Full of Joy- Conroe Family Photographer

 Full of Joy

Conroe Family Photographer

Let me start by telling you a little background about this sweet session. Y’all this session has been on the books since NOVEMBER. It is currently May!! This poor family and I had the worst luck with my friend, Mother Nature. We got rained out not once, but twice! Can you believe the luck? As we got closer and closer to their new date, I couldn’t have been more excited to see SUN in the forecast because let me tell you– their personalities and the sunshine are like peanut butter and jelly!

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A Joyful sound

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There’s nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn’t even have to matter what they’re laughing about. ~Criss Jami

This family is so full of happiness is truly was contagious! We joked, we tickled, we laughed, but most of all we had fun! I think you’ll need to see it for yourself to believe it! In the end, I think the wait made this overdue session so much sweeter! These kids came ready to play and have a good time!

A photographer’s best kept secret!

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The best tip I can offer before your family session is to talk to the kiddos about not smiling for the camera. As moms, we take so many photos of are kids that they become “trained” to look at us and smile. I take plenty of those, but what I really want to focus on is who your kids really are! For example, these boys are silly with a capital S, yet they are super sweet and gentle with their little sister. It’s also pretty clear that she absolutely adores them! That connection between families is what I want to shine through! Before your next family session, practice not looking at the camera! I promise you’ll love the memories you will be given.

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AHP is a Conroe family photographer specializing in newborn and family portraits of the younger years! Contact me here about your next family portrait!

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3 Tips for a Successful Maternity Session- Conroe Maternity Photographer

3 Tips for a Successful Maternity Session

Conroe Maternity Photographer

Conroe Maternity Photographer

{One} Pamper yourself! 

Pregnancy is such a beautiful stage of life! You are growing 10 fingers and 10 tiny toes, you deserve a day to relax! Before your session hire your favorite hair and make-up stylist, get a pedicure, and live like a princess! By the time our session starts you’ll feel absolutely glamorous!

{Two} Go with a Maxi! 

A maxi dress is flowy and oh-so flattering to expectant mamas! Choose one that makes you feel like you just walked off the red carpet! My favorite shop for maternity dresses is Filly Boo Maternity. I just adore the boho look offered by Fillyboo!  Lace is also so beautifully feminine on maternity clients! I recently added this beautiful dress to my studio for clients to borrow!

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{Three} Book Early! 

I am one of those people who starts to swell the day I find out I’m pregnant. Maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but not really! I know that if I want a maternity session, I need to do it at the end of the second trimester. Depending on your body, you may want to do the same!  It is best to start talking to me early so that we can be prepared and get you on the calendar! Some moms can’t wait until the end of their pregnancy and look stunning! You know your body best!

{Bonus} 

If you think this will be your last baby, please book a maternity session! You may not ever get to see that beautiful pregnant glow again!  One day your kids will ask to see what you looked like pregnant! Give them your best!

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Introducing Studio Cake Smashes– Montgomery, TX Cake Smash Photographer

Introducing Studio Cake Smashes!

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This sweet girl is bringing you a big announcement today!

AHP is now offering studio sessions for cake smashes and sitters(6-11 months). These are great add-ons to your newborn packages, but they can also be booked as a stand alone session. The big news with these is that I am providing  everything you need for a simple, organic look just like this one, including the outfit and bows! My goal is to provide you and your little one with a cake smash session that is both simple and timeless.

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I am so excited to provide my youngest clients with a wardrobe all their own. If you have booked a newborn session with me, you know that everything you need is provided for you! Now, the same is true of your cake smash! I have been collecting Rompers from Joy Marie Clothing and will continue to add more to the collection as the year goes on.

By the way, I WON a raffle from her this morning! What color should we add? I’m thinking maybe a blue or gray!

Montgomery, TX Cake Smash Photographer


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April Special! 

Interested in booking a sitter or cake smash session? I am offering an introductory price of $225 for all MAY, JUNE,  and JULY studio cake smash and sitter sessions booked in April 2018. (Offer ends April 31, 2018.)

Sitter sessions are best for babies who have mastered sitting up but aren’t crawling yet. A cake smash is best for a baby that is 10-11 months old with a birthday coming up! We will talk about your vision and plan your session when you book!

Aimee Hamilton is a Montgomery, TX cake smash photographer serving all surrounding areas. The Montgomery, TX studio is actually closer to Magnolia, TX and Conroe, TX. It sits perfectly in between the two small towns.

 

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Motherhood Sessions The Woodlands Photographer

Motherhood Styled Sessions

The Woodlands Photographer

The Woodlands Photographer

Hi Mamas! Let’s kick off spring with a celebration of motherhood! That’s a fancy way to say grab your kiddos, meet me in The Woodlands, and let’s get you some awesome photographs with your kids! The surprise is that these will be my lowest priced mini sessions EVER. Consider them a gift from one mama to another!

When will the Motherhood Sessions take place?

May 5th! I am reserving a short period, so space will be limited.

Where will the Motherhood Sessions take place?

The answer to this is probably my favorite part! There is a brand new studio opening in The Woodlands, TX. It is on 1488 between 2978 and 242. We have been given the opportunity to be the FIRST to use the facility. Y’all its gorgeous! The catch is that it is not finished being built yet, but as soon as I can get there and take a couple quick photos, I’ll get them out asap! Picture white walls accented by white brick, large windows with natural light pouring in, and loads  open space

If you are on Instagram, you can check out the location here.

What does a styled session mean?

A styled session means that I have chosen the location and will also help you with  what to wear to coordinate with the location. Everything in the studio has white or cool neutral tones.  Neutral tones with some pops of pastel color will be beautiful on moms and littles! I can also help you with suggestions for places to look! With Easter just behind us, there will be great sales! We also will have floral crowns available for the girls! These will be an add on to your session, but I promise you want to do it!

Why a  Motherhood Session?

Check out that camera roll on your phone. How many times are in the frame with your kids? If you’re anything like me, you take pictures of your kids everyday, but it is increasingly more rare that you make it in the frame also. Let’s face it, husbands aren’t always thrilled for family pictures either. So, pamper yourself and come have some fun with me!

I encourage you make it a fun morning, get your hair or make-up done and then come kiss your babies for the camera! Motherhood sessions are meant to be a candid celebration of you and your children (or growing baby!). I actually encourage you and your kiddos to practice *not* looking at the camera. We’ll play games and focus on the love between you!

Who is a Motherhood Session for?

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These sessions are perfect for expecting moms wanting a maternity session, and moms with kids of all ages. Unfortunately, these are not family or extended family sessions. These are just for moms and their kiddos! Boys and girls are both encouraged!

The Details

May 5th (mid-morning hours) in The Woodlands, TX 

15 Minutes

8 images Included

What to Wear Guide

$150 (or $225 for all images included)

Flower Crowns are available for $40 per child & $60 for mom. Moms will have a flower comb to add an  accessory to their hair.

Due to the scheduling of these sessions, refunds/cancellations/rescheduling will not be available.  To book your session, fill out the contact form here! All sessions require full payment and session agreement to receive a confirmed time.

If you need a sneak peek of styling tips, check out this link: what to wear!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Newborn Photography Comparison– Conroe Newborn Photographer

 

A Newborn Photography Comparison

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If you are a new mom looking for a Conroe newborn photographer, you may have noticed that there are different types of photography out there! I happen to be one who loves all of them! When my two boys were born, I really wanted everything! I love the magic of birth, the joy new life in the hospital, that first family portrait, and of course those beautiful newborn poses! It is important to me to be that photographer to my clients! Let me show you what the different styles look like with AHP!

Birth Photography

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Birth photography is such a beautiful thing! These sessions are all about the journey to meet your new little love. Birth photography is very documentary in nature. I’m there to document your birth story so that you will have the memories forever. Some of my favorite photographs from births are the reactions of moms meeting their new baby! Birth images are delivered in a slide show of all your favorite photos!

Fresh 48 (Hospital Portraits)

Conroe Newborn Photographer

Conroe Newborn Photographer

 

Hospital days seem long and tiresome, but boy do they go quickly! These sessions are all about photographing you in the hospital as a new family! Like birth, these sessions are usually a little more documentary in nature than my in-home lifestyle sessions. Read more about Fresh 48s on my blog here!

The Essentials

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I saved your favorite two for last because they are the essential sessions. These are the sessions that you see most often and are the most requested! Most of my clients combine these two sessions, but they may also be booked individually if one fits your family more than the other!

Lifestyle Newborn Portraits

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Lifestyle newborn portraits are in-home sessions. These are just like family sessions, but they focus a little more on your sweet baby. Lifestyle sessions include the whole family as well as sibling portraits and the baby alone. I like to use your master bedroom, living areas, and the nursery if you have one. Lifestyle sessions do not include the newborn poses that you see below in the studio portion. Lifestyle newborn images are typically on your bed, their crib, or their rocker. For more examples, see this post

Curious what to wear to your lifestyle newborn session? Read more here!

Studio Newborn Portraits

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Studio newborn sessions are all about your new baby and their gorgeous features! I start each session with prop poses like buckets and boxes. Then we move to the bean bag for blanket poses seen above. These sessions also include the whole family! The family portraits are more posed portraits than what you will see in my lifestyle sessions.  Each session takes place in my studio in Montgomery, TX. For more about studio sessions, follow this link!

I hope that this comparison helps you to see the full range of newborn photography offered by AHP! Contact me here to schedule your newborn session today!

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What to Wear- The Woodlands Newborn Photographer

What to Wear

The Woodlands Newborn Photographer

Newborn Edition

Hey Y’all! I know that you loved my previous what to wear post, so let’s talk about what to wear for my newborn clients!

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Colors

Newborn sessions are a bit unique because they are in your home. We have to consider the colors in your home so that your outfits coordinate well.  I always recommend neutral colors because they are timeless and classic. You will look back on your newborn photographs many times! I want you to look back and still think that you look great! Neutral and pastel colors are perfect for that. Try to avoid any bold or bright colors, but soft florals are gorgeous!


Texture

Texture is the key to interest and variation in your clothing. Mamas, I highly recommend a loose fitting, flowy dress. Maxi dresses are my top choice! I have found that flowy garments are actually very flattering to most body types, but especially a postpartum mama.  Lace, linen, ruffles, and embroidery are the perfect pops of texture!  Pink Blush,  Fillyboo, and Alter’D State have great options with beautiful texture and flow.

Also, I really challenge you to find something for Dad to wear that has texture to it! A nice sweater would look great and be comfortable!

Siblings

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Check out those adorable suspenders! Don’t you just love how cute they look on him?

Siblings are so much fun to dress, but resist the temptation to have everyone perfectly matching. The goal is actually to complement each other. I’m in love with boutique children’s clothing. The quality can’t be beat! Check out these favorites and email me for a complete and up to date list!

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I’m a big fan of supporting small businesses, and I try to  shop small when I can. However, sometimes I know we need to find something quick!  Boys clothing is also a bit harder to find! Gap Kids usually carries classic outfits for all ages as well as great colors. They are one of my top choices for children’s clothes!  Old Navy also has great clothing for kids AND great prices! If you are shopping in the spring, they have great pastel colors!

 

The Baby

The Woodlands Newborn Photographer

Keep it simple! I know that probably sounds odd, but your baby will look great and be comfortable in a simple plain onesie! Monica + Andy has fantastic newborn clothing for your little one! They have everything from onesies to rompers!  Again, Baby Gap has great hats, onesies, and simple footie outfits. They almost always have a great selection of them in the stores, too!

Don’t forget a cute hat! Check out Knots baby hats!  They’re absolutely precious to use for a couple shots of your little one!

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I’m always available to help clients put together the perfect look for the family portraits! Give me a call or send me an email and we can work together to find the best fit for you!

AHP is a The Woodlands Newborn Photographer serving the areas of The Woodlands, Magnolia, Montgomery, and Conroe. If you are interested in booking a newborn session, get in touch here! I am currently booking June-September newborns!

 

 

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Why Beach Sessions? Galveston Family Photographer

Why Beach Sessions?

Galveston Family Photographer

Oh, friends! I know what you’re thinking. Why should we choose a Galveston family photographer instead of a Montgomery Family Photographer? (Hey, I’m both! ha!)  There’s plenty of places right here in our area that we can go, right?

When I think of the beach, I envision splashing, running, laughter and endless fun! Children love the beach like they love Christmas morning! It’s new (unless you go often!), unique, and provides all kids of photo opportunities.  The beach is a child’s playground without the slides and swings!


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Candid Family Photography: The Lifestyle Approach

I start every Galveston beach photoshoot with the family together on the dunes.  Then, we will begin playing some family games in the sand! These sessions are so much fun because the kids are excited to be there! It’s not about me or my camera, it’s about having fun as a family! In fact, my favorite part is that no one is focused on me at all! Everyone is too busy chasing kids in the water and trying not to get splashed!

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Beach family sessions will forever be my favorite because they are perfect for every kid. Whether you have a shy kid or the “never sits still” type, this session is for you. Personally, I have the kiddo who will run ALL OVER THE PLACE. My oldest is a big fan of the beach! I know he’s going to get out there and run as fast as he can! I truly think the beach is the perfect fit for all personality types. It can be fast paced and crazy fun, or it can be slow and relaxing! Let’s let your kiddos dictate the flow!

Aimee Hamilton is a traveling Galveston family photographer. AHP is located in Montgomery, Tx and serves The Woodlands, Montgomery, Conroe, Spring, Magnolia, and Cypress. Get in touch with AHP for more information! If you love their outfits, read more about what to wear here!

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6 Tips for What to Wear-The Woodlands Family Photographer

6 Tips for What to Wear

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This weekend I was blessed to be shooting alongside some of the best family photographers in the industry! I have a mile long list of new tricks, but there is one that stands out the most. I hear,  “What should we wear?” every week! This has been on my to do list for ages, but I’m so glad I waited. I didn’t expect to walk away from the Click Away experience with a new look on clothing, but that’s exactly what happened!  The clothing you wear to your session is a major factor in the final result. I want to help you look your absolute best with my 6 Tips for What to Wear.  After all, you never know who will be looking at your gorgeous self 50 years from now!

Tip #1: Color & Environment

When planning your clothing, the first thing to think about is your environment. Will you be at the beach, in a field, in the trees, in an urban location? What colors are prominent in that location? At the beach, there is sand, sky, and blue water, so when Sholanda of Chubby Cheek Photography styled this session, she used soft pastels that beautifully complement the colors found in the sky as we went out to the water.

My favorite colors in photographs are neutrals and pastels, but I love a good soft floral also. I advise all of my clients to steer away from bright and bold colors except for special occasions. I find that they pull my eye away from the most important thing and that’s you!

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Tip #2: Texture & Movement

This may be number two, but it’s actually my favorite! I LOVE a good dress or skirt with some flow to it! The more twirl and drape, the better! I have found that flowy garments are actually very flattering to most body types. When you’re in the dressing room, give that skirt a good twirl and see how you like it!

Texture and movement go hand in hand because the type of fabric you choose creates the flow/movement! I love textures like lace, linen, ruffles, and embroidery because they add interest to your image without being distracting.

If you would like some places to start your search, I highly recommend Free People, Fillyboo, and H&M for mamas. Old Navy usually has some fantastic options for little girls, but also check out Joy Marie Clothing for some beautiful options!

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Tip #3: Focus on Mom First!

I know, I know! It’s hard to pick your outfit, but that’s exactly why I want you to find yours first! Use your outfit to guide the rest of the family! If you find a piece with pretty florals, use those tones for your husband or children!

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The Woodlands Family Photographer

Tip #4: Identical is only for twins!

Shake it up a bit! If you choose, to go with neutrals, that doesn’t mean everyone has to wear ivory! There is a huge range of tones within the neutral category! Use them! Contrast in your images is a good thing. If you all match, you will start to blend together. Take this image for example. There is ivory, rose, orchid, soft blue, mauve, and white all in the same image. The result is polished and very well put together, but not matching.

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Tip #5: The Shoes!

We just spent all this time styling a cohesive look, so don’t forget the shoes! Make sure you have something timeless and classic to wear on your feet unless we’re at the beach! In that case, I want to see those toes! For littles, avoid light up shoes and heavy brands, but comfort is the key to happiness!

Tip #6: Have some fun with accessories!

Bracelets, earrings, and scarves, oh my! This is your chance to add a little bit of flair to your photographs! Is there a piece of jewelry you have with special meaning? Wear it! Do you have a fun textured scarf? Wear it! A sweet shawl is a the perfect accent piece when it starts to get cool in the evenings! If your little ones have a lovey, that is my absolute favorite kind of accessory!

Aimee Hamilton is a lifestyle family photographer in The Woodlands area. I serve Montgomery, The Woodlands, Magnolia, Conroe, and Spring, TX. Beach sessions will be held in Galveston, TX this spring! If you are interested in booking a session, be sure to sign up for the newsletter here! The date will be announced soon and my VIP members get the first opportunity to sign up!

Upcoming Sessions

Mommy and Me and beach sessions will be announced soon! Be the first to know by signing up for my Newsletter and brand new Facebook Group!

 

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What’s New in the Studio? Newborn Photographer Montgomery, TX

What’s New in the Studio?

Newborn Photographer Montgomery, TX

Guys! I have some fun things that have arrived in the studio recently and thought I’d share! If you have followed me long, you know that I have two boys. Did you know that I book more GIRL newborns than boys?! So, here I am shopping for pinks, florals, and BOWS! Give me all the bows, y’all! It’s so much fun!

I’ve been adding to my prop collection slowly but surely! You can expect to see updates from time to time with more new additions!  Props like bows, hats, wraps, and bonnets, are always included in my studio newborn sessions! Also included are all of my bowls, buckets, fabrics, and layers!

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My favorite prop vendors are all represented here! Luneberry, and SoBella, are some of my most frequented shops that I adore! Harley Mae and Ali + Luna are newer to me, but I’m really loving them so far! I can’t wait to get these on some new babies this spring.

Aimee Hamilton is a Newborn Photographer in Montgomery, TX. AHP offers Fresh 48, lifestyle, and studio newborn photography in The Woodlands, Conroe, Montgomery, Magnolia, Spring, and Cypress, TX. I encourage parents to pair sessions together for a completely custom package.

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What is a Lifestyle Newborn Session? Conroe Newborn Photographer

What is a Lifestyle Newborn Session?

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Aimee Hamilton is a Conroe newborn photographer offering 3 different types of newborn photography! That can be a lot to choose from, so let’s take a look at the specifics!

A lifestyle newborn session with AHP is playful, organic, and tender. I am there to focus on relationships and documenting your new family.  These sessions are a lot like my normal family sessions, but they are always in the comfort of your own home! They also feature little tiny humans! One of the things I love most about lifestyle newborn sessions is that as your baby grows, they will always get to see the home they came home to!

Let There be Light

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I love to showcase the baby’s nursery, your master bedroom, and any spaces with pockets of beautiful lighting. When I come into your home, the first thing I look for is light! Then, we wait for the moments to unfold! I will help you guide your family, but I also want you to be you! In some sessions, that means escaping toddlers. In other sessions, the toddlers are bringing us a bag full of cheerios! Either way, its a low pressure, real life, kind of session!

Conroe, TX Newborn Photographer

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The Star of the Show

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And of course, there is always room for photographing your new baby alone! For these shots, I use your master bed, the crib, bassinet, rocking chair, just anything that you would use for baby in your everyday life! In a lifestyle session, you will not see props like buckets and bowls, but I do bring wraps, bonnets, and hats if moms are interested!

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*Bonus*

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen this, but it’s worth sharing again! These little hats are ADORABLE! They are perfect for adding a little fun into your portraits! A personalized hat would be so cute in your baby’s session.  Be sure to tell her I sent you!

Aimee Hamilton offers lifestyle newborn sessions in Conroe, Montgomery, The Woodlands, Spring, Tomball, Cypress, and Houston, TX. I am now offering the ability to add studio poses to your lifestyle session! Get in touch now and let’s build your dream session!

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