Natural Baby Girl Photography in The Woodlands Tx

Natural Baby Girl Photography in The Woodlands Tx

I remember when my first child was born. Part of me was terrified, not sure of what to expect. But I was also ecstatic to meet my son that I had been waiting forever to finally hold. When Caleb was born, my whole world stopped. I was finally a mother. I was finally his mother. There was nothing in the world that I loved more than the precious baby that was placed in my lap after several hours of labor.
All I could do was cry tears of joy in that precious moment. As a new mother, I knew that what I had gone through and what was in front of me was more special than anything I had ever experienced in my life. I wanted nothing more that to cherish that moment forever.
As a photographer, I want my clients to be able to document those precious memories and moments that they never want to let go of. I want to offer them a service that will provide them with a treasure that they can hold forever. Whether it’s in an album or hung on the wall, sweet photos of your children will never get old. I promise.

The Williams Family and their Precious Charleston

Meet the newest addition to the Williams family! Sweet Charleston was born not too long ago, and what a lucky family she has. This sweet family was introduced to me at my gym- CrossFit Willis, and it’s so fun to be able to spend time and watch Charleston grow this year! They say that women “glow” when they are pregnant, but I swear Destinee is still glowing! She looked absolutely beautiful holding her precious baby girl.
There are no words to describe the love she has for her daughter. Destinee’s husband also joined in on the session, and we got some wonderful photos of him holding his baby girl. I love seeing these two friends of mine totally consumed with love and bliss for their sweet angel. This little one has the cutest little features, a head full of hair, and the most precious yawn you will ever see! Congratulations to the Williams family! I look forward to watching their baby girl grow up in the future!

Don’t Give Up. Keep Hustlin’. You Got This.

Don’t Give Up.  Keep Hustlin’.  You Got This.

This is a shoutout to all of those small business owners out there! As one myself, I am constantly reminded of the struggle. To be honest, we work so dang hard, and sometimes it is hard to keep going. What I love about it, though, is that the hard work totally pays off. There is nothing better than making wonderful clients happy, and building relationships with the amazing people I have the pleasure of working with. So, if you own a small business and need a little pick-me-up, this one is for you!
“Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” ―Conrad Hilton
One of the biggest things to remember when it comes to owning a small business is to keep going, even through those tough times. There are going to be those moments where business is slow, money is tight, or you are just to busy for words to explain. However, if you keep investing into your passion, it will all pay off in the end. Always remember that if you believe in yourself and your business, you CAN and WILL be successful!  And the ones who hustle are the ones who do well at it.  So never.stop.hustlin’.
“Never give up or lose faith in something that you know God has placed in your life.” – Unknown 
My favorite rule of thumb is to make time for yourself and your family. There is nothing more important than our loved ones, and it’s key to make time for them. As a photographer and small business owner, my schedule is always super busy. I absolutely love my job, but I don’t want to miss a single moment with my kiddos.  So learning how to prioritize and understanding that things can wait, or hiring help is key in being successful.
I have to make time for them. It’s not going to be those long work days that you will remember. It will be the sweet moments with your family filled with smiles and giggles. My favorite way of doing this is setting myself “work hours” that I try not to stray from. That way I can have guaranteed time with my family and I won’t resent work because it’s filling up all of my time.
“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” ―Harriet Beecher Stowe
Owning a small business is hard and I get it. Trust me.  Not knowing where your next paycheck will come, if it ever will, or dreaming for some sort of guaranteed stability is what all of us can relate on.  However, please please please do not give up! There is always a pay off in one way or another. Whether it be donating your time and talent to a family in need, seeing your clients burst into tears when they see the art you produced, or making new friends with your clients and their kiddos.  There is something raw and beautiful about forming relationships with the ones who support and trust you to fulfill their vision.  And with that, I should say as well… I totally support all local small businesses, as I understand how much time and dedication it takes. If you can relate, I appreciate you and all that you do! If you are interested in learning more about how to manage personal life with being a small business owner, you can find more info on my blog or reach out, I’d love to hear your questions!! <3

Extended Family of 5 Candid Pictures in The Woodlands

Extended Family of 5 Candid Pictures in The Woodlands

What a sweet family this one is! Daniella Garens and her loved ones came all the way from Dallas to visit me, and how happy I am that they did! Daniella had her two cute kiddos and her parents with her. These five are such kind spirits, and were a treasure to have in front of the camera!  With that, cheers to these adorable Extended Family of 5 Candid Pictures in The Woodlands.
If there was a mom of the year award, it would definitely go to Daniella! She is such a sweet and loving mama to both of her kids. It is obvious that they are the stars in her sky. That they are the fire that lights her soul. Daniella’s daughter broke her arm the week before the session, and she was a tad bit worried about how that would affect the session. Since I am a candid and lifestyle portrait photographer, this didn’t bother me in the least. It is so indicative of the sweet girl’s age. Daniella’s kiddos had so much fun, laughing and being silly the whole time. I was able to get some adorable photos of these two playing and hugging each other. I love seeing siblings getting along and having fun, probably because these moments can be rare in my house, haha! Let’s face it, siblings will be siblings. These two acted as if they were best friends, and it was so great to capture!
The grandparents joined us, and I’m so glad they were able to be a part of the family photos. They were a bit apprehensive to be in front of the camera at first, but they warmed up to it, and magic happened. We also had a couple pups join in on the session. You could tell that these two doggies are loved tremendously, and are definitely part of the family. My favorite part of the session was seeing all 7 of these precious family members sitting together. They were so fun, so natural, and overall a loving family.

Top 5 Fun Family Places in The Woodlands

Top 5 Fun Family Places in The Woodlands

          The Woodlands, Texas is not only a beautiful place to live, but it is full of fun opportunities for you and your family! If you are anything like me, you know that being in a house with your kids all day is an absolute battle. Whether it’s constant yelling, fighting, or being bombarded with questions, it’s never fun to have young kiddos without any kind of entertainment. My Pops calls my two kids “little tornados,” and I know exactly why. Having kids in the house all day leaves my house looking like a hot mess! Since I live in Willis, it is so worth it for me to put the kids in the car and find other means of entertainment OUTSIDE of my home. The Woodlands is always my go-to! If you are needing some ideas of family friendly places to go, here are my top 5 places in The Woodlands, Texas:

  1. Main Event – If you are looking for a place to go that will have your kiddos giggling with excitement for hours, it’s Main Event. Located right off of I-45, this entertainment center has it all – bowling, arcade games, laser tag, and even a bar for the adults! My kids love the endless activities, and I love to sit back with an adult beverage (or two) and watch them play!
  2. Rob Fleming Aquatic Center – The weather is warming up a bit, which means that it’s time to bust out the bathing suits! The Rob Fleming Aquatic Center is equipped with super fun water slides, a lazy river, and a splash pad. It’s the perfect place for kids to play and adults to relax in the beautiful Texas weather!
  3. 7 Acre Wood – If you and your family love the outdoors, this is the perfect place for you! 7 Acre Wood is a gorgeous location surrounded by beautiful wildlife and filled with tons of fun activities! It has a petting zoo, mini golf, a western play town, a rope slide, and a huge sand pit. This is such a cool way for your kids to have hands-on interactions with nature!
  4. The Woodlands Children’s Museum – If you want to give your kiddos a fun, hands-on learning experience, then you have to take them to this children’s museum! Experts say that children learn their best through play, which is what this family fun place is all about. You can simply take your little ones to the museum for a day of fun, or you can enroll them in different workshops that they offer. They have many different classes including robotics, art, science, and dance. One of my favorite workshops that they offer is Ocean Commotion, where your child will explore the ocean layers through science and art. They even get to create a coral reef masterpiece!
  5. George Mitchell Nature Preserve – One of the simplest and most breathtaking spots in The Woodlands is this nature preserve filled with many hiking and biking trails. The Woodlands is known for its beauty, so you definitely want to immerse yourself in the countless trees and gorgeous wildlife.

Hope that for anyone newcomers coming to the area or anyone with kids that are getting out of that newborn stage and moving into a more active child, that these recommendations helped you! <3

Beautiful Wardrobe to Compliment Any Conroe Photography Session | Women’s Options

Beautiful Wardrobe to Compliment Any Conroe Photography Session

This post is long overdue.  If you know me, you know that I love fashion- I always have.  Like, a slight obsession with clothes is a complete understatement.  So when I get to put together two of my most favorite things (photography AND clothes) I am one happy person.  Being a full service photography studio, I WANT to be able to help style your wardrobe for your session. And offering wardrobe that I know photographs well, saves you money on clothing you may only purchase to wear one time, I think it’s a win/win for everyone involved.

All of my pieces are hand picked by me, with my style in mind.  With a classic and bohemian twist, I want to sleep in every piece I own.  Many of the clothing that you see pictured is from stores like Free People, Altar’d State, ASOS, and many more.  But if I’m being completely honest, most of it came to my all time favorite place- Free People.

If you want to book a session with me, I would love that so much.  Be sure to get in touch here.  And if you would like to come by for a wardrobe consultation (if you’re already booked with me), let’s get that scheduled right away.

And I know that my style may not be exactly what you have in mind for your pictures, so I am always willing and able to help you pick clothes right from your closet or help you search online for those perfect pieces.  Clothing is so important for your family pictures, and I want to be there for you every step of the way.  I know how overwhelming taking pictures can be, so let me be there for you! <3

See my current options below, and much love to all of you!