Diego is TWO!
I was lucky enough to witness the magical birth of this sweet baby girl at Bliss Birth Center and I got to spend an extra hour with her and her momma two weeks later for a lifestyle session :) She is just so sweet!
Mom Elizabeth with midwife Trish and sweet Caroline at Bliss Birth Center. These three beautiful ladies hold a very special place in my heart.
Houston weather is so unpredictable! On this day, we were suppose to get a beautiful day with 70 degree weather and beautiful sunshine. Instead, it was 50 degrees and the sun was nowhere to be found. Still this beautiful family made the best of it and we got some beautiful images that day!
Take a look!
So much fun pulling dad’s hair!
Houston in-home cake smash session!
That’s right! I know it does not look like it but this was done in the comfort of their home in Katy, TX. I bring everything I need. I never know how cake smashes are going to go. Usually, babies either love it or hate it. Sebastian was a mix of both, ha. When presented with the cake he was so intrigued and then for a couple of minutes he had a ball playing with the icing. After that, he wanted nothing to do with it. Nonetheless, it was lots of fun for all!
When I got approached to do a puppy photoshoot, I couldn't resist. I had so much fun during this session. Louie is the cutest fluffy teddy bear puppy! Here are a few of the images from his session.
It’s 11:45pm on Jan. 11, 2019, I am asleep when my phone goes off, half asleep I read a text “Looks like it’s go time!” I jump up, splash some water on my face, kiss my husband and son, grab my gear and head out the door! Filled with excitement, I no longer felt sleepy or tired, I was about to witness the miracle of life and boy was I excited! It was a 45min rainy drive to Bliss Birth Center where I would soon meet a brand new baby girl. I was just hoping I could make it in time. I did. :)
I arrive at Bliss and you could immediately feel the energy that filled this place, a sense of peace so great you could breathe it.
Where to begin with Elizabeth, so many words come to mind to describe her on that day, but 2 words stand out, she was so… peaceful & powerful! Through every breath, every single contraction she let go so gracefully and trusted her body to do what it was meant to do. I was amazed just watching her being so serene, yet so incredibly powerful. Her husband was so gentle with her, attentive and supportive.
What can I say about Trish?! On top of being the sweetest person, she is an amazing midwife! So calm, caring and encouraging.
And then…it came time to push, I grabbed my camera and stood in a little corner of the room, chills all over me as Caroline entered the world in the most peaceful way. IT. WAS. A-MAZING! A perfect baby girl was born at 2:34am, love & tears filled the room. I can’t put into words how incredibly honored I felt to have witnessed such an intimate and special moment in their life.
To the beautiful mommy: Liz, thank you for trusting me and allowing me to capture your birth story. Woman, you are amazing!
Trish: Thank you for connecting us and making it all happen.
Here are a few of my favorite captures.
Abigail Elise, born on June 1st, 2018 at 8.31pm. 9lbs 12oz of perfection.
See? Told ya...Simply perfect.
Where to start... This day was super special. Everything about June 1st was crazy, magical, unpredictable and a little scary all at once. Completely did not go as planned, but nothing amazing ever does, right?! I got to the hospital at 11pm. Little miss Abigail was just 3 hrs old. I was super excited to meet her (side note: Did not know it was a she, since the parents wanted the gender to be a surprise) I was so convinced it was a boy, but boy was I wrong! Abigail was in the NICU fighting a fever and infection, I wasn't sure I would be able to meet her that day since no one was allowed back there but, her very determined dad was able to convince the nurses to let us see her for a bit. I was able to capture these moments that I hold dear to my heart and feel super honored to have been able to share with one very strong mommy and a super proud daddy. Even though she was only 3 hours old, I had already learned 3 things about sweet Abigail:
1. She's mighty 2. She's a fighter 3. She already owns a piece of my heart
Here are a few of my favorites from this day.
Galveston Beach Session
My dear friends are about to become parents. I met Karenia about 5 years ago and instantly became friends. I could go on and on about how I love this girl to pieces, a true sister from another mister :) I am beyond happy and excited for them. Honored to have been able to capture these memories of such an incredible journey. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful sunset and a more perfect day at Galveston Beach. On Memorial Day weekend, due to a current change from east to west, the water was clearer than ever. The session was on Memorial Day right around sunset, and even though the beach was so crowded, it felt like it was just the two of them. I can't wait to meet the little guy that will change their lives forever. Here are a few of my favorites from the session.
Hermann Park Maternity Session
Well I really need to step up my blogging. I am sooo far behind, so much so, that this very special couple featured in today's blog have already become parents, nonetheless they very much deserve their own space on the blog. I will be blogging about their precious tiny human soon, if I can get it together and actually start blogging on time now (insert that woman emoji with the hand on her face)
I was over the moon excited when Kristin & Brian announced they were expecting! I've known these two for about 6 or 7 years now and couldn't be happier to find out they were about to become parents! The sex of the baby was a total surprise as they did not want to find out until baby was born. I was almost certain I had guessed the gender. Boy was I wrong!!! I'll share that on another blog post ;)
Here a few of my favorites from this session.
Houston Newborn photography session
I met Sebastian’s parents through mutual friends. At the time, Susel (Sebastian’s mom) was 20 weeks pregnant. This was also during the time Hurricane Harvey caused so much devastation in the city of Houston and unfortunately, Sebastian’s parents were one of the many families whose home and vehicles were flooded. Even during such difficult times, mommy-to-be Susel remained so positive and happy the whole time, it was one of the qualities I most liked about her when we first met. Sebastian was born on January 25th, 2018. Due to circumstances out of our control, (complications with mom) what was suppose to be newborn photos for baby Sebastian turned in to 2 month milestones photos, but this handsome boy is so sweet and was very much worth the wait. Thankfully, mommy and baby are both healthy and happy. Here are a few of my favorites images from the session.