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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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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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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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Baby {Zakariya} | Katy Houston TX Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

This family is another dear to my heart. They are close friends of ours who recently moved to New York City for Samad's job. Zara is from Dallas and when they announced that they were expecting, we were ecstatic! She mentioned she'd be giving birth in Dallas and staying there a while before heading back to NYC. While they were in Dallas, they came to visit some family here in Houston and we were so happy they made some time to come out and see us as well! I was even more honored when she wanted me to do newborn photos for them. I did these in my new, in-home studio! I still have some work to do on it to get it up and running, but I'm super excited to eventually offer studio sessions in the coming new year! I'll also be posting a few model calls as well once my studio is actually ready to go, so be on the lookout for that if you're interested in trading some time for photos! Anyway, back to baby Zakariya, he couldn't be more precious, and I think you can really feel the deep love his parents already have for him through these photos. Welcome to the world, Zak! You're in for an exciting ride.

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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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