Sessions

Campbell Family | Katy Family Photographer

It’s me again! And yes, it’s me again, just now posting a session that is 4 months old. I wish I was able to stay more on top of things!!! So thank you for bearing with me. I’ve had my hands full this summer with a 3 and 1 year old, but man…I really thought I’d manage to get on top of it, but nope! After this I’ve got at least two newborn sessions to blog…maybe putting it out there will give me motivation to get it done…lol, I hope, at least.

Anyway, onto this sweet family, who were referred to me by a friend. They are AMAZING. I feel like I say this all the time because I seem to be blessed with fantastic clients but it truly makes a world of difference when you find a photographer that you mesh well with - it always shows in the photos. They are previously from California and they move often so we aimed for a kind of wide-open-spaces vibe with the setting, to commemorate their time here in Texas country! I also really like a mom who knows exactly she what she wants. Together, we collaborated on wardrobe ideas and colors to put together a beautiful spring session for them! Each of her kiddos were SO much fun to be with, and we had a great time. I’m soooo excited to see them again soon for my Limited Edition Christmas Sessions! Also, if you' love this location, please let me know when booking - this is a private location in Richmond that I have exclusive access to! ;)

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Also, for those that don’t know, I DO offer print services! I’ll mention this here since they made a print order, and I get asked often what the differences are versus doing it yourself, and Kristina gave me a good example for how to best explain it. So like i said, I like a mom who knows what she likes (or DOESN’T like), and so Kristina knew she wanted to order standout prints (which offer the depth of canvas without the canvas material), and specified why she preferred them over canvas - she didn’t like the texture of the canvas, for one, nor the way the colors rendered on them. As the photographer, I was then able to optimize both the digital file and paper choice for her prints to offer her the best quality possible. With her feedback, I knew I needed to deepen the blacks and up the contrast a little bit, and when she mentioned the texture, I knew exactly which paper I would order the prints on (deep matte, for those wondering - it’s the smoothest paper). Can you order standout prints on your own from a consumer lab online? Yep. Will it look good? Of course! As long as you use a recommended lab, at least. The benefit to me doing it is that I take care of it for you, check it over myself to make sure there’s no problems, deliver it to you, and optimize the image for the type of printing we’re doing so that you get that absolute best print possible on your end, with no work on your part! After our session, just let me know what you’re interested in and I’m always happy to send a quote.

Schuh Family | Katy, TX Family Photographer

Man, April and May wound up being such crazy busy months! I haven't blogged in ages, and I have A LOT of catching up to do here...

I decided I would start light by sharing a few from this family session, which kicked off the busy spring. This family was SO. MUCH. FUN! I don't even know any other way to describe them. They were such an easygoing, fun-loving bunch, and I loved the excitement their sweet babies exuded the whole time. We had a wonderful time together. Additionally, in true baby fashion, once the snacks came out, they never disappeared, but that's ok - when kids are hungry, you feed them! We shot this session earlier in the day since bedtimes for the littles are firm (which I personally adhere to as well. I need my evening mommy time!!!) but I love the warmth the bright sun gave in many of these!

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Katy, TX Lifestyle Family Photographer | {Sarah + Will}

Again, I seem to have fallen into radio silence. So much has been happening since my last post. I was blessed to take on a part-time data entry job for a local company, which I can do from home! Life was pretty dull in that moment when I accepted the position, but then seriously EXPLODED immediately after as my husband surprised me with a kitchen renovation for our 5 year anniversary! And me, being the DIY-er, decided it'd be great if we did it all ourselves! HA! Between working on backsplashes and cabinet refacing, volunteering on community events, events with friends and family, doing shoots, taking care of my almost two-year old and, you know, the general cooking and cleaning and making sure we all stay a live and well - I honestly can barely keep my head on straight these days! And it all just snowballed on one after another, so before I knew it, this is where I was! As exhausting as it is, it's also exciting in a way.

Even more exciting was completing my first maternity shoot with this wonderful couple in a brand new location! I had a feeling Maternity would be one of the areas my heart truly lies, and that turned out to be true. It's such a special, intimate, exhilarating time and I'm so blessed to have been able to capture that for this wonderful family. Little baby Louis is so lucky to be coming into this world surrounded by so much love.

We shot these at Eleanor Tinsley Park in downtown Houston. It was my first time shooting here and we encountered some very unexpected scenarios, from the sprinklers all going off while we were shooting the very first photo below, to a random bicyclist wanting his portrait done as well! We handled them all with much grace! This location is actually very dear to Sarah's heart. She told me how each year her dad would take her to this hill to take a new picture of her. It was important to her that such a precious time be documented right there, where she has been creating special memories with her own family for so many years. To already begin sharing that with her baby is something I'm so honored to have captured. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of history.

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Katy, TX Lifestyle Family Photographer | Todd 1-Year Shoot {Sneak Peak}

On Sunday, while most moms were probably taking a break from work, I got to truly celebrate the gift of motherhood (in addition to snuggling my own little one, of course) by shooting this little guy's 1-year pictures! He did superb for his shoot, serving up smiles and sweetness that would melt any mother's heart. He is such an easy-going and enjoyable little boy, and I was so overjoyed to capture this special day for him. While it didn't rain (luckily!), I was a bit disappointed at just how overcast the sky was that day. But that's just part of the outdoor photography struggle - gotta work with what nature gives you! And she doesn't always cooperate. However, by happy accident! We stumbled upon a sundial! And while posing him next to the "1," noticed that May (aka, his birth month), lined up PERFECTLY on the ground with the shot! How cool was that? I love exciting moments like these. Hopefully you find him as precious as I do!

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And a bonus picture - my favorite - AKA: "How You Know A Shoot is OVER!"

Katy, TX Lifestyle Family Photographer | {Bailey + Finley}

Ok, I just have to start off by saying this is the most magical and whimsical shoot I've ever done. My style is evolving with every shoot I do, and I eventually hope to create some truly magical art in the future as I grow, and I'm proud of the start presented here. I love shooting these girls. This was my second time with them, and for being just shy of two years old, they did spectacularly! They are such an inquisitive pair, and these photos really captured that. Bailey is SO outgoing, and I love how you can see the relationship they have together, her leading the way most of the time with "sissy" following cautiously behind. I can't wait to see how they continue to grow!