Celebrating the Here and Now: Our Life in Photos | Houston Family Photographer

It's been too long since I shared our every day photos. These gems are the single best way to document family, to celebrate it, to remember these years our children are still young and living at home.

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It can be hard to think about a time that our younger children won't still be in our homes. It can seem years away, until its upon you and it's the last year your teenager will probably be home. Then we're hit smack in the face with reality. This is it. Where did the time go?!

"We can do that next year. No big deal. We'll try next month."

There's nothing inherently wrong with these statements, nothing at all; except when we're telling ourselves this time after time, month after month, summer after summer, there's an underlying belief that our family can wait. Our memories, our dreams, our adventures- they can wait until life isn't so busy or there isn't so much on the calender.

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There's so much room for grace here. This isn't a guilt trip, friend. But there's also room for our best yeses! Yes to our families and yes to our dreams and yes to raising little hearts into compassionate, thoughtful adults. Yes to our husbands or wives and yes to our kid's desires, not just our own.

It's so easy to get caught up in the business and the hustle... "I gotta do this. I gotta get this done." We're tempted to think that if we don't do all these things then no one else will either. It's all on us or it won't get done.

But that's a lie. It's not all on us. And there are things we can say no to; no because it's not a good fit for our family or no because we need to spend more time with our spouse.

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These are hard lessons to learn and there's no perfect recipe for success when it comes to knowing when to say yes and when to say no. It's a worthy fight, and picture-taking ever reminds me that while there isn't all the time in the world, there is today, in the here and now. And it's lovely.

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Our Candid Life in Photos - Bath Time Series | Houston Family Photographer

In-home photography is such a beautiful way of capturing the sweet memories of our family. One of the best locations inside our home is the boy's upstairs bathroom. The light here is magical. White tile backsplash acts as a natural reflector and sends all the beautiful light right back toward my subject, allowing for crisp images and gorgeous detail. Throw in some dinosaurs and paint the water blue for fun color pop, and it's show time. Oh, and bubbles. Can't forget about bubbles.

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Interested in an in-home session with your family? Learn what to expect in my candid photo sessions and contact me for booking! I'd love to speak with you!

Adorable Candid Family Session in Sugar Land, TX

Candid family sessions are chock-full of memories, documenting your children right where there they are, right in this moment. They capture the little things you love so much about your family:

  • how little brother follows his big brother everywhere he goes, mimicking his words and actions
  • how your baby just started walking, with his chunky little legs toddling around
  • how your oldest son is growing into his own adventurous personality, climbing everything around him and showing no fear
  • the way your husband holds y'all's boys' hands
  • the way little brother looks up at you with his arms stretched out, asking for you to hold him

Family photography stops time, even if just for a moment, allowing you to preserve what matters most to you in this world.

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Loveliest Family Documentary Session | Houston Family Photographer

Family documentary sessions are different from lifestyle or candid photography. At its core, documentary photography does not interrupt, pose or direct but allows events to unfold naturally, capturing whatever happens, whenever it happens.

For the most part, that's what this lovely session is: documenting a normal evening in the life of a family of five while their extended family was in town visiting.

I love the way the sisters relate to one another, the way their older brother protects them, the way the momma was in the kitchen preparing a meal half the time I was there, the way the aunt and grandmother played the keyboard while the youngest sang- her sweet little voice filling the room.

There are so many relationships in this story, I couldn't possibly tell you all of them, but I can show them to you...

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In-Home Newborn Lifestyle Session | Houston Candid Family Photographer

We brought him home, our first baby boy, all snuggled up and held tight in my arms. He smelled like something new and alive and mine. Never wanting to take my eyes off him, he stayed close to my chest, his small body somehow fitting perfectly with mine. We were meant for one another. We were meant to be mother and son. We were meant for this time.

Here's the In-Home Newborn Lifestyle Session of sweet Alexa and Caleb, whose in-home maternity session and park sunset maternity session I had the joy of photographing earlier this summer.

I love having the honor of staying with a family and taking their pictures as their family grows. #happyphotographer

That last photo there is the classic startled-baby-throw-my-hands-in-the-air pose. His parents died laughing every time!

I'd love to hear from you if you're interested in an In-Home Newborn Lifestyle Session. They are the most precious shoots.