What is a Photography Session Like with Andrea Surak Photography?
Hello all! I hope everyone is having a wonderful 2018 so far. Hiring a photographer can be a difficult process. Many questions arise such as, “Will my photographer’s vision match my own? Will me and my family feel comfortable? What happens if my kids are acting like wild monkeys?” – along with many many more! I understand that these questions pop up, so I am here to help. Here’s what you can expect when booking a session with Andrea Surak Photography:
Newborn Photography Sessions
Newborn sessions can be some of the most unpredictable sessions because these little ones can be, well, unpredictable! Creating a safe environment is my top priority. We all know how fragile newborns can be, so I have invested a lot in the most safe, sanitary, and comfortable props for your little ones to rest on. My second priority is that the sessions are stress free. I want you and your precious baby to feel content, cozy, and comfy at all costs. Yes, there may be crying, accidents, and spit up, but that is all expected. I have two children of my own, so I completely understand the struggle. We will get the perfect photos of your little one regardless of any worries you may have, even if that means we have to go to a more lifestyle environment with you and your sweet and perfect family. I also love to integrate my passion for candid photography into all of my sessions, including your sweet baby’s first photoshoot.
Family Photography Sessions
When it comes to family sessions, I try to create a laid-back atmosphere. Yes, your kiddos will act wild and crazy, but this is the time to let them! Let them play around and have fun. After all, our goal is to get their pretty little smiles, and what better way to do that than letting them play? If your kiddo (or kiddos) are very shy in front of the camera, it’s okay to let them bring something along with them to the session that they love. Moral of the story: don’t stress. Relax, have fun, and it will be an amazing experience for all of us!
Taking candid photos was where it all began for me. My photography passion started after taking candid photos of my son. I fell in love with the photos that caught him in the moment. It was like I could take a moment where he was having so much fun, and turn it into something that I could hold and cherish forever. My passion for this raw and realistic photography has grown into my photography business as well. I live for those moments of capturing kids laughing those cute belly laughs. Those moments of two people looking at each other with love in their eyes. Moments of a new mother holding her new baby. I want to make your greatest memories something that you will be able to cherish for a lifetime.
Hopefully I have answered some of the questions that have been stirring around in your head. Have more questions? Interested in booking a session? I would love to chat with you! Please click here to contact me!
Houston Indoor Lifestyle Family Photography | The Anderson Family
Words cannot describe what this family means to me. They are long term friends of mine, and I am so unbelievably blessed to have them in my life. John’s wife passed away in June 2015, and she was a very well-known and very talented newborn photographer. Jamie was such a close friend to me, and such an inspiration. Being a Houston indoor lifestyle family photography artist has been heavily influenced by sweet Jamie. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her influence and guidance.
Welcoming Natalie into the Fold
John has recently found the next love of his life and I could not be any happier for this wonderful man. This session was his new and amazing wife’s bridal shoot, along with their “engagement” pictures. I couldn’t help but to be in awe of this gorgeous and talented woman, Natalie. Not just because she is breath-takingly beautiful, but because the aura she gives off is so sweet and kind natured. I’m seriously ecstatic for John and this new chapter in his life.
A Stunning Family
John and Natalie’s session was joined by their precious children. Aubree, the youngest, was full of energy and such a personality! This little one was so silly and had a lot of fun throughout the session. One thing that I loved about this session was the amazing decorations throughout the home. Natalie has the BEST taste in home décor and works at Ethan Allen in The Woodlands (18390 Interstate 45S, The Woodlands, Tx).
Their home was a dream come true, and made it such a beautiful place to have a session! Natalie and John have such a great connection, and you can see their loving chemistry in nearly every photo. I adored the images we captured of them sitting in side-by-side smiling and laughing at one another. It was also so fun to see the kids playing and giggling with each other!
This sweet family has been through some tough times, but I am so thrilled to see that they have found their happiness. I know Jamie is so happy to see that such a wonderful woman, such as Natalie, has entered their lives. Congratulations to John and Natalie! If you are interested in booking a session with a Houston Indoor Lifestyle Family Photographer, please email me, or simply click here!
This family is so incredibly near and dear to my heart. Capturing their Houston Indoor Lifestyle Family Photography was such an honor!
Stress Free Conroe Family Session with Older Children | The DeGeorgio Family
Meet the DeGeorgio family, some of the most fun and caring folks that I have ever met! Adina, a sweet mom of two, won athlete of the month over at the gym I attend and I was honored to be their Conroe family photographer that evening! This family is part of my fit fam over at CrossFit Willis, and I love being able to capture sweet moments for these people who are so dear to me. It’s families like these that remind me how blessed I am to provide stress free Conroe family sessions with older children.
Adina and her husband are seriously some of the most fun parents I have ever met! They have two teenage daughters, and I just loved the chemistry between the four of them. It is obvious that they are very close, and are always laughing and playing jokes on each other! We all know that teenagers can sometimes drift away from their parents, but the DeGeorgio’s have really stuck together as a team through thick and thin. I love that about them!
Their Outdoor Session
We chose to do a candid session in a beautiful field right off of FM 1097 in Willis (just about a short 15 minute drive from The Woodlands, and about 40 minutes from North Houston). The scenery was absolutely gorgeous, especially trees in the background. They curved inwards, which made for the perfect natural frame around the family. Not to mention, there were dandelions, and there is nothing more fun than making wishes and blowing on them in the wind!
I always try to create a stress-free environment for my clients. In order to do this, I encourage them to be themselves, have fun, and play as much as possible. After all, this is the best way to get those natural smiles. The DeGeorgio’s had no problem being themselves, and had a blast throughout the session, especially Dad! He is hilarious, and constantly making his girls laugh. I loved the images I was able to get of them in the moment laughing at each other, and at the gym, he has everyone in stitches, too. What great memories they will be able to cherish forever!
This is such an amazing family! I love capturing Stress Free Conroe Family Session with Older Children. Especially when they’re as hilarious as these four!
Clothing Store Recommendations for The Woodlands Family and Newborn Photography
When it comes to preparing for a session with your photographer, wardrobe is such a huge component, as it can totally affect the outcome of your photos. Are you stuck on what you and your family should wear for your newborn or family session?
Here are 4 ideas on great places that will provide the perfect wardrobe you are looking for!
1. My client wardrobe – I have invested in a wardrobe for my clients to use, if needed or wanted! This wardrobe is free for all clients to use. It includes tops, bottoms, and mostly maxi dresses that compliment any body type. I have sizes for women that range from 2-12 and if you are interested in wearing pieces from my wardrobe, be sure to contact me if you want to schedule a wardrobe consult.
2. Free People – Free People has a vintage, classic look that tends to flatter nearly all body types. They can be a bit on the pricy side, but sometimes have great sales online and in stores. If you like floral, lace, and flowy clothing, this is the store for you. You can visit this store locally, in The Woodlands Mall (located at 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr, The Woodlands, Tx 77380) right off the freeway, or visit their website to view their beautiful, high end pieces! <3
3. ASOS – This clothing brand was originally meant to portray clothing that was “as seen on screen,” or styles that were worn for celebrities. ASOS offers the most recent styles, geared for adults in their 20’s. Shop here if you want the current trends to be portrayed in your sessions. This website is online and I believe based out of the UK. You can visit their website here. And be sure to always check their sale items. Beautiful pieces for affordable prices!!
4. Old Navy (for kids) – Old Navy is a well known store that offers affordable clothing that is not only adorable, but comfortable for your kiddos. Their goal is to appeal to it’s customers with fun, fashion, and value. They have a store located in The Woodlands in the Portofino Center (19075 Interstate 45 S, Shenandoah, Tx 77385) and one in Conroe at the Conroe Marketplace (2908 I45 N, Conroe, Tx 77303). You can also shop styles conveniently online!
5. Gap (for kids) – Gap is similar to Old Navy, but slightly more pricey. There’s more bang for your buck, though, because the clothes will last longer than most. They are known to have classic styles that tend to stick around for several generations, as well as trendy options that go with the current times. Gap Kids is located at the Premium Outlets in Cypress (29300 Hempstead Rd, Cypress, Tx 77433) if you need to get something quick, but their online selection is so convenient and a wealth of really amazing styles.
If you have any questions about my client wardrobe, or any other recommendations you may need on selecting the perfect outfits for you and your family, feel free to reach out here!
The Woodlands Stress Free Newborn Photography | Stevie
Ah, this amazing mama is so dear to me! Alyx is one of my good friends, and I had the sweet sweet pleasure of having her new little one in my studio! This precious baby was so stinkin’ cute, and I am so glad I was able to spend some quality time her.
Her Snuggly Studio Session
My studio is conveniently located right off I-45 N and FM 830, just a short 15 minute drive from The Woodlands. I love having a studio, especially for newborn sessions. It really makes for a stress-free environment for the little ones. There is nothing better than having a cozy little newborn sleeping soundly in the studio. A photographer’s dream! This baby girl, Stevie, was so cuddly and calm, and slumbered away on the comfy blankets and pillows we surrounded her with.
Alyx and I decided on a simple session that showed off Stevie’s beautiful features. We mostly did simple, natural poses that allowed for Stevie to stay comfortable the whole time. I just loved how she stretched her little arms half-way up. It’s safe to say that she is one of the cutest little sleepers, ever!
A Natural Beauty
We used flowers and other florals by Tamara Wylie Designs, and wow, does she do an amazing job! I am always impressed by her simple, yet elegant designs. Big sister and momma also joined in on Stevie’s session, and it was so sweet to see the three of them altogether. What a precious family!
One of the many blessings of being a photographer is working with beautiful families like this one. I am forever thankful for all of my amazing clients for putting their trust in me time and time again. I hope 2018 brings all of you many blessings! If you are looking for a stress-free convenient photographer, please feel free to email me, or simply click here!
Capturing The Woodlands Stress Free Newborn Photography allows, not only, for a wonderful experience for mama, but for a gorgeous and natural collection!
If you have watched the news in the last month, you may have noticed that Hurricane Harvey hit my beloved Houston area. As many of you know, Hurricane Harvey was a cat 4 hurricane that wrecked our city, but Houston banded together, joined arms and hands and hearts of our neighbors. It was a joyous occasion to see, while being very sad at the exact same moment. However, we Houstonians WILL prevail. We will get through this. Together. As a Conroe Newborn Photographer, it is my job to share some of the sunshine after the storm, so meet the Morvant family! <3
People’s homes were ravished during the flood, place of businesses, and those of us small business owners are faced with the what ifs and the threat of a slower season and what comes with all of that. As not to get selfish or think the worst, the reality that we face must be in our minds.
In a time like this, I think it is important to keep sharing our blessings and continue to spread sunshine, because darkness casts shadows over that sunshine. So that’s why I chose to share this Conroe Newborn Photography Portrait Session, of the sweet baby Blake. I went to school with her sweet mama. Seeing old classmates is truly so fun so it was just the cherry on top of an already exciting session!
About this Conroe Newborn Photographer Session
Baby Blake came to visit me in my North Conroe studio, right off of FM830. I have a natural light photography studio located sweetly and conveniently right off of I-45 in north Conroe. All newborn portrait sessions are done in my studio and are focused on the connection of each family while creating beautiful newborn art that simple, organic, modern with a classic feel to them. While I do believe that posing newborns is an art form all in itself, I do take a “free posed” approach to my newborn sessions.
For more information on how to book your newborn portrait session with me, email me! I’d love to hear from you! <3
I see such a terrible trend in myself- the feat of blogging. Woe is me! I do not understand why the feat of blogging seems so difficult. While my sister company is Organic Blogging, I do like to keep the content here on my photography site by me since that site stays pretty busy. So.. without further ‘ado- this Conroe Photographer Newborn and Maternity session is next on the bloggity blog!
How I styled this maternity photography session
Eurri borrowed three dresses from my studio wardrobe (now located off of FM830 in Willis, Tx). She wore two that were from Free People (the mauve-y toned one and the green caftan). Although my white vintage maxi dress is a client favorite, I cannot, for the life of me, remember where I got it. The brand of clothing says Flying Tomato, but I bought if off of a boutique on Instagram. And of course, the lovely flower crown you see pictured is by the ever talented, Tamara Wylie Designs!
Eurri and I have been friends for about 4 – 5 years now. She’s someone I have ran to in times of despair, has been there for me for countless business talks, chats, advice, and therapy sessions and I am so proud to call her my friend. When she welcomed her second child in the world, I knew I had to get her in front of my camera. And what better model to test my new studio space with? Why, her, of course!!! 🙂
If you are in need of a Conroe Photographer newborn and maternity, please do not hesitate to reach out. I would love to be considered! My studio is now located off of FM830 slightly north of Conroe, Tx in Willis, Tx. And for more information on family sessions, senior portraits, or anything else, I’m here! Waiting to meet ya! <3
Stress-Free Maternity Portraits The Woodlands Tx | Bosma Family
Another gorgeous session in the books, y’all! I was so happy to be able to meet this sweet family and squeeze them in last minute while this sweet daddy was back home from working. I pride myself in cultivating a Stress-Free Maternity Portraits The Woodlands Tx environment. Maternity, newborn, family and child photography sessions with me are rarely forced, and always fun! 😉
Lauren and her husband have two little boys and were (but now she’s here) expecting their first baby girl. Being a mama to an older boy, and my little girl being the youngest, you cherish the bugs, the lizards, the high energy little fellas. And then before you know it, your sweet princess makes her entrance into the world. The anticipation of what’s to come, the affirmation that, yes, in fact, each personality is COMPLETELY different all makes for the most joyous of occasions.
Being able to document the most precious of times for each of my clients is such a true testament on what it is that I have worked so incredibly hard at doing. Being picked amongst the sea of other industry professionals is the biggest compliment on my work that I can receive and each and every session has my whole heart and soul poured into it.
If you’re reading this and wondering if you should book me, I encourage you to reach out, come by for a coffee and a hug, look through my studio wardrobe and see if we will be a good match. If you think we will, hooray! I am so glad and would be thrilled to do your Stress-Free Maternity Portraits The Woodlands Tx. And if not, we can call it a date and remain friends. For more information on how to get in touch, be sure to check out my website.
Maternity Photography The Woodlands Tx | Wright Family
Happy day, friends! Another post is going up and man oh man was it a beautiful evening that night. It’s a true honor when fellow creatives ask me to document their biggest milestones in their lives. One being welcoming their newest addition to their sweet family. With the sunsetting in the most beautiful of ways, joyful smiles had for all, a sweet friend accompanying us and sharing her perspective, and the excitement of a new baby in the horizon. It’s a true compliment to do Alyx and her family’s Maternity Photography The Woodlands Tx.
Alyx is a hair and makeup artist over at Salon’s at the Lake. With anything from a monthly highlight, to a custom photography glam, she is sure to make you feel your best. The girls at that salon are nothing short of amazing and I always love and jump at the opportunity to work with them.
Being a mother of two myself, I can totally relate with the time in which Alyx was in while these images were being photographed. The flutters of those little baby feet, the cuddles from your firstborn while you both anticipate the new life and new soul entering in the world, the nesting, and everything else in between.. the moments are amazing. Scary. Beautiful. An ugly cry here and there, and magic. True and pure magic.
Alyx’s sweet new bundle will be here in a blink of an eye and I am so excited to meet that new baby. Be sure to stay posted if you’d like to see that session and make sure, if you’d like to book a session with me, you get in touch! I would be thrilled and honored to work with you and to do your Maternity Photography The Woodlands Tx!!
Summer is absolutely one of the most gorgeous times of the year. And what’s even better is that it’s so fun for the kiddos! No school, sun kissed skin, endless play. It truly is a wonderful season that has so many opportunities for fun and adventure. Being a momma of two, I often find myself looking for new ways to entertain the kids. Let’s face it – being in the house with two little ones is enough to drive any parent crazy! I was so so excited when a dear friend of mine introduced me to Shadow Bend Park, as it is an awesome place to take the kids in the sweet summertime sun!
About Shadow Bend Park
Shadow Bend Park is located in The Woodlands, Texas, and has so many fun amenities. Not only does it have a newly renovated playground for the kiddos to play on, but you can also find soccer fields and tennis courts there as well. It even has a pool, along with a splash pad for the kiddos to cool off in after a long hot day at the park! My husband and I love being able to get our precious little ones outside and playing in the sweet outdoors. It’s such an amazing feeling watching my babies play their little hearts out.
This park is a gorgeous place to go when you are in need of getting your kids (and yourself) out of the house for a bit. Whether it’s a day at the pool, a picnic, a birthday party, or just a quick two hours at the playground, Shadow Bend Park is a must for families in The Woodlands area! You can also visit http://woodlandsevents.com/parks/cochrans-crossing/shadowbend-park
The Woodlands Family Fun this week is at Shadow Bend Park! You will enjoy spending time with your family there!