the clothesline with paintings and crafts hanging on it?!?!  And the bookshelf filled with great books…and all the fantastically tactile “treasure baskets” on the shelves…and the “Frozen” shoes on this cutie patootie.  Okay…EVERYTHING!  I love everything about this room!  Aside from their spectacular setting, this family was so much fun to be around and made for an awesome photo session.

Family Photos Near Houston Texas

Family Photos Near Houston Texas

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Just a little glimpse of a recent Underwater Maternity Photography session I did here in Houston Texas.  I have a few available dates for these this summer!  Be sure to contact me early to ensure you get a spot!  I could also be swayed for these in the cooler months of the year because the pool is heated.  Contact me and lets chat if you like what you see!  As a disclosure, I feel it’s important to note these sessions are incredibly challenging for an expectant mom.  One not only needs to be extremely comfortable in the water, you’ll need a lot of physical endurance to get through the session.  Being able to keep yourself underwater and looking at ease is difficult.  It will feel like a marathon.  However, as you can see, it most certainly can be done.  We spent about an hour in the pool and I can’t even count how many times this momma went under for me in order to achieve all the images we got for her gallery.  Also important to note that I will not guarantee certain/specific ‘poses’ or shots.  Anyone looking to book an underwater maternity must be able to just go with the flow and only expect that I will offer you the best possible images of you underwater that we can achieve working together.  This momma had just that attitude and she rocked her session like a pro (and she does not even consider herself a ‘swimmer’!  😉

These sessions must be scheduled and take place PRIOR to 35 weeks gestation.

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Be sure to check out more underwater photos this summer always posted HERE and HERE first 😉

I have so many faves from this session, but this one takes the cake.  Momma worked harder than you can imagine to get this shot.  Just perfection!

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So in my last post, I talked about the love and adoration that an older child has for their newborn sibling.  Well, sometimes that older “child” is actually a pet which views itself as the true firstborn and has no concept that it isn’t human!  And sometimes that pet’s feelings toward the firstborn (human) baby include: curiosity, annoyance, jealousy and/or indifference.  (I experienced all of these firsthand with our pet/”fur baby” when our son was born!)

This cute pup below clearly doesn’t quite know how to feel about the newest (and super adorable!) addition to the family.  I can’t help but want to caption some of these pictures with what I imagine this dog is thinking. (Starting from the top picture avec pooch): “Are you SURE he belongs here?”  “Maybe he’s kinda cute…let me get a closer look and smell.”  “Do you still love ME?”  “I was here first…what’s so great about that little thing?”  “Whatever…I’m over it…I’m taking a nap.”

I’m sure the love will grow as this precious newborn does 🙂 .

Newborn Family Pet Photography Houston

Newborn Family Pet Photography Houston

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It is so incredible to watch babies develop and grow, reaching milestones before we know it.  Adorable things they do that you swear at the time you’d never be able to forget will all blur together as you try to think back and remember them.  That’s why it’s SO important to take photos at every opportunity!  Even if you don’t get a professional (*cough, cough* ME! 😛 ) to take your child’s photos, make sure you take pictures of as much as you can!  You can always delete any excess shots you don’t want, but you can never recapture moments that you failed to photograph.  I know I’m being Captain Obvious in saying that, but I can’t stress how much you’ll cherish all the photos you take of your babies, especially once they become toddlers, adolescents, teenagers and adults.  So that’s my public service announcement for the day…now on to the pictures 🙂 .

How beautiful is this little girl!?!?  Her expressive eyes, fuzzy hair and sweet smile make her just the cutest!  At four months old, you can already tell what an awesome, fun personality she has.  Such a little sweetheart!

Baby Photography Houston Texas

Baby Photography Houston Texas

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There is just about nothing sweeter than seeing parents with their newborn baby!  They are captivated, enamored and in awe of this amazing little new life for which they’ve been waiting.  Now, I did say “just about nothing sweeter” because seeing a doting older sister who adores her new little sibling is incredibly sweet as well!  Sometimes if the siblings are close in age, you might sense a bit of jealousy from the older child, which is completely understandable.  When the sister is a fair bit older, however, you can really feel the pride, love and protectiveness she has for this new baby who she considers to be her own.  I love witnessing the budding motherly instincts kick in in these situations!

The gorgeous older sister below will certainly be an awesome helper to her mom and dad and take great care of her newest little love.  This sweet family was a joy to photograph in their home!  I hope to get to take more family photos of them as these beautiful children grow!

Newborn Family Photography Woodlands Texas

Newborn Family Photography Woodlands Texas

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