If you’ve seen many of the photos I’ve taken in the area of Houston Texas Family Photography, you’re probably aware that I love photographing families in comfortable or natural settings, be it their own home or the great outdoors.  People in their own home, surrounded by their own style and things, make for fabulous shots, but there is just something wonderful about photos taken as part of nature.  An open field makes for an amazing “studio”.  Much better than any indoor space I could ever find!  Grass, trees, skies and everything in between are “backdrops” beyond compare!  There is so much beauty and love in creation that it seems only natural to photograph beautiful and loving families surrounded by it.

If you know me, you know I’m quite fond of red, so I absolutely adore the red pop of color in this mom’s shirt and her gorgeous hair!  The navy blue and white stripes of her sweet, adorable daughter’s shirt are a great bold pattern to set her apart as well.  I think they’re all just so lovely against the otherwise earthy pallet and really help make this family stand out!

If you’re looking to get photos taken, contact me and we’ll figure out the best natural setting to showcase your family!

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Houston Texas Family Photography

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In one of my recent posts, I commented that seeing fall pictures makes me almost want to skip summer (and its heat) altogether and go straight to the cool autumn.  Well, seeing and taking underwater pictures makes me want to slap the me that said that and stay in summer forever!  (Even though these photos were taken in the spring and it’s still technically spring now, they give the feeling of summer and the heat of summer is certainly upon us.)  It’s one of the best things about living in Texas, being able to practically live in the pool throughout the entire summer!  I can still vividly remember the summer birthday pool parties I would have with my cousins and friends when we were kids and spending as much time possible in the water.  Taking underwater photos conjures up all those amazing memories and makes me want to bask in eternal summer (cue Olaf singing, “In SUUUMEEEEEER!”  Good luck getting that out of your head now!  You’re welcome! 😛 )  For real though, underwater photography has become a passion for me and I adore the results!  It makes all the pool maintenance and upkeep worth it!

Underwater Kids Photographer Texas

Underwater Kids Photographer Texas

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I can’t hear the name “Liam” (which I think is a fabulous name, by the way) without thinking of Liam Neeson and his line from “Taken” about having a “particular set of skills.”  (Obviously, the whole speech and context that goes with Liam Neeson’s quote is vastly different from anything this cute fella would be involved in, but it still comes to mind when I hear the name. 😛 )  This adorable Liam’s “set of skills” includes running, swinging, climbing, grinning, laughing and being such an awesome little character that you just can’t help but love him!  I had such a great time with him in the neighborhood park and at home, taking pictures that attempt to showcase his huge personality.  Seriously, this kid is so much fun and just bursting with life and energy!  (SOOO much energy that I felt the overwhelming need to take a nap after this session!  I hope for his parents’ sake that he got a good one too! 🙂 )  I look forward to hopefully being able to watch him grow and photograph him through the upcoming years!  I have no doubt that he will continue having an exceptional personality and grow into a wonderful, handsome young man!

Childrens Photographers Houston

Childrens Photographers Houston

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No matter how many newborns I photograph, each one always captivates and amazes me with their sweetness, cuteness, smallness and newness.  Each little newbie is just so perfect and precious in his or her innocence and simplicity.  Each one also has some unique, sometimes quirky, quality that differentiates him or her from any other newborn.  This particular baby has amazing expressions and is absolutely rocking the faux hawk…I LOVE it!  Seriously…does it get more adorable than this?!?!  The yawns, the sleepy smiles, the skin rolls and creases…all the character that makes up that newborn baby perfection.  I know not everyone is a “baby person”, but I don’t see how anyone could look at this fascinating little creature and not be awestruck by the miracle of life while considering all the things this child will be experiencing for the first time.  We all started off as newbies…tiny, helpless, innocent, perfect…amazed by each new experience.  May we never become so jaded by life that we cannot see the wonder of each new little life!

Baby Photographers Houston

Baby Photographers Houston

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In a recent post, I gushed a bit about love and how it expands as families grow.  This is even more evident with extended family photography sessions!  I love so much seeing how grandparents’ hearts are overflowing with love for these tiny beings who are their family’s future.

I think it’s so fitting that these gorgeous grandparents and grandkids are sitting under a painting of a tree.  We often hear the term “family tree,” but seeing this really started me thinking about how the growth of trees is both seen and unseen.  Of course the growth of the trunk, branches and leaves is visible, but the roots grow deeper underground to create a stronger foundation.  Such is a family and the love that they share.  Each member that is added brings with them more love to grow those unseen roots that anchor the family.  It is clear from the love that these grandparents and grandkids have for each other that this family tree has some amazing roots and will continue to grow beautifully!

Houston Extended Family Photography

Houston Extended Family Photography

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