This is the second appearance of this good-looking family.  I previously blogged about them being in a transitional period, as their little boy is in that phase where infancy gives way to toddlerhood (is that a word?  If not, it should be).  There were too many fantastic photos from this session, however, so here they are again!

I can’t pinpoint exactly what it is that I loved so much about this session and the photos that resulted from it.  I guess it’s just a combination of several things that I really like which turn these pictures into ones that I love.  The style and natural photogenic quality of the subjects is, of course, a large factor.  Seriously, are these people capable of taking a bad photo?!?!  Then there’s the sunlight teasing its ways through the leaves in the way that I have adored since childhood.  Ultimately, though, I think what really sets these pictures apart for me is this huge, amazing tree, with its grand, gnarled branches (it has SO much character!).  Maybe it’s because I’m more used to seeing pine trees (which are lovely, but, let’s face it, they pretty much just go straight up and down…not a whole lot else going on).  Trees like this look like they have so much history and I would love to know it!  (Is it weird to want to have a conversation with a tree?  I’m sure it is, but if trees could talk, this is one with which I’d like to converse!  I promise I don’t do drugs.)  ANYWAY…if you know of any places with interesting features that would photograph beautifully, let me know!  I always love to check out new locations!

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P.S. To see more of this trio in a previous post of this session, click here.

Family Portraits Houston Texas

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Sometimes clients have a specific idea or element which they especially desire in their photos.  This lovely mommy-to-be really wanted some awesome “sunshine shots”.  You know, pictures with the beautiful rays of light and gorgeous warmth that only natural, bright sunlight can create.  I LOVE those kind of shots, so I was thrilled that she was looking to do something that’s right up my alley!

The only problem was that the days leading up to this session had been so dreary.  Just “blah”, grey days when it seemed that the sun must have been hibernating behind the perpetually overcast clouds.  Now, I actually enjoy that kind of weather, but it’s not conducive to productivity (all I want to do is cuddle up and read!).  Even more detrimental to this particular photo shoot: it is impossible to take sunny pictures when there is no visible sun.  So on the way to this couple’s property, with no sun in sight, I didn’t have much hope for getting some of the beautiful sunburst pictures that were so desired.

Imagine wow ecstatic we were when, about ten minutes after my arrival, it was as if the heavens opened, the clouds parted and brilliant, bright sunlight flooded the property!  (In remembering it, I swear I heard “AHHHHH!” being sung by an unseen chorus! 😛 )
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Spring Texas Maternity Photos

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A Baby is a Blessing
A Gift from Heaven above;
A Precious Little Angel
To Cherish and to Love.

A wee bit of heaven
drifted down from above-
A handful of happiness,
a heart full of love.

The mystery of life,
so sacred and sweet-
The giver of joy
so deep and complete.

Precious and priceless,
so lovable, too-
The world’s sweetest miracle,
baby, is you.
~Helen Steiner Rice

 No matter how many newborn babies I have seen and photographed, I never cease to be in awe of how tiny, precious and perfect each one is.  Thinking of everything that has to take place to bring a healthy, happy baby into the world, it really is incredible what this delicate creature has already been through!  I love being able to capture the newness, innocence and perfection of these itty bitty darling newborns.  They truly are the sweetest miracles!

This gorgeous little girl was a perfect doll for her newborn shoot.  I look forward to watching her grow and photographing her along the way!

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Conroe Area Newborn Photographers

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“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it.  It just blooms.” ~Zen Shin Talks

Some children are just born photogenic, with a natural beauty and demeanor that a photographer can’t help but love.  The expressions “The camera loves her” and “She’s a natural” come to mind when thinking about these fortunate little lovelies.  The gorgeous darling girl below certainly fits into that category with her undeniable natural beauty and perfect expressions.  Of course, both her parents are stunning as well, so she comes by it honestly!  If you can’t tell, I’m quite taken with this cutie pie!

Outer beauty, of course, is only part of the picture though.  In addition to being physically beautiful, these three have sweet and wonderful personalities too!  (Hardly seems fair, does it? 😛 )

If you think this family is as lovely as I do, you will be happy to know that these pictures are part 1 of 2 from this photo shoot.  There will be lots more from this session coming in a few weeks.  🙂

Family Photographers Houston

Family Photographers Houston

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We all know the familiar expression, “Better late than never.”  I wouldn’t say that it’s my personal motto or anything, but I will say that throughout my life I have become well aware of my tendency to procrastinate.  Don’t get me wrong, I always meet my obligations and get things done on time.  I do, however, often put things off until the final hour (or minute) that they need to be done.  Is it because I love a challenge and work well under pressure?  Is it because it’s hard to get motivated if there isn’t a strict deadline?  Is it because I’m just crazy busy and things slip my mind until the last minute sometimes?  I’m sure that those are all factors to varying degrees, depending on the specific project or task, but I honestly don’t know why procrastination is so determined to be a part of my life.

I bring that up because I often don’t get around to blogging about a session until well after it was completed.  Case in point:  the pictures below that I took in December.  Now, they certainly aren’t crazy Christmas-y or anything, but you might notice the Christmas decor in the background of some of the pictures.  (If it weren’t for that, I probably would never have mentioned anything about my procrastination…but the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, right? 🙂 )  Christmas decorations aside, I think this family looks spectacular and I hope these are photos they will cherish for a lifetime!

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