welcome vivi. houston lifestyle newborn photographer

i can’t describe how much i love this family! i have been lucky enough to work with them here & here. and now they’re gorgeous, fun, loving, adorable family has grown! congratulations mast family. little vivi is precious & i loved seeing gavin & ava in action as big brother & sister. oh how loved she is already! i am so happy for you guys & feel truly lucky to have been able to photograph this time in your life. thank you. xo

Candace - Gorgeous family!

letters to our children. july

when you’re done reading my letter please visit the circle & check out my friend courtney slazinik to see what she has written this month.

Dear Garrett -

You told me something today that broke my heart into little bitty pieces. You said you don’t like yourself very much right now. You don’t think you are good at anything & you feel like no one likes you.

Garrett Garvey…you are a GIFT to this earth. You are absolutely perfect to me & I mean that. I wouldn’t change a thing about you. I love you forever & always no matter what.

You are smart & witty. You make people laugh. Your smile is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. You’re clever & imaginative…you are energetic yet snuggly. You are the perfect combination of so many amazing qualities that so many people wish they had. Like your memory…you remember EVERYTHING! I don’t remember what I ate for lunch today. You are a sweet protector to your baby brother & he looks up to you. You are such a good guy.

Please please quit trying to push me away because it’s not going to work…I am not going ANYWHERE. I love you more than life itself & will be here for you no matter what. No matter what kind of day we had together I thank God for bringing you in my life & I know you love me even when you have your wall up. I cherish every second I have with you. I would do anything for you. I want you to understand truly how much you are loved. I want you to love yourself back that same amount.  You owe that to yourself. Your potential to do great things in this world is huge…you are unstoppable…but you have to love yourself. You deserve to do that for yourself because you are AWESOME. Quit saying those crazy things about yourself PLEASE! Step back & think about all the awesome things about yourself…I will help you.

Your smile makes the world a better place & I want to see more of it. You are such a good kid & have a huge heart. You really do make a difference in this world so much. All the sweet things you do never go unnoticed.

Thank you for being such an amazing communicator & always opening up to me. I’m sad you feel that way but am so glad you are expressive enough to tell me…I’m glad you feel so close to me. Please believe all the things I tell you….I mean every word of it.

I love you Garrett Hunter Garvey!

Elicia - Oh tears. Sweet Garrett and beautiful words. You are a good mama!

Celeste Pavlik - Oh my goodness Kelly, you/he made me cry!!! I love this and tell him that the triplets and C say Hi! I’m so glad you shared this special letter. <3

Susan O'Neal - —- Kelly, my heart was hurting for you, as I read this — that’s so difficult to hear your precious child say things like that — I do not think there is a child on this earth who has not felt that way at one time or another — (a part of growing up) — your words are just beautiful & this gorgeous photo of him is breathtaking — I, too, love his smile ——- he’s very special — xxooo

madelyn. houston lifestyle newborn session

amiri & heather – you guys are one special couple….seriously…you guys are so kind & welcoming & awesome. thank you for making me feel so at home both times we met & for being so pleasant, easy & warm. madelyn is a little angel! i loved taking her pictures & still can’t believe how easy she was. thank you thank you for choosing me to photograph this time in your life! i really enjoyed it & hope to work with you many more times!

congratulations on your new addition! madelyn is gorgeous & i’m so happy for you guys!

Heather - Kelly, these images are just gorgeous! Thank you thank you thank you for being so easy to work with. I am so thankful that our paths crossed and that you captured this special time in our lives for us!

Christine - These are all beautiful, but the photo of the baby resting on her arms on the bed – that is the sweetest photo I think I’ve ever seen in my life!

little lucia. houston lifestyle newborn session

i know it sounds cheesy but i mean it…i get so attached to the families i work with! i truly enjoy meeting the people i work with (well most of you…haha totally kidding ALL OF YOU!). i get sooo excited when i hear back & get to photograph people’s babies long after the newborn session is all over, too. cheryl & jason, thanks for being so awesome! i love little lucia…her name is so gorgeous, as is she! i hope you guys are getting more sleep now! i had an awesome time hanging out with you guys! i’d love to work with you all again! (and maggie, you too!)