Recently, I’ve had a few posts featuring newborn sessions which took place in beautiful white and neutrally colored nurseries.  While I absolutely love those, I also adore bright, vividly colored rooms, such as the one below!  (I love them all…no discrimination here!)  Every nursery is beautiful because it represents the precious child for which it was designed and the loving parents (or mom, most likely, if we’re being honest) who designed it.

 Our spaces are a reflection of who we are, which is one reason I love photographing families in their homes.  The colors in this room seem so full of joy and fun!  What perfect surroundings for this adorable bundle of newness and love!  This sweet newborn girl is peaceful and sleeping in these photos, but the years ahead will certainly be filled with the joy and fun that are reflected here.

If you are expecting and would like to photograph your newborn in your home (with colors that reflect you!) within their first week or so of life, let me know!

Baby Portraits Houston Area

Baby Portraits Houston Area

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Being asked to continue photographing a family as their children grow is a great privilege and one of the things I love most about my job.  I love new clients too, of course, but it’s especially great to get a call from a client with whom I’ve grown close and, in many cases, whose children’s births or first days of life I’ve witnessed.  Getting to photograph these precious faces as they grow is such a joy!

These beautiful children hold a special place in my heart, as I have been photographing them and their gorgeous mamma since before little Alex here was born!  I love their beachy style and this bright, nautical themed nursery!  (His mamma’s beachside maternity shoot resulted in some of the most beautiful pregnancy photos I think I’ve ever taken!  See them here.  Actually, if you go back through my blog posts over the past year or two, you’ll see this lovely family featured several times!  They’re just awesome and so photogenic!)

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Sibling Baby Photographer Houston

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I loved the photos from this beautiful family’s session so much that I felt they needed two blog posts!  In the first post (found here) we focused only on the people without any surroundings, just a blanket and bare wall.  It was simple and perfect.  In these photos, I wanted to capture the people as well as the gorgeous nursery that these parents have set up for their adorable little boy.  I absolutely love this space, from the animal pictures and birds hanging over the crib to the Professor Owl decal on the wall next to the chevron curtains.  It is the perfect blend of simplicity, cuteness and style.

Whatever your personal style, I love to take pictures of your baby in the space you’ve set up for him or her.  When I walk into these nurseries, I feel the love and planning that went into creating the room your baby will (you hope) be sleeping in each night.  As your child grows, you’ll inevitably be redecorating the room, but having pictures of your baby in the first place you designed for him will always be special.

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Baby Pictures Houston

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I love this family and their neighborhood that’s filled with these great Craftsman style homes!  The clean, beautiful lines and colors of these homes make for a fabulous setting to take family pictures.  This particular neighborhood was designed with more front porch and front yard space to encourage families to spend time there and get to know their neighbors.  Another feature designed to promote neighborly encounters: nice shady sidewalks situated a fair distance from the road, making them perfect for taking a walk with your family.  I realize I’m starting to sound like a real estate ad for this neighborhood (I promise I’m not looking to branch out and become an agent!), but I just love so much the idea of specifically designing a neighborhood with features to help bring neighbors together.  With so many neighborhoods using Facebook groups to connect its residents, it’s refreshing to see efforts to connect people in real life.

I love taking pictures of families inside their homes, but the design of this neighborhood made it perfect for these beautiful outdoor shots!

P.S.  There will be more of this session in an upcoming post!

Houston Lifestyle Photography

Houston Lifestyle Photography

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When you think of underwater children’s photography (if you do, indeed, ever think of it at all), you probably envision 5, 6, 7 year olds jumping in with goggles and holding their noses.  I’ve certainly had clients that fit that description (and they are all awesome!), but it might surprise you to find out that some are much, much younger.  In fact, the little cutie pie in the pictures below is not even two yet!  How fabulous is she?!?!

The best part is that she still has those spectacularly chubby cheeks that will most likely thin out within the next few years.  There’s not much that’s cuter than baby chub, but baby chub underwater is just RIDICULOUSLY cute!  Forget “thigh gap”; these chubby baby thighs are absolute perfection!  If that doesn’t make you smile, then hopefully the look of pure joy on this little one’s face will.  She is certainly a true “water baby”!

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Be sure to check out this little gals underwater video on Youtube!

 

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