being Kind

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I don’t know about you but I could live in a Christmas 365 world! I have no shame about listening to Christmas music all year round. It’s not uncommon to catch me watching Christmas movies on bad days and I’m always counting down the days until Christmas! I’ve got Christmas on the brain so I […]

3 Must-Haves for the Perfect Christmas Family Photos

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Kellan and I went to Colorado back in April for a fun work trip with his awesome company, Thrivent. This was our first big trip away from our Kinsey girl so obviously, I cried when I left her! But we were so excited to have 5 days of quality time together without a toddler alarm […]

Our Sugar Cookie Gender Reveal + Pregnancy Update

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Alright, mommas! I want to take the stress out of family photos so I’m sharing 5 tips to survive fall photos with toddlers! Let’s make this year THE year you are relaxed and just being present with your family! 5 tips to survive fall family photos with toddlers Tip #1: Plan your outfits ahead of […]

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I went to Jenn and Doug’s house on Thursday for a sweet newborn photography session with their precious baby boy, Blake! My heart filled to the brim to see our sweet friends as parents! I shared some tips for surviving the few weeks with a newborn with them. Then I thought, hey, I should share […]

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Our beautiful friends are having a baby! We are so happy for Rachel and Brad to join us in the sleepless nights club! 😄But in all seriousness, I know they are going to be INCREDIBLE parents. At their maternity session, we got to talking. Rachel wasn’t sure if she’d even do a maternity session with how she […]

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This llama-themed first birthday was a whole llama fun if you ask me! Yep, I said it! ; ) This sweet family is from Austin but I’m so grateful to be their Houston family photographer! When Kari asked me to be there for Chandler’s big day, you know I couldn’t resist! A llama fun birthday […]

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McGovern Centennial Gardens | Maternity Photos of Jenn & Doug Especially at our favorite location, McGovern Centennial Gardens, maternity photos are my new favorite to photograph! Since having Kinsey, I now understand just how incredible having a baby really is. The good, the bad, the tired & everything in between! All of it truly is […]

McGovern Centennial Gardens Maternity Photos | Jenn & Doug

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Houston | Christmas Newborn Photos Our good friends, Ben & Jessica, welcomed sweet baby Hudson Rae into their lives and let me tell you that she is GORGEOUS! You’ll see for yourself but her big, beautiful eyes are going to win over the world! Now that we have Kinsey, it’s so fun watching our friends […]

Houston Christmas Newborn Photos | Baby Hudson

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This year’s fall mini sessions were a huge success! So many amazing families, a few new faces and some that have been in the Cotton family for years, all wonderful! Because of these incredible families, we are donating $525 from our Houston fall mini sessions for Parkinson’s Research! And to us, that is AWESOME! Houston fall […]

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I don’t know about you but I’m living that PSL (pumpkin spiced latte) life! I’m about to pack up our Kinsey girl and take her to the pumpkin wonderland that is Trader Joe’s in the fall. Best believe I’ll be throwing anything and everything pumpkin spiced in our cart! Since fall is upon us, it’s […]

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What’s summer like in Texas, you ask? Getting as close to the water any chance you get! And if you’re anything like us, you know that a poolside party is the perfect way to kick it off the right way! Now that we’re in the thick of summer, we’re sharing the epic poolside party that […]

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Are you gearing up for the fall and need some fall outfit inspiration for family pictures?! I am! I can’t believe we finally have a little baby girl to dress up this year. EK! 😀 It’s so surreal and so exciting! Fall is the perfect time for family photos since it’s not too hot and not […]

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