Studio Sessions

Melissa {Maternity} | Katy, TX Maternity Photographer

I don't know if I've said this enough before, but I. LOVE. DOING. STYLIZED. SESSIONS.

Styled sessions are perfect for those who truly value photography as an art. When you book a styled session with me, it includes hair and makeup, and personally curated wardrobe with accessories, as well as other details (such as studio rentals if need be, or my time and talent for creating individual props, etc). We meet and discuss either in person or on the phone every little detail possible in order to bring our vision to perfection! I absolutely love getting the chance to be creative and express myself through this artistry, and I love being able to work personally, one-on-one, with a subject. It allows me to keep a great eye for the little details!

After entering this year's Shoot and Share contest (and having 21 photos place in the top 30% of their categories or better), I learned quickly from voting on others' photos that I seemed to be drawn to photos with movement. Even though I can't dance (I mean, I think I would've been a great dancer if I'd trained it, but sadly I never did), I LOVE watching people dance. I've been an avid fan of So You Think You Can Dance since it's conception, and one of the top reasons I love Korean pop music SO much is for all the amazing choreography (yes, you should watch all of those - you will NOT regret it ;D). I would like, seriously give just about anything to be able to dance...lol, but anyway, all of this to say, I've been DYING for a while, and especially more so recently, to complete a dance session, so when I found Melissa, it was as if all the stars had aligned. I mean, not only a dancer, but maternity to boot?! Perfection. My mind immediately started swirling with ideas, and I knew that this studio downtown would be the perfect backdrop for it. However, it was Melissa who was able to use her own beautiful talents to give these photos real life. My own vision was only half of it, really - this session could not have turned out as fantastic as it did without her own skill! And that's another reason I love stylized shoots - it's such a beautiful, collaborative process that results in uniquely personal images that will always be treasured!

I know for myself, I sometimes lose myself in my momhood. Being "mommy" is my #1 job and I am responsible for the care of my kids every day and some days it can be difficult to separate myself from that, or to remember who I am at the end of long, whirlwind, emotional day. However, now Melissa will have these beautiful photos to look back on for years to come, and to share with her children her passions, and to show them who mom was long before she was "MOM!" to them.

And, If you're reading right now, and you think, "Hey, I have talents! I have passions that I want to commemorate!" Then perhaps a custom stylized maternity session might be just what you need, too. Let's get in touch and plan something personal and beautiful together!!

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Anyone else love a moody black and white?!? This is definitely my best black and white photo yet...

Anyone else love a moody black and white?!? This is definitely my best black and white photo yet...

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Stunning, isn't she?! Such talent and beauty. It was an honor getting to work with her, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for her sweet growing family!

Baby {Zakariya} | Katy Houston TX Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

This family is another dear to my heart. They are close friends of ours who recently moved to New York City for Samad's job. Zara is from Dallas and when they announced that they were expecting, we were ecstatic! She mentioned she'd be giving birth in Dallas and staying there a while before heading back to NYC. While they were in Dallas, they came to visit some family here in Houston and we were so happy they made some time to come out and see us as well! I was even more honored when she wanted me to do newborn photos for them. I did these in my new, in-home studio! I still have some work to do on it to get it up and running, but I'm super excited to eventually offer studio sessions in the coming new year! I'll also be posting a few model calls as well once my studio is actually ready to go, so be on the lookout for that if you're interested in trading some time for photos! Anyway, back to baby Zakariya, he couldn't be more precious, and I think you can really feel the deep love his parents already have for him through these photos. Welcome to the world, Zak! You're in for an exciting ride.

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{Sabrina} 3 Month Milestone | Katy Houston, TX Child Milestone Portrait Photographer

Y'all, I can't even believe it...Our very own sweet little Sabrina turned 3 MONTHS OLD last week. I mean seriously, where does the time go?! I still feel like she was just BORN last week. Someone stop the clock, seriously. Before I know it she's going to be a year old! Olive is still struggling with sharing mommy, so we're still working through that, but otherwise, things have been going super well around here! Sabrina sleeps great at night most of the time, and usually takes a few decent naps throughout the day, so I can't complain. I've been super excited to dive back into shooting as well - it's nice to get out and do something for just me occasionally!

Additionally - spoiler alert - we're moving into a new house in a couple of months where I'm planning on having a STUDIO space!!! I'm really looking forward to offering this new session option to all of you, and so to get some practice in beforehand, I decided to do her pictures in literally the only room of our current house that gets any light at all. You would not even believe the incredibly tiny space within which I shot these! I had to move Cinnamon's big cat tower out of the way, and then put Sabrina right in that spot in front of the window. She did so well though, so I got lots of practice in before she eventually became fussy! Now, onto the pictures...

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