I wish I could give out a trophy for every newborn session . . . like “Loveliest session of the year” “Best dog in a Newborn Session ever” “Prettiest baby in a bowl on the nursery floor” “Most thoughtful nursery” “Sweetest family ever” . . . the only problem is I’d maybe give this session all the trophies!! Hey, that’s how they did it in the 80′s . . . One winner, one trophy. ;o)

Can’t you agree though . . .

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I just organized the “to blog” folder which is busting at the seams . . . the worst part is some of my favorite sessions are sitting there!! Ones with the people I love the most! This is my friend Marsais and her family. I look up to her for her chill, totally down to earth view of just about any situation;o) Her family is just as fun to be around as they are to look at. Check out her fine art film/wedding work . . . I could stare for days!!

This in-home newborn session is such a good one to talk about a question I actually get asked in a new email inquiries once a week. “I want to book a session, but my house isn’t ‘pretty’ enough.” . . . I hate that I’ve maybe even put the assumption out there that this is a prerequisite to booking a session!! Now, my girl Marsais doesn’t live in a shoe mind you (although she may have enough shoes to trade in for a small house). Her house is actually fantastic BUT, the room we chose to shoot in had very minimal decor. Which is perfect!!! As long as there is a window and a neutral colored wall, we are good to go!! Maybe even better than a well decorated room at times. Especially this time. I love how clean this session was. The focus is just where it should be . . .

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Nothing makes me quite as happy [at work] as the honor of photographing new parents so full of love for each other and their new family. I love when their loves shines so bright it makes you giggle a little bit behind the camera. When you’re behind that camera waiting for the right moment to release the shutter, you see all kinds of things. A good day is when you see all the right things . . . the glances at each other, the confidence in kind words spoken, the sweet kisses on the newest nose in the family, . . . even the excitable but easily calmed Labradoodle demonstrated he felt so loved and content just to be with them. Such a lovely family and a fun day in Houston. Can’t wait to see this little guy grow up!

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Happy First Birthday Cora!

I always love to peek back at their newborn sessions after they turn one. I never cease to be amused by the changes!! Check these two out a year ago at their house.  Pretty cute sisters I tell ya.

Have you ever listened to the Boat Song by JJ Heller?? It’s one of my favorite & I always think of it when I do a one year session for some reason (I think she wrote it for her baby girl around that time maybe?) . . . anyway . . . Do listen! It’s insanely sweet.

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