Warning:  viewing the following pictures may cause temporary blindness!  😛  Not really, of course, but the sun is super bright, crazy and awesome in these images.  I love it!  What can I say?  I like crazy sunlight sometimes!  The glow and warmth (literally and figuratively) it gives to photos…it’s just spectacular.

Sunrise and sunset photos are so gorgeous, not only for the sun itself, but for the lighting effect on the subjects and all the surrounding area.  The way the light catches in certain places and creates such magnificent shadows in others is just breathtaking.  It always feel as if God is spotlighting His creation(s) in these beautiful moments and I love being able to capture them.  There is so much splendor in what is natural and real.  I guess that’s one reason I love taking pictures outdoors and without many (or any) embellishments or accessories.  I mean, God has already done such a magnificent job creating the surroundings and the people, who am I to try to “improve” upon them?!?!  I’m just thrilled to be able to photograph them “as is”. 🙂

Family Toddler Photographer Houston

Family Toddler Photographer Houston

Family Toddler Photographer 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 you caught my previous post about a session that took place in an urban loft studio, then you can probably guess how much I LOVE the location below!  There is just so much character here in the distressed brick walls and raw wood floors.  And the light!  Oh, it’s glorious!  Places like this just scream to be photographed and I could not be happier with how these pictures turned out.

Of course, a fabulous location needs awesome subjects to accompany it.  We sure had that with this wonderful family!  (Side note: how fantastic are their outfits!?!?  The mom’s and daughter’s colors pop perfectly against the surroundings and the guys’ clothes are just the right amount of complementary!  They did such a great job that I don’t think I could have picked better clothes for them myself!)  These two children are so adorable and you can tell that their parents couldn’t be prouder of them!  So, so gorgeous!

If you think your family would look amazing in a sweet urban loft studio such as this (or another cool setting you might have in mind!), contact me so we can discuss it.  I always love photographing new and interesting places!

Houston Family Toddler Photographer

Houston Family Toddler Photographer

Houston Family Toddler Photographer

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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“I never knew how much I loved your father until I saw how much he loved you.”  ~Author Unknown

As a wife and mother, I can attest to the truth of the above quote.  The love you feel for your spouse is infinitely expanded when you see him holding, loving and adoring the child you share.  It is a whole different level of love that will sustain you through all the long (seemingly endless) nights, early mornings (of which there is sometimes no distinction from the nights) and everything you will experience with your baby.  It is an exhausting and incredible time that will test you and bring you closer together than you could have ever imagined.

When I go into a newborn photo shoot, I think about these things and what a couple is currently experiencing as new parents.  Although we arrange a date and time for the session, there is simply no telling what might have gone on the night before (or moments before) the planned time.  Any number of things can derail our plans, but one thing is certain:  we WILL get some amazing pictures of you with your child!  When you look back at these photos, you won’t see how exhausted and overwhelmed you were.  You will see how much love you and your partner had for your baby and each other.  Capturing that is priceless and oh-so beautiful!

Downtown Houston Newborn Photography

 Downtown Houston Newborn Photography

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“I’m jealous of my parents.  I’ll never have a kid as cool as theirs.”  ~Chris Gayle

That silly quote came to mind while going through the pictures of this cool kiddo below.  (At least, I HOPE that quote was said in jest!  You’d have to be pretty full of yourself to say it and mean it!  I personally think my son is SUPER cool, with his carefree way and awesome demeanor!  Kids rock!  The man to which the quote is attributed, however, doesn’t have children at this time, so maybe he’ll change his mind if he ever does.  After all, don’t we all want our kids to be better versions of ourselves?  Sorry for the tangent…you know how I like to trail off sometimes! 😛 )

Now back to this fantastic fella I got to photograph recently!  Boy, he is rocking that trilby (often mistakenly referred to as a fedora) and I love it!  Even without the cool hat, he is certainly still one suave little dude.

Woodlands Texas Child Photography

Woodlands Texas Child Photography

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 I love when young babies already have fun, awesome little personalities!  The facial expressions on this cute little guy below are absolutely adorable and you can just tell what a ham he is and will be!  Of course his parents are fantastic as well, so he must come by it honestly.

Families like this, with their sweetness and congeniality, are irresistible to me as a photographer.  Each shot just seems effortless and genuine, which I adore.  It is so refreshing to spend time with a couple (family) like this, who are just so easy and comfortable with each other.  Thankfully, I’m blessed with loads of great clients of which that description could be applied!

When I really think about it, I guess that’s just kind of my style.  Effortless.  Natural.  REAL.  That’s what I’m all about and I hope you see that in my pictures.  Don’t get me wrong…I love funky embellishments and a bit of pizzazz when it helps display the client’s personality!  I just never want any of that to overshadow the true stars of the photos:  the people…my lovely clients…YOU!  🙂

Houston Area Family Baby Photography

Houston Area Family Baby Photography

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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