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Houston Mini Session Photographer | Fall Minis

Houston Mini Session Photographer | Fall Minis

Fall minis last year were at one of my favorite spots in Houston: Rice University! Today I am highlighting three of the families who I captured. We explored different areas of Rice, but got pictures in the lovely corridors as well. I love how Rice gives you so many beautiful places to take pictures, it really makes my job so easy!

The Gills

I love this family! I captured them two years ago in a park session that was loads of fun! The parents are both very active and laid back, so we wanted to make this session a reflection of that. We kept it fun and light hearted! Plus Kendall and Jeremy have this amazing chemistry, so we had to get some photos of them making out a little. And to cap off the session, we had to do a group jump, it’s always so fun!

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Houston Family Photographer | Wacky Fun Family!

Houston Family Photographer | Wacky Fun Family!

When you meet a family as fun and wacky as Kayla’s, you know their portrait session is going to be awesome! Kayla confessed that they hadn’t had family pictures “in forever”. Considering her family is large, unconventional and awesome, she preferred a location as unique as them. We were hoping the blue trees would still be around, but sadly they had faded, so we went to plan B. And plan B was awesome: graffiti walls!

The Walls

We started off at the Houston wall because the light was hitting it perfectly. Plus, it’s iconic, ok? I love the sets when they are walking towards me, looking iconic. Then we went across the street to the zipper wall. We all loved the wall because of its vibrant colors. Right beside that wall were two other walls with vibrant red and purple shades, so obviously we had to do pictures there too!!

I think my favorite moment is when they all tried to jump in the air at the same time. It reminded me of one of my favorite scenes in The Office when the group trips to nail the jump. It is perfectly imperfect, and makes me laugh every time!!

When looking all this fun family photography, which moment is your favorite? Is it the group shots of them walking towards the camera, the jumping photo, or did something else jump out at you?

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Houston Family Photographer | Studio Wardrobe

Houston Family Photographer | Studio Wardrobe

In late 2018 I decided to invest in clothing for family portraits. I knew that clothing was probably one of the biggest stressors going into a session for the entire family, but especially the mom. The goal is to make family portraits a totally different experience for the families that invest with me.

To start building this wardrobe, I hired Ashley Kahn Wardrobe Stylist to get the perfect pieces. She understood my vision and helped me get the most beautiful things!

What’s in the Wardrobe

I invested in clothing for toddlers to teenagers, for all genders. Sizing for adults range from small to plus size {up to size 24}. It was important that the looks that coordinate between siblings and parents and I might have found a few important pieces for moms to makes them feel special. Because, let’s be honest, it’s the mothers who put the most work into these sessions. So I bought a few pieces from BHLDN!

For colors, the goal is to have the outfits work in my studio or in a park. Both places are where most sessions happen. The clothing has to go with the greens and browns of the park, and also have some pizzaz for the studio. Cream, soft pinks and blues, tulle skirts and suspenders. They look amazing in both spaces!

The only items I don’t carry are pants for the men, but I do send you a list of pants that will match perfectly.

The Looks in Action

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Houston Family Photographer | Baby Cake Smash

Houston Family Photographer | Baby Cake Smash

There is truly not much I love more than a baby cake smash! When the mom contacted me she warned me: “he’s never had cake or icing in his life, will this still work?”. I asked her if he disliked getting messy or sticky, because that’s truly the indicator of whether a cake smash will be a success. If the baby isn’t into getting messy, the shoot will be a challenge. But, if they are cool with it, all they need is that one taste and then it turns into cake smash magic!

The Session

This session was simple but perfect. Because it was super hot outside, we decided to do it in my studio. The mom brought a white iced cake, dressed her son in rad Jimi Hendrix top. Being freshly one, he wasn’t so into his shoes, so those came off early! He also wasn’t 100% sure about the cake, but once he knew what was happening, he got in there! My favorite images of him are when he isn’t sure about what’s happening. That baby side-eye is everything!!

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Houston Portrait Photographer | Christmas Mini Portraits Part 3

Houston Portrait Photographer | Christmas Mini Portraits Part 3

As we are in the middle of Christmas mini season, I want to share even more images from last year’s sessions! The following two sessions were so much fun, and I am highly anticipating capturing the Ferrera family December 8th!

Ferrera Family

Yes, you’re seeing double again! This was the third family I captured with a set of twins. These amazing girls are competitive gymnasts who are inspiring at what they do. Fun fact behind this session: the amazing dresses the girls are in were decided on at the last minute, much to their chagrin! Even though they weren’t entirely feeling it, I think the entire family rocked the session and look stunning. And obviously I loved the girls dresses, I am a huge sucker for glitter!

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Houston Portrait Photographer | Christmas Mini Portraits Part 2

Houston Portrait Photographer | Christmas Mini Portraits Part 2

Christmas Mini Portraits

Who is excited for more Christmas mini portraits? This is part two, and has some super cute kiddos, a lot of silly moments and jumping on couches! Part two has some pictures of my favorite families and I am excited to share!

The Colemans

I feel like at this point everyone who follows my blog and work should be as good of friends with this family as I am! I say this every time I write about them in my blog: I photographed their wedding a few moons ago and ever since we have been in each other’s lives! Emily has been on a path lately of getting into the best shape of her life! She has been amazing to watch transform, her grit is inspiring. I love her family–her husband is goofy but kind. Her daughter is so full of energy and such a free spirit. And their newest family member? He’s so cute!!! So dig in and enjoy their cuteness!

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