Sep 30, 2018

What’s your favorite photo with a parent?

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This is mine. It’s my dad and me when I was five, and is probably one of my most treasured photos. In the lush mountains of West Virginia with my baby sister strapped on my mom’s back, we explored caves and hiking trails in the area where my dad was born. I don’t remember a lot from that trip, but I do love the few photos that remain from our time together.

If you’ve had a child longer than one day, you know how FAST they change. (That goes for toddlers and teenagers.) In our digital and smartphone age, most of us have no shortage of photos of our kids.

But how many do you have where YOU are in the photo too? And of those, how many do you have printed out, that your child can frame and enjoy 30 years from now?

(My guess, if you’re like most people, is “not that many”.)

Let’s fix that, shall we?

I know, I know…a family photo session screams “stress and chaos”, especially if you have LITTLE kids (or a reluctant teen or spouse).

That’s why I’ll help you all the way through the planning process, from suggesting ideas for clothing to making sure kids (and dads!) have FUN at the session to helping you select the PERFECT artwork to grace your home. I even team up with hair and makeup artists to make mom feel fabulous.

You’ll get the clothes together (with guidance from me), show up, and have fun with your family. I’ll handle the rest.

I only have a few weekend dates left for full family or senior photography sessions with delivery guaranteed before Christmas, so be sure to snag yours before they are gone.

Fridays: 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30 (all outdoors, your choice of Houston-area locations)
Saturdays: 10/27, 11/10 (late afternoons are all outside, mid-day can be either in the studio or a shaded outdoor location)
Sundays: 10/7, 10/14, 10/28 (mix of mid-afternoon northwest Houston studio sessions and sunset outdoor photo sessions at your choice of Houston-area locations)


Full sessions include:

  • A 1.5-hour session at a location of your choice (I’ll provide options!)
  • An in-person viewing and ordering appointment (at my studio or your home)
  • A beautiful gallery of wall-worthy images to fill your home (all artwork purchases are made during your in-person viewing and ordering appointment, 1-2 weeks after your session – session fee does not include products or digital files) See the Studio Lookbook with full pricing details.
  • ZERO guilt over spending money on digital images only to have them sit on your computer two years later despite your best intentions of making canvases, albums, etc.

AND when you book your full photo session by Oct. 1, you’ll receive a FREE box of 25 custom-designed holiday cards, printed on thick, luxurious card stock ($75 value) – my gift to you.

Yep, free holiday cards, DONE FOR YOU.  Sign me up!

What about mini sessions?

If something shorter and smaller is what you need for your family photos this year, my annual Petite Sessions (sometimes called Mini Sessions) are now open for booking, with three date and location choices in and around the Houston and Bellaire areas. You’ll get 20 minutes with me and a proofing gallery of 10-15 images to choose from – perfect for holiday cards and quick grandparent gifts. (All purchases are separate from the $59-plus-tax session fee.)


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Oct. 21: Spring Creek Growers (Christmas tree farm in Montgomery), 1-5 pm BOOK TREE FARM 


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Nov. 10: Private farm in Cypress, TX, 2:30-5:30pm BOOK CYPRESS FARM


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Nov. 17 and 18: Private home in Bellaire, TX, 3:30-5:30pm BOOK BELLAIRE HOME 

Hop to it! When they’re gone, they’re gone.

(If you’re someone who likes to see all the info before making a decision, check out the Petite Sessions price guide, including the 24 Hour Sale I offer immediately after the mini session gallery is opened for viewing.)


Mar 24, 2016

Of course, new parents are thrilled when they finally get to meet their tiny baby they’ve been anxiously waiting nine months for…but there is another couple who also anxiously awaits that new one’s arrival…Grandma and Grandpa.  Then multiply that excitement by three sons, and there is a whole lot of anticipation and joy going on in this family!

With children flung in various parts of the U.S. and the world, it’s not easy to get everyone together at the same time – but I caught up with this sweet family at their gorgeous property in San Antonio, TX, and we made some magic happen!  Since they booked my multi-family Storybook Session option, they got to keep every single image – the looking-at-the-camera shot that will be prominently displayed above the mantle, along with all of the other little details that make each grandchild unique – the smirk from the baby girl, the coy grin of the preschooler, and of course the laughing smiles of the newest grandson.  Their image box and album will provide years of enjoyment, along with their custom wall gallery that will soon be making an appearance in their living room.  (And didn’t they do a great job of styling their outfits?)

Check out their fabulous session, and don’t forget to use the Contact page to check with me about making some magic for YOUR family!

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May 21, 2015

I cannot even begin to imagine the day.  My kiddos are in Kinder and 3rd grades, so we’re still a ways off…but as everyone tells me, it will be here before I know it.  Moms and dads of seniors, I feel you.  Graduation is almost here, the summer will blow by, and they’ll be gone.

In her pre-shoot consultation, she told me that spending an afternoon in Barnes & Noble is part of her perfect day, and I knew we were a match.  (I’m the biggest book girl you’ve ever met.)  Since she’s also an accomplished flutist, I knew we had to incorporate that into her photographs too.

A senior photo shoot isn’t just about remembering what your teen looks like.  It’s about showcasing the whole of who she is, what she’s into NOW, and helping you remember her personality in this moment.  The albums and wall portraits will be your reminder through the years of these milestones that come and go all too quickly.

Congratulations, Julia!

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The wait is over!  Sand & Sea Limited Edition Beach Sessions will be held…………………………………






A day of sweet memories – captured forever. Imagine your family, enjoying a beautiful day in the warm sand of a Texas beach…searching for shells, jumping the waves, or just relaxing in the sand.  What could be better?  How about having a professional photographer there to capture every splash and smile?  I love capturing the quiet, tender moments that tell the story of a family’s love, as well as the smiles of delight that will surely be in abundance at the beach!


Because sessions are limited, every session takes place during “sweet light”. Your portraits will have the soft, golden, glowy first light or last light of the day, the ideal light for outdoor photography.  You’ll have 40 minutes of shooting time available for your session.

Choose the collection that meets your needs. You’ll have 10-12 edited images from your time at the beach, perfectly capturing your family’s personality, from which to choose your portrait selections.  Take your choice of three portrait collections designed especially for the Sand & Sea sessions.  Every session includes low-res files of each image ordered. Additional heirloom-quality portrait products are available should you choose to upgrade to a stunning canvas wrap or gorgeous framed print. A special selection of coastal-themed, custom holiday cards are available too!

Windward: One 16×20 mounted wall print and one gift print (8×10 or smaller)

Leeward: Five gift  prints (8×10 or smaller)  – all prints are delivered with a beautiful textured finish

Running Free: Three high-resolution files with print release (delivered on CD with a print lab recommendation)

Your session will provide you with priceless images AND will help provide clean water in Ethiopia. For every Sand & Sea session booked, I will donate $25 in the client’s honor to Water to Thrive, a faith-based organization that is constructing wells in rural Ethiopia, where many remote villages sit atop a water source but have no resources to access it.  I just can’t stand the thought that 1 in 6 people worldwide do not have access to clean water.

Ready to secure your Sand & Sea session? Only six spots are left.  Call (713-419-3884) or email me ( now to reserve your session.  See you at the beach!

Mar 18, 2011

short class days…senioritis…prom…waiting for college letters to arrive…the “last” everything, soon to be followed by the “first” everything…

ahhhh, the joys of senior year.

I’ve known this sweetie all her life, so it was a pleasure to photograph her senior session.  Best of luck to you my dear!