How Photos Can Relieve School Anxiety

The use of pictures has gone a long way in easing Jack’s school anxiety and it’s helped alleviate some of our guilt about taking him to school. Beyond fixing the immediate issue we faced there have been a few positive and unexpected side effects, taking a photo every morning allows us to share a moment with Jack, no matter how big a hurry we are in. These few moments reinforce our bond with him and helps him to feel appreciated.

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Are You Worthy?

Too often we don’t believe ourselves to be good enough, or attractive enough, or smart enough. Being critical within reason is something I applaud, it’s how we get better after all but when these thoughts go too far they begin to wreak havoc on our lives. These overly critical thoughts prevent us from getting the most out of life and can even negatively affect our love life, our social life, and our work life.

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Maternity Portraits, Second Pregnancy is Just as Important

Lauren is one of our talented makeup artists. She’s mom to a toddler, an entrepreneur and spends her days pampering other women for their important moments, whether its for a portrait session or a wedding. We were thrilled to learn that Lauren was expecting her second child and honored to be asked to photograph the special milestone. Every mom deserves the opportunity to be celebrated, no matter if it’s your first pregnancy or your fifth, each is unique and should be documented with maternity portraits.

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Once In A Lifetime Maternity Experience

Nikki is a fun and fabulous free spirit, to say the least. I’m not sure I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting someone with a more positive and deliberate energy. She and her husband are both crossfit athletes, each compete (and win) at local and statewide events. When I first got a call from her she expressed interest in creating maternity portraits that were both feminine and powerful.

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Houston Senior Portrait Photo Session

We received a frenzied call at The Shelby Studio from Kelly during the peak of graduation season. Her daughter, Olivia, needed her senior portraits taken. The only issue was that Kelly wanted the senior photo session to happen before Olivia's graduation from Lamar High School…

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Why Studio Portraits Are Having A Renaissance

We’ve all seen the photos of the family in a field of tall grass, bluebonnets if you’re in Texas, or those sunlit, bright beach session photos with the family walking hand in hand (ahem - our first family and maternity photos). So why is it that there is a growing demand for studio portraits?

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How Your Family Photos impact your Child’s Self Esteem

Your child’s self esteem can be directly impacted by how often and in what manner they are exposed to their own image. A study done at Tulane University concluded that children who see photos of themselves have higher self esteem than those that are not exposed to their own photos. This should come as no surprise to anyone but it is certainly an aspect of a child’s well-being that many moms and certainly most photographers fail to consider.

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Young Maternity Portrait Session

The entire collection of photographs from this maternity session are dramatic and beautiful yet capture the experience of pregnancy in a different way. There are many sides to maternity and everyone has a unique experience, we are thrilled to have been a part of Megan's.

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Preschool Photos | Spanish School 4Kids

When you hear 'school photos' it's doubtful that what comes to mind is anything other than an awkward photo with a lousy background. When we were invited by the Spanish School 4Kids to do their spring portraits we were excited for the chance to show that school photos don't have to be awful, in fact they can be great!

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