Sterling’s First Birthday | Houston Cake Smash Photographer

I think at every first birthday for my kids I have literally been heartbroken that the baby stage is over. WHY does it have to go so darn quickly?! When this cutie turned one, I couldn’t wait to get him and his precious big brother in the studio for a cake smash! First birthday pictures with this Houston cake smash photographer are just easy going and fun!

First Birthday Pictures- Before the Cake Smash!

I like to start every birthday session with just some simple and clean pictures of the birthday boy. I ask my parents to choose an outfit from my wardrobe and then we get started! It’s just super simple and easy going for the kids. I also have some classic toys to give them to play with during their shoot. Typically, most kids will let us go through about 2 wardrobe changes before we bring out the cake. Lately, I have been photographing the babies in a classic outfit and then just a diaper cover before the smash. Those baby rolls just won’t be there forever and I know you all love them!

My studio wardrobe is included in every session. It features clothing from Jamie Kay, Joy Marie Clothing, She Loves Her Mama, Zara, and more!

The Cake Smash!

What’s a cake smash without the cake, right? A while ago, I spilled my cake smash photography secret and so far its still holding true! Babies know what a high chair is and they go straight for it! It’s even more fun when there are older siblings around to have fun with the cake, too! These simple white cakes must be delicious!

How to Book with the Houston Cake Smash Photographer

Aimee Hamilton is a Houston cake smash photographer with a studio just north of The Woodlands although she does offer both indoor and outdoor cake smashes. I recommend booking your session 6-8 weeks before the date you would like and about a month before the first birthday! For more detailed information, including pricing, click here!

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Ho Ho ho! Santa is Coming to The Woodlands!

The Woodlands Santa Sessions

Can you believe that the holidays are almost here? Where did this year go? Aimee Hamilton Photography will be hosting The Woodlands Santa sessions this fall! If you’re looking for an easy going, line-free Santa portrait, these Santa mini-sessions are for you! I’m all about making things easy for my families! I know how hard it can be to get out to the mall and wait and line. Let’s take that stress out of your Santa portraits this year and have them done with as much fun as possible!

The 2019 Santa Mini Session Details

Santa will be coming to my studio on Saturday November 16th.  Santa Mini Sessions will be held from 9am-1pm. Each family (kids only) will have 5 minutes with Santa. He will have a book to read, a list to check with older kiddos, and can sneak up behind kids who aren’t so sure! One of my favorite things is the moment they first notice Santa! It can be excitement or tears, you just never know!  I will do my best to try to capture smiles and the tears that are so typical of Santa pictures and toddlers!

Your Santa session will come with 5 high resolution digital images and the option to purchase additional files when you receive your gallery. All families will also receive a complimentary style guide to help you plan your wardrobe and look your best!

Ready to book a Houston Santa Mini Session?

2019 Santa sessions will be released in August 2019. If you are new to Aimee Hamilton Photography’s Christmas minis, or just want to be sure you’re on the list, enter your information here for an email with Holiday mini updates!

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Baby Weston | Newborn Photography in The Woodlands

It’s not every day that a Dad is the one to call and book newborn photography in The Woodlands, but I can’t tell you how sweet it was to hear this guy talk about his wife and brand new baby. He set everything up for her so that all she had to do was come with this sweet baby boy! Brownie points for him, right? (Now… if my own husband would set up family pictures for us, I would literally pass out.)

“Older” Newborn? No Problem!

Sweet baby Weston was already a week old when his Daddy booked his newborn session so he was a bit “older” than my typical 6-10 day old babies. Anytime I get older babies, I tell moms and dads that some older babies do great and some just aren’t into the naked poses, but I always try. Weston was a champ! When he got here, his mama gave him a nice fully tummy and then he slept for the rest of the session! Every now and then, he’d give me a little smile to say he was on to my tricks! Isn’t he just the cutest?

When Grandparents Are in Town to Help…

Y’all, I can’t resist throwing grandparents into a shot or two when they come with you to help! They’re never prepared for it, which is probably my favorite part, but oh my gosh, I LOVE it! I get a lot of Grandmas who come with their daughters for support, but oftentimes Grandpa isn’t present. This time. Grandma and Grandpa came to help out! He was the proudest grandpa I’ve ever seen! He took just as many pictures as I did!

Want to Book Your Own Session?

The best time to book studio newborn photography in The Woodlands is right around the second trimester. It’s the best way to ensure availability on my calendar. If you are expecting a fall baby, it is especially important to book early as that is a very busy time! For detailed information, including investment information, click here!

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Deck the Halls with Christmas Mini Sessions in Houston

Christmas Mini Sessions in Houston

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my studio y’all! This year I am offering 4 days of Christmas Mini Sessions in Houston! The first two days will be filled with outdoor family fun at the Christmas Tree Farm in Magnolia! These sold out quickly, but I can’t wait to share them with you! On day three, Santa will be making his list and checking it twice! Ho Ho Ho! Bring your little one into the studio for a laid-back Santa mini-session! The fourth and final Christmas mini session will be these adorable Christmas PJ minis.

Christmas Mini-Session in Your PJs!

Christmas PJs are one of my favorites things about Christmas morning! I love that no one has to get dressed before the big celebrations begin! (Okay, at least that’s how we do it in my house!) This year I decided to bring some of that joy to you! Come dressed in your PJs and ready for FUN! We will sing along to Christmas music, eat a Christmas cookie, and just have some fun! These sessions are perfect for young kiddos who still believe in the magic of Christmas!

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What is included in your Christmas Mini Session?

Details coming soon!

Christmas Mini Sessions in HoustonBaby on a white bed for Christmas

Where to Buy PJs

I’ve heard lots of fantastic places to buy Christmas PJs lately! I always like to encourage you to buy from small business owners first! If you are in need of PJs this year, my friend LeighAnn is selling these adorable PJs and many other styles! The sizes range from gowns for newborns to adults! Join her Facebook group here to order yours! I will also include a list of places to shop when you book your session!

Christmas Products

After your session, I’m happy to help you create Christmas cards, mini-accordion albums for Christmas gifts, ornaments, or a canvas to hang on your walls! I think it would be so fun to hang your Christmas images year after year and watch your kids (and families) grow!

Book Now!

When you are ready to book your session, head over here! The studio is located just a few short minutes north of The Woodlands! Feel free to send me an email with any other questions that you may have!

For Santa Sessions on 11/16/19, click here! (Release set for 8/2019)

Christmas PJ Minis  for 2019 will be on 11/30 and will be released in August 2019.

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Houston Newborn Photography | Studio Newborn Photography

When I moved into my new brick and mortar studio this year, I knew I’d love it. What I didn’t know is just *how much*! My job in Houston newborn photography is really like my 4th kid, its a big deal to me. Most of all, I want my clients to feel welcome, comfortable, and relaxed! I really try make this effortless for my clients . So far, everyone who comes to the new studio just raves about how much they love the studio and the experience. I’m grateful to be able to provide an easy-going, relaxed atmosphere for my clients, which brings me to this sweet session that I will definitely never forget!

Toddler Siblings, Anyone?

My job title here is Houston newborn photographer, but at home, I’m Mom. And I just happen to be a mom of three babies that are each 21 months part. Right now, they are 4,2, and 5 months which means I know the toddler/new sibling dynamic very well.

Many of the new babies who come to me have at least one older sibling. In some cases, those sweet siblings are just babies themselves. I mean to me, a two year old is still a baby because they really are snuggly! Anyway, this session was right around Easter. I still had a few Easter eggs filled with treats for kids laying around the studio. Wouldn’t you know it, those eggs were the best thing ever! The candy inside wasn’t even the best part– it was THROWING the eggs as FAR as we could between family shots! And that kid’s got an arm on him! Ha! Whatever it takes to make the kiddos happy is exactly what we’re going to do, even if it means an egg throwing contest in a newborn photography studio!

Houston Newborn Photography Studio

If you are considering newborn photography with me, I would love to show you around the studio and teach you a little bit more about a newborn session with me! In addition to providing all of the props, wraps, and headbands for your session, I also have a client wardrobe for mom and younger siblings. My studio is north of Houston in Magnolia, TX. I am just a short drive north of The Woodlands, TX with easy access to I-45.

For more information about booking a newborn session or membership plan, be sure to head over to this page and be sure to mention the JULY maternity/newborn combo special when you get in touch with me!

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The Last Drop | Houston Milk Bath Photographer

Everyone has a “bucket list,” right? That list of things you REALLY want to do? Well, being a Houston milk bath photographer was definitely at the top of my list! Y’all, this session was like something out of a fairy tale! Amber sent me an email about photographing a nursing milk bath session complete with soft floating florals and a floral crown. You guys are in for a real treat with this session! It’s literally breathtaking!

North Houston milk bath with baby boy and flowers

The Last Drop

Amber really wanted a beautiful way to photograph the bond between a nursing mama and her babe before he weaned. The first year of motherhood is just such a beautifully intimate experience. A milk bath session is unique way of capturing that experience!

Babies are only little for such a short time. They only look at you and smile that gummy grin while they nurse for a few months. They only want to lay in your arms and listen to you sing for so long before they’re able to take off walking! Those little things– the way they play with your hair, the way they smile, are the reason I am a photographer. Those little things are the memories that you’ll want to hold onto forever. Now– before I turn into a sappy puddle, I’ll just prove it to you in gorgeous pictures! (Disclaimer: For privacy and respect of mama and baby, most of the sweetest images (all the nursing ones) from this shoot won’t be shown. You’ll still get a really good idea of how precious this is!

Mama looks at her baby boy in Houston milk bath session
Baby boy in milk bath with his mom
Baby boy plays with his mom in Houston milk bath

When to Book Your Houston Milk Photographer?

If you are hoping for a nursing milk bath session, I would say sometime between 4-9 months is best. In my personal experience, my babies tend to be pretty easily distracted. For my babies, earlier would probably be best! The camera tends to be pretty interesting to look at for older babies. It’s big and black, unlike anything they’ve really seen before!

I am a North Houston area photographer specializing in Motherhood. I know what you’re thinking. What in the world does that mean, Aimee!? My job is simply to show you the beauty in being a mama from the belly through the early years. That’s it! I capture your growing family every step of the way! Bellies, babies, and beyond! All of my current milk bath sessions are done at The Oak Atelier in Conroe just a few minutes north of The Woodlands. Ready to capture those precious memories, too? Let’s do it! Get in touch with me here and let’s talk!

A Little Bonus from this Session

When we rent The Oak Atelier, we are renting a room with the tub for the milk bath session. The room also includes this beautiful floral wall that I’m in love with! It’s such a fun little bonus!

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Houston Newborn Photography | A big surprise!

Sometime in March, I received a phone call from someone who had just seen Skye’s maternity session and loved it! It turns out that she was interested in Houston newborn photography because she was planning on gifting a maternity and newborn session to her daughter! Let me tell you, it is SO fun to be part of a surprise like that! The new grandma was going to surprise daughter with the gift at her baby shower. Isn’t that just the sweetest gift? Start dropping hints ladies! I can keep a secret. Ha!

The Maternity Session

Krissa’s maternity session was just beautiful. We went to one of my favorite locations in Montgomery, TX, which is Fernland! It is a historical park with several old homes. My favorite spot is the beautiful White House at the front of the park!

The Newborn Session- Houston Newborn Photography

Baby Hartley’s newborn session came and I was so excited to meet this princess! I had already seen pictures and let me tell you– she is her mama’s twin!

Before I share these, I want you to know that I am not in the business of making babies cry. In fact, I go out of my way to soothe babies and make sure they are comfortable, full, and happy! That said, Hartley was not a fan of being put down at all. I wrapped her up, had her nice and happy, but within 10 seconds of me shooting, she would make this adorable little fuss face. Needless to say, her individual shots were super duper fast because I knew that I only had seconds! I did manage to catch just one fuss face and I just think it’s the cutest thing ever! Sometimes, you just have to remember who they really are! And Miss Hartley? Well, she likes to be snuggled! How dare you put her down!

Secretly, I think I love her little fuss face because I have had three “don’t you dare put me down” babies! That just means they’re extra snuggly! I think about those first few weeks when all you can do is snuggle, feed, and sleep and think how lucky we are to be blessed with such a sweet task!

Newborn baby girl wrapped in all white
Newborn Baby Girl Wrapped in All white
New family in North Houston Newborn photography studio
New Family Poses in North Houston newborn photography studio
Mama kisses her new baby girl wearing all white in north houston newborn photography studio
Close up of baby toes snuggled with mama
Close up image of newborn baby hair in Houston newborn photography studio
New mom wearing white Fillyboo dress snuggles a sleeping new baby in Houston newborn photography studio

Mama’s Fillyboo Wonder Years dress is part of the client wardrobe available to all clients!

North Houston Newborn Photography

I am a North Houston newborn photographer specializing in motherhood. What does that mean? Simply put, it just means that I capture the early years from belly and beyond! Maternity sessions, newborns, baby sessions, cake smashes, and young families are the perfect fit for me! I also offer speciality sessions like a milk bath, in unique locations!

For more details about a newborn session in Houston, follow this link!

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A Birthday Celebration | Houston Baby Photographer

Any guesses about what my favorite thing about being a Houston Baby Photographer is? I love, love, love when parents bring me their sweet babies to celebrate first birthdays! I recently introduced a new First Year Collection for parents interested in documenting their baby from the belly to the first birthday!

The first birthday can be celebrated in SO many different ways! Studio cake smashes are very popular, but that’s not the only thing I offer! I have done a cake smash on the beach in Galveston, at the park in downtown Houston, and locally here in the Woodlands! Some mamas even choose to have a family session to celebrate making it through the first year! (It’s such a blur, isn’t it?!)

Simple First Birthday Portraits

This mama chose to celebrate her baby girl with a simple baby session in the studio. We used a few of her smocked dresses as well as two of the studio rompers that are always included in a session with me! I love whites, neutrals like cream & gray, as well as pastels! Those colors are just beautiful on your babies!

Joy Marie Clothing (ivory romper below) & She Loves Her Mama (lavender romper below) are two of my favorite small shops for baby portraits! Both of these talented ladies make high quality children’s clothing that are perfect for your session! (I have both of their rompers in my studio, but I can also help you with a discount code to She Loves Her Mama! Use the code AHP10 to save!)

Baby on white bed in Houston area studio
Ruffled Baby Butt in all white studio
Close up of baby girl
Close up of baby girl in smocked dress


Aimee Hamilton is a North Houston baby photographer specializing in capturing the first year from bump to baby! The studio is located in Magnolia, TX just a few minutes away from The Woodlands. The studio is the perfect location for maternity, newborn, baby, and cake smash portraits! Get it touch with me here to chat about your next portraits or see pricing information here!

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The Sweetest Cheeks | Houston Newborn Photographer

Let’s talk a little bit about Instagram for a sec. More and more moms are using Instagram to search for all the things they need. Dresses? Bows? A romper for your daughter? A vintage suspender set for your son? It’s ALL on the gram. (The best part is that when you search, you can find all kinds of small businesses run by mamas!) That’s a topic for another day, but Instagram is also the perfect place to find your photographer! If you search for Houston Newborn Photographer, guess who you’ll find? Yep, this girl! It was tough work getting there, but it worked out SO well! Skye (maybe you remember her from this maternity session) was one of the first mamas who contacted me from Instagram! Let me tell you– the IG gods were totally in my favor that day, because she is such a gem and I have truly loved getting to know her and meeting her beautiful baby girl! The best part– she surprised me today with a beautiful blog about her experience with me!

So Cheeky

Have you heard of the children’s book That’s Good! That’s Bad by Margery Cuyler? As a teacher I loved it! Everything good thing is spinned in a bad way, or vice versa. Anyway– here’s the thing. When you have a bigger than average newborn, everyone immediately thinks of the poor mama and in their head says “oh, that’s bad.” But– take your 9 pound 9 ounce newborn to a photographer and she will say “No, that’s GOOD!” Those newborns over about 8.5 pounds have already established their arm roll and cheek game, y’all! And do you know what I love… CHEEKS… and any kind of roll! So, I’ll stop chatting and introduce you all to the cutest cheeky girl there is!

Newborn Pose to show off baby rolls
Macro baby lips
Side lying newborn baby girl pose
Portrait of Motherhood
Close up of new family holding baby girl
Newborn portrait of dad holding newborn girl

If you didn’t read it before, you have to go check out Skye’s blog about her newborn session! She gave a fantastic “behind the scenes” look of a shoot with me!

Interested in booking your own newborn session? Let’s chat! I am a Houston newborn photographer with a studio for maternity, newborn and baby photography in The Woodlands area. I look forward to helping with all of your portrait needs! Check out this link for newborn photography details.

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The Sweetest Duo | Houston Twin Newborn Photographer

Pop quiz! What’s my favorite thing to shoot? YEP. It’s twins! I am a Houston Twin newborn photographer and I think it is just about the most adorable thing. I know everyone thinks twins are precious and of course I’m no different! Anytime a mama e-mails me about a twin newborn session I get so excited! I don’t even know what it is, they’re just undeniably the cutest little things on the planet! I’m sure their parents are 110% more exhausted than others but you’d never know it by looking at these sweet new parents!

Close to the time of your newborn session, I will send out a questionnaire that helps me know what to focus on during your session. The biggest question for me with twins is one that parents really need to think about! When you are hanging your portraits, do you want to hang mostly portraits of them together? Or do your prefer them to be separate? Or equal mix of both? If it were me, I think I’d want to hang a large portrait of the babies together, with an individual portrait of each baby on either side. Maybe something like this!

Sample of framed twin portraits on a wall

What if my twins come early? | Houston Twin Newborn Photographer

Typically, my newborn sessions are done between day 6 and 10 after birth. Sometimes, when twins come early, they spend some time in the NICU which pushes back our session a little bit. These babies are here to prove that is no big deal, especially when babies are early! These angels were about 6 weeks for their newborn session and they ROCKED it!

Newborn with awesome hair
Taco baby girl pose Houston
Chin on hands boy pose
Vertical Side lying newborn pose

Aimee Hamilton is a Houston newborn photographer with a light and airy studio just north of The Woodlands, TX. AHP offers both studio & in-home lifestyle portraits. For more details about newborn and baby’s first year plans, click here!

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