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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So this is part 2 of this awesome family’s session (part 1 is here).  This time there’s a bit more focus on Dad…and I love it!  His facial expressions are just too great and it is clear how much he adores his family.  It’s kind of funny (or sad, really) how dads often get overlooked in the whole pregnancy rigmarole.  Aside from being congratulated and maybe given a “job well done” pat on the back, men are typically put on a back-burner when it comes to all things pregnancy related.  (Some men, I’m sure, are more than happy with that scenario!)  Certainly it is the mom who is doing all the direct work carrying the baby, but the value of a supportive and loving partner should not be underestimated.  Dads who are willing to give all of themselves to care for their families are a true blessing and should be celebrated.  This role is even more important when a second child is on the way (or has arrived) and Dad can (and does) care for the first while Mom focuses on the newest, most vulnerable member of the family.  It was clear from my time spent with this crew that this is a dad who should be acknowledged for his love and devotion to his family.  I hope these photos help to do just that!

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If you can look at the following pictures without wanting to jump on a trampoline, swing, hang, climb and play with bubbles, then you might want to have your pulse checked!  This lively sibling trio was so much fun to be around and a blast to photograph.  SO. MUCH. ENERGY!  Just being around them made me feel like I had been given a shot of adrenaline.  I really had to stop myself from setting down my camera and jumping right in to play with them.  (With such a great playground setup, could you really blame me?  Upon leaving, of course, I just couldn’t wait to get home and take a nap!)

In addition to being filled to the brim with energy, these young people were also extremely polite and happily willing to accommodate all my photographic requests.  (This is something you don’t always find with adolescents!)  It is obvious that their parents are doing something right in raising these three, which is so wonderful to see!

I love getting to take pictures of such lively, fabulous kids!  If you’d like to celebrate all the energy and awesomeness of your children (or yourself, if you want!), contact me and we’ll discuss some fun photo shoot ideas!

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As a parent, it is always interesting (see: frustrating, exciting, nerve-wracking, wonderful) to witness your teeny tiny baby go from a “newborn” to an “infant” to a “toddler” right before your eyes.  Between feeding habits, sleep patterns (or lack thereof), growth spurts, developmental milestones and all the new skills your baby acquires, the first year of a baby’s life is pretty much a constant state of transition (for you and him).  Once you get the slightest bit comfortable with how to meet your child’s (sometimes finicky) needs…BOOM!  It’s as if some unfamiliar force has possessed your sweet baby and you must relearn how to appease this new occupant.

Of course, I’m exaggerating (and I’m sure that every moment spent with your toddler is pure bliss 😛 ), but there is no denying that growing children are transitioning and learning all the time.  Even with all the challenges it brings, it is something so incredible to experience and witness.  Loving, nurturing and guiding this precious little life could be your most significant contribution to the world (no pressure!).

Even though it is more evident with children because they change so much as they grow, we are ALL transitioning daily.  Each day, you choose who you will be and how you will treat others.  These relationships we develop as a result are what life is made of and what I LOVE to capture in my photographs.  Taking pictures of families as they navigate and enjoy the different phases of life is truly my passion!  This gorgeous family is currently loving their “transitioning toddler” phase and it’s absolutely delightful!

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Houston Area Toddler Photographer

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A bit of a baby boom recently.  Lots of boys, but then bam…and little girl.  She is just so beautiful don’t you think?  It is impossible to properly describe the feeling of seeing your child for the first time.  Words are totally inadequate to convey all the emotion you feel as you lay eyes on that tiny, warm, gooey, perfect creature you have been anticipating for so long.  This is where a picture being “worth a thousand words” comes in handy!  Whether you get a professional to take your newborn’s first pictures or you take them yourself, make sure you photograph those first moments of your child’s life.  Each time you look at those pictures, you will be transported back to the first time you saw and held your baby and you’ll be amazed at how much time has passed.

As precious and perfect as they are during those first hours of life, babies aren’t exactly “cute” at that point.  (I know that is up for debate, but I mean “cute” in the “clean, pretty, photogenic” sense of the word 🙂 .)  In the upcoming days, they certainly do “cuten up” a lot though!  This week- (or two) long “babymoon” is the perfect time to get your baby’s Newborn Portraits done.  Have these pictures taken and you will cherish them forever…I promise.  The best way I can describe these pictures is “pure sweetness”.  Just have a look for yourself.

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Newborn Photography Woodlands Texas Area

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