Some shoots require a little more planning and careful thought. This one was so special and sweet. I get to meet so many parents and kids in my career, but the ones with special needs seem to touch my heart even more. I sit in awe as I watch parents pour out their love and patience with their little ones with disabilities. This amazing and gorgeous little girl (big sister) Delani has Autism, it’s a pretty extreme case and her beautiful Mom worried about how the session would go since they hadn’t ever tried a professional shoot. I said a prayer before I left for my session and I tell you what…it was a perfect session. She was happy and ready to play with her family. This mom Jessica was incredible with her daughters, patient and loving, full of an immense amount of energy that she puts forth daily to keep up with her beautiful girls. I find motherhood is full of joy and challenges for all Mom’s, but can’t even imagine how it is for her on a daily basis. So glad we could capture some fun moments as well as some that exude her love for her girls. Thanks to Cindi for setting up this session for her daughter-in-law and grand daughters and jumping in for a few. I loved this session! Grateful to know you all!
I cannot tell you how much I loved this newborn session, it was so relaxed and this baby girl was so happy and mostly sleepy for me. Her big sis was amazing too and just so sweet with her. I feel so privileged to be able to do newborn sessions like these and record those moments of joy in their homes that can only happen in those first few days. I get to meet amazing families and clients become friends. It’s really a true joy to be able to have this as my career. Thank you for allowing me into your home to record this part of your life story! You have so much love in your home and it shines through you in your portraits.
In my faith it’s a big deal for a kid to turn 8. We call it Great to be Eight because they will be baptized. For us turning Eight is the age of accountability. So in celebration of that we like to do a portrait session in their suit or pretty dress. This one is extra special because it’s my oldest son’s Great to be Eight session done in Dallas at the LDS Temple. Couldn’t be more grateful for this child and his incredible sweetness. What a gift to be his mother!
I had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous family in their home for a family maternity portrait session. I absolutely loved their session. You could just feel the love and excitement for this new little baby girl soon to be arriving in just a matter of days. Can you believe this beautiful mom was only 3 weeks from her due date? And what could be cuter than big sister dressed as a princess loving on Mom and Dad. Capturing kids in their favorite things at their age is what you always want to remember about them. And I love that Mom and Dad let her do her thing and even encouraged it. Enjoyed every minute of this session. Can’t wait for the newborn session!
Mini Sessions (25 minutes) start at $155 and for full one hour session it is $300 for family portraits (up to 5 people) or one hour sessions. Trying to keep them at one park location in Houston, but may be willing to do some on March 23rd as well in the city. Please fill out the form below for more information and to reserve a spot. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE!
So if you have followed my blog for the last year you will remember Daniel. If you would like to read his story in more detail and see photos from his last session please click here.
Daniel is a wonderful little boy with Pulmonary Hypertension, which is defined as increased pressure in the pulmonary arteries. He looks healthy and happy which most of the time that’s how he feels, but with this condition things can change in an instant. He wears his back pack everywhere which carries medicine to his body on a constant, if anything happens to his line it means he immediately goes into a very serious life threatening condition. His family adores him and they were thrilled to celebrate his 4th birthday just recently. His family praises God continually for giving them more time with him each and every day. It has taught me so much to watch this family give praises for every day they get with their son. Shouldn’t we all be praising the Lord for every day we have with our kids/loved ones, knowing life is so precious and unpredictable applies to us all, they just live it and breath it every day. We are always praying for Daniel and now for his friend Joel. I think what I take from this is to love deeper, give thanks more often and help others who have bigger mountains to climb than our own. Please feel free to follow Daniel’s family on their Caring Bridge page and pray for him to continue to have more birthdays to celebrate. As well as an update of portraits every year with me.
I am so grateful every day to know this amazing family, they have touched my life and I hope they touch yours as well.
To learn more about PH here’s a site to follow. http://www.phassociation.org/