“I never knew how much I loved your father until I saw how much he loved you.”  ~Author Unknown

As a wife and mother, I can attest to the truth of the above quote.  The love you feel for your spouse is infinitely expanded when you see him holding, loving and adoring the child you share.  It is a whole different level of love that will sustain you through all the long (seemingly endless) nights, early mornings (of which there is sometimes no distinction from the nights) and everything you will experience with your baby.  It is an exhausting and incredible time that will test you and bring you closer together than you could have ever imagined.

When I go into a newborn photo shoot, I think about these things and what a couple is currently experiencing as new parents.  Although we arrange a date and time for the session, there is simply no telling what might have gone on the night before (or moments before) the planned time.  Any number of things can derail our plans, but one thing is certain:  we WILL get some amazing pictures of you with your child!  When you look back at these photos, you won’t see how exhausted and overwhelmed you were.  You will see how much love you and your partner had for your baby and each other.  Capturing that is priceless and oh-so beautiful!

Downtown Houston Newborn Photography

 Downtown Houston Newborn Photography

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“I’m jealous of my parents.  I’ll never have a kid as cool as theirs.”  ~Chris Gayle

That silly quote came to mind while going through the pictures of this cool kiddo below.  (At least, I HOPE that quote was said in jest!  You’d have to be pretty full of yourself to say it and mean it!  I personally think my son is SUPER cool, with his carefree way and awesome demeanor!  Kids rock!  The man to which the quote is attributed, however, doesn’t have children at this time, so maybe he’ll change his mind if he ever does.  After all, don’t we all want our kids to be better versions of ourselves?  Sorry for the tangent…you know how I like to trail off sometimes! 😛 )

Now back to this fantastic fella I got to photograph recently!  Boy, he is rocking that trilby (often mistakenly referred to as a fedora) and I love it!  Even without the cool hat, he is certainly still one suave little dude.

Woodlands Texas Child Photography

Woodlands Texas Child Photography

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 I love when young babies already have fun, awesome little personalities!  The facial expressions on this cute little guy below are absolutely adorable and you can just tell what a ham he is and will be!  Of course his parents are fantastic as well, so he must come by it honestly.

Families like this, with their sweetness and congeniality, are irresistible to me as a photographer.  Each shot just seems effortless and genuine, which I adore.  It is so refreshing to spend time with a couple (family) like this, who are just so easy and comfortable with each other.  Thankfully, I’m blessed with loads of great clients of which that description could be applied!

When I really think about it, I guess that’s just kind of my style.  Effortless.  Natural.  REAL.  That’s what I’m all about and I hope you see that in my pictures.  Don’t get me wrong…I love funky embellishments and a bit of pizzazz when it helps display the client’s personality!  I just never want any of that to overshadow the true stars of the photos:  the people…my lovely clients…YOU!  :-)

Houston Area Family Baby Photography

Houston Area Family Baby Photography

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If you go to Google and do a search for “Is white a color?”, you will find that there is some debate on the matter.  Answers vary based on whether you are talking about color as pigments or as light.  White’s lack of pigment would cause it not to be a color, but the fact that it reflects all the colors of the visible light spectrum makes it a color.  (There is also color as defined by wavelengths, but we’ll just keep it as simple as possible!)  Regardless if it is a color or not, I love white as the most simple and neutral palette to really make subjects stand out in a photograph.  Because it is reflective, it seems to take on and magnify the beauty and personality of those subjects.  I certainly think it works beautifully in the images below!  This gorgeous mamma and her two adorable children couldn’t be lovelier!

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If this is your first time seeing these three beauties (or if you’ve seen them before and just want to see more fabulous photos of them!), you should check out this maternity session (here), precious baby and mamma shots (here), sweet sibling pictures (here) and pics of super-fun big sister (here)!

Newborn Photography near Westchase Houston

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You may recognize this fabulous loft and gorgeous family from a previous post in which I mentioned how much I love this location (here) or one in which I discussed the best instructions I can give to families (ones with little boys, especially…here).  I had so many photos from this session because they trusted me with a brand new location (in an urban loft studio) for their holiday session!  This, of course, meant that I had to “practice” in the space.  (hehe…by “had to practice” I really mean that I got to enjoy playing around with different settings and ideas in a very cool space!  Something I LOVE getting to do!  😉 )

Each of the family members you see here were so good-natured and they were all perfectly happy to indulge my desire to take a zillion (slight exaggeration:-)) photos of them here.  (I think that is particularly impressive for two rambunctious little boys!)  I could not have asked for better subjects!  As for the photos…well, we all know the saying, “Practice makes perfect.”  I enjoyed the “practice” and I think these are perfection:-).

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Downtown Houston Family Child Photographer

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