"Be a Mother who is committed to loving her children into standing on the higher ground than the environment surrounding them. Mothers are endowed with a love that is unlike any other love on the face of the earth."
-Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Right before Mother's Day I met up with one of my besties, Maggie, and her little boy, Cooper for a Mommy and Me session. It was wonderful to celebrate Maggie's first year of motherhood with these sweet portraits. So often I meet mother's who shy away from the camera but it's so important to get photos of mama with her littles! I know that as Cooper grows he will treasure these photo memories with his mama. Motherhood suits Maggie so beautifully and I love watching her care for her little boy. Looking forward to many more sessions with these two
"Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow." - Thomas Bray
The moment I started this sibling session, I just knew their portraits going to be perfect! Katie is the most loving big sis, Nick loves to make jokes and be brotherly, and little Emma is a princess. Their sibling dynamic was a joy to photograph. After photographing the them altogether, we excused Nick, and caught some fun moments of just the girls. The last shots of them in their ballet leotards are some of my favorite. They're going to love looking back at these moments years from now and I'm honored to have captured it for them!
"You me us
One place to call home."
After several time of rescheduling, thanks to the crazy wintery weather we've had this season (in Houston!) this schedule was worth the wait! When the day came for Caroline, Lauren, and Evelyn's portraits the weather couldn't have been lovelier. These sweet sisters wore cream lace dresses and bare feet as they showed off their beautiful trusty steed, Steve. It truly was magical seeing them all together, with the sun beaming down on their smiling faces. Twenty, thirty years from now, I hope that they look back at these photos with great fondness and treasure them always.
Wham! Bam! Punch! Pow!
Thanks to having a ballerina mother and being born right in the middle of Nutcracker season, sweet Maddie always has to wait have her birthday party in January! But boy was it worth the wait. Her Superhero party (with a strong Wonder Woman emphasis) was a huge hit. I'm amazed at how time flies with this little niece of mine. So grateful for the joy she exudes and the love she she gives so genuinely. Any day celebrating Maddie is a a SUPER fun day!
This awesome family was a wonderful way to finish out my year. Since the whole family was in town for the holidays, it was a perfect time to get everyone together for a session. I love that about the holidays- it brings us close to the loved ones we may not usually see! Dawn chose the beautiful Heritage Park (quickly becoming a new favorite for me!) for our location and we had a wonderful time! It may have been a bit chilly that morning, because Houston decided to have a winter this year, but they were all troopers. When everyone arrived at the park I asked if we wanted to do the big family photos first or start off in groups, to which the matriarch of the family quickly replied, "Family First!" Though her intent was to get out of the cold as quickly as possible, the phrase "Family First" put a HUGE grin on my face. I've known this family for a long time and no how important their family is to them. Honored to have forever captured them together in family portraits!
Loves: my husband, golden age movie musicals, red lipstick, fall leaves, rainy mornings, dressing up, jazz music, yellow tulips, tap dancing, and taking your photos (yes YOU!)