My People :-)

Well 2015 is winding down and, like any year, it has been full of ups and downs. But one of the most wonderful “ups” of my 2015 was the birth of my little nephew. It was so fun to get to include him in my bro and sis-in-law’s family portraits. And of course we were in my very favorite place – the Texas Hill Country. I can’t get enough of these people, these trees, these hills. Glad that they will be coming with me into 2016 🙂

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The G Family is Expecting!

We managed to squeeze in a last-minute family shoot for the G Family, who is expecting kiddo #3! What fun it was to catch up with these sweet boys and their parents. Those are going to be some good big brothers. I couldn’t be happier for this growing family 🙂

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The M Family is Expecting!

Well the M Family has a lot to look forward to this December with a new baby due before the end of the year! Big brother was so patient during our shoot and was clearly genuinely excited about his tiny sibling… until I mentioned diapers, haha. Plus the Arboretum never disappoints as a family backdrop – even in the dead of Houston “winter”, it was balmy(ish) and green. Such a fun morning with a sweet family.

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J Family Portraits

I just love meeting friends’ families. And what better excuse to hang out than a lil photo shoot? I was honored to get to take pics of one of my dear friends’ families around their lovely home. Even the dog cooperated – check out that canine eye contact! Thanks for welcoming me into your home, J Family!

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The V Family is Expecting!

The V Family is having another baby! This is a family that I have so loved photographing because I have had the privilege of seeing their first child grow and change. And soon he will be welcoming a sibling! I could not be happier for this sweet family and am looking forward to seeing one more smiling face in their family photos 🙂

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B Family at Hermann Park

Remember how this sweet girl turned 4 earlier in the fall? Well this time we had the whole family (including a very grown-up 4-year-old) out at Hermann Park for their family portraits. I could not have asked for more. We had gorgeous weather, a hint of fall color (yay!) and happy smiles. Thanks for spending the morning with me at the park, B Family!

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T Family Christmas Pictures

Mrs. T is one of my oldest friends. Check that, she is my oldest friend – approaching 3 decades ya’ll. So it is a delight for me to periodically photograph their family, especially their precious (quickly growing!) little guy. He was cracking me up during this shoot, giving me the sweetest combination of obedient smiles and mischievous grins. Check it out!

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Joint Mini Sessions – Cousins!

So this was a particularly fun mini session. We had back-to-back times reserved in an attempt to get some pics of these two sweet cousins 🙂 These kiddos were cracking me up because they were absolutely ALL boy (running, busy, dirty, laughing) and ALL girl (posing, calm, composed, smiling sweetly). The combo made for some precious photos, not to mention a particularly fun 40 minutes for the photographer. Take a look!

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K Family Mini Session

I could not love this family more: my beautiful friend, her beautiful kids, and this time we even had a bonus – their beautiful auntie! It’s just fun to see these five together. There’s something really special about the bond between siblings and it was fun to see, not only the kiddos’ interactions, but also the sisters. Thanks for your friendship, K Family. Can I be an honorary sister please? 😉

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Baby G 1-Year Portraits

2 years ago, I had the honor of photographing this sweet baby girl. What a treat it was, then, to photograph her little brother who is turning 1! This shoot really could not have gone better. For one thing, his parents were ultra-prepared, from clothes to props to extra lighting in the nursery (a photographer’s dream!). On top of all that, Baby G just hammed it up for the full hour – smiling and laughing and playing with his airplanes. I could not have asked for a better little model. Take a look:

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