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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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Easter {Couture} Styled Shoot | Katy Houston, TX Child and Lifestyle Portrait Photographer

I had the wonderful pleasure of putting together my very own styled shoot for my favorite set of twins in the world. Wait - isn't it too early for Easter pictures still, you might be wondering? Well, since baby Robson #2 is due right at Easter time next month, we decided to go ahead and knock these out early (way early, since my March was pretty much booked solid)! If I must say, I think it turned out beautifully. I've never seen a more adorable and precious set of little Easter bunnies! Sweet Finley wanted nothing to do with having pictures done, but we managed to get a few good ones eventually (special shoutout to Marshmallows and their magical powers)! And if you're seeing these and thinking man, I would love to get my little one in on some photos like these, don't fret! I'm planning on offering this setup for Easter 2018 as well. While I would have LOVED to advertise and offer it this year, there's only so much that I can squeeze in a month out from having a new baby! But next year...next year...be ready for these!

All girls are 2.5-ALMOST 3 years old, wearing two outfits from the client closet that fit up to 4-5 years of age, both of which are from Dollcake. That "Dollop of Vintage" romper might be favorite outfit ever - I'm completely obsessed...

Valentine's Day {Minis} Styled Shoot | Katy Houston, TX Children's Lifestyle Photographer

I recently announced on my business page that we are expecting our second sweet little girl in just one month's time! While we're incredibly excited, the third trimester exhaustion is definitely setting in, and my "nesting" habits are here in full force. I've been working tirelessly to accomplish everything that needs to be done around the house before our second little one arrives, hence my huge procrastination for posting these! But at least they're here now, and as precious as ever (I'm aiming to be more timely with the Easter photos I'll be doing soon, I promise)!

I got my daughter styled up for these with a dress and headband from our client closet. If you're interested in styled sessions for your little ones, keep this adorable outfit in mind! The Easter photos I have coming up will also be showcasing more toddler outfits from the client closet, so look forward to those as well (as all outfits in the client closet are available for use complimentary for styled client sessions)! Olive's sweet best friend came out for some photos as well, looking absolutely adorable in her own outfit! I don't normally post this many photos from a session, but this was just one of those sessions where it's truly impossible to pick favorites...

{Adeline and Harrison} | Katy, TX Children's Photographer

I photographed these two cuties this past Sunday, and could not have been more excited to do so. My heart melts when I receive an inquiry for the 6-12 month age range because this age range in particular is so full of pure, simple sweetness - and it's even better when there's two of them! I really enjoy shooting twins and capturing that special bond that only twins can have, and not to mention twin shoots are just fun, so full of lively energy, and I always feel like our hour passes too fast! It's funny, then, that the session almost didn't happen. Momma made a scheduling mishap, accidentally booking with Olive Branch Photography...IN INDIANA! I'm indebted to the photographer there for being so understanding with her of the situation and kindly hunting me down so that my client could receive the pictures she needed here in Texas. She passed my contact info on to the mom, and I got her scheduled in quickly.

The weather was absolutely perfect on Sunday, so I'd say everything ended up working out beautifully in the end. It was still crisp outside from the previous cold front, and we shot at 12:30 before the heat set in for the day. Little Adeline and Harrison were napped, fed, and perfectly happy in time for their shoot, and they did phenomenal. Don't those sweet eyes and tiny pouts just make you melt? I also love baby details, like tiny feet and curious little hands. They were killing me with their cuteness. I also love how their personalities shine, especially Adeline pushing on her brother's face. It's like she's saying, "move! It's MY time to shine!"

Perfectly precious, aren't they?

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Summertime {Sweetness} | Katy, TX Lifestyle Family Photographer

It's summer! And with summer comes everything beautiful in this world - bright, warm sunshine, popsicles, pools, ice cream, bubbles, butterflies, zoo days, splashpads, to name a few. We've been lucky enough to not have any 90 degree days just yet, but that doesn't mean it's not plenty hot and humid outside. Although often sweltering, especially in Houston, there is something magical about summer in Texas. The best memories I have in life are all from various summers spent in Texas. The people, the places, the music, the warmth - every year it all comes flooding back when those high heat days come. I love every second of it. Some people can't stand to be outside in it, but I live for it.

I recently joined a new group full of inspiration for capturing the every day moments in life. With the steaminess we experienced playing outside the other afternoon, I pulled out the kiddie pool and all of our other fun summer toys. After watching Olive play for a bit and having some of the neighborhood kids join in our fun, I was inspired to go grab my camera to capture these very simple yet special moments.

I will admit, I don't always love fully-editing family pictures. I don't know why, but when I'm doing it just for myself, sometimes it can feel tedious. But in looking at these...they were just so beautiful to me, the way she just played paying no attention to anything else around her, just exploring. I enjoyed editing them, and it really served as a reminder to not let my own family's memories get lost along the way; it's worth it, all the effort, to create this art. I truly hope she'll look back on these one day and cherish them.

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Cheers to a wonderful summer ahead! I hope you're all out there having fun with your babies. I leave you now with these bonus images (taken weeks ago but, as I said earlier, having edited two sessions back to back, I was in an editing rut when it came to my own little one) :