Waiting on Baby- North Houston Maternity Photographer

Waiting on Baby

North Houston Maternity Photographer

Have you noticed that my social media is FULL of babies and maternity sessions lately? I absolutely love being a Houston Maternity Photographer and focusing on that first year with you and your baby! If you follow my blog, you might remember that I posted a “Stock the Studio” event to add some new maternity pieces to my client wardrobe! I scheduled most of these sessions for September and have been loving every second! Many of these mamas are also due around the same time I am which has been even more fun! This particular mama is a friend from a mom’s group that I absolutely loved! (Side Note: If you have a MomsClub in your area, check it out! They are so much fun!) Janet and I are both expecting baby number three AND we were also due weeks apart with our second babies! Isn’t it funny how that happens sometimes? It looks like our babies will probably be about a month apart again! She is another “team green” mama, but big sister is predicting a baby girl!

Indoor Studio Maternity Session

Let’s face it. September in Houston is still incredibly hot. I’ve had plenty of mamas brave the heat (and humidity) outdoors, but it is also really nice to have an indoor option! There’s no sweat and no mosquitos! Major win in my book! When I updated the studio recently, I really wanted it to have a soft, neutral look. Some would call it a “light and airy” feel! I think the soft gray walls are the perfect neutral background for your maternity photos!

The Dress

I’ve said it here before, but Fillyboo Maternity makes the most beautiful dresses for expectant moms! The dress in this session is one their most popular, called the Fillyboo Wonder Years in Ivory. It has now been added to my studio wardrobe available to all of my clients. Fillyboo dresses are basically the things that photographer dreams are made out of! They are flattering and photograph beautifully. Each dress is made with details lace details or embroidery that are just incredible! They are definitely my top recommendation to moms! In fact, I bought the Fillyboo I Believe in Unicorns dress for my own maternity session! (More on that coming soon!) Also, these dresses were meant to be used by anyone, so feel free to borrow them for your family session as well!

Houston Maternity Photographer

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Aimee Hamilton is a Houston photographer with a specialization in capturing baby bumps through baby’s first year! For more information about booking a newborn package with a maternity session click here! If you are ready to book, let’s chat! I am currently booking spring 2019 newborn packages!

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Give Me All The Babies! Houston Baby Photographer

Give Me All The Babies!

Houston Baby Photographer

As a Houston baby photographer, my studio has been blessed with some of the absolute cutest babies ever! We all know that there is nothing cuter than a baby, but Oh My Gosh, y’all! This little man was just adorable! Baby R was all smiles and giggles for his six month sitter session!  He totally thought my peek-a-boo game was hilarious!

Six Month Sessions

Sitter sessions are something that I try to make super easy for parents. The only thing you need to plan is the date!  When baby R arrived, his outfit choices and props were all laid out and ready to go. I gave mom a selection of 5-6 choices and we narrowed it down to three rompers that were just right for him. For a little bit of texture we added in a bowl and layering pieces, like blankets. Everything he needed was provided!

One of the little things that I love about this session is his outfit from Joy Marie Clothing. He actually wore this same romper (in a smaller size) to his family beach session earlier this year! I love that it is making an appearance again because it looks adorable on him!

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For more information about booking your sitter session (6-8 months), follow this link to the bottom of the page!  Sitter sessions are best just a few weeks after the baby starts sitting up, but before they are crawling. I’d love to help you capture those precious milestones!

 

 

 

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Light and Airy Maternity Session in Montgomery, TX

Maternity Session at Light & Airy Studio in Montgomery

New Light and Airy Maternity Session

I recently updated my studio, and I’m so excited about the new light and airy design! I chose to use light, neutral colors in my studio, and I love how simple and beautiful it is with soft, light spilling through the room. Using simple, neutral finishes makes the studio the perfect place for a variety of sessions, from maternity, to newborn, to family photos. It also allows me to get creative with seasonal or other décor, like with my upcoming Christmas mini-sessions.

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This is the first session I did in my newly updated studio! I just LOVE how it turned out! A fresh coat paint color can really transform a room!  This cute family was so much fun to photograph, with three handsome little boys and one more sweet baby on the way. Would you believe that this is going to be baby number four? I can’t wait to find out if they’re welcoming a new baby boy or girl to their family. Sage green was the perfect colored dress for a family that is “team green!”

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Studio Wardrobe for Maternity, Newborn and Family Photography

I love the simple neutral color scheme they chose for their wardrobe. The dress worn here by mama is a new addition to the studio collection. It will look great in a maternity or newborn session. Wardrobe is so important and has such a huge impact on the look and feel of your family’s photos. I’m happy to offer a client wardrobe full of pieces that photograph beautifully and are figure flattering.  Also, my amazing make-up artist came out to pamper this sweet mama. Sometimes, a little pampering is just what a mama needs! I told dad that he needs to hire a sitter  so that he can take her on a date since she looked so fantastic!

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If you’re ready to book your session in the new studio, head over here to get in touch with me today! Or visit my website if you need more details or pricing information for maternity or newborn photos. I look forward to getting to know you and your family!

Aimee Hamilton is a newborn and family photographer in the North Houston area (and surrounding areas including The Woodlands, Montgomery, Magnolia, Conroe, and Tomball) and offers studio sessions at her newly updated studio in Montgomery, TX.

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Deck the Halls with Christmas Mini Sessions in Houston

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 on November 10th! (Update on 10/20: PJ Minis are sold out!) 

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?

This year, I am offering two packages for your Christmas minis. The kids only session will be morning sessions that include a personalized Christmas cookie, all the props you see here, 15 minutes, and 8 digital images. Family mini sessions will be offered in the afternoon on a white couch instead of the white bed. Family sessions will include a personalized Christmas cookie for each person, the wreaths seen here, 15 minutes and 10 digital images.

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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 11/18, click here! 

For PJ Minis on 11/10, click here! (SOLD OUT!)

 

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Water, and Bridges, and Trees, OH MY! North Houston Family Photography Locations

Water, and Bridges, and Trees, OH MY!

North Houston Family Photography Locations

One of the most common questions that I am asked is, “Where are your sessions?” North Houston family photography locations are usually a secret, but I also think it is important for clients (and potential clients) to get a sneak peek at your options!  I have a few favorite locations around North Houston that I go to often, but I also enjoy visiting some new places! This summer, I brought my boys with me to check out some new territory!

A Rustic, Natural Location

Rustic, natural locations are so popular, especially in this area! This particular North Houston location is great for clients who like a lot of variety in their family portraits. When we first arrive on the property there are three old houses, gorgeous trees, and a rustic fence line that provide plenty of photo opportunities. The very first antique home is all white and my absolute favorite. There is a second white house with a brown door, and a third that is more like an old log cabin! I love these homes for families and even seniors! Your family portraits would look great sitting on these front steps or underneath the tree on the wooden bench below!

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North Houston Family Photography Locations

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Golden Light and Beautiful Water

My boys had a blast touring this area! I almost didn’t realize it was there until my husband found it by accident! The water at this location is an absolutely stunning background! As the sun was setting over the water it creates a golden glow that all photographers dream of! We would need a sunny day for that, but gosh it was perfect! There was also a willow tree (I think!) that filtered the golden light so beautifully! This particular spot at this location is a gorgeous backdrop for maternity sessions! The area reminds me of a secret garden!

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Portraits at this Location– What you need to know

This location is a local favorite for family photographers. The city requires photographers to purchase a permit to shoot here, but it still can be busy during peak season. If you are booking a fall family or maternity session, I encourage you to choose a weekday for the best opportunities within this location. If you are booking a session in the spring, or late winter, this location would be great on the weekends as well! This location is so full of opportunities that you will need a Signature Collection. The permit IS included in your session.

Ready to Book?

If you love this location as much as I do, let’s go! You can check out investment/collection information or head straight over to my contact page to send me an email. I look forward to chatting with you about your next family or maternity session!

Aimee Hamilton is a North Houston family photographer with many locations in the surrounding areas!

 

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Introducing the Wrapped Newborn Mini Session

Introducing the Wrapped Newborn Mini Session

The Woodlands Newborn Photography

Mini-sessions are so popular right now in The Woodlands newborn photography!  I am introducing two brand new sessions to help you find an option that is just right for your family! If you are looking for a session that features timeless portraits of your baby only, the wrapped newborn mini session is for you!  You can also read more about the Family Newborn Mini Session here!

What is a Wrapped Newborn Mini Session?

This simply means that your baby will be wrapped for the entire session.  I wrap all of my newborns in a way that makes them feel as secure as they were in the womb! This a very soothing technique that many babies love! Before your wrapped newborn session, you will be able to choose between 3 floor props OR 2 floor props and 1 flokati. Each time we switch to a new prop, we will also switch the wrap or wrap technique. I want your gallery to be full of beautiful newborn portraits with plenty of variety.

All mini sessions will feature soft neutral colors paired with some gender or seasonal flair.

How is this different from your Signature Newborn Session?

My signature newborn session is an all inclusive package. Signature newborn sessions include lifestyle family and parent portraits, siblings, floor props, flokati, and bean bag poses. My studio wardrobe, newborn clothing, and all props are part of the signature package. In addition, moms will be provided with a style guide and and list of recommended hair and make-up artists to complete your session!

What is Included in a Wrapped Newborn Mini Session?

-1 hour session in my studio

-3 Set-ups featuring organic and neutral props

-10 edited high resolution digital images

-All props (headbands, hats, buckets, bowls, wraps, and furs)

-Family/sibling portraits available to add on

What does a Wrapped Newborn Mini Session look like?

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Wrapped Newborn Mini SessionReady to book your session? Head over to my contact page and send me an email! Need more details or pricing information? Head over to my newborn page for all the details!

Aimee Hamilton Photography specializes in The Woodlands newborn photography. Aimee is a North Houston area newborn photographer with a studio in Magnolia, TX. AHP offers Fresh 48s, Lifestyle, and studio newborn sessions!  Get in touch with me to chat about your next sessions! I’m always happy to answer any questions that you may have!

 

 

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Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital Fresh 48

Fresh 48 Session at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

If you have ever walked into the labor & delivery or postpartum wing at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, you know that it is brand new and absolutely stunning! When you first come up the elevator, you arrive at the waiting room with comfortable chairs, televisions, and even coffee! Most of them time, you will also be greeted by the chatter of families and grandparents awaiting the arrival of their newest addition!

One of my favorite qualities of Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, is that each patient room has been blessed with beautiful windows providing dreamy morning light! In fact, if I’m being totally honest with you, I told my husband that this hospital had my first vote for delivering our next baby! (Photographer problems y’all! Always looking for light!) The windows in these rooms cover almost an entire wall, providing families with plenty of natural light and photographic opportunities. I love to have my families sit with their backs to the window so that we can catch that beautiful window light!

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Fresh 48 Newborn Sessions

Fresh 48, or Just Born sessions, are at the top of my list for favorite sessions to photograph! If you look up at this family portrait above, you can see why! Fresh love is just the sweetest love that there is! This Dad was too busy staring at his gorgeous new baby to smile for me and that’s totally okay with me. In fact, I love that they will have this exact moment in their memories forever! These types of sessions showcase your new family and new baby in such a unique way! In most cases, you will only be in the hospital for a short time.  My job is to help you remember what those days were like! I don’t know about you, but those first days were one big blur! Everything happened so quickly, yet no one was sleeping a wink!

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Let me introduce you this new family! When I arrived, big brother was on his way to the hospital with Gigi. I was able to spend a few minutes photographing baby Ford before the party officially arrived!  Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

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Not even the windows in this hospital can top this last image! I have officially added a Polaroid camera to the list of things to pack in my hospital bag! How cute is this little guy taking pictures? The best part was when he started copying the things I had asked them to do or say. I may be out of job soon y’all!

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Thank you so much to the Smart family for allowing me to meet your sweet family and capture these memories for you! It’s an honor to be invited to photograph your family and new baby!

Aimee Hamilton is a newborn and family photographer serving Houston, The Woodlands, Montgomery, Magnolia and surrounding areas. AHP offers fresh 48 sessions at all Houston area birth centers and hospitals! For more details about Fresh 48 and newborn sessions, head over to here! If you have questions or would like to schedule a call to discuss the newborn sessions I offer, head over here to get in touch with me! I look forward to getting to know you and your family!

 

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Poop, Spit up, and Tantrums: Woodlands Area Newborn Photographer

Poop, Spit up, and Tantrums: Why I Do What I Do!

Woodlands Area Photographer

Poop, spit-up, and toddler tantrums. It sounds like a glamorous job, doesn’t it? Naked newborn babies tend to be messy, and toddlers, well, they run the show! I almost never leave a session as clean as when I started! It was left out of that title, but I actually think cake smashes are my messiest sessions! I’ve never left one without cake on me somewhere! So, why in the world would I volunteer for that!?



In all honesty, it may be a *little* messy or chaotic sometimes, but I wouldn’t trade my job for anything in the world! You see, I have two little boys at home with me. They are 3 and 18 months. They, along with their sister arriving in December, and their Daddy, are my whole world. If I wanted to end this post here, I would simply say, they are are the reason I do what I do. It’s more than that, but it definitely started as a love affair with pictures of them!

When my boys were born, I wanted nothing more than to have pictures of every single milestone. I wanted to document everything so I wouldn’t forget a thing! With my first baby, we had professional pictures done every 3 months. By the time number two came along, I already had my own camera and could shoot all of his milestones myself. However, I still needed a newborn and family photographer, because I need to be in the photos, too! I want my boys to have tangible memories of their childhood and their parents! Have you seen the movie, Coco? That entire family had never seen what Coco’s father looked like! If you only have one family photo, you could be Hector! Don’t be like Hector!

I have chosen to specialize in newborn and young family photography because these are the days go by too quickly. It is also my favorite stage of motherhood. I am right here in the trenches with you. Our baby girl is due this December and I have also chosen a photographer to trust with our most precious images. Babies change so much in those first days and weeks. We can never go back to those days which makes those portraits some of my most cherished.

At the end of the day, I’ve probably been pooped on, spit up on, or witnessed an upset toddler, whether I’m working or at home with my boys! It’s literally my full time, 24-7 job and there’s nothing I’d rather do! My three year old pooped on his newborn photographer worse than any of my client’s babies. (I should be knocking on wood right now, I’m sure…) That same three year old is the KING of tantrums and throwing himself down in the most random of places. A toddler can be unhappy at any time, but that’s why I try to make family portraits FUN for everyone!  It’s all worth it when I have happy clients with a house full of images that will be cherished forever. THAT is why I do what I do! These moments are treasures!

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Aimee Hamilton is a Woodlands Area Newborn Photographer who offers studio, lifestyle and fresh 48 newborn portraits. To book your newborn or family session, get in touch, here!

 

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I’ve got my photos, now what? Montgomery Photographer

I’ve Got My Photos, Now What?!

Montgomery Photographer

I know what you’re thinking. Duh, Aimee. I’m going to make one of those awesome gallery walls everyone else is making! What kind of Montgomery photographer doesn’t know about those? Ha! Okay, but seriously have you seen those beautiful grids all over Instagram? I’m working on making one for my own living room, because our photos in print are SO important!

My three year old is suddenly obsessed with seeing pictures of our family. He wants to see himself, mommy and daddy, baby brother, grand parents, etc! Our albums {coming soon to AHP!} are one of his favorite things to look through! When he gets married, I want to make sure I have photos to give him of his childhood. I have no idea what kind of technology will be around, but I know for certain that printed photographs will hold more value than anything else we can pass down to him. You see, those are his memories. They will be the moments he remembers, or the tiny details he never knew. There will come a day that he will want to hold a photo of his mother or father more than anything in the world. For now, let’s hang those gorgeous photos on your wall, print them in an album for your coffee table, or place them in a beautiful display box for all to admire! Then, when your kids are grown, you have something to hand down to them!

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. Aaron Siskind

What are my options?

The sky is the limit, my friend! I have my favorites available to see and hold in my studio, but there are so many things that we can create! The most popular choices are framed portraits ready to hang, canvas, keepsake boxes, albums, and torn edge prints! (I will share more about the deckled (torn edge) prints in another post, because those are just a whole post full of luxury and beauty!) Here are a few samples of the new products this fall!

Keepsake Boxes

You say you love pictures,  and you booked the works–maternity, newborn, sitter, and cakesmash! What in the world are you going to do with all of those pictures? An album of course! Or, if that’s not your cup of tea, this keepsake box is just right! It will fit a year’s worth of images easily! It even would make the perfect gift for grandparents and family members! How will you fill your box?

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Mounted Prints

Would you like it in an easel? Would you like it in a frame? I do not like them in a computer! I do not like that Sam I am. (Just making sure you’re still with me!)

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Albums

Before I present you with my luxury albums, I want to share my favorite mini-albums with you! These are also perfect for grandparent gifts because they come as a set of 3! The pages of this accordion album are slightly thicker and textured with fine linen.

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Ready to Hang, Framed Portraits

These framed portraits are by far one of my favorite services that I have for my clients.   Searching for the perfect frame to match your home can be tough! I have done all the hard work for you by gathering them all in one place! When you order a framed print, your item will be ready for you to immediately hang it up on your walls as soon as it is in your hands!

 

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Aimee Hamilton Photography is a newborn and family photographer in Montgomery, TX with a studio in Magnolia, TX. These products are available for all clients who book a session with AHP! Send me an email at anytime to chat about the products that are available for your portraits!

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Birthday on the Beach– Galveston Photographer

Birthday on the Beach

Woodlands Cake Smash Photographer

I’ve believed all my life that a dog is man’s best friend, but there truly is nothing like the relationship between a dog and their “kid.” I’ve seen it as a dog mama and now as a photographer. Primarily, I am a Woodlands cake smash photographer, but this little session is part two of my most recent family session on the beach! This little man was able to celebrate his birthday on the beach with his very best friend! His mama called me early in the summer and said that their pup was part of the baby’s gender reveal (a cake) and so it would be just perfect if he could also be part of the cake smash. Ladies and gentleman, let me present to you, the most adorable milestone session there ever was!

Check out his little birthday outfit? I’m a sucker for a baby in suspenders, but his mama did an excellent job choosing an outfit that photographs well and coordinates perfectly. The hat on the pup just doesn’t get any better does it? For more cake smash outfit ideas, check out this adorable set! I love supporting other small business owners and getting a custom look!

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Woodlands Area Cake Smash Photographer

Okay, this is the part that is just going to make your heart melt! Mama bought a gorgeous white cake for the boys to share. We laid out a sweet little blanket to avoid the sand and make clean up a breeze. Then, we let them dig in! I wasn’t sure he was going to like it after his first reaction, but I think he may have changed his mind!

Woodlands Cake Smash Photographer
Woodlands Cake Smash Photographer

Woodlands Cake Smash PhotographerWoodlands Cake Smash PhotographerI think both baby and pup were big fans of the icing! It looked like the super soft icing that just melts in your mouth! Sometimes, we have to “hide” fruit or favorite snacks I the icing to help the baby try it, but not this guy! He dug in!

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Part two of this family session in Galveston, TX is also on the blog!

 

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