Okay, so I know this is “Newborn Session” (and I absolutely adore it as such)…but THIS DOG is just so fabulous!  I love all of the photos from this shoot, but the ones with the family pooch really steal my heart.  I have always had (and will always have) a special place in my heart for fur babies.  Dogs were a part of my life long before I ever gave birth to my son and will remain a part of our family forever (or furever…wah wah wah…couldn’t resist).  Although there is bound to be a bit of jealousy from a pet upon arrival of the first (and each subsequent) child, the bond that forms between children and their four-legged siblings is absolutely priceless.  On the website of Cesar Milan (aka The Dog Whisperer), there is an article titled The Five Stages of Baby-Canine Friendship, written by Juliana Weiss-Roessler.  It is definitely worth a read if you need some guidance on acclimating your furry friend to your newborn.  Though dogs can be a challenge at times, especially with a new baby, the unconditional love they offer is more than worth it!

See more of this gorgeous family and their fabulous pup, as well as read some thoughts on working with children and animals, by clicking here!

Houston Texas Newborn Portraits

Houston Texas Newborn Portraits

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“Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent.”  ~Donald A. Norberg

As I know I’ve mentioned before, I love taking pictures of grandparents with their children and grandchildren!  You can always see how much love and pride the Nana and Grandad (or Grammy and Grampy…or whatever chosen moniker they possess!) have for their progeny.  Children are truly blessed when they get to have active, involved grandparents to spend time with.  The grandparents, of course, usually feel that they are the ones who are really benefiting from this time, but it is certainly a mutually satisfying relationship like no other.  It is so lovely to witness and photograph that kind of love!  So if you are looking for a way to show your parents just how much you love them and are thankful for all they’ve given you (you know, LIFE and other such trivial things), consider getting portraits of them with you and your children.  It is surely a gift they will love and cherish!  And, how lucky for you, I just happen to know a pretty decent photographer who would love to take those pictures for you! 😛

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P.S.  To see more of this lovely mother and daughter, click here!

Houston Photography Extended Family

birth, newborn, maternity, baby, child & family photography in Houston, The Heights, Montrose, Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, Rice Village, The Woodlands & Cypress

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Last summer I began offering underwater photography sessions of children.  This Spring, beginning in late March, I will be offering these again.  These are super fun, unique sessions that really capture the most splendid memories of summertime.  The underwater photography experience includes: 30-45min. of time in the pool.  This gives each subject time to warm up and get really comfortable in the pool with me.  I like to give direction, but give lots of freedom to the kids to just do their thing in the water.  It’s what makes these sessions so awesome and unique to your child.  Session cost is $450.00 for one child and $100.00 each additional child up to three siblings.  At this time, I do not allow more than three subjects in the pool at a time.  You can expect at least 20-25 full resolution images from the session with print release to go wild creating art with these images to showcase at your home.  With each additional add on subject, you can expect an additional 10 images per add on child.  :-) I know it’s barely February right now, but don’t delay in messaging me if you are interested in one of these sessions as they are very limited each season.

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Underwater Photography Houston & Underwater Photography for Kids

birth, newborn, maternity, baby, child & family photography in Houston, The Heights, Montrose, Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, Rice Village, The Woodlands & Cypress

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As a photographer, I feel like I am constantly assessing my surroundings for places that would be great for photo shoots.  Some places require a bit of manipulation and use of creative measures to make them look a bit better than they really were.  Then there are places, like the loft below, which are just begging to be photographed and look amazing from every angle and in every single shot.  In short, it’s a photographer’s dream!  The bricks, the floors, the windows…in the words of funny lady Molly Shannon, as Licensed Joyologist Helen Madden on Saturday Night Live, “I love it!  I love it!  I love it!”  (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, or even if you do know and just want a laugh, click here.)  Of course, a great location is only one component of fabulous pictures…the subjects and lighting are two other huge factors.  Lucky for me, the subjects and lighting matched the awesomeness of the location and made for a spectacular family photo session (if I do say so myself!  ha! 😛 ).

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 Family Photographers Heights Houston

birth, newborn, maternity, baby, child & family photography in Houston, The Heights, Montrose, Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, Rice Village, The Woodlands & Cypress

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If the family in the pictures below looks familiar to you, it might be because you’ve seen them before on this very site (here).  This family is just so great that I’m featuring them for the second time this month!  There were too many great photos from this session that I couldn’t limit them to only one post!  The sweetness, love, laughter, kisses and fun of these four…I can’t get enough!  They make me smile every time I look at them!  When a family is this much fun to be around and shows so much love for each other, it is impossible not to love them.  Have you ever meet people with whom you instantly feel comfortable and it feels like you’ve known them forever?  Well, that describes these lovely people…just all-around good-natured, awesome folks!  I hope that you will enjoy these photos as much I enjoyed taking them and looking at them now.  If you would like to take some amazing family photos (before your kids grow up and are in college!  Or even if your kids are already grown!  It’s never too late to take pictures together!), contact me and I would love to work with you!

Family Photographers Houston Area

Family Photographers Houston Area

birth, newborn, maternity, baby, child & family photography in Houston, The Heights, Montrose, Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, Rice Village, The Woodlands & Cypress

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