Houston Indoor Lifestyle Family Photography | The Anderson Family

Houston Indoor Lifestyle Family Photography | The Anderson Family

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!

Clothing Store Recommendations for The Woodlands Family and Newborn Photography

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.
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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

The Woodlands Stress Free Newborn Photography | Stevie

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!

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!

The Woodlands Wedding Photographer

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

The Woodlands Tx Family Fun

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!

Family Photographer in The Woodlands


 

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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Want to book your own The Woodlands Lifestyle Newborn Photography session?  Be sure to get in touch!

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!

Looking to book your own outdoor family session or want to view more of my The Woodlands Photography? Let’s chat!!