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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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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 […]

5 Tips to Survive Fall Family Photos with Toddlers

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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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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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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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Fall is almost here! And I don’t know about you but this California girl is SO ready for this Texas heat to dwindle down! With cooler weather and all the beautiful colors that fall brings, September through November is the PERFECT time (and weather!) for outside family photos! We just can’t get enough of the colors […]

5 Tips on What to Wear For Family Pictures

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Christmas Mini Sessions for a Cause After Harvey, we knew we had to do something to help our family clients that were really hit badly. We hosted fall mini sessions to help support one family and then Christmas minis to help the other. While it may not have made a significant dent in their financial […]

Christmas Mini Sessions At The West Studios

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Christmas Mini’s Benefitting a Family Affected by Harvey When we heard about two of our sweet Cotton families that were affected by Harvey, we wanted to help. So our fall mini sessions are going to benefit one family and now our Christmas minis will help the second family! For the first time ever these will […]

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Usually, I’m a sucker for all things sunshine. Overcast days like these generally lead to rescheduling any outdoor sessions. Given their classy downtown style, somehow foggy downtown Houston created the perfect backdrop for their luxury family portraits. The Smith’s Luxury Family Portraits The Smith family never ceases to amaze me with their extraordinary sense of […]

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First of all, the moment Stacey of Beckendorff Farms contacted me, over 4 years ago now, I knew I’d love her sweet family. As a Beckendorff Farms photographer, and I’m sure as all photographers that step foot on the property, this venue makes my dreams come to life. Stacey and Blake brought this incredible early American […]

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When you move to a new city or even across the country, your home can be a really special place for family photos. Remembering your current phase of life, no matter how crazy, is important.  Especially with little kids, your seasons change so fast. What I love so much about lifestyle family sessions, it makes […]

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