the cotton collective blog

hi y'all! welcome to
the cotton collective

Just a family of photographers trying to love our clients well & spread kindness like sprinkles. We believe love is our greatest legacy. Oh, and we like cake, cookies, all treats really. We aren't picky. Want to be friends? 

Explore Weddings






bump & baby



Lifestyles & Family

How fun! Featured on ...



tips & advice for brides


Things To Do Before Hiring Your Wedding Photographer!

for photographers


McGovern Centennial Gardens Maternity Photos | Jenn & Doug

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 a blessing and a reminder that we are not in control, God is! God has entrusted us with this sweet little life. It’s the most incredible feeling I’ve ever experienced!

When we would found out our sweet friends, Jenn and Doug, were expecting Kellan and I literally jumped for joy! I don’t know if I’ve ever met such a kind, loving, hilarious and supportive couple. We had the honor of photographing their joyful wedding in 2016. You might remember their Ashton Gardens wedding with our favorite planners, Keely Thorne Events! 

To Our Sweet Friends

Jenn and Doug, I have no doubt that you two will be the most incredible parents to your sweet baby boy! You are both so patient and kind. I can just tell you will enjoy every part of the journey. And you’ll love each other even more than you do already after you enter parenthood together if you can believe that!

Your little man will bless you in ways you didn’t know possible. Those first few weeks, I’m sure you will stare at your baby (like I did) and just cry tears of joy. LOL! It’s seriously the best ever.

You’ll have so much to teach him but what you don’t know is just how much he is going to teach you. He will teach you about life, about love, about each other. Try to enjoy every phase, even the tough ones. It will go by fast, friends. Soak in all the newborn snuggles and take lots of videos! You won’t regret it.

McGovern Centennial GardensMcGovern Centennial Gardens Photographer Houston

I hope their sweet boy gets Doug’s goofiness! It’s the best!

McGovern Centennial Gardens Houston Maternity PhotographerMcGovern Centennial Celebration Gardens Sunset Maternity Photos in HoustonMcGovern Centennial Gardens Houston Photographer

McGovern Centennial Gardens Maternity Photos McGovern Centennial Gardens MaternityMcGovern Centennial Gardens Blue Maternity Dress McGovern Centennial Gardens Maternity pics Houston Florals McGovern Centennial Gardens Houston Flower Garden McGovern Centennial Gardens Beautiful Garden in Houston Beautiful McGovern Centennial Gardens Maternity Photos at Houston's McGovern Centennial Gardens Houston Photographer McGovern Centennial Gardens McGovern Centennial Gardens Wedding Photographer McGovern Centennial Gardens Photographer McGovern Centennial Gardens Houston Photographer Houston McGovern Centennial Gardens

Doug was sweet enough to take a photo of Jenn and me together! Love this girl!! Also, watching Doug dance around using my camera was life giving! Ha!

Houston Photographer Houston Photographer McGovern Centennial Gardens

Jenn & Doug, love you guys! Can’t wait to meet your little man!


Michelle & Kellan

  1. How to survive the first few weeks with a newborn | Houston Photographer

    March 26th, 2019 at 10:06 am

    […] may remember Jenn and Doug from their gorgeous wedding with Keely Thorne Events or their sweet maternity session at McGovern Centennial Gardens. I’ve had the honor of being their Houston photographer from engagements to now a baby! This […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *





stay a while, friend!


Bump & baby




is our greatest legacy

Let's be friends! @thecottoncollectivetx



is our love language!

Houston wedding photographer | Houston lifestyle photography | Houston Family photographer | based in houston, TX | web design by alyssa renee made | contact us

HoUSTON wedding photographer
Lifestyle family & brand photographer
based in houston, Tx | travels worldwide
website design by Alyssa Renee Made
contact us





Cocktails, baby giggles, best friends
& one big family hug!

in love & engaged, let's elope (!)
from the ring to the first kiss


cotton lifestyles

our secrets for sun-soaked photos, a happy couple & a heart-centered business

cotton coaching



Cocktails, baby giggles, best friends
& one big family hug!

in love & engaged, let's elope (!)
from the ring to the first kiss

wedding photography

Lifestyle Photography

secrets to sun-soaked portraits, happy clients & a heart-centered business

Cotton coaching

 THe blog

contact us

ABOUT The collective