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Christmas Sessions | Katy Family Photographer

I know Valentine’s Day just passed by us somehow, but I wasn’t ready to blog these until now! I don’t often offer limited edition sessions, but I LOVED doing these, and I’m already thinking about what I might try to offer next fall!! It was so much fun to style these sessions, and my amazing previous clients all sold out the entire first weekend’s worth of sessions! I’m truly blessed to be able to do this, honestly. I mean seriously, just look at all these precious families! Thank you so much to everyone who made it such a success!

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Jain Family | Katy Houston, TX Family Photographer

I know I mentioned in my last post that this session also holds a special place in my heart, and now let me tell you why. Little Kian was my VERY FIRST NEWBORN SESSION EVER! His parents graciously took a "risk" letting me photograph that very special time for them knowing it was going to be my first time shooting a newborn, and I am FOREVER grateful to them for that, because it allowed me to find my passion for doing newborn sessions! I had a feeling that doing lifestyle newborn sessions would be something I would enjoy, and working with such a wonderful family at the outset really lit the fire in my heart for this.

They lived out in Clear Lake at the time, and I honestly thought I wouldn't ever get to see Kian again, which I often lamented when looking back through that session, because he was so adorable and they were so, so sweet! So imagine my surprise when I get an email in my inbox from Elyza, mentioning they'd moved closer to my side of town and wanted to see if I had availability for a fall session. Um, of course I do, especially for you, I said! And it was SO good to see them again! We had a very enjoyable session, and Kian has grown into such an active little guy! I loved the tender hugs he started handing out towards the end of the session, too - he even gave a couple to me, and my heart melted! Such a precious little angel. Thanks again for letting me capture these moments for you guys!

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Thuriere Family | Katy Houston, TX Family Photographer

This was another wonderful family I had the pleasure of shooting this fall, even if just for a short time! They booked a mini session and it could not have been smoother sailing with their beautiful children and adorable little pup. So blessed I get to meet so many great families - thank you again for letting me partake in this journey with you all!

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Sulimma Family | Katy Houston, TX Family Photographer

Life is ROUGH when you're sick, y'all. I was hoping to have blogged at least twice by now, but I ONLY started truly feeling better yesterday. I've been sick for 16 days. S I X T E E N  D A Y S. Unreal. And it seems like a lot of people I've talked to have also had a cold that they couldn't shake for two weeks, or know someone else in the same position. I have no idea what's been going around, but I hope all of you out there manage to avoid it!

I love having the opportunity to photograph friends, but while in some ways it's more relaxing, it's also more nerve wracking in others! I mean, what if they end up hating their photos?! Terrifying thought. I met this super sweet family at our church a couple of years ago, and when they needed family photos this year, they picked me! I was very grateful for the honor. I love how laid back Keryn and Hardi are, and how free spirited and playful their kids are because of that! They are such an entertaining family, and our session was full of endless laughs and fun! We tried a couple of new things at this session, and I think it really helped to capture their adventurous spirits.

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Pena Family | Katy Houston TX Family Photographer

It's always so difficult to choose which photos to put on my homepage gallery. As the photographer, I love them all! Each image is my baby, so how can I pick favorites? Thank God blogging exists, so that I can share as many as I want!

This family session took place in Katy, and was the first of MANY fall sessions coming up. As always, I post sneaks on my facebook page first, and then head over here to share my final favorites! This family was wildly hilarious. They love taking photos and were naturals at posing. 

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With my family sessions, I tend to be less of a "posing enforcer" for more of a natural interaction. I like to have my families go off together and pose themselves, and then if/when needed, I will jump in and make adjustments.

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Children are my specialty, though, and I LOVE posing them whenever I get the chance! This sweetheart was so obliging. We had a great time.

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As someone who was personally affected by #HurricaneHarvey, I also LOVED and appreciated their familial tribute to the #TexasStrong #TexasForever campaign by sporting matching shirts to commemorate this time in our history! It was a fun and touching end to an already entertaining session!