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Valicoff Family | Katy, TX Family Photographer

I feel like I say this all the time, but I truly cherish each of the families that believe in me and allow me to capture their precious memories. It's always nice, too, when you mesh together so well, as I did with this family. We had such an enjoyable time together and captured some fantastic unposed moments. I adore capturing children and the youth and magic that accompany their bright spirits. These two sisters were so, SO sweet with each other, and they made my job so easy. Baby Luna is so precious, and I loved all of the soft, sweet smiles that graced her older sister's face.

My love of photography has been a lifelong one, even if I didn't start doing it seriously until a year or two ago. I've always loved creating graphics and things in photoshop, and my favorite class in high school was the photoshop class I took with a teacher whom also happened to be the assistant softball coach for our high school team. Said teacher also had a side photography business. We stayed in touch throughout the years and I admired her work, often from afar, but also personally after hiring her to shoot my own wedding. She created such beautiful family photos and when I started up, I certainly aspired to be able to create images like her. Recently though, she's decided to close up shop and was kind enough to send a few referrals my way, this kind family being one of them! They worked with her for many years and I hope to see them through many more together here with me!

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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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Baby {Kyle} Newborn Session | Katy Houston, TX Lifestyle Portrait Photographer

It's amazing how quickly and easily the haze of the "fourth trimester" with a newborn can be forgotten. With Robson baby #2 so close to being here, I found myself particularly awestruck at this sweet family's newborn session! They were my very last clients before starting maternity leave, and their precious baby boy could not have been a more calm and easygoing addition! And yet, it was still amazing to see him and be flooded with reminders of how tiny, wrinkly, sleepy, and especially hungry these tiny treasures are, and how I'm about to have one of my own again! It was an exciting session to shoot, knowing I was so close to being on the other side again!

Really though, this family was the best. Again, I'm so lucky to have been blessed with them as clients - momma was so laid back and go-with-the-flow of it all, and big sister Elena was super energetic and entertaining the whole time! Dad was also a trooper, jumping right in after what I'm sure was a long first day back at work. They were truly such a beautiful family you can't help but fall in love with!

And check this out - I STILL can't get enough of their gorgeous home! Mom is an interior designer and it definitely shows - each room was curated full of beautiful and unique art pieces and furniture! Many pieces come from Pottery Barn Kids and Etsy. Don't you just want to redecorate your entire house now? I know I do...

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And yes, that beautiful nature reserve is RIGHT outside their backyard! I definitely found myself considering moving out of Katy for a second just so I, too, could have such a beautiful space in my neighborhood! Sadly though, we love Katy far too much to leave. I'll have to settle for all my other treasured locations! ;)

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...

Fletcher {Newborn} Shoot | Katy, TX Lifetsyle Newborn Photographer

Wow, I'm so thrilled that I FINALLY Have some time to sit down and write this blog post! The holidays have seemed neverendingly full of festive fun, but we're blessed to have so many family and friend-filled events going on, and this new family has been blessed with their own little addition as well!

I feel like I've said this a fair amount this year (another testament to all the blessings!), but this was yet another one of those sessions where God clearly meant for us all to come together. This business has been my little labor of love over the past year and I'm so lucky to have had so many wonderful clients let me be a part of some of the most important times of their lives, but I do everything myself - all website stuff, design, and SEO. I'm not an expert by any means, so imagine my shock when this inquiry dropped into my inbox where she went on to state that she found me through a google search! I didn't even know I was showing up in google results that high yet, so that was surprise number one. Surprise number TWO was that, as it turns out, we all go to the same church! This couple had been about to book with a different photographer but just didn't feel quite right about it and her style, so Megan kept searching and after finding my site and scouring my blog, she recognized my daughter from sitting behind us in the pews every week! I mean, seriously, what a small, small world. I've never been so excited to do a session! That really was God's work right there, and we meshed so well and managed to get so many beautiful photos of this sweet family together!

Megan and Connor are also the cutest couple ever! They compliment each other so well and have such wonderful senses of humor. I had so much fun with them and I think it definitely showed! Also, how AMAZING is that nursery?! I'm obsessed. I love foxes and so the fox motif is just so wonderful to me, especially the unique fox in space tapestry on the wall! What a lucky little man to have such a cool nursery (and, of course, adoring and fun parents)!