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Houston Children's Photographer - {Emily + Sofia}

30 September 2011
I was so happy to spend the day with Emily, Sofia, and their sweet mom, Larissa! Sofia was one of the first newborns I worked with when I started JWP and I also had the pleasure of shooting Emily's awesome 4th birthday images last year! Larissa's husband surprised her with a photo session from JWP for her birthday this year and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this great familiy once again! Time certainly goes by fast - I can't believe how much these little ones have changed over the past year! I hope you enjoy your sneak peeks, Mom & Dad! Your girls are beautiful!!

Houston Family Photographer - {Alex + Cameron}

26 September 2011
As an on-location photographer, I am forever trying to locate great new places for photo sessions. I often see great spots on the side of the road, but am without a camera or a subject. Later those areas are forgotten. Last weekend, my husband and I took the kids to Galveston to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday. While there, I spotted the perfect location for a shoot. This time, I was armed not only with my camera, but with both my kids! I wish I could stop the hands of time and freeze these guys where they are at this moment in time. They are both so sweet, funny, and adventurous. They are not worried by the wrongs in the world, they are just living life one sweet, simple day at a time. They are SO loved by me!

Houston Baby Photographer - {Taylor's First Birthday Session}

14 September 2011
I posted some of my favorite cake smash photos from Taylor's first birthday session last week. I'm back to show more sweet images from her outdoor session. This little sweetie pie had just learned to walk three weeks prior to our session. I loved capturing some of her first steps and her pure excitement over this huge accomplishment!
Taylor happens to be the first member of her family born in Texas. Mom & Dad wanted to incorporate a Texan theme into her session and the end result was adorable!!!! Photobucket

Houston Product Photography - {Comfort Me Books}

13 September 2011
My daughter and I had the pleasure of meeting with Cristine Hoskin, author and creator of Comfort Me Books and the Comfort Me Bear Mission. Comfort Me Books is a collection of Recordable Storybooks. Each book features a comforting colorful storybook and a 3-minute re-recordable module allowing the child or loved one to record the story. The recording module is fun and interactive with a special function that allows a sun and heart on the module to light up during playback of the story.
In addition to the books and modules, Cristine developed the Comfort Me Bear Mission. Comfort Me Bear is a Humanitarian Mascot Bear which bring comfort to children in hospitals. This bear is seriously cool and has brightened the day of many children in hospitals and clinics around Houston!
Cristine just won the Creative Child Magazine 2011 Book of the Year Award! She asked me to photograph her products - and my little girl reading the book for an advertisement in the Creative Child Magazine. I was thrilled to work with this intelligent and talented artist and mother of two and wish her much continued success! If you are in the Houston area, you can find her book & module sets in Berings on Westheimer, Berings on Weslayan, Pickles & Ice Cream, Kid to Kid in the galleria, and the River Oaks Book Store. If you are not in Houston, you can still grab a set on her website!

Houston Newborn Photographer - {Delila - 6 Days Old}

09 September 2011
Delila.  Such a pretty name.  Such a beautiful baby.
Baby Delila was six days old when her mom brought her to my home for her first photo shoot!  I have an enormous window in my den which allowed sunlight to pour onto our setup.  I also pulled out the trusty space heater to keep Delila nice and warm.  Mom fed her right before the shoot in the warm sunlight - and the end result was a little one who slept like a baby!  From the moment her mother handed her to me until the moment the session ended, Delila remained peacefully and soundly asleep!  Amazing!
Mom & Dad, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to work with you in Delila's first week of life!  I hope you love her sneak peeks!  I will be posting Mom's maternity peeks later on next week!  I'm going about it backwards!!!

Houston Baby Photographer - {Taylor's First Birthday Cake Smash Session}

07 September 2011
I had the best time photographing Taylor's 1'st birthday cake smash session!  She was such a cutie and her mom and dad were completely into the session and could have cared less about the icing flying around the room!  Taylor's mom coordinated her outfit with the adorable cake {from The Cake Fairy} and requested a white background to make the colors pop.  The final result was just SWEET!  Mom ordered this 20 x 20 display for the actual party so family and friends could see what fun we had!   Thanks for letting me spend the day with your family, Allyson!  I had a blast!  More images from Taylor's outdoor session will be posted later this week!!