real life

Baby {Sabrina} | Katy, TX Lifestyle Photographer

I just realized, even though I'd announced it on my facebook page, that I had failed to announce it here on my blog! Our second sweet daughter, Sabrina, made her entrance this past Good Friday - the most special Easter blessing we could've asked for! When she was 2 weeks old, she made her modeling debut in Emma Stasko's newborn class at Skye Hardwick's Sweetlight Collective Workshop in Round Top, TX - it was a very special experience to get to be a part of! She's one month old now, and I got some decent sleep last night, so I was finally feeling up to pulling my camera out for a few snaps of my own. Older sister is finally adjusting to sharing mommy, though she has loved her little sister with every fiber of being from the moment she first met her! Today though, she didn't want to come to close to her for any sweet photos, because the other day daddy said that Sabrina smelled like cheese (yes, reflux is an issue with this one...lol), and so of course, that's all Olivia wants to fixate on at the moment...ah, siblings!

We stay in the bedroom all together most of the morning. We watch a lot of TV these days, but such is this season of life. I store up my energy all morning so that I feel good enough to take Olive outside to play with all her neighborhood friends in the afternoons! We've been so blessed to have so many wonderful friends supplying dinner over the past month - I'd truly be lost without all the prayers and help! Thank you so much to everyone who has helped out thus far.

The days truly are so, so, SO long, but the months (and years) so short! I can't believe she's already ONE month old...

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...

katytxlifestylenewbornfamilyphotography_0027.jpg

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! ;)

Katy, TX Lifestyle Family Photographer | {Spring Struggles}

WOAH! Long time, no see, everyone. The holiday season wound up being far busier than I had ever imagined for us! It seemed, between visiting relatives and weekends in a row of friends visiting us, things didn't start dying down until the end of January! And when they did, my SI Joints decided to flair up with problems again...needless to say, I've been resting quite a bit since then. As hard as it is, I'm still banned from running, but at least I'm improving by the week! Slow progress, but progress nonetheless. I had planned on offering up some easter mini sessions, but I'm still trying to decide if I'm up to the task physically. Currently I'm just taking things day by day! So we'll have to wait and see wink emoticon

I've been itching to get back to photography and after an incredibly stressful week last week with the little one, I decided what better time to pick up my camera again. It was truly one of those weeks where I especially needed to remind myself why (and just how much) I really do love my sweet little nugget, and so I was inspired to bring my camera outside with us during our daily afternoon outdoor play time - and I'm SO glad I did. I ended up snapping some precious pictures of Olive engaged in many of her favorite activities, from hugging and chasing the neighbor's dogs around, to playing with some of the older girls from our cul de sac. I hope you all enjoy them!

DSC_2436 copy watermarked.png