infant photography

Baby {Caleb} | Katy Houston TX Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

This is another one of those sessions I'm blogging super late, in the thick of busy season! There's a meme out there that says "October is to Photographers what April is to Accountants," and I love it because it's TRUE! So I apologize to all my little newborn mommies out there who are seeing their beautiful sessions blogged later than expected!

I LOVED working with this sweet family for their lifestyle newborn session, and because OBP over here seems to be "what a small world" central, I found out this family lives in the neighborhood we were about to move into ourselves! So that was extra fun. Baby Caleb was born many weeks early due to a few complications, but that just means this sweet boy slept extra well for his photos! And, again, check out this nursery! I ADORE the woodland theme, and that wood flooring wall is to die for! These stylish mommas always just blow me out of the water with their design skills! But seriously, I'm very blessed to work with each and every family that chooses me for their lifestyle newborn sessions here in Katy - thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you! I LOVE what I do!

 

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LOOK AT THOSE BIG LITTLE BABY SMILES!

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Tiny little fingers on tiny little hands...

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Baby {Mia} | Katy Houston TX Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

I got to spend a lovely morning with this wonderful family, capturing the newness of their most recent addition: sweet baby Mia. She was so precious, and both her older brother and parents were some of the nicest people I've had the pleasure of meeting. I was so excited for this shoot, as it was my first newborn session back from maternity leave (and I could not have asked for a better family to work with for it)! Is it possible to have baby fever again already?! I mean, Sabrina is only 3.5 months old, but this little cherub had my heart melting already!

Mia did fabulous for our session. She slept long and hard which allowed me to try out some new single baby poses I brushed up on while on my leave! I think they turned out beautifully. This was my most difficult session to cull to date - it was seriously hard to narrow it down, there were SO many good ones! Here are some of my personal favorites.

I love lifestyle newborn sessions because they happen in the clients home, making each session so individual and unique. I love starting off capturing images of the nurseries, which as you can see, each parent works so hard to make it an inviting space special for their little ones. I'm always so impressed by the finds some moms make, such as the little goat rocking chair in the top right image. Adorable!

While I love posing and enjoy a good posed image, I also love capturing those special, candid in-between moments. They always end up being some of my favorite photos, and I love the extra emotion a good black-and-white brings to them. Older brother Leo was such a cooperative sweetheart, which always helps as well. He made the shoot tons of fun!

After getting the family images, the little ones are usually asleep, so it's on to singular poses. I'm always so grateful to get be a part of these special milestones for my families. While I was on leave, I decided I wanted to add light individual newborn posing to my in-home sessions. You can see the fruits of that labor in the set below. I especially love the little squishy faces!

Even with the additional posing, this session still ran my average 1.5-2 hours for in-home newborn sessions.

Newborn sessions should be scheduled during your third trimester to ensure availability. I pride myself on my professionalism and flexibility for my clients. Due to the ever-changing nature of pregnancy, I try to remain very flexible and will mark off multiple weekends for your shoot to accommodate any potential outcomes. Posing is easiest within the first 14 days of delivery, so keep that in mind when scheduling. I'm so blessed to be doing this, and I can't for my next session!

{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 {Kian} Session | Katy, TX Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

I'm so behind getting this on the blog, but it's finally here! I had the pleasure last weekend of photographing this beautiful family and their joyous new arrival. I'm so truly blessed to have captured this time for them. It's amazing how much I've forgotten about that time from my own life, it just passes by so quickly - you blink and suddenly they're turning TWO. It's amazing how fast they grow. Newborns melt my heart and make me feel so nostalgic for that intimate time, regardless of how sleep deprived it can be. There's just something so magical about sitting at home all day, just you and your spouse, figuring it all out together - strengthening that team bond. It's beautiful.

Elyza was blessed with an easy birth, with little Kian making his entrance only a couple of days later than anticipated! He is such a sweet angel and his parents couldn't be happier! He has such a full life of love ahead of him. I can't wait to see where life takes him!

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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!"