Pickles, Popcorn and Ice Cream, oh my! Maternity Session | The Woodlands, TX | Studio154 Photography

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Pickles, Popcorn and Ice Cream, oh my! Maternity Session | The Woodlands, TX | Studio154 Photography

Hello Friends! I have a super fun maternity session to share with you today. You might remember seeing this gorgeous boy Mom over on my facebook page recently...

That day we captured some super sweet moments with Mama and her two boys as they await the arrival of their newest team mate rounding out to a perfect trio. 

After all the precious-silly moments captured at home, Amy (mama) and I chatted and dreamed up a fun maternity shoot. Involving one of the stores that we spend probably most of our time at, the grocery store! After a few phone calls and emails later with management, I had the date set and made our way to H-E-B, (where "Here Everything's Better"). I don't know about you, but what pregnant lady doesn't love the grocery store!

When Amy arrived, I couldn't help but crack up laughing as she showed me her spoon she brought from home, "Ya know, just in case I need some ice cream." 

We ventured round the aisles to her favorite spots, Baby Harrison was craving kettle corn, and we made a stop to cool the heartburn - introduced Amy to TUMS Smoothies (these are LIFESAVERS) - and continued our way throughout the store. We laughed till we cried and had a blast capturing all those Preggo favs. 

Finished the trip with a bucket of Texas goodness, Blue Bell ice cream, and baby decided he needed a drumstick too. Whatever baby wants, baby gets, right!?

Enjoy our trip to H-E-B!

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One is so much fun... | Birthday Session | The Woodlands, TX | Studio154 Photography

First birthday sessions are always so much fun and full of laughs. This bright-eyed sweetheart gave lots of hugs and high fives. He especially loved when Mama joined him to be in the photos. 

I know you probably hear it a lot lately.. I'm talking to you Moms. Don't forget or shy away from getting IN the photos with your kid(s), and even so, have individual photos taken of yourself. One day, (as much as I hate to think about it...) that's all your children and grandchildren will have. I think because we're in such an iPhone (camera ready) world, we forget to actually have real portraits taken of us. I know I am just as guilty. I'm the one behind the camera, not in front of it. Remember to make it happen, Mamas. Your children will treasure it forever. 

Isn't she lovely... Newborn Session | Montgomery, TX | Studio154 Photography

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Isn't she lovely... Newborn Session | Montgomery, TX | Studio154 Photography

Hello sweet friends! I've had the privilege of being invited into my amazing clients homes and capturing the fresh new moments of adding a baby to their lives. A baby changes everything, doesn't it? In the absolute best way possible. I just adore this sweet family I am going to share with you. Mom and Dad are one of the coolest fun couples I've met, and their son is ridiculously cute and charming all rolled into one. Meet their newest little love, Indy...

 

I loved the use of light and shadows in this newborn session. Silhouette shots have become one of my favorites. There's something so simple and calm about them. Till next time, friends....

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Home Run at Minute Maid Park - First Birthday Session | Houston, TX | Studio154 Photography

You may recall seeing this beautiful brown-eyed baby boy months ago on our facebook page...

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Greyson is as precious as his sweet little smile. His happy personality warms everyone's heart who comes in contact with him. This is one special little boy.

When his Mama, LeighAnn told me what she envisioned for his first birthday photos, I loved the idea, especially the story behind it.

Being huge Astros fans, Greyson's parents (LeighAnn and Chris) rarely miss a game whether they're in the stands or watching at home. LeighAnn was pregnant with Greyson for his first baseball game. 

During the World Series, Greyson was 6 months old, and while those yummy round cheeks should have been in bed sleeping, he often would wake up - probably because he didn't want to miss a game, and so he watch it with his Mama, Dad, Mimi and Pawpaw. Turns out Greyson was a lucky charm for the Astros! They WON the World Series 3 days before Greyson turned 7 months old. 

They can already tell Greyson is one of the Astros biggest fans! His birthday is right around opening day this year for the Astros and his parents are going to throw him one Grand Slam of a party!

Enjoy his first birthday session...

Happy FIRST Birthday, Greyson! You're a much loved baby boy!

As we were leaving the ballpark, I saw section 154 and just had to take a picture. I have a fun little story behind that section...

Astros Minute Maid Park

When my boyfriend (now husband) and I were first dating, we went to the Astros game for a date night, sat in section 154 and that was the very first time he held my hand. He was smitten and so was I (still am)! True love and baseball, y'all. Now, who's ready for Opening Day!?

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Little Prince - Newborn Photography Session | Houston, TX

If you follow me on social media, you've seen me post about this super fun pregnancy announcement...

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And then of course the Mama-to-be's enchanted maternity session...

Houston Maternity Photography

Their sweet little prince was born this past January, and is handsome as can be! I arrived at their home and could instantly feel the joy a new baby brought into their lives. I loved all the sentimental touches mom added to the session, with the handmade blankets from a family member to Dad's hospital shirt with LJ's foot prints added when he was born. It was such a pleasure capturing this beautiful time in their lives.

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Joyful Family Photography Session | The Woodlands, TX | Studio154 Photography

This family instantly makes me happy just being around them. 3 kids under the age of 3 (Can you even imagine?!) and I swear their parents are straight up Parent Goals!

They do this Mom and Dad gig with such grace, kindness and laughter mixed into one. The kiddos know they're loved big time by them, and it shows so well how they interact with each other. It's always such a joy for me to hang out with them for an afternoon. That golden hour sunshine was extra bright that afternoon, and I'm sure it was because this family brings a little extra sunshine with them where ever they go. Enjoy the radiant Marble Family Session...

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Golden Doodle Newborn Puppy | Tomball, TX | Studio154 Photography

I got to meet the sweetest, snuggliest, little fur ball of cuteness, ever this week!

My niece and nephew got a special surprise from Santa for Christmas.

Meet Sophie, the 6 week golden doodle puppy. 

She was so shy and timid at first, but once she felt comfortable around me, she snuggled right into my lap, and I wanted to cuddle her forever, and ever, and ever! 

I of course, had my camera with me, so once Sophie was sound asleep, my sister and I set up an impromptu newborn session. I mean, she was just too cute not too! We could help but laugh how newborn baby like Sophie was. We were able to move her and pose her as needed, as well has change out blankets and hats. We had so much fun gushing over Sophie. What is it about puppies that bring out the high pitch girly voice? You know what I'm saying? Take a look at Sophie Doodle's "Newborn puppy" photos, and I bet you'll be saying "AWWWWW!" too. 

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Little Baby Charlie | Newborn Session The Woodlands, TX

I'm not sure what I love more, this little precious baby boys button nose, or his darling name - Charlie. I just LOVE that name! Remember his Mama's artsy maternity session in the Spring? Well here is her sweet little masterpiece!

Enjoy!

Newborn Lifestyle Family Session

Meet the Viengar family! I had the honor of photographing these images of their family, as this year they welcomed their lovely baby girl, Archer Brave. 

You know how you meet people and instantly you can tell they have joy in their hearts? That's this family. I was so blessed to spend a morning with them, and hear their story. In September of 2016 their newborn baby boy, Jude, left this earth and their world had changed. They told me their story of loss, hope and God's grace. A year later, precious Archer Brave was born. They are such an inspiring family, their smiles are warm and full of light and hope and they love deeply.

I loved that they wanted to incorporate ways to honor Baby Jude in their photography session. The beautiful knit golden blanket and the stuffed puppy dog are Jude's, we wrapped sisters and Archer in them and had cuddles with that darling puppy. 

Enjoy these special moments...

Autumn Maternity Session

I met this precious Mama this fall for her maternity session. Her darling little girls were in tow and they were full of life and buckets of happiness. It was such a fun session! 

KateLin is grace and beauty all wrapped into one. She wanted to capture these photographs as they were going to be welcoming their rainbow baby soon. The baby's gender was going to be a surprise and the girls were excited to find out. 

Enjoy these autumn glorious jewel-toned photographs...

What to Wear Family Photography Session

'Tis the season for Family Photography Sessions! One of the most asked questions I receive is "What should we wear?" 

Here are a few pieces of advice I offer my clients...

1. Pick a Color Inspiration.

Where do you envision displaying your images? Will you use them for your Christmas cards? Take a moment to think that through, and that will help you pick your color scheme.

2. Coordinate, Don't MATCH.

Matchy-Matchy doesn't always work. If you're planning a Mom+Me or Dad+Me session, then by all means match away! But when you have a few more people to dress, matching doesn't always vibe right. Think of combinations that compliment each other. 

3. Be Comfortable in that you wear.

Choose an outfit that flatters your figure and is comfortable for you to wear, whether you sit or stand. When you wear something that you're confident in and feel amazing in, it shows all over your face and body language. That's what you want to see in your photographs. You feeling your best!

4. Details! Details! Details!

Don't forget the details, jewelry, bows, socks, scarf, hats, nail polish etc. All those details matter, because they will show up in your photographs. Have a favorite necklace thats sentimental to you, WEAR IT! Nail polish chipping? Add a fresh coat. Want to add some layers and textures to your wardrobe? Add a scarf. And don't forget to shine your shoes! 

Go into your closet, pick out two of your favorite pieces. Let those be the anchor pieces to build your family's wardrobe upon. 

Think of a theme! Soft tones, bold fall colors, glam it up, or Christmas pajamas for all! Get creative and have fun with it! Make memories out of the process. Picking your family's wardrobe shouldn't be stressful. If you need help, always ask! I love helping my clients with making decisions for their wardrobe selections. I'm always an email or text away! 

Hope you find these tips helpful for your next photography session!

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak”
— Rachel Zoe

Where the heart is... Family Session | The Woodlands, TX Studio154 Photography

Sometimes people live in a place for most of their lives and then sometimes they move away to a whole other state, or country.  This precious family was moving away out of the country and wanted to capture their home and favorite park that their children would play at. It was such a lovely idea and as you will see the kids do love it. Wishing them all the best on their new adventure!

Enjoy!

 

Mommy & Me Session | The Woodlands, TX | Studio154 Photography

This humid hot Houston weather has me longing for fall weather. Anyone else with me? Bring on the cool temps and fall fanatics! Today I'm sharing this precious Mommy and Me Session from last September, when there was a cool breeze and less humidity. Soon, friends! Fall is on its way.

Enjoy!

Rainbow Baby Boy | Spring, TX | Studio154 Photography

Remember this beautiful expectant Mama? 

Isn't she stunning? I realized I'm way behind on blogging sessions, and have yet to post this lovely Maternity/Family session. So I'll give you a little snippet into this session. I have known Randi and Zach for many years, our busy lives prevent us from seeing each other that often... sometimes a year (or two) will go by before we see each other in person. I guess that's what adulating does to you at times. I was so honored when Randi booked her maternity session with our Studio, this pregnancy was extra special after the devastating loss that they had experienced prior.

Y'all know my heart is so tender towards miscarriage, loss, infertility and everything wrapped up in-between.  It was such a joy to celebrate this precious life with them and capture these images.

The butterfly Mama is holding below with big sister is a keepsake they have of their little one in heaven. 

This past week the family welcomed their precious baby boy, Isaac into the world. The sweet 8lbs 2oz bundle of joy sure brought happy tears to all who met him. Oh how loved he is!!

"God knew my heart needed you."

The necklace below that Baby Isaac is holding, has his great-grandmother's finger print on it. She passed away this July. I was so glad that his Grandma walked into the room as we were taking the shots and asked to have his picture taken with that very special necklace. 

 For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him. 1 Samuel 1:27

For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him. 1 Samuel 1:27

Congratulations, Morrow Family! So happy you have your rainbow baby!

Milestone Session | The Woodlands, TX | Studio154 Photography

I could hardly believe it was already time to take sweet Everly's 6 month photos when her Mama contacted me. How on earth has time flown that fast? Remember Everly's Newborn Session? It was so lovely!

Once again her Mama brings such elegance and grace into their session. This little girl is loved beyond measure. 

Enjoy!

Captivating Maternity Photography Shoot | The Woodlands, TX | Studio154 Photography

It's pretty special when your childhood friend and you get to grow up in life together. This gorgeous Mama has been my best friend since we were in grade school. To watch her become a wife and mother has truly been awesome. Since we have known each other for what seems like a life time, she trusts me. So when I said "lets go to the top of the roof!" She didn't hesitate one bit. Thats my ride or die BFF. 

Hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do!

First Birthday Boy | The Woodlands, TX | Studio154 Photography

First birthday photography sessions are always a lot of fun. That precious curiosity as they eye their birthday cake. I love it! 

This sweet boy's smile could brighten up anyones day! 

First Birthday Girl | The Woodlands, TX | Studio154 Photography

I love what I do, but I especially love what I do when I get to meet the sweetest little buttercups around!

Check out this little girls smile!! Mercy, she's precious, y'all. I've known her Mama for a long time, way before we were Moms. They made a trip to Houston from Dallas, and it was such a pleasure to meet the birthday girl and capture her sweetness. Hope her sunny personality brightens your day like it did mine! 

An Artists Maternity Shoot | The Woodlands, TX

Have you ever met someone that oozes creativity?

 You watch as they take something out of nothing and create a masterpiece! I had the privilege of photographing this incredible woman's maternity shoot. She is a local artist, who creates the most fascinating paintings. She is expecting her second baby boy. Being a boy mom (and artist) she isn't afraid to let things get messy! 

To see Chelsea's work visit The Proper Topper