Traveled down to Houston for this session the week before Christmas. I have no idea how her parents were even functioning. They recently renovated and built on a new wing to their Heights home. I mean recently like they just moved back in the day before I show up!? With a 7 day old! It was awesome, but I still don’t know what they were functioning on. When you add a wing on to your house and move back in 1 day before your session, you are lucky enough to have random empty rooms to do your session in! And wide-open window light. I like her little snow-bunny shot – it was still pretty warm the week before Christmas in Houston (like 70’s). It’s finally starting to feel like winter today! It will probably last at least a week here?? you think?

haha. I just realized I flipped the last picture after the logo was placed. awesome. Just making sure you’re awake. This last one was one of my favorite. The light was interesting and lovely and fantastic.

I got to look at this all afternoon:o) Not a bad start to the week.

I don’t think anyone could argue that she is just getting cuter by the second  . . .

{just a few days old HERE}

Not a fan of the “sneak peak” – but when you have to wait for weeks to see your images – you deserve one:o) Thanks for being patient (so far;o)).

What a lot we lost when we stopped writing letters.  You can’t reread a phone call.

~Liz Carpenter

How much better is it to run to your mailbox every day in December to get photo cards from your favorite people? There was one day in December when we didn’t get a stack of holiday cards & my 4 year old was kind of really bent out of shape over it! Just curious – do you keep your friends’ cards or throw them out after the season? If there is a picture on it – we keep it. They are so fun to look at every few years. We also plan for our own personal card to be the last page to our yearly photo album every year. It’s a nice way to wrap things up.

Their 4×6 accordion card.

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I had to take a picture (forgive the color cast – I was being “efficient” today) . . . just so you can see how it folds up and sits out.

The woodlands holiday cards

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again, overkill (perfectionism strikes again – at least I didn’t fix the nasty white balance issue:)) . . . but so you can see how these lay out – they are so difficult to visualize in the digital version.

And, one more cute card from one of my favorite family sessions of the year:

Really wish I had the time to take pictures of everyone’s cards this year – there were some really great ones. The ornaments were popular (5×5 round scalloped ornament printed on pearl card stock):

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“Your little hands wrapped around my finger
And it’s so quiet in the world tonight
Your little eyelids flutter ’cause you’re dreaming
So I tuck you in, turn on your favorite night light

To you, everything’s funny
You got nothing to regret
I’d give all I have, honey
If you could stay like that

. . . just never grow up.”

– Taylor Swift

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It’s hard to believe little baby brother fit on a pile of books just a little while ago. Click here to see his newborn session from just a few months ago.

Their tri-fold Holiday card . . .

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sweet, sweet (and really beautiful) family.