Category Archives: In Home

We decided to do Grace’s 18 month old session at home because Mom knew that’s where everything she loved would be.  I was excited because I think in home sessions are the best thing ever….they capture your family in their happy place, everyone is more relaxed…and there is AIR CONDITIONING….because…it’s Houston and summer is upon us.

We even got to do a Life in Motion video, which you can see at the end of this post.  I so wish I could go back and see more of my own kiddos in the middle of toddler strutting, peek a boo, and belly rolls out in all of their glory!

It wasn’t that long ago that I was sharing Garner’s birth story with you, but we all know how time has that pesky way of going by way too fast and this little guy is already seven months old.  I was beyond excited when Kat asked me to do an in home “Happy Place” session with her family a few weeks ago.  We wanted to let the boys have fun while capturing pictures in sweet spots of their home.   These rooms not only capsulate our memories…they are where true joy, love and comfort are found daily in this stage of life.

These types of Happy Place sessions are my new far and away favorite…..and make sure to scroll down all the way to the bottom to see their Life in Motion add on video!

 

 

I love when I get to meet the newest little member of a family…often when they are just days old.  My babies are not babies anymore, so it’s especially fun to get to snuggle these newborns and play with newly promoted big brother and sisters.  I especially love when clients take advantage of my packages and book a maternity session because when their newborn session occurs a few weeks later, I already feel like we’re catching up like old friends…especially in the case of these big brothers and sisters.

Logan’s big brother was so excited to introduce me to him…guiding me as soon as I walked in the door to peek in his bassinet.  He then proceeded to help me throughout much of the session, wanting to be right in the mix…which makes it really fun, especially when I get to take some sibling pictures.

When it comes to extended family sessions, I tend to respectfully decline them.  The kind of pictures I am drawn to, and LOVE to take are “connection” shots…ones that capture true personalities, real laughs, emotion….and lots of love.  To be honest, that’s sometimes difficult to get in large group settings.

When I received an inquiry regarding one of these bigger sessions a few weeks back from a special family to our church , I decided to bend my own rule and push my comfort zone a bit.  e managed to have some fun and got some great shots.

I cannot say enough great things about this family!  I started working with them a little over two years ago when we moved back to Houston, and LOVE any chance I get the opportunity to hang out with them.  They are clients turned friends in the best possible way. I was so excited to do an in home session and their brand new, gorgeous home last week!

I think it’s so important to capture stages of life in the places so dear to your family….that one reason I LOVE these in home sessions.  Pressure is off, kids feel free to be silly…you have access to snacks, and WINE….and air conditioning!

I loved getting to meet Knox and his family a few weeks ago.  We were celebrating a pretty big birthday…the big O.N.E.

He was not so sure about me at first, but as the session went on, I’m pretty sure we became friends…and we got lots of smiles until….we had the audacity to give him cake.  =)

This photo session was a long time coming.  We originally scheduled in back in May, but that was around the time it rained for a month straight. Then we moved it to July, and that was when we realized that our original idea of an outdoor photo session was probably not going to turn out so great in 100 degree heat.

So, hoping the third time was a charm, we decided that an in home session with air conditioning would make for much happier, cuter pictures all around….and I think we got plenty of those!

I often tell my families that newborn sessions with your second child are usually pretty different than your first.  It’s not only because you feel a little more at ease, having had this parenting thing kinda down by now (I kid), but also it becomes so much more than just a newborn session.  I love capturing those early interactions with your oldest child and their new brother or sister…those first few days as a new family of 4 can be such a blur, but they are so precious and fun watching new bonds form.

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