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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What to expect from your portrait retouch artist

Natalie Shelby is not only a photographer, assistant, and baby wrangler, she is also a world-class retouch artist. She has been commissioned for several book publications as well as local and international magazines. Over a decade of professional retouch experience in Houston and Los Angeles has taught Natalie a few things that everyone working with a retouch artist should know.

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The best time to photograph a newborn baby

Photographing newborns has been one of the biggest joys of my career, and my life in general for nearly a decade. Photographing newborn babies is just about the best way to work I can possibly imagine. Not only are they super adorable, and super snuggly, newborns are perfect photography subjects, if photographed at the right time.

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