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Elyse’s 2nd Birthday | Houston Child Photographer

I had such a great time photographing Elyse’s second birthday party!  The entire party was so adorably put together with a Minnie Mouse theme, I was taking notes for my own daughter’s birthday coming up.  Elyse was so mature, and so excited to see so many family and friends come to celebrate her birthday — and the entertainment was a blast for all of the kids and most of the adults, too!  I think everyone came away with a balloon animal creation!  Happy birthday, Elyse!

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Minnie Mouse 2nd birthday - Houston, TX

There was so much love from Elyse’s family and friends!

Hug with Grandma - 2 year birthday party

The party entertainer from Jasper & Costello really showed the kids a great time with balloon animals, songs and games, and a magic show.

2nd birthday entertainer - Jasper & Costello, Texas

2nd birthday activities - Jasper & Costello, Houston, TX

Elyse was so lucky to have so many from her family there to celebrate with her!

Extended family photos - Houston, TX

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!

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.

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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!

Baby A at 3 Months | Houston Baby Photographer

This little girl is so near to my heart! She was born only a few weeks before my own son, and I was lucky to get to photograph her when she was a newborn.  She has grown so much in the last 3 months, and I love watching it happen!  We did this session in Baby A’s home, nice and leisurely on a rainy day.  I love it when I’m asked to incorporate blankets and other things that are special to a family to their pictures!  Especially when it’s a little family that is special to me, like this one!

3 month old girl

3 month old girl photos

Baby Harrison | Houston Heights Newborn Photographer

I loved meeting this little guy on Saturday!  I just love taking photos of newborns, especially now, so recently after having my son.  The little yawns and stretches, that searching look when they’re hungry or being held by someone new… too sweet!  Little Harrison was only 11 days old, and he was nice and sleepy for us.  I enjoyed chatting with his mom & dad, who are also alumni of my two alma maters (A&M and Rice), and I’m so glad they asked me to photograph this special time in their lives!