A Baby is a Blessing
A Gift from Heaven above;
A Precious Little Angel
To Cherish and to Love.

A wee bit of heaven
drifted down from above-
A handful of happiness,
a heart full of love.

The mystery of life,
so sacred and sweet-
The giver of joy
so deep and complete.

Precious and priceless,
so lovable, too-
The world’s sweetest miracle,
baby, is you.
~Helen Steiner Rice

 No matter how many newborn babies I have seen and photographed, I never cease to be in awe of how tiny, precious and perfect each one is.  Thinking of everything that has to take place to bring a healthy, happy baby into the world, it really is incredible what this delicate creature has already been through!  I love being able to capture the newness, innocence and perfection of these itty bitty darling newborns.  They truly are the sweetest miracles!

This gorgeous little girl was a perfect doll for her newborn shoot.  I look forward to watching her grow and photographing her along the way!

Conroe Area Newborn Photographers

Conroe Area Newborn Photographers

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“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it.  It just blooms.” ~Zen Shin Talks

Some children are just born photogenic, with a natural beauty and demeanor that a photographer can’t help but love.  The expressions “The camera loves her” and “She’s a natural” come to mind when thinking about these fortunate little lovelies.  The gorgeous darling girl below certainly fits into that category with her undeniable natural beauty and perfect expressions.  Of course, both her parents are stunning as well, so she comes by it honestly!  If you can’t tell, I’m quite taken with this cutie pie!

Outer beauty, of course, is only part of the picture though.  In addition to being physically beautiful, these three have sweet and wonderful personalities too!  (Hardly seems fair, does it? 😛 )

If you think this family is as lovely as I do, you will be happy to know that these pictures are part 1 of 2 from this photo shoot.  There will be lots more from this session coming in a few weeks.  :-)

Family Photographers Houston

Family Photographers Houston

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We all know the familiar expression, “Better late than never.”  I wouldn’t say that it’s my personal motto or anything, but I will say that throughout my life I have become well aware of my tendency to procrastinate.  Don’t get me wrong, I always meet my obligations and get things done on time.  I do, however, often put things off until the final hour (or minute) that they need to be done.  Is it because I love a challenge and work well under pressure?  Is it because it’s hard to get motivated if there isn’t a strict deadline?  Is it because I’m just crazy busy and things slip my mind until the last minute sometimes?  I’m sure that those are all factors to varying degrees, depending on the specific project or task, but I honestly don’t know why procrastination is so determined to be a part of my life.

I bring that up because I often don’t get around to blogging about a session until well after it was completed.  Case in point:  the pictures below that I took in December.  Now, they certainly aren’t crazy Christmas-y or anything, but you might notice the Christmas decor in the background of some of the pictures.  (If it weren’t for that, I probably would never have mentioned anything about my procrastination…but the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, right?:))  Christmas decorations aside, I think this family looks spectacular and I hope these are photos they will cherish for a lifetime!

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Warning:  viewing the following pictures may cause temporary blindness!  😛  Not really, of course, but the sun is super bright, crazy and awesome in these images.  I love it!  What can I say?  I like crazy sunlight sometimes!  The glow and warmth (literally and figuratively) it gives to photos…it’s just spectacular.

Sunrise and sunset photos are so gorgeous, not only for the sun itself, but for the lighting effect on the subjects and all the surrounding area.  The way the light catches in certain places and creates such magnificent shadows in others is just breathtaking.  It always feel as if God is spotlighting His creation(s) in these beautiful moments and I love being able to capture them.  There is so much splendor in what is natural and real.  I guess that’s one reason I love taking pictures outdoors and without many (or any) embellishments or accessories.  I mean, God has already done such a magnificent job creating the surroundings and the people, who am I to try to “improve” upon them?!?!  I’m just thrilled to be able to photograph them “as is”.:-)

Family Toddler Photographer Houston

Family Toddler Photographer Houston

Family Toddler Photographer Houston

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If you caught my previous post about a session that took place in an urban loft studio, then you can probably guess how much I LOVE the location below!  There is just so much character here in the distressed brick walls and raw wood floors.  And the light!  Oh, it’s glorious!  Places like this just scream to be photographed and I could not be happier with how these pictures turned out.

Of course, a fabulous location needs awesome subjects to accompany it.  We sure had that with this wonderful family!  (Side note: how fantastic are their outfits!?!?  The mom’s and daughter’s colors pop perfectly against the surroundings and the guys’ clothes are just the right amount of complementary!  They did such a great job that I don’t think I could have picked better clothes for them myself!)  These two children are so adorable and you can tell that their parents couldn’t be prouder of them!  So, so gorgeous!

If you think your family would look amazing in a sweet urban loft studio such as this (or another cool setting you might have in mind!), contact me so we can discuss it.  I always love photographing new and interesting places!

Houston Family Toddler Photographer

Houston Family Toddler Photographer

Houston Family Toddler Photographer

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