Meet Leyla. Her mama brought her into my northwest Houston studio for a different session style that I don’t get to do as often as I wish. Because this pretty little baby girl was already a month old, I photographed her newborn portraits with a lifestyle approach. Newborn sessions are typically scheduled before baby is 15 days old. This is because babies are sleepiest and most limber during the first two weeks after birth, making it easier to produce those adorable curled up poses that parents loves. But just because a baby is past the two week phase, does not mean that cute newborn photographs can’t be achieved. As an experienced Houston newborn photographer and mother of four, I understand that life happens and booking a portrait session sometimes doesn't become a priority until after baby arrives. A lifestyle newborn session with me can be done up until baby is 6 weeks old. Keep in mind that lifestyle newborn sessions are different than a traditional session where baby is posed by the photographer while asleep. A lifestyle newborn session is meant to be more candid in nature and therefore is is completely baby led. There is little posing and minimal props, if any, are involved. Baby does not even have to be asleep during the shoot, because it’s all about capturing your little one just as they are. The best part about booking a lifestyle newborn session is that it can be photographed right in the comfort of your own home, as long as there is enough natural light available. Your home does not have to be spotless or look like something out of an HGTV show. A sofa by a window, baby’s nursery, or even your bed will suffice. An in-home newborn session can involve the whole family or it can focus just on baby. If your baby has already been born, but a session at home is just not your thing, then a lifestyle approach newborn session in my studio space - like Leyla's below - may be right for you.
My 2018 calendar is now open for reservations and I am currently booking newborn sessions for babies due in January, February, and March. I would love the opportunity to be your newborn photographer and capture your baby's story through my photographs whether it’s a studio or lifestyle session. Please complete the contact form to reserve a session. Pricing details for newborn and maternity sessions can be found HERE.
As a maternity photographer, one of the most frequent requests I receive is for the dreamy maternity milk bath. I am proud to say that I am one of the few photographers in Houston specializing in milk bath sessions for expecting mamas. A milk bath sessions is different from a traditional maternity session because it is not posed at all. Instead, I focus on capturing mama simply enjoying herself in a warm bath as she radiates that beautiful pregnancy glow and her love for her unborn baby. In order to achieve the perfect milk bath session, I first aim to create the perfect mood for expecting moms to look and feel beautiful. It all starts with me filling the tub with a mix of warm bathwater and protein-rich powder milk, which gently exfoliates your skin, leaving it feeling soft and supple. Organic florals are then added into the tub to create that dreamy, ethereal look. Access to my collection of maternity dresses and accessories from my studio wardrobe is included, leaving one less thing for you to stress over. Milk bath sessions are done in the comfort of your own home, so long as there is a window in the bathroom to allow natural light in. When I arrive, I will setup a soothing environment, ideal for your milk bath session. Relaxing music will be played, while my favorite essential oil blend for aroma therapy is diffused to help you settle into a comfortable mood. I'll take care of the setup and clean up for a stress free maternity session. I'd love the opportunity to photograph the excitement and love that you already feel for your unborn baby in a beautiful and unique way. As always, sessions are all-inclusive, with digital images already part of the package. The option to customize your portrait collection by adding prints, albums, and other photo keepsakes is also available. Visit the Newborn & Maternity Pricing page for details.
Hello world, meet baby Ezias. It’s crazy to think that it’s been a month since I photographed this little guy and it finally dawned on me that I never did share these images from his newborn session on the blog. Baby Ezias simply could not wait to get to know his mommy and daddy in person, so he made his arrival on earth just a tiny bit earlier than expected. I was excited to welcome this sweet couple into my studio for the second time; who drove all the way from Sugarland - south of Houston - with baby in tow for their photoshoot. We opted for a simple newborn session, focusing on natural poses that captured the bond and connection between the first time parents and their fresh-from-the-womb, bundle of joy. This newly formed family of three could not be anymore picture perfect. It was my absolute joy to be their newborn photographer!
My 2018 calendar is now open for reservations and I am currently booking newborn sessions for babies due in January, February, and March. I would love the opportunity to be your newborn photographer and capture your baby's story through my photographs. Please complete the contact form under the inquire tab or click here to reserve a session. Pricing details can be found under the Pricing & Info tab at the top of the menu.