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Making Your Maternity Session Unique Ashley & Jared are the creative geniuses behind the incredible DIY blog Sugar & Cloth so it’s no surprise their cozy in-home maternity session had a little creative flair to it. With it being December in Houston (as close to winter as it gets around here), we kept the session inside to […]

Little Sugar & Cloth | In-Home Maternity Session

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In honor of #nationalbestfriendday today we are sharing our girls-only Marfa road trip! Anytime our girl Meredith from Cake and Confetti is involved, the level of colorful fun jumps to 11! Prickly pear margaritas and rosé were flowing in this whirlwind girls’ adventure. Since I (Alyssa) planned the trip, we stayed in a teepee in […]

Marfa Road Trip with Cake and Confetti

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If you watched the Royal Wedding, you know there’s nothing quite like a royal occasion! This past weekend, our sweet friend Meredith from Cake and Confetti co-hosted a Royal Wedding inspired watch party with Joules Clothing at The Kirby Collection’s beautiful space. From the adorable British props to the elegant floral arrangements, everything about the […]

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The Perfect Time To Take Maternity Photos We always get asked when the perfect time is to take maternity photos. And the truth is that everyone is unique. Every woman shows a bit differently. I did my maternity photos about 2 months and 2 weeks before our due date. The timing was perfect because I […]

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The Pinkest Party Ever With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, you don’t want to miss this yummy Valentine’s Day Inspiration! I’ve always had a sweet tooth (maybe that’s why Meredith and I are such good friends?!) but lately, it’s on a whole other level. I blame the baby! ; ) Valentine’s Day Inspiration | Styled by Cake […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Christmas Mini’s Benefiting a Family Affected by Harvey

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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 […]

Luxury Family Portraits | Smith Family

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You asked for them and they’re finally here! We’ve been asked for years to offer fall mini sessions! Now, it finally feels right. We are so thrilled to announce our first ever Fall Mini Sessions! Our Mission Behind the Minis In the light of Hurricane Harvey, we really want to help our sweet Cotton families […]

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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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Announcing the arrival of a new prince to the Houston creative world!! Lush Puff cotton candy, boho chic braids, darling cookies, a stunning venue and one show stopping momma to be rounded out this elegant boho chic gender reveal at Hughes Manor.         

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Can I just tell you, I love this family! I have a special place in my heart for in home newborn photography sessions. They are the perfect way to capture those first few precious moments when your sweet newborn arrives home. Today, I am over the moon to help introduce sweet baby Juliana to the […]

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