what to wear. may

we all know it is ALREADY hot in texas, so the main thing this time of the year is to be comfortable & as cool as possible. it can get pretty steamy so dressing in breezy layers can be good for hiding potential sweat (gross i know but we all know that it happens in the 100 degree weather!). can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with! like always i will leave you with a picture example of an awesome job coordinating without being matchy!

cookies. houston lifestyle + family photographer

Every once in a while I get a little crazy with the sneak peek..this is one of those times:)I am warning you now…brace yourself.

I had so much fun with this family. I could just go on & on about how awesome they are but you can just look at their pictures & see for yourself! We started with baking cookies, then played on the playset, read books, played on the couch, went to the park.

This is my FAVORITE type of session. Casual, fun, relaxed…some lifestyle mixed in with some portraits…Even the family dog was photogenic:)Little Hank was posing for me so I just had to keep taking his picture!Sidenote: this session produced way more images than usual! A typical gallery is 30-40 pictures. These childres were unusually tolerant of being in front of the camera & were able to last a long time! Picking an activity (like baking cookies) to do in a lifestyle setting also produces more images – iust don’t want anyone to get disappointed if their gallery isn’t as big! This is unusual!My mom always told me that there is no such thing as being perfect. That NO ONE is perfect. So I have always believed my mom because moms are always right, right? If there’s no such thing as perfect, this gorgeous little family is the closest thing to it in my eyes:)Thank you so much for asking me to take your pictures. I enjoyed every second of it!Happy Mother’s Day, Tara! I hope you have a great day.

Sarah - These are sooo amazing!! Awesome job!

Jennifer - These are absolutely gorgeous Kelly!!!! Such a beautiful family!

Hélène - Great job Kelly! Love the idea of the cooking part. :D
The last picture is amazing. <3

Lacey - WOW. What an amazing session, Kelly! The lifestyle portion all the way to the final portraits … perfection!

Aubrey Torrey - Love them all!!! So awesome and fun!

Jenny - these are fanfreakingtastic! Seriously I adore every single one, you are an amazing photographer :-)

Lisa (Tout Petit Pixel) - What an AMAZING session Kelly!!! I would love to have images like this of my own family!

Cristin - Wow! This family’s home is a natural light DREAM! The photo of the kids waiting by the oven is adorable! What beautiful art you made for this family. These are the best kind of shoots. Simply gorgeous!

Beira - These are fantastic! I love the mix of lifestyle and portraits. Awesome work.

heather manor - Oh how fun! I just love them all!

tracy - this is such a FUN session!! i’m sure this family adores their images.

hilary.camilleri@yahoo.ca - I have MAD love for your work! This series is fabulous!!!!

admin - oh my gosh, thank you hilary! :)

henry’s the bday boy. houston event photographer

henry’s momma won a minisession i donated to the children’s fund organization. margot asked me to come out to their home to shoot his birthday party for a bit & i’m glad i did…it was fun! henry is a cutie & he had such a big boy birthday party to celebrate his big day:)happy birthday henry! thanks for having me.

austin. katy newborn photographer

now for the long awaited sneak peek of sweet, adorable little austin! i have never taken this long (two weeks – eek!) for a sneak peek. elizabeth contacted me last minute for some newborn pictures when her son was a month old. having a month old babe myself i felt for her & knew i just had to squeeze little austin in! after i shot the session i shot several more family sessions & a wedding, so although i have been working on the images, i never had the time to squeeze in a sneak peek. so sorry! can’t wait to show you the full gallery. so glad we were able to squeeze this session in before austin got bigger. he is PRECIOUS. loved meeting you guys:)HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!! xoxo.