Five Years Old! | Woodlands Area Child Photography

It means so much to me to get to photograph families over the years.  They grow; they change; they increase in number.  It’s awesome to get to capture that!  This gorgeous little five year old girl and her family hold a special place in my heart.  I guess you could say we have some history as I’ve been photographing them since this beauty was just one year old!  As the years have gone by, she has even become a big sister to a brother and sister!  So very exciting!

This session was all about reveling in her, however.  Her vivacious spirit and energy are so lovely and contagious!  I can’t tell you how uplifting it was to spend part of the day hanging out with and photographing her!  So many things change in life when you’re five years old, but with this sweet girl’s awesome personality and outlook on life, she should have no problem adjusting to the world around her!  I look forward to (hopefully!) continuing to photograph this sweetheart over the years to come!

Woodlands Area Child Photography

Woodlands Area Child 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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Curiouser | Newborn Family Photographer Woodlands Texas

When things are strange, new or interesting, I often think of the line from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, when Alice exclaims, “Curiouser and curiouser!”  Seeing how fascinated and intrigued this adorable big sister is with her new little sister, that’s what I imagine she’s thinking.  (I mean, not the actual words in her head, of course, but her feelings regarding the newness and strangeness of it all.)  Not too many days before, this tiny human was just the idea of a “baby in Mamma’s tummy”; now she’s here and such a curious little being to her older sister (who’s still not much more than a baby herself).  I love photographing children as they discover the world around them!

It’s so adorable to see how siblings who are so close in age bond with each other.  (Of course, sibling bonding at any age is precious, but there’s just something so cute when they’re still both so young.)  Mom and Dad certainly seem to be bursting with pride over their two beautiful girls!  Such a sweet family!  I hope to have the privilege of continuing to photograph these lovely little girls as they grow and discover all the curious and wonderful things in life!

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Newborn Family Photographer Woodlands 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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Nap Champ | Newborn Family Photographers Houston

Is there anything sweeter than a sleeping newborn?!?!  Because they do sleep so much in the beginning, we usually get some awesome sleep shots (sometimes with those fabulous sleep smiles!), but it’s really up to each baby whether he or she is sleepy at session time.  Sure, they can be ever-so-slightly persuaded, but only so much.  I try to schedule accordingly, but with babies this new, there is no way to know if you’ll get those coveted nap shots.

Well, this precious new girl was a nap champion and so wonderful to photograph!  (Maybe it was the power of suggestion with the throw pillow commanding her to “nap”?  If only that were true and could work for toddlers!)  She stayed out of it as her gorgeous parents and big brother molded themselves around, cradled and cuddled her.  How perfect are they!?!?  This whole family is a photographer’s dream!  I love capturing families being so comfortable and loving with each other…these are the most beautiful moments in life!

Newborn Family Photographers Houston

Newborn Family Photographers Houston

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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Mamma and Her Boys | Houston Mother Child Photography

It doesn’t matter how old children get, they will always be their mamma’s babies.  I absolutely love getting to photograph a mom with her children!  Whether those children are babies, toddlers, adolescents, teenagers or adults, you see the same love they have for their mom and that she has for them.  It’s such an incredible and beautiful connection that is truly like no other!

 These handsome boys and their lovely mamma are so much fun and so sweet!  You can tell there is never a dull moment with these rambunctious guys.  Mamma has her hands full, but they are filled with so much love!  When you have boys, there is a fine, sometimes indistinguishable, line between cuddling and wrestling!  Who needs to label it though, really?  Either way you look at it, it’s one way these growing fellas show their love for the woman they adore.  No one will ever take the place of their Mamma and she wouldn’t trade her boys for the world!

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Houston Mother Child 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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Handsome Boy | Baby Sibling Photographer Houston Texas

Now, it’s not often that I’d refer to a newborn baby as “handsome”, but, by golly, this little guy is SO handsome!  Maybe it’s his thick gorgeous hair and soulful expression that make him look more mature than a typical newborn and make “handsome” seem like a more appropriate description than “cute” or “adorable” (although he is those things as well).  I don’t know, but I am just so taken with him and his sweet family!

His beautiful big sister seems to be at an age where she’s not quite sure what to make of him yet and isn’t quite the “doting big sister” at the moment (we had to bribe her a bit to stay in the shots!), but it probably won’t be long before she’s completely enamored with him!  It’s always interesting to watch the sibling dynamic begin and continue to watch it evolve as children age.  Right now, big sis is a little reserved and hesitant to embrace her role, but in a very short time she’ll probably be begging to hold her baby brother and trying to change his diapers at every opportunity!  And this time next year, this handsome fella will likely be stealing her puzzle pieces and wanting to get into everything that his big sister is doing!  Take all the pictures you can, because it all changes so quickly!

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Baby Sibling Photographer Houston Texas

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