Houston Family Photographer - Natasha's Family Session at Mercer Botanic Gardens

Natasha and her family were so adorable and kind!  I loved photographing them at Mercer Botanic Gardens.  When I look at their gallery, I feel so much love and joy.  That's what it's all about!

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Musa warmed up and gave me the most heart melting grins!!  Swoon.

Musa warmed up and gave me the most heart melting grins!!  Swoon.

Lincoln is Four!

Melody is one of my favorite people.  Not only is she an awesome hair stylist, she is just an awesome person.  She has the best outlook on life and a personality that fills the room.  When she reached out wanting me to take her son's fourth birthday photos, I was honored!  It was a hot day but we had a good time and who knew Lincoln would be such a good little model?!  He's such a cute, sweet and well behaved little boy.  Happy fourth birthday, Lincoln!

Do Mermaids like cake?

River is one of my favorite clients.  She is the happiest baby I've ever met!  Not to mention those incredible blue eyes and adorable smile.  She is having her first birthday soon and it's a MERMAID THEME!!!  I still cannot get over how cute her outfit is!  

She had fun playing in the sand and with the seashells but it turns out, that day she wasn't in the mood for cake.  Maybe it was too early in the morning?  Maybe the cake was too pretty to eat?  Or maybe it was all the thunderstorms rolling by and barely missing us?  We really lucked out that day and managed to not get rained on with only a light sprinkle for a few minutes.  Either way, River makes an adorable mermaid and I'm so glad I got to capture these moments!

Before and after.  River might not have been a fan of the cake, but she had the smashing part down!

Before and after.  River might not have been a fan of the cake, but she had the smashing part down!

Chelsea turns THREE!

I was so excited when Jackie found Photos by Arena on Facebook and asked me to take their family photos and Chelsea's birthday photos.  They're such a lovely family and Chelsea was so cute and SO excited for her tea party!  She cracked me up several times during her photo session!  I think my favorite part was when she just couldn't stop laughing at me being attacked by the cow puppet. :)

We got lots of great shots that I'm excited to share! 

How cute is that tea party!?!  

Jackie, thank you again for letting me photograph your family!  I loved getting to know everyone and it was so much fun capturing these special moments for your family!  I hope Chelsea had an amazing third birthday!

Family Photos with the Randolphs

I was so excited when Jennifer reached out to me about doing a family photo shoot with her sister's family and her parents.  What a great memory to have documented for the grandkids!  Personally, it's something that I think my own family needs to do.  We have a million pictures of my niece (the only grandchild) but none of all of us together.  I'm working on getting everyone together and convinced - we're not the most photogenic family! :)  That's not the case for Jennifer's family though.  From their color coordinated outfits to their animated kids, it was a fun time!  Especially when we got to see a train pass by and I witnessed the pure excitement and joy on Marcus' face (it was adorable).  

It's always hard for me to pick my favorites, so here's a few highlights from our session.

Helen's Garden with Marcus and River

I had the pleasure of reconnecting with a high school friend and taking pictures of her beautiful children in League City at Helen's Garden.  I've driven past it several times but this was my first time to actually get to explore the garden and it was lovely.  This was such a fun shoot!

Marcus was the cutest with his "cheeeeeesssseee" faces.

Marcus was the cutest with his "cheeeeeesssseee" faces.

He really loves is sister too!  There was no shortage of hugs and kisses for River.

He really loves is sister too!  There was no shortage of hugs and kisses for River.

River has the cutest little grin and the most magical blue eyes!

River has the cutest little grin and the most magical blue eyes!

We were able to get in some family shots too.  Marcus had a blast swinging from Mom and Dad!

We were able to get in some family shots too.  Marcus had a blast swinging from Mom and Dad!