I have had a passion for photography since I was a young girl. My first camera was a Kodak 110 Instamatic, which became an accessory that was always in hand wherever I went. At that time, I did not apply much, if any, science behind the camera. I would snap pictures here, there, and everywhere.
I am an on location family portrait photographer for The Woodlands and the surrounding Montgomery County, TX. That means that truly anything can be your backdrop. We can meet at a park, in the city, or even your own home. I do have a portable studio that I can bring with me, upon request, as long as you have the sufficient space for it. The portable studio may be beneficial for very young infants and children, or if a specific type of photo is requested
I prefer to shoot portraits in the morning or late afternoon, since the outdoor lighting conditions are more pleasing at these times. I am flexible as far as scheduling though. Also, as a mother, I know that sometimes things do come up, and I can accommodate hectic schedules and less than favorable weather. Please contact me as soon as possible in the event that you need to reschedule.
A typical portrait session will last anywhere between 1-3 hours, so I encourage you to bring some water and perhaps a snack, especially if it is quite warm. My style is relaxed and casual. Some pictures will be posed, while others will not. Candid photos are often great ways to capture a natural smile that may be otherwise hard to get looking right at the photographer. 1-2 locations are usually all the time will allow. However, if you prefer more locations and time, I would be happy to fulfill your request at an additional cost. Here are some general clothing guidelines, although I can offer more specific suggestions at the time of booking:
Dress comfortably, and be yourself
Solid colors or simple designs are best
Large logos, busy patterns, and flowery patterns are not recommended
Do bring a favorite toy or blankie for your child, as it will help comfort him or her
Newborns often look best in solid or simple onesies or bare skin