Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Clinton Family | Houston Family & Baby Photographer

I met with this family last Saturday, and I have to say, I don’t know how they do it — they live in town and walked to the session, and though summer may have officially begun today, the sun and summer weather was definitely in full force last weekend.  I really admire how comfortable they are toting their daughter around downtown, through the tunnels and just all over.  She was so sweet for us — cheerful and a little sleepy in all that heat, we got some cute giggles in to start the day.  So fun to see her grow!  I’ve been moving this week (more on that later) so this blog post has taken a little longer than normal… so I’m including a bunch of favorite images!

6 month old girl photos - Discovery Green
6 month old girl toes photos
Family photos - 6 month old Discovery Green

Good luck ever saying no to this face!
6 month old girl with mom
6 month old girl with parents - photos

June Letters to our Children | Personal Photos

This is part of a monthly blog circle with 15 other talented women & photographers, in which we write letters to our children.

Dear Benjamin,

Your third month of life has been the best and worst of times — thankfully the fun and adorable times outnumber the rip-our-hair-out screaming jags, but you are keeping us guessing with your timing of said fits.  Sleeping through the night occasionally, you lack consistency; nap times during the day are all or nothing; even the schedule of your, ahem, diapers is all over the map.  I suppose that, put nicely, you march to the beat of your own drum.

Your 2-month checkup went well, and you are above average for size (65-75% on all measures).  The only hiccup in your development so far is that you favor your right side, and your head is flattening there.  This has resulted in your dad and I constantly turning you the other way, it’s an ongoing battle but I’m confident things will work out.  You’re growing so fast — we had to retire some of the 0-3 month items that run a little small, and we’ve added some 3-6 month pajamas to your rotation.  We’re using the last box of size 1 diapers now, and soon you will graduate to 2.  Looks-wise, you are really resembling your dad in just about every way now, though Nana insists that you have my forehead (of all things).  You and El are obviously related, and I love that.

You stare at mobiles like no other baby I’ve seen — joyfully!  We’re trying to work more tummy time into your day, which you do not love. You aren’t really rolling over yet, but every now and then you’ll roll yourself from tummy to back.  You love all of us very much, and you give the greatest smiles to me, your dad, and to Elodie.  We’re in the middle of a stressful move, but you are of course blissfully unaware of all of that.  I’m not sure how much you’ll like having hardwood floors rather than carpet, but we’ll see how you do (and hopefully get some good rugs to cushion us).

It’s flying by so quickly this time around, with you.  I hope that even though our days speed by, and that even though I’m very busy lately, you have some sense of how much I love you.

Love, Mom

Please click through to Kristy’s blog to read her letter to her daughter; click through all of the posts until you end up here again to complete the circle!

Three Brothers | Sugar Land Child Photographer

These three boys have the most AMAZING genes, don’t you think?  My cousin Sara makes the most handsome boys and I love it!  I was so excited to photograph them for the start of summer, and her youngest son will be six month olds (already) next week.  Compare that with her oldest, who just finished Kindergarten last week.  Such precious times for this family… enjoy the summer with all three of your kiddos!  And Happy Father’s Day to Matt!

Three brothers portraits

Dean is 6 months old! Photos

Three brothers who love each other - photos

Photos of three brothers, 6 months to almost 6 years

Sweet Hannah | Houston Baby Photographer

This little girl is so adorable — 6 months old, and all that hair!  She observed me and my camera so thoughtfully, I really enjoyed meeting her on Sunday.  We lucked out and avoided the stormy skies that rolled through Houston later that day.

6 mo old girl

6 mo old girl with mom - black & white

6 mo old girl

6 mo old baby black & white

It’s so tough to be a model – Hannah’s mom said that after the session, she had a nice big nap!  I wish photo sessions still tired out my daughter… I think they just inspire her to be more wild and crazy these days!  Enjoy this “potted plant” age!