The Woodlands Wedding Photographer | Ellis Wedding

The Woodlands Wedding Photographer | Ellis Wedding

Weddings are so much fun. A lot of hard work and planning goes into the perfect wedding celebration, so as a The Woodlands Wedding Photographer, I’m always in awe of the brides who spend hours on Pinterest and whip up everything themselves resulting in the prettiest decor. I remember my own wedding. The overwhelming stress of getting everything ordered, booked, and delivered in time. I can only imagine adding DIY projects. And being knee deep in ribbon, nails, and paint on top of it all!

Congrats to the Happy Couple

Becca and Justin had a beautiful wedding recently where Becca pulled off one of those perfect DIY celebrations. From globe lights strung everywhere, to the tree bark cake stand, to the rustic photo wall complete with fun props. There wasn’t a detail left out. Every sweet sign, chandelier, and flower arrangement complemented their big day. And I think the hard work that went into it made it that much more special! Becca and Justin own a Crossfit gym, so most of their guests were clients and friends from the gym.

Their ceremony was held on some land owned by Becca’s parents, and even their dog Zoe got to witness their vows and join in for some family photos! Becca was a stunning bride, and would’ve fit in at any glamorous five star hotel venue, but I think she shined most right in her own backyard amongst her friends and family in the intimate DIY wedding she worked so hard on herself. I loved capturing Becca and Justin’s beautiful wedding, and I am so blessed to call this sweet couple my friends!

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The Woodlands Family Natural Light Photographer | The Wood Family

The Woodlands Family Natural Light Photographer | The Wood Family

The Woodlands Family Natural Light Photographer | The Wood Family

So many laughs, smiles, and memories made during this family session! It was so much fun to capture this amazing family because I go to the gym with Rachel and Hali! I think that made them super comfortable in front of the camera. It gave me the opportunity to capture their true personalities! This was the perfect time for them to update their family portraits since the kids are growing up so quickly. They are some of the sweetest and most beautiful people I have ever met as a The Woodlands Family Natural Light Photographer – inside and out!

About the Wood Family

It was very important to showcase the bond that they have with one another. So I let them be silly and just interact with one another while I took tons of pictures! You can really tell how much they all mean to one another! The best part of it all was that they had every single-family member participate – including their little dog! Their little fury friend is a big part of their life, so we couldn’t dare leave him out! It was so sweet to watch them play together, and I know it will mean a lot to them for many years to come. I can already see these being framed all around their house and bringing them many smiles!

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This family is one of the most beautiful groups of people inside and out that I have met as a The Woodlands Family Natural Light Photographer! Love them!

The Woodlands Family Photography | The Miller Family

The Woodlands Family Photography | The Miller Family

The Woodlands Family Photography | The Miller Family

This shoot was for DoTERRA’s (essential oils) member magazine, DoTERRA Living, that goes out to all their members. The Millers were actually selected to be featured in the magazine, and they asked me to be their photographer! What an incredible compliment and honor.
DoTERRA’s essential oils are volatile, aromatic compounds that occur naturally in seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other plant parts. They have been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices for many many years. While there are over 3,0000 varieties of essential oils, each contains its own unique and specific benefits. Each pertain to a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. Such as soothing sore muscles, helping with digestion, improving sleep, and reducing nervousness and anxiety. In fact, my aunt had introduced me to essential oils several years back, and I absolutely love them. There are so many great benefits that they can offer its unbelievable.

About this Session

The Millers were an absolute pleasure to work with. Amy and Jim are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met, and their three boys were so fun and delightful. The twin boys were just too cute and so full of energy and personality, and their big brother, Noah, was so handsome, mature, and caring for his two little brothers. They were so sweet to their mama, bringing her flowers and giving her kisses, and they loved wrestling with Dad! How fun?!!! I can definitely see why the Millers were chosen to be featured in DoTERRA’s member magazine; this family’s love for each other is so unbelievable, and as the pictures show, they are so full of life and make one great team as a family.
I am so blessed and fortunate that my passion for photography brings me to meeting and working with such wonderful and amazing families like the Millers and allows for amazing opportunities like this one. I can’t even express how blessed I am to have my work featured in magazines, such as DoTERRA’s Living Magazine, for causes and products I believe in and love myself through photos of a such a beautiful and lovely family.
What a fun family! Being the Miller family’s The Woodlands Family Photography artist was such a treat! Love those smiles!!

The Woodlands Tx Family Fun | Grimaldi’s Pizza

The Woodlands Tx Family Fun | Grimaldi’s Pizza

The Woodlands Tx Family Fun | Grimaldi’s Pizza

Oh pizza, you little fiend. As soon as I promise myself I’m switching to a 100% wholistic yogi-approved diet plan… I close my eyes and you rear your deliciously tempting head! Like clockwork, I fight my urges as you tempt me with thoughts of mozzarella and pepperoni, but inevitably I cave. And where do I love to find myself when I cave? Grimaldi’s Pizza of course! Nestled in the heart of The Woodlands, this little corner of heaven has been providing my my favorite vice ever since I first laid eyes on you, three long years ago.  A definite go to if your’re looking for some The Woodlands Tx Family Fun!

If you’re looking for some yummy family fun in The Woodlands, Grimaldi’s is the place to go. With a splash pad and concert hall literally next door and a rooftop wine lounge atop the restaurant, there’s plenty of fun for every family member.

The next time you find yourself in The Woodlands, stop in, grab a slice of Brooklyn style pizza-pie, have a beer and enjoy the waterway! You won’t regret it… Believe me! <3

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I absolutely love capturing the love and happiness that flows through so many families in The Woodlands, TX.

To book your own The Woodlands family session, get in touch!

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

20 Waterway Ave Ste. 100
Woodlands, TX 77380

Family Photographer in The Woodlands | Great Family Spots in The Woodlands, TX

Family Photographer in The Woodlands | Great Spots in The Woodlands, TX

The Woodlands has an endless supply of entertainment, food and activities available for participants of any age! From a bustling nightlife at various bars and clubs, to kid-friendly splash parks and green spaces to run wild, Market Street in particular comes to mind when I think of fun times in The Woodlands. Though we are far from December, mark your calendars to make a trip to Market Street to get some great family photos in front of their towering Christmas Tree. As a Family Photographer in The Woodlands, I’m well aware of how truly adorable these holiday sessions turn out!

Admittedly, I probably frequent a few of my favorite shops here a little too often, but we all have our vices, right? I love spending a few precious moments sniffing all the wonderful smells from Lush Cosmetics, and rarely leave without a bath bomb…or five…Love them! As an avid gym-goer, I’ve learned to love Lulu Lemon over the years. I know, it’s pricey…but you can’t beat their quality or lifetime guarantee! If you love sushi as much as my hubby and I do, you have to stop by Uni Sushi! So yummy!!

Just a short 20 minute drive from Conroe, TX lies a retail-therapy block nestled in the heart of The Woodlands teeming with shops, food and entertainment. Whether you want to catch a movie and a burger, spend the afternoon splashing around in the 24/7 splash pad with your kiddos, or grab some cocktails with your gal-pals…Market Street has everything you need to have a wonderful time.

 

Make sure to keep on the lookout for more family friendly spots to take the whole gang in The Woodlands, TX!

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Market Street – The Woodlands

9595 Six Pines Drive

The Woodlands, TX 77380

 

The Woodlands Newborn Lifestyle Photographer | Fahrner Family

The Woodlands Newborn Lifestyle Photographer | Fahrner Family

Little blessings! I think it is the simplicity of this photo shoot that will forever warm my heart. The setting was in the comfort of the new parent’s home, and it truly captured the reality of being a new loving parent, who just can’t help but stare in awe at their new little bundle of joy! After adding a little member to your family, your heart finally feels complete, and getting to witness these emotions was just enough to melt my heart! From experience, I know that you feel like you have the entire world in your hands when holding your baby, and you just never want to let go.  So being able to do these Woodlands Newborn Lifestyle Photographer portrait sessions is really a dream come true.

The bond between them was undeniable, breathtaking, and just plain beautiful. As a mom and a The Woodlands Newborn Lifestyle Photographer, I know how crazy life can be in those first few weeks. For that reason, I love offering in-home newborn sessions. It truly is so easy on both mama and the baby this way, and I get to capture their comfy love <3

About this session

Marisa is a friend of my cousin, Alisa, so this photo shoot was close to my heart. She embraces the realities of being a new mommy, knowing that you have to do whatever it takes to make life easier on you, and I couldn’t agree more! The experience can be an emotional roller coaster, from tired days and long nights, to loving your baby so hard it hurts. Those first few months that you are a new parent can be overwhelming, but oh so rewarding at the same time. Thank you for blessing me with getting to be a part of the joy that filled this room!

Loved this sweet family. TONS. <3

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The Woodlands Family Photographer | The Patrick Family

The Woodlands Photography | The Patrick Family

When I think back on this sunny session the following words come to mind: laughter, spunk, and warmth.  It wasn’t uncommon at all to hear laughter coming from either one of the kids or their fantastic parents Casey and Alyssa.  It seems like between the seven of them there’s always something funny going on.  You can tell that this family loves to be together and there have been many beautiful moments of laughter that have filled their home. Being able to document families like this and doing The Woodlands Photography is such an honor. The opportunity to spend this precious evening in the golden light of their company was such a joy.

About this session

I say spunk next because each of the kids had a unique and infectious spirit about them.  One may be more talkative than the other, and another one might have a smirk on their face you just know means something hysterical is about to happen.  Regardless of their individual differences, you know that one thing is certain – each of them has a spirit about them that pulls you in and makes you want to have them as a friend.  I think this comes from Casey and Alyssa’s big hearts for others.  Both are ER doctors who are extremely kind and always just a phone call away for me. Casey is the doctor who got me through the years of having sub-par medical insurance he was the doctor I saw when I had appendicitis.  I’ve known this family since the youngest boy was two, and have continually seen that they are all wonderful people.

I also think of warmth when it comes to this family.  Part of that is likely the natural light coming in behind their faces.  The other part though is the warmth you can feel that exists between the parents and their kids, the joy that is between each of them.  Whether it was one of the brothers looking up lovingly at his dad, or the two teen girls walking arm in arm as step-sisters-turned-friends, you can tell there’s a beautiful warm connection between this beautiful blended family.

Thanks for letting me hang out with your family and take these photos for you all.  I’m glad I’m able share my love of photography with a family that has shared so much with me.

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We took the Conroe YMCA off of Loop 336 for this sweet family photography session.  With a short 10 minute drive to North Side of The Woodlands (FM 242) and being right on the South Side of Conroe, this is a perfect location that can serve both towns right near me!

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The Woodlands Outdoor Natural Light Photographer | Lummis Family

The Woodlands Outdoor Natural Light Photographer | Lummis Family

These two boys are the perfect example of how different siblings truly can be. The older brother had such an adorable smile he was willing to share with me at the drop of a hat. The younger brother was a little more reserved, very sweet and loved his sweet snuggles with mama. Both boys were so much fun to work with. As a The Woodlands Outdoor Natural Light Photographer and mother of two of my own who have very different personalities, I’ve learned over the years how to work with little ones of all personality types.

About this session

This family reminds me so much of the dynamic I grew up with. (Even though my parents had two little girls on their hands as opposed to these sweet boys.) My sister was always the analytical one, always scoring perfect grades, constantly learning new things and joining new academic clubs. I… on the other hand was the family jokester, never failing to make my parents laugh. I loved seeing their sweet faces break into huge grins as they tried their hardest to keep a straight, stern face. Constantly gravitated towards afternoons spent crafting with my mom, hot days spent in my dad’s wood shop, learning some new carpentry trick, I learned so much from both of them over the years. What I  learned over the years from growing up with such a high achieving sibling though, was to reassess the way in which I viewed myself in comparison to her, and others.

When we got older, I was shocked to hear that she had always been jealous of the ease in which I made friends and the different artistic outlets I was able to enjoy. From that conversation on, my perspective on how I viewed myself and my unique talents and abilities completely changed. It’s a lesson that I try and teach to my kids every day. Like these two boys, each of them is so incredibly beautiful and talented in their own way. If only they knew how adored they truly are…. <3

 

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The Woodlands Family Photography Session – P Family (at the beach)

The Woodlands Family Photography Session – P Family (at the beach)

I shot this incredible The Woodlands Family Photography Session in Surfside/Galveston just two days after Christmas. The fog gave this session such a dreamy effect and was perfect lighting for this beach setting photography session.  When someone visits Houston, they do not really think of a beach session, but Galveston definitely provides a beautiful and wonderful setting for family portraits.  This family was vivacious, and enjoyable to be around and a true dream come true to work with!  It was such a joyful time to watch and photograph this large family and their natural interactions they had with one another.

When I was a child, we spent many days in Galveston during the summers and long breaks from school.  The seaweed, when you get in the water, used to make me think things were tickling my toes, and my imagination ran wild with the sandcastles I could build and shells I could find.  Ginger and her family provided those same childhood memories for their sweet kiddos and grandkiddos, and I was just truly lucky I could be there to witness just a couple hours of their sweet memories.  My memories are locked away inside my head, cherished the same, but Ginger and her family now have documentation of their time together.  How lucky I am to have this as my job and to provide tangible memories for these spectacular clients of mine! <3

Ginger and her family were a dream come true.  I hope that they love these images as much as I do!  And to see more from this session, be sure to keep scrolling below.  And for more information on how to book a session, be sure to get in touch!

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North Houston Family Photographer | Rothstein Family

North Houston Family Photographer | Rothstein Family

Amanda is one of my closest friends. I have always found such sweet comfort in her friendship and such excitement as her North Houston Family Photographer. Her eldest daughter and my little Maddie are so close. I love watching them play and adventure together. My mom has a darling bench swing on her property that perfectly fits both of their sweet little selves, side by side. Oh how they love that swing! Back and forth, back and forth. If they could have it their way, they’d spend hours swinging the day away in each other’s sweet company. Knowing Maddie has a lifelong friend made in Amanda’s precious daughter touches my heart so deeply.

Easily seen from this session, Amanda has an absolutely gorgeous sense of style. As soon as she approached me about this outdoor session that was to be taken in a sweet open field, I was instantly thrilled. Not only for the great images I knew we were bound to take, but to see how she would dress the whole family! I have to say, I wasn’t disappointed! Make sure to scroll down to see the entire family’s perfectly styled outfits!  The earthy tones and boho vibe truly did make for some stunning shots.

I loved watching both of these sweet parents interact with their kiddos. The really did have so much fun together, no prompts needed! I still remember the sweet laughter that filled the air around us throughout the entire session. Seeing the love that flows so freely through this family touched my heart so deeply. There’s something so special about seeing the true beautiful personality of a family from the view of my lens. Scrolling through these pictures makes my heart so incredibly happy. I can’t wait for next time I get to share a few precious moments with this sweet friend of mine and her darling family.

 

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