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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. ;-)

Houston Child Photographer…yep, that’s me.  But not only do I photograph children, but also lots and lots of families and babies too!   I would say that the bulk of my business is actually family photographs, which I do love so very much.  I think it is so important for parents to be in the photos with their kids.  And most certainly it does not need to be the traditional family with mom and dad, I love also doing photo sessions with just mommy and kids or even I’ve done a couple with dad and child and/or children.  The photos that your children will really cherish when they are grown are the ones where they can see their mom and dad in the photos with them.  It saddens me so much to think of the millions of photos that people have of just their children.  While I am most certainly all for getting lots of photos of your children, no question, I believe even more so that having at the very least one nice collection of images with you and your children every year is the most wonderful option.  And maybe that means a full photography session with a professional photographer or maybe it means getting a friend or your spouse to take some shots of you and your child/children at the zoo or something.  Whatever you choose, please make sure you get in those photos moms and dads.

The perfect photo is one that radiates authenticity and emotion.  That can range from really sad to serious to happy to historical.  😉  While I do try to get more photos in the happy range, my ultimate goal is always keeping it real.  I would rather have no smile than a bunch of fake smiles.  So if you agree with this, then I’m the photographer for you.

This family means a lot to me because I’ve been photographing them since their son was born. Being able to document him growing up and now being able to do the same with his baby sister, well, it’s just so very cool.  Here are a just a few from their newborn session.  Stay tuned as I will posting others from this session soon!

Houston Child Photographerdocumenting your baby at home in photos

Houston Child 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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I don’t believe in magic, but if there is one thing on this earth that I would call ‘magical’ it is the birth of a child.  One of the most amazing things to witness.  It never, ever gets old.  It’s like Spring over and over again.  Imagine a flower blooming over and over.  It’s how I feel about birth.

I take birth photography very seriously.  It is truly as important, in my opinion, as a wedding.  Birth to a child happens once.  An incredible miracle of God’s design.  Perfect in every way.  Bring a birth photographer is something you will not regret.  And it’s something that should be considered with great care.  It is such a personal and private event in a mother’s life.  Being selected to document such is an honor beyond words.  I’m so thankful for the handful of clients who choose me to capture this event for their family.  Here are just a few of the images of the scene right after baby was born and then about an hour after such.  Such wonderful memories to have.

What was extra exciting at this birth was that the family had decided to wait on knowing the baby’s gender.  It was a surprise the day of delivery.  I do think whether you find out the gender of your baby before or after they are born, it’s still a very fun surprise.  However, I have to give kudos to those families who wait to know until the baby is born.  I mean, the patience of not knowing for nearly ten months.  WOW.  I just think it’s extra cool.

On this day, it was most fun to hear the words, “It’s a boy” shortly after he made his entrance into this world.  And then big sister calling him ‘her’ baby from the moment she met him. The sweetest thing ever!

newborn photos at home

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Houston Birth 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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As a Houston, Texas Family photographer, I also get clients from the surrounding areas, such as the Bryan/College Station area and also Brenham.  I love each and every one of my clients near and far, but I admit, those who drive to me (as this family did) have a very special place in my heart.  😉

Not sure why I thought this song by Martina McBride was fitting for this post.   I’m not even that much a country music fan, but I do love the lyrics of this song.

In my daughter’s eyes I am a hero.  I am strong and wise and I know no fear.  But the truth is plain to see.  She was sent to rescue me.  I see who I wanna be i n my daughter’s eyes.  In my daughter’s eyes everyone is equal.  Darkness turns to light and the world is at peace.  This miracle God gave to me gives me strength when I am weak.  I find reason to believe in my daughter’s eyes.
And when she wraps her hand around my finger it puts a smile in my heart. Everything becomes a little clearer and I realize what life is all about
It’s hangin’ on when your heart has had enough; It’s giving more when you feel like giving up
I’ve seen the light  in my daugter’s eyes.  In my daughter’s eyes I can see the future; A reflection of who I am and what will be.  Though she’ll grow and someday leave, maybe raise a family. When I’m gone I hope you see how happy she made me.
For I’ll be there. In my daughter’s eyes.

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Houston Texas 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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This is part one of two because we shot until after sunset…and there are simply too many ones I must show you.  I’ve never done maternity photos at the beach so this was a first for me.  I’ve always wanted to do some, but just never had the opportunity.  This year the beach in Galveston was just full of seaweed, which is incredibly hard to work around, but I think we pulled it off pretty well considering the mounds everywhere.  And really, unless you saw it for yourself, you have no idea how bad it was this year.

But if a client wants a certain look for her images…and wants them at a certain location, I will do everything I can to try and make sure we can make it happen.  I can’t always guarantee such, but I really try.  I am so pleased with how these turned out.  What do you think?

My beautiful client, who is also so sweet, actually made these lovely hair accessories herself for her and her daughter.  Her dress she purchased off of Etsy, which if you have time to plan a little ahead of time, I highly recommend for really wonderful clothing, in particular, maternity dresses.  Be sure to check it out.

And come back soon to see part two of this session!  :-)

Houston Pregnancy Beach Photographygorgeous pregnancy photos on the beach in galveston

Houston Pregnancy Beach Photography

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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If you are looking for Family Photography in Houston, Texas…then look no further.  Welcome to my portfolio site, which is full of many families I’ve had the privilege to photograph over the last few years.  :-)

Sure, I’m a little biased, but I really think that photos are meant to be shown and displayed.  While there is likely no way one could possibly display all their favorite photos, I do encourage at least a few to be in a place where you can enjoy them on a daily basis.  A wall in your home is a great place for such.

And yes, I of course do full wall galleries that include all photos from one photo session, by all means, you can mix and match photographs and also even add in other pieces of wall art and coordinate those into your wall display.  I’m actually going to be showing some idea on this very subject over the course of the coming months.  This way, you can really get those creative wheels of yours spinning.

This display includes a collection of Organic Bloom Frames:  an 8×12 Ellie, a 5×7 Audrey, a 5×7 Lucy, a 16×20 Mary Ann, a 5×7 Jessie, a 5×7 Carry Grant and an 8×12 Ricky.  If you are interested in these amazing cool photo frames, please let me know. I’d love to do a wall display just for you.  This is something I offer to all my clients.  So much fun!

Family Photography Houston Texas

Family Photography Houston Texas

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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