Houston First Birthday Photographer | McKenzie

Houston First Birthday Photographer | McKenzie

Planning your baby’s first birthday is so much fun. Of course, after you get over the initial shock that it’s already been an entire year, that is! It really is true when they tell you to soak it all in because it goes by in the blink of an eye. Those milestones pile up and get checked off quicker than any of us like to admit. It’s definitely bittersweet.

Celebrating Sweet McKenzie

Often my sweet little one year old clients celebrate their birthday with a cake smash, but Mckenzie went a slightly different route. This little babe celebrated with donuts, and it was almost as much fun to plan as it was to photograph. Mckenzie was a tiny little thing full of giggles. Her smile lit up the whole room, and her laughter was contagious. She was a big fan of clapping, and that was one adorable sign she gave us that she approved of her donut set-up. She loved the donuts, but she was even more enamored with the sprinkles. They were everywhere, and it was a blast! Aside from the donut smash, we got some beautiful portraits of Mckenzie in a dainty little basket, and atop a sweet white rocking horse. I know her family will treasure these photos forever, as the years continue to fly and this precious girl keeps growing before their eyes.

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How sweet is this little girl?! Literally! I had so much fun working with her and her family as their Houston First Birthday Photographer! Make sure to check out more cuties like this one from La Vie Photography!

Houston Fine Art Newborn Photographer | Catherine

Houston Fine Art Newborn Photographer | Catherine

Sugar and spice and everything nice. That’s what makes little girls such fun to photograph. Sweet lace rompers, dainty pearls, and delicate floral headbands make the sweetest little set-ups. I love all the subtle colors that help complement their fresh new skin. And it totally helps that pink is considered a neutral. Timeless and classic.

A Sweet Sleepy Baby

Sweet baby Catherine was recently in the studio, and she wins the prestigious award for sleepiest and smiliest baby so far this year! She was every newborn photographer’s dream baby, and all her little features were swoon-worthy.. Her squishy little cheeks and pouty lips were to die for, and her teeny toes made the perfect perch for mama and daddy’s wedding bands. I thoroughly enjoyed styling her in pretty outfits and creating perfectly squishy newborn poses for her parents to treasure forever.

If her personality in the studio is any indication of how she is at home, I think her mom and dad will be set. Sleepy, happy, and content, every time she cracked a little smile it brought a feeling of giddiness and joy that was uncontainable. Who could resist those sweet baby grins?! Now, maybe it’s true that the spice will come with time as the saying goes for little girls- but, for now, I think it’s clear as day that this girl is all sugar.

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Just look at this sweet girl! It was such a wonderful and rewarding experience being her Houston Fine Art Newborn Photographer! I live for days like this as a Houston Luxury Newborn Photographer! Make sure to check out more cuties like this one from La Vie Photography!

Fine Art Maternity Photographer in Houston | Safieh

Fine Art Maternity Photographer in Houston | Safieh

Safieh originally had a maternity session done while visiting Canada.  Once she had received the proofs from her session, she found she felt unsatisfied as the photos did not capture what she wanted to record at this special time in her life.   She confided she had searched for a fine art photographer and found exactly what she was looking for in my work!  What amazing words to hear!

I absolutely loved the time I spent with Safieh in my Houston-area studio.  Her name means “expressive and inspirational” and I felt she was exactly that.  We chose a beautiful lapis gown which draped elegantly around her belly.  From there we moved to a more form fitting ivory wrap to really accentuate her gorgeous shape.  We had a lot of fun with the fans and the wispy black organza and I love how stunning it looks in the black and white!

As we transitioned into working with the nude portraiture, Safieh was so comfortable in her own skin. Her relaxed and confident nature was just so wonderful to work with, and not to mention gorgeous!  She allowed her joy in her pregnancy and her approaching baby to be to show through her poses and movement during the session.  This allowed me to capture so much beautiful emotion in Safieh’s body and expression.  I hope Safieh loves the results of her session as much as I do!

This type of fine art maternity session really celebrates the change a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy and the beauty of our new shape really makes my heart sing!

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Safieh was an absolutely gorgeous subject for me to capture as her Fine Art Maternity Photographer in Houston! Just stunning!

Houston First Year Milestone Photographer | Edin

Houston First Year Milestone Photographer | Edin

The first year with a new baby is packed full of new skills, exciting milestones, and all kinds of “firsts”. Before you know it, the sweet and squishy newborn you brought home is toddling around, getting into everything. And giving you a big toothy grin that makes you instantly forget the entire roll of toilet paper they just shredded in the hallway bathroom. It all goes so fast, and it’s so important to document it along the way.

A Beautiful Growth to Capture

Edin just finished up her Baby Steps Package for her first birthday. I’ve loved watching this beauty grow and change throughout the year! It’s always a little bittersweet when one of my little clients “grow up”. But it’s an exciting milestone and a fun celebration. Edin has such a sweet and silly personality, and it made capturing some adorable shots of this cutie a breeze. When it came time to do her cake smash, she was fascinated with all the decor and dove right in. We were able to capture some adorable toothy grins, wobbly first steps, and finished it up with a beautiful mess. I have really enjoyed her as my sweet little client this past year. It sure went fast, and I look forward to seeing her grow in the years to come. Happy Birthday, baby girl!

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Capturing the first year of life of little ones just like Edin here is so rewarding. I adore being their Houston First Year Milestone Photographer! Make sure to check out more cuties like this one from La Vie Photography!

Houston Luxury Studio Maternity Photographer | Cacey

There is something so magical about working with expectant first time parents getting ready to to welcome their baby. While each woman is different, I usually recommend scheduling a session around week 30, as the baby is nice and full, but mom isn’t too uncomfortable yet.

A Dreamy Maternity Session

We chose to do a combination of studio and location photos with Casey.  In the studio we had fun with a tulle skirt and also a romantic draping of white linen gauze and a lace peek-a-boo gown.  I love how soft the black and white images turned out – so dreamy!  She and her husband were able caress her belly in anticipation of the new little one they were welcoming soon.

The light blue gown is romantic and draped in such a way it was so flattering to Casey.  I loved the soft blue color as it celebrated the baby boy growing in her tummy!  I styled it with a delicate floral crown and double lilies… they smelled wonderful!  This dress also looked amazing on location in a field of yellow wildflowers.   

Pregnancy is the perfect time to pamper yourself with pretty flowers and dresses.  I was so happy to photograph Casey and capture her glowing beauty as a first time mom.

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Just look at this gorgeous mama! How lucky am I to have been her Houston Luxury Studio Maternity Photographer?! Beautiful. I live for days like this as a Houston Luxury Studio Maternity Photographer! Make sure to check out more gorgeous mamas from La Vie Photography!