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One of the sweetest newborn sessions I’ve done in a while with one of my favorite families :) Congrats!

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Houston Rice Village Child Family Lifestyle Photographer

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As I was finishing up this session this morning, I was thinking about all the recent past session that I love and haven’t shared. This one is from this past weekend. There is just something about these kids and their smiles that put me in such a happy, springtime mood!

This session was a fun one full of giggles, hugs and laughter. We had just met but it took no time at all for them to warm up to me, the camera and my very, very lame jokes! They even shared with my some of their own and told me I could use them in my future child photo sessions! This session was incredibly laid back and the perfect start to our spring break. We met up at a location close to them and one that these kids are super familiar with and spend a lot of time at. I was worried about this just a tiny bit. This could be great or it could distract them and back-fire on me but it ended up working out perfectly for us. They showed me all their favorite spots and told about all the things they get to enjoy there. The weather was perfect and the kids were so fun and so genuine.  I loved it. I love that they can look back at these photos and remember their time there.

This session was incredibly laid back and the perfect start to our spring break. We met up at a location close to them and one that these kids are super familiar with and spend a lot of time at. I was worried about this just a tiny bit. This could be great or it could distract them and back-fire on my but it ended up working out perfectly for us. They showed me all their favorite spots and told about all the things they get to enjoy there. We played, explored and even got a visit from some monarchs in the butterfly garden. The weather was perfect and the kids were so fun and so genuine.  I loved it. I love that they can look back at these photos and remember their time there.

Houston Area Rice Village Child and Family Lifestyle Minnette Demafiles Photography

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A newborn lifestyle session:

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I love this family! Mom and dad were so relaxed and really just spent our time loving on their kids and enjoying the moment. It was a joy to witness and be able to photograph. Big sis was so sweet to her baby brother! This newborn lifestyle session was just before her birthday so it was a treat to not only see her in her new role as the eldest but also as she transitions out of toddlerhood. We had so much fun playing and reading for a bit while her little brother took a photo shoot break – a must when photographing newborns. When it was his turn, she was so sweet to give him his space to shine, something I’m sure she’ll be doing for years to come. Sometimes, photographing siblings at a newborn session can be a little difficult but she made it such a breeze! It helps that we shot in their beautiful home where they were all comfortable and totally themselves. I can’t say it enough, I love photographing families in their homes!

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I first spoke with Angela back in late 2013. She wanted to do something special for her boyfriend and contacted me about a session. Things came up and were weren’t able to make it happen. Fast forward a little more than a year later and she calls to let me know she is engaged! We had a little difficulty nailing down a date with schedules and weather issues, etc. etc. and I’m beginning to wonder if this session was ever going to happen. But… we did it! After many phone calls, emails and texts, I finally got to meet this amazing couple and they were definitely worth the wait!

This engagement post is going to be photo heavy. It cannot be helped! Because this couple? They are so in love and they were perfect.

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Don’t they make Houston look good?!

I don’t get to do much engagement photography so it was a huge treat for me creatively to get do step outside of my comfort zone and do something different. And this session was so much fun. We hit up a few of my favorite Houston downtown locations as well as a spot they used to frequent when they first got together. We even took a little break to breath, relax a moment and get to know each other over some delicious mimosas. I don’t get to that much at family sessions! 😉

Congrats again, Angela + Rich! Cheers!

PS. A huge thank you to Hearsay for allowing us your space and the delicious mimosas!

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If you’re a regular on this blog, then you just might recognize this family. In fact, I don’t think I even have all their sessions blogged.

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing them for several years now. I met them when they were a family of two, almost three. Since then, I’ve gotten to know them pretty well. Their likes, dislikes, style overall personality. To be honest, whenever they schedule a new session, I get a little nervous about keeping our session fresh and making sure they are pleased with the end result. So when mom called me and told me she was expecting again (squeeee!) and we began talking about this particular session, we were both at a loss for where we would shoot. Really, the location shouldn’t matter too much. This maternity session should be all about mom and the joy this family is feeling right now. But I thought about it a little and we ended up at a place that we talked about way back when we first met but never used. The particular spot we used at this location is a somewhere my husband and I like to frequent and I am so pleased that everything worked out for us that afternoon.

I know them enough now that I can say that these photos are so them, modern yet warm and full of joy. I am so happy we were able to collaborate like this:

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And of course, there was also this, which is how we ended our afternoon 😀

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I adore this family and I can’t wait to meet their new little guy! If he’s anything like his big brother, there is going to be a whole lot more cuteness and personality on this blog!

Congrats again, S + J!

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