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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. ;-)

Yes…I’m still working and have many clients on my calendar, but the blog may me updated very little for the next few months as I continue to try to find my mojo…if I even have any to be found.  hehe  I don’t want photography to just be my ‘work’, I want it to be my life.  I’ve always struggled with being identified as an ‘artist’…I mean, it just sounds so creative.  Honestly, I never thought myself to be really…I mean, REALLY creative.  Sure, I can take some nice photos…most of my images straight out of camera are pretty darn good….and I have some above average people skills which certainly helps when shooting subjects…but when it comes to being artsy…well, I’m just not, but I long to be.  So, over the next few months, using my sweet baby boy as my model in many cases…and my home…and just the little things in life…I want to be as artsy as I possible can.  May sound silly, but hey, I am a little silly at times.  HA!

With that being said…it leads me to these next photographs…

Unlike (I would dare say) about 99% of the family photographers I know…I became a professional photographer before I became a parent.  The funny thing about this is that most people that have hired me over the last couple of years just assumed I had kids, which would be a very natural assumption because I photograph babies, kids and families.  I’ve always been a natural with kids…maybe it is because I’ve been around children from before I can remember.  I think I was changing diapers when I was like 10…and cloth diapers at that….the old school ones with safety pins…yep…I’m that old. hehe.  I babysat a lot growing up and volunteered on a regular basic at church working with kids.  At one point in life, I actually got my teaching certification and was going to teach school…but that’s another story.

Just when I thought I had really found my groove with photography, I became a mom.  Just this last June…on Father’s day actually, my husband and I welcomed our son into this world.  And sure, I’ve taken a good amount of photographs of the little guy since birth.  I really can say that I’ve not been a fanatic because first and foremost, I wanted to focus on being a mom, not a photographer.  But the dust of his arrival has settled quite a bit these days.  He is seven months and counting now.  And here I find myself with this new found love for photographs that I never had before.  I feel more free to just do different things.  Not anything too crazy.  I am a traditionalist at heart, really.  But I am feeling more inspired lately and wanting to play more with shadows, angles and composition.  And what better practice than photos of my own family.  ;-) Plus, I practice what I preach when I tell moms to get in the pics with their kids because I think it is so important.  And so, I make sure I get in the photos too.  ;-)

There is this window in my house and this mirror…for the longest time I’ve wanted some sort of photo of a reflection in the mirror.  Today I decided I would stop just ‘thinking’ about these photos and actually take them!  It was a little more complicated than I originally thought it would be, but it only took two tries before I got it just how I saw it in my head.  Anyways…I liked this first shot in color, but this other one, I liked in b&w.  What do you think?

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My sweet boy…already so curious…so smitten with your surroundings….almost as smitten as we are with you.  <3

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If you saw the post I posted a few days ago (which is just below this post actually) you may have been thinking the new ‘me’ was all about dark, dramatic black and white photographs now…but as I mentioned in that very post…that is so far from the case.  And while I am going to break outside my mold for a few images here and there, please take note that my very first love is and will always be full color, clean edited images…the same images that make up most of my site here. ;-)  Anyways….does this session reflect fun and emotion??  I hope so!So you take a super sweet momma….two angelically happy daughters…(no joking) and then one amazingly accommodating and fun dad….and not only to you have the perfect recipe for a great session, but also sends the photographer…that would be me…hehe…over the moon with happiness for such an easy family to photograph.  Now look…don’t worry if you don’t consider your children ‘angelic’.  hehe  I can (and have) worked with a variety of personalities…from the super serious…to the super silly.  Rest assured, we can and will still get the most beautiful images of your family! I promise!  Ask anyone…my patience level is extremely high.  Plus, I think every child has an ‘angel’ side…and I’ll do my very best to find it and capture it!! ;-)

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finding my way these days…just truly going with my gut and flying by the seat of my pants…hehe

Don’t worry…I’m not going off the deep end or anything, but I do feel this new creative freedom…

not sure where it has come from, but it is here and I’m excited to through in a curve ball now and then…

and this would be one of them…

I think it is pretty cool and that’s all that matters really.

Gotta go outside the lines sometimes, right? ;-)

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It is hard to believe it has been 7 months since you came into our lives.  It only took me a month to actually get these posted, as these are photos of our sweet boy at 6 months old. ;-)  Contrary to what many will believe, I actually am not a photo fanatic when it comes to our child.  Not that there is anything wrong with going overboard on your kid’s photos…I mean, I am the first to say that most families do not have enough ‘quality’ photos of their children as they grow.  But I can tell you that even though I am not taking photos everyday of him…I have gone a few weeks with no pics at all…I know, tragic, right?  For me, I don’t think so at all.  I want my child to know me as mom and not this crazy person always taking his photos.  I want to enjoy our moments and savor them without constantly having to get a photo or to post on Facebook or Instagram every single thing we are doing as a family.  Yes, there will be plenty of photographs of this little guy…I mean, look at him. hehe  I make sure that at least once a month we get a good solid milestone session in…and you better believe that we, as a family are in many photos with him because I think that is important, but most importantly, I just want to soak as much of this sweet baby in as I can because before I know it, he won’t be little…he will be all grown up and I don’t want to have any regrets spending quality time with him and his daddy.  So, I’m taking a few step back these days…trying to stay offline more…not be such a workaholic, photoholic or internet junkie, which is really hard, I’m not going to lie, but it’s about priorities, right?

Happy 6 Months our Baby Buglet!

Yes, he has strawberry hair.  <3

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This is actually an image I took over two years ago.  I loved this session so much.  Since then, I’ve photographed a number of families in their living rooms, bedrooms and such.  As you likely know if you’ve been around a while, I love photographing families in their homes.  I wanted to kick off the new year by offering what I am calling ‘Sofa Sessions’ and I know what many will be thinking….a session in a field on some vintage sofa.  Many of you will know the very photographs I am talking about because they have been all the craze the last few years for family photographs.  I never did them because hauling a big sofa onsite somewhere was quite frankly too much work. hehe

Anyways…these are NOT the sessions I am talking about!  These are photographs in your house…on your sofa….with your kiddos.  These are super quick, very fluid sessions that literally last 15 minutes.  I will be setting the timer, no joke.  I expect these to be fast, fun, lively sessions so just be ready mom and dad. ;-)  Or these would actually be a great session for mommy & me photos, which are photographs of just mom and the kiddos.

Let me tell you that you do not have to have a fancy sofa or a Pottery Barn living room for these photographs to be beautiful.  You leave that to me. :-D  Trust me, you will love these images!!  I have some new tricks up my sleeve for this year to enhance all in home sessions!  I can’t wait to try them out!

Contact me and let’s talk about a Sofa Session for your family this season!

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