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Baby {Pace} | Katy Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

Oh man, what to say about this sweet family? For one, I appreciate their flexibility and understanding when I wasn’t feeling well the day before their session. If I’m feeling unwell, I ALWAYS let my newborn clients know immediately so that we can make accommodations so as to not get the baby sick. We wound up doing this session the morning of Christmas eve since that’s what they had available for a reschedule, and I made it work! It was lovely to fit in one last session before the new year, and I can’t imagine a better family to have spent it with. Mom and Dad were so sweet and hospitable and I LOVED how many ideas dad wanted to personalize his FIRST son’s session with! It was so heartwarming to see. Mom had prepped me beforehand with some sample images of some posing she wanted so that I could bring matching items. Dad loves to hunt, so we incorporated antlers from his personal collection. Dad also played baseball which we incorporated as well. I absolutely love doing creative sessions and I love collaborating with my families to bring their visions to life! This in-home session took a little longer than usual because of the heavier posing I don’t typically do, but boy was it worth it!! That’s why I don’t put time limits on my newborn sessions- getting the right shots is the most important to me!

I also HAD to ask if mom was an interior designer, since their house looked straight out of a magazine! She isn’t, though she is clearly incredibly talented in that area. They had a beautiful wooden bench I was able to turn on it’s side and use as a backdrop for some of the baseball shots. The glove in those shots is an heirloom as well. Baby Pace is so treasured and I’m sure he has a very lucrative sporting career ahead! And look at those adoring sisters…oh my goodness he’s going to be spoiled! Congratulations, you guys! Thank you again for not only letting me be a part of this special time in your life, but your Christmas holiday as well!

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Sulimma Family | Katy Family Photographer

This was one of my sessions from fall 2018! I shared a bunch of these to my Facebook page and have finally gotten around the blogging them! Hope you guys enjoy them. I love this sweet family so much!

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Baby {Morgan} | Katy, TX Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

Another extremely-late-to-be-blogged session, but a great one none the less. Sweet Morgan was adorable, and although she was a month old, she slept like a newborn! Her parent’s first treasure. We incorporated some of their own outfits for her that they had and loved, which is something I enjoy in lifestyle sessions - the unique touch that comes with using your own items!

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Cannizzaro Family | Katy Family Photographer

Words can’t describe what this sweet family means to me!! Over the years, we have grown so close and I am so lucky to have their mom as one of my best friends - and the same for our husbands! It’s one of the biggest blessings when you can become such good friends with people who are in the same season of life as you, whom you can both commiserate with AND share your joys with! So when she asked me to be their photographer, I was of course delighted. I thought it would also help that her youngest ADORES me, but sadly, he wasn’t having any of my charms this day (as evidenced by the last photo! I’m a sucker for the outtakes of crying babies). Sadly it was one of my colder sessions from this season, but we made it work.

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Valdes Family | Katy Family Photographer

This was one of my favorite sessions from this past spring (yes I'm that far behind on my blog lol). My work tends to have a pretty cohesive look to it, regardless of session type, however I love the unique feel each family brings to their own session. Some families are easy to pose and get smiling, and some love the more natural, unposed look, which is why I try to offer a mixture of both in my sessions. Yet sometimes, when I have a family show up dressed SO BEAUTIFULLY, and SO impeccably, it inspires me in a whole new way. I love it. This family was one of those. When I saw their outfits, my heart almost leapt out of chest with excitement. It was May, and although pretty mild this year, it was still getting pretty hot outside, so I gotta give it to dad here for dressing to the nines in the heat - he was a huge trooper, as were all their sweet girls! I digress though. When I saw them, I was so excited, and when that sun began to get nice and golden, I was inspired to create some beautiful heirloom quality fine art portraits for this family.

I've found that the best way to describe a family photography session with me is kind of like controlled chaos. We get some smiles, we play some games, everyone runs around, kids are supposed to be silly, and hopefully we enjoy lots of laughter as well. It might look crazy - I'm sure many of you often walk away thinking "oh my gosh there's no way on EARTH she got anything usable what are we going to do?!?" however, that can't be farther from the truth. Family photography is FUN. I LIVE for the chaos. And, as long as I get ONE good picture of each kid in whatever setting we're in, that's usually about all it takes to make magic happen in post (IF I even wind up needing to do that). In fact, one of the images below is a composite of 4 different photos, and I guarantee you can't tell which one it is. Also, I'm going to let everyone in on a secret: head swaps are often done in my post processing, and I deem them an essential part of my touchup process, because I love delivering the best possible photo I can for my clients. It's especially vital when shooting twins or other small-age-gap siblings, because it's so rare that everyone is look all at the same time (and that's OK)!

Anyway, check out this beautiful family below! The youngest, sweet Maggie, was SO full of life! Such cuties.

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