Senior Photographer The Woodlands | Audrey

Audrey, Senior Photographer The Woodlands

The flooding has just gotten worse, but the rain has finally subsided, so hopefully the water will start receding.  Up next on the blog this Saturday morning is my sister, Audrey.  She is such a beautiful person inside and out. She is so supportive of me and my photography adventure since day one.  She asked me to do her Senior Photographer The Woodlands pictures. I am so grateful for the support and encouragement from her and am always humbled when my family and close friends ask me to be a part of their moments.

Audrey starts college in the fall and I honestly do not know where exactly the time went.  She became my sister at the very young age of 8.  Although she has been through her fair share of obstacles in her life, I see her knock them down and prevail every time.  She’s going to move mountains one day and I can’t wait to be on the front row to watch her successes.

To see highlights from her beautiful senior session, just keep scrolling down.  And if you’d like to book a session, do get in touch!  I would love to hear from you! <3

PS- I am thinking of offering traveling sessions this summer!  Would anyone be interested in seeing me in your city?  If so, comment and let me know where you’d like to see me!

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Andrea Surak is a photographer specializing in child and family photography in Conroe, Tx.

Child and Family Photography is done in her studio in Conroe, Tx, serving The Woodlands, Montgomery, Willis, Cypress and the Greater Houston Area or on-location in Montgomery County, Tx and the Greater Houston Area.

Andrea is known for her use of natural light and candid portraiture for child and family photography.  Click HERE to view a collection of my family and maternity work or visit the CONTACT form to get in touch! <3

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Outdoor Family Photography Conroe | McCampbell Family

Outdoor Family Photography Conroe

It’s been raining the last two weeks and everywhere around us is flooding.  We are currently trapped inside our neighborhood and many friends are without electricity until Sunday.  Mind you, this happened just a short month ago, and we didn’t have power for 3 days.  To say that this spring season has been crazy is quite a bit of an understatement.  However, since I am home, why not blog this Outdoor Family Photography Conroe session?!  It also helps that this family’s joy is beaming with sunshine which is a great pick me up from this gloomy Houston weather.

Meet the McCampbell’s!  Teri was referred to me by Amanda, who got her family pictures done in the fall last year.  I was so honored and so thrilled to have Teri book me and we took to downtown for an urban setting for this Outdoor Family Photography Conroe session!  She styled her family’s outfits perfectly.  Not match-y match-y, but complimentary!  A photographer’s dream.  Teri also brought along her sister so she could help get those genuine smiles from the babies.  It really helped and I enjoyed her sister being there too (even though she didn’t want to hop in any of the pictures)!

To see highlights from this Outdoor Family Photography Conroe session, be sure to keep scrolling!  And if you’d like to book a session, I’d love to have you!  Be sure to drop me a line. <3

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Andrea Surak is a photographer specializing in child and family photography in Conroe, Tx.

Child and Family Photography is done in her studio in Conroe, Tx, serving The Woodlands, Montgomery, Willis, Cypress and the Greater Houston Area or on-location in Montgomery County, Tx and the Greater Houston Area.

Andrea is known for her use of natural light and candid portraiture for child and family photography.  Click HERE to view a collection of my family and maternity work or visit the CONTACT form to get in touch! <3

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Woodlands Tx Family Photographer Turned Wedding Photog

Woodlands Tx Family Photographer Turned Wedding Photog

It’s Tuesday and what better way to start the day off with a simple, yet touching post.  These two people are so special to me and I was so honored to be there for their small wedding.  I was in the USAF with Sam.  I was her mentor and when she called me, we soon became aware that we were from the small North Houston town- Conroe!  Low and behold, we even went to the same school (at the same time) a few short years prior.  A small world, but one I am glad she came into mine.  I do not specialize in weddings anymore (that ship has sailed) but since she was getting married, this Woodlands Tx Family Photographer got to be a wedding photog for a small snippet of their big day.

A heart of gold who deserves so much happiness that I just couldn’t allow myself to leave my big camera at home for her big day.  Thank goodness her main photographer (Courtney Marie Photography) allowed me to take some shots of their wedding on my big camera.  I was the crazy best friend full of ideas and it didn’t phase Courtney at all.  I was so grateful to have these for my collection of special pictures to last me forever.  After all, she is someone that is closest to my heart.  I was happy to lay down my hat of a Woodlands Tx Family Photographer that day and enjoy this pivotal moment with them. <3

Below are the highlights from her special wedding and I was so happy to be a part of it. Be sure to get in touch or drop me a line if you’d like to chat about a special session of yours!!!! 🙂

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Andrea Surak is a photographer specializing in child and family photography in Conroe, Tx.

Child and Family Photography is done in her studio in Conroe, Tx, serving The Woodlands, Montgomery, Willis, Cypress and the Greater Houston Area or on-location in Montgomery County, Tx and the Greater Houston Area.

Andrea is known for her use of natural light and candid portraiture for child and family photography.  Click HERE to view a collection of my family and maternity work or visit the CONTACT form to get in touch! <3

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Outdoor Family Photography Woodlands | Jennifer Maternity

Outdoor Family Photography Woodlands Photo Shoot

I hope everyone had a great week!  Up next first this week is Jennifer and her sweet and adorable maternity session.  We took to the only wildflower field that I could find this year, which was in Huntsville.  The park itself is just so beautiful and compliments my Outdoor Family Photography Woodlands session collection so nicely.  I love the rich colors it has to offer and the beautiful family that I was able to photograph.  No complaining here!!!

We used my blanket I purchased over at Rider Essentials (you never know where you’ll find the perfect addition to Outdoor Family Photography Woodlands sessions)!!  It has definitely been a favorite among me and my clients as a simple touch that adds to a session.  The boys had so much fun playing and exploring on this session and often times, those are my favorite pictures- of kids being kids.  <3

This mama was so beautiful and was glowing ever so much and I just loved documenting their perfect Outdoor Family Photography Woodlands session for them!  If you’d like more information on how to book a session with me, feel free to reach out and drop me a line.  I would absolutely love to hear from you!  And to see a full session, be sure to get in touch and

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Andrea Surak is a photographer specializing in child and family photography in Conroe, Tx.

Child and Family Photography is done in her studio in Conroe, Tx, serving The Woodlands, Montgomery, Willis, Cypress and the Greater Houston Area or on-location in Montgomery County, Tx and the Greater Houston Area.

Andrea is known for her use of natural light and candid portraiture for child and family photography.  Click HERE to view a collection of my family and maternity work or visit the CONTACT form to get in touch! <3

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Family Photographer Conroe-Woodlands | Hammonds

It’s a Friday night and here I am.  Working.  I am so behind on my Family Photographer Conroe-Woodlands sessions that working nights and weekends is just part of being a small business.  Working hours upon hours to stay on top of everything and to feel that I am not treating my clients poorly!  Last month- it was crazy with the weather and it really threw me off.  So if you’re one of my clients that happen to be waiting on me for your pictures.. know that I am so sorry and that I am trying to play catch up and you are so important to me! <3

This was my annual free session giveaway.  I do a giveaway every January and because life and weather happened, Sarah and I were finally able to get together to do her Family Photographer Conroe-Woodlands session in April.  I love to giveaway a family session each year to show my gratitude for all of my clients who recommend me, hire me, and remember me.  I also think that pictures are such an incredible treasure that everyone deserves to do it once in a while.  And let’s face it.  I love to give.  It makes me happy.  And this family was so incredibly grateful and so perfect.

Sarah also utilized my studio wardrobe for her outfit (top) from Altar’d State and we realized we shop at a couple of the same boutiques on Insta.  So we have similar style, the same taste, and she just styled the session just as I would have.  It was beyond perfect and the pictures are pretty magical.  I just loved almost every single one of them.  Feel free to browse some of my wardrobe items here.  Wardrobe is available to any of my booked clients! <3

If you’d like to learn more about my sessions, click here.  And to get in touch, ask questions, or just say hi.. drop me a line.  I’d love to hear from you.

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Andrea Surak is a photographer specializing in child and family photography in Conroe, Tx.

Child and Family Photography is done in her studio in Conroe, Tx, serving The Woodlands, Montgomery, Willis, Cypress and the Greater Houston Area or on-location in Montgomery County, Tx and the Greater Houston Area.

Andrea is known for her use of natural light and candid portraiture for child and family photography.  Click HERE to view a collection of my family and maternity work or visit the CONTACT form to get in touch! <3

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Conroe and Woodlands Family Photographer | What to Wear for Your Photoshoot

It’s a question most of my Conroe and Woodlands Family Photographer clients have, so I decided it would be best if I went ahead and put together a post (coupled with pictures and links on where I shop).  Deciding on what to wear for your photoshoot can be really stressful.  As a photographer myself, I know that wardrobe can literally make or break a session.  So what better way for me to help you by writing a blog post about it?  So here goes:

  1. Choose something that you feel comfortable in
    • If you do not love how your legs look in shorts, do not wear them!
    • If you are self conscious about your arms, wear sleeves.
    • If you don’t like dresses, don’t wear one!
    • If your husband doesn’t love suspenders and has never worn them a day in his life, please leave those at the store.  He won’t be happy about having to wear them!
  2. Stay true to who you are!
    • I have always loved fashion and believe that it plays an integral role in self expression.  So if you aren’t one to dress in a cowboy hat and boots then why would you for a photo shoot.  It doesn’t make sense and you most likely wouldn’t love the way your pictures turn out.
  3. Please do not go the match-y match-y route.  It is not in anymore.
    • You know what I’m talking about, white collared shirt, jeans and black dress shoes.  Just don’t do it.  If you love white and jeans, find different styles of white shirts and different tones of blue jeans (dark, weathered, light, etc).  Each person in your family is unique, so be sure that you’re staying true to each family member as well.
  4. Rather, color coordinate.  See a few samples below:
    • http://www.amsurak.com/blog/woodlands-and-conroe-family-photographer-by-andrea-surak/
    • http://www.amsurak.com/blog/woodlands-photographer-ellis-engagement/
    • http://www.amsurak.com/blog/houston-family-photographer-mama-sessions/
  5. This is all great information, but where do you get all these dreamy clothes?
  6. And if you do not want to purchase clothing, I do have a few clothing options if you’d like to come to the studio to take a look.

Being a Conroe and Woodlands Family Photographer, I find that emotions are the most noticeable thing in my photographs (especially since I shoot with a candid approach to my sessions).  So if you are worrying about those areas that you are self conscious about the whole time, you will be able see that in your images.  My goal is to document your life the way your kids sees it, and they way you want to be remembered.

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Andrea Surak is a photographer specializing in child and family photography in Conroe, Tx.

Child and Family Photography is done in her studio in Conroe, Tx, serving The Woodlands, Montgomery, Willis, Cypress and the Greater Houston Area or on-location in Montgomery County, Tx and the Greater Houston Area.

Andrea is known for her use of natural light and candid portraiture for child and family photography.  Click HERE to view a collection of my family and maternity work or visit the CONTACT form to get in touch! <3

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Woodlands and Conroe Photography | Studio Wardrobe Options

I have been wanting to offer wardrobe to my clients for a long time now.  Partly because if my Woodlands and Conroe Photography clients are wearing great wardrobe, it makes it one less thing to have to worry about when helping them plan for their session.  It also saves them a little bit of money, especially since pictures and custom photoshoots can be a pretty large investment.  I also wanted to offer wardrobe, because… let’s face it- I love clothes.  Haha, and so it just fuels an already spoken for addiction. 😛

I have yet to include men and boy’s wardrobe, but do have women’s and children.  If you’d like to come to the studio to check it out in person, feel free to come by and take a look.  This is on an appointment basis, so be sure to drop me a line if you plan on stopping by!  The clothing options that I have are from various stores and offer a variety and is a reflection of my personal style.  I think it’s extremely important to note that if this is not your personal style, you should feel free to wear what you envision for yourself.  Check out this blog post for tips on how to choose the best wardrobe for your pictures!

A SUPER HUGE thank you to Amanda bringing her sweet girls to come model and HUGE thank you to Eurri, of Eurri Kim Photography for taking the pictures.  The support from my friends, family and clients is life changing and so appreciated! <3

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Andrea Surak is a photographer specializing in child and family photography in Conroe, Tx.

Child and Family Photography is done in her studio in Conroe, Tx, serving The Woodlands, Montgomery, Willis, Cypress and the Greater Houston Area or on-location in Montgomery County, Tx and the Greater Houston Area.

Andrea is known for her use of natural light and candid portraiture for child and family photography.  Click HERE to view a collection of my family and maternity work or visit the CONTACT form to get in touch! <3

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Woodlands and Conroe Family Photographer | Clark Family

I hope everyone is having a perfect week.  I had a super busy weekend working some weddings and events but have to get back to what I specialize in- The Woodlands and Conroe Family Photographer sessions!  So what better way than to blog this perfect one, taken out in Montgomery (before they mowed down this field)?

Donyle reached out during the holidays and decided she wanted to do a wildflower session.  Bluebonnets weren’t in full swing this year, but the indian paintbrushes sure were.  So I knew the perfect field for this The Woodlands and Conroe Family Photographer session! <3

Donyle sent me her ideas on wardrobe (she’s a pretty awesome photographer over at Donyle Clark Photography) all the way up to her hair (that day) and her buying a casual, yet relevant and cute bouquet the day of our time together.  She nailed her outfits, nailed the hair and makeup and this family was so picture perfect, my heart felt like it was going to burst when I saw them.

So if you guys know any “well-seasoned” photographers, you may hear them say that if you don’t click well, or if it’s not a good fit, then it’s best to recommend and move on.  I totally agree with said “well-seasoned” photographers, because, well.. when you click with your clients, magic kind of happens.  I can honestly say that that is precisely what happened on this day.  I clicked with this beautiful family and found a new friend in this little 4 year old.  I don’t know why, how, or the rhyme or reason for it, but Ruby and I just clicked.  I have decided that I want her to be my pen pal and take it back old school.  I can’t wait to see her again in October this year for her big 5!  Keep scrolling below to see highlights from this perfect Woodlands and Conroe Family Photographer session!

 

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Andrea Surak is a photographer specializing in child and family photography in Conroe, Tx.

Child and Family Photography is done in her studio in Conroe, Tx, serving The Woodlands, Montgomery, Willis, Cypress and the Greater Houston Area or on-location in Montgomery County, Tx and the Greater Houston Area.

Andrea is known for her use of natural light and candid portraiture for child and family photography.  Click HERE to view a collection of my family and maternity work or visit the CONTACT form to get in touch! <3

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The Woodlands Photographer | Ellis Engagement

I hope everyone is having an amazing week.  My family and I have had an interesting couple of weeks, to say the least.  My husband graduated (HOORAY!) from Sam Houston after a long time of blood, sweat, and tears.  It wasn’t easy, but we are confident that it was worth the struggle.  And now, the job hunt begins! 😉  I am praying that when he starts working, I can still be The Woodlands Photographer and continue my photography.

Up next on the blog is this amazing and adorable couple.  I have been going to their gym now, for about 2 years.  They are so sweet and I was honored when they asked me to be their The Woodlands Photographer for their wedding coming up in November.

We took to a location I had my eyes on for about a year.  I was waiting for the perfect type of session to take to this specific place.  They were up for something different and an adventure, so I felt it was a great opportunity to shoot in!  Becca also wore dresses from my The Woodlands Photographer studio and it was perfect.

Be sure to keep scrolling for the highlights from this session.  And if you want more information on how to book a session, please do get in touch!  I’d love to meet you! <3

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Andrea Surak is a photographer specializing in child and family photography in Conroe, Tx.

Child and Family Photography is done in her studio in Conroe, Tx, serving The Woodlands, Montgomery, Willis, Cypress and the Greater Houston Area or on-location in Montgomery County, Tx and the Greater Houston Area.

Andrea is known for her use of natural light and candid portraiture for child and family photography.  Click HERE to view a collection of my family and maternity work or visit the CONTACT form to get in touch! <3

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The Woodlands Newborn Studio | Aubrie

I hope everyone is having an amazing week and that it’s productive!  I have to edit a bunch of sessions that I got behind on from the power outage a few weeks ago.  I am also praying that everyone who flooded is doing ok and things are getting back to normal!  Up next on the blog is this sweet The Woodlands Newborn Studio session.

I do not specialize in newborn pictures in the studio, but I love this family so much that I couldn’t tell them no!  I shot their engagements when I first started my photography business, their wedding and now I got to be a part of their first born’s session as well.  Aubrie was a sleep fighter of champs but we managed to get a few minutes of her sleeping on her belly towards the end of her The Woodlands Newborn Studio session.  I also should mention that Eurri Farris, of Eurri Kim Photography was an amazing help that day, assisting in this session.

If you would like to book a The Woodlands Newborn Studio session, please do not hesitate to reach out and get in touch.  I would love to hear from you!  And to see sweet Aubrie’s highlights, be sure to scroll below to take a peek! <3

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Andrea Surak is a photographer specializing in child and family photography in Conroe, Tx.

Child and Family Photography is done in her studio in Conroe, Tx, serving The Woodlands, Montgomery, Willis, Cypress and the Greater Houston Area or on-location in Montgomery County, Tx and the Greater Houston Area.

Andrea is known for her use of natural light and candid portraiture for child and family photography.  Click HERE to view a collection of my family and maternity work or visit the CONTACT form to get in touch! <3

The Woodlands Newborn Studio