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6 Tips for What to Wear-The Woodlands Family Photographer

6 Tips for What to Wear

The Woodlands Family Photographer

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!

The Woodlands Family Photographer

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!

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What is a Lifestyle Newborn Session? Conroe Newborn Photographer

What is a Lifestyle Newborn Session?

Conroe Newborn Photographer

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

Conroe Newborn Photographer

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!

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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!

Conroe, Tx Newborn Photographer

Conroe Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

*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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5 Reasons In-Home Sessions are Uniquely You- Montgomery, TX Family Photography

5 Reasons In-Home Sessions are Uniquely You!

Montgomery, TX Family Photography

Family portraits are so important! They provide your family with memories, milestones to look back on, and a legacy to pass on for generations! The trend is to find a a beautiful outdoor location and frolic in the fields. Don’t get me wrong– I love a golden sunset in a field! But, there are more options than that!  Your family will look just as gorgeous in your own home as they do anywhere else. In fact, your session might be BETTER because of it!

1. You LOVE your home! It’s not just a house.

My husband and I recently moved into a home that was built just for us. We picked the floors, carpet, granite, brick, the siding, garage colors, etc. Our home is ours and we adore it!  We spend a lot of time here and have made it our home. My home has portraits that my toddler drew, baby toys, and our favorite couch. It has our bed, and my son’s nursery. All of those things make our home ours. It is personal and unique to us.

Your home is unique to you! It is a location no one else can recreate! It is where your children are growing up and creating memories! Your walls are covered in your wedding portraits, family portraits, and art work that you picked specifically for your child! You may have even spent months decorating a new nursery while anticipating a new baby! Those are the details you will look back on with love!

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2. Everyone is comfortable. 

One of my favorite things about shooting in clients homes, is how comfortable everyone is, especially the kids. Children love to show me their toys, their bedrooms, and give me a tour of the house before we get started!

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3. All about you! 

In-home sessions are the best at reflecting your traditions, values, and family lifestyle! When I book in-home sessions, I ask the family to think about things they like to do together, or things that make them smile.

Of course, we start each session with the traditional portraits, but the real fun begins when we get a little more candid! Do you like to bake together?  Do you make pancakes on Christmas morning? Is there a favorite game you play? Do you have a library full of favorite books to read?

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4. It gives your kids something real to look back and remember.

Twenty years from now, when your children pull out their old photographs, they will look back and say, “Oh, I loved sliding down that banister!” Or, “My favorite room in the house was the kitchen, because I was always cooking with Mom.” Whatever it may be, your home holds real memories and personality that it adds to your images.

Montgomery, TX family photography

Montgomery, TX Family Photography

Side note: There is a new game out that I’m dying to try! Has anyone tried Kinder Perfect?

5. Everyone is so comfortable, that you might catch something hilarious…. 

No caption needed for this one. It completely cracked me up! Family game night may Never be the same again!

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Aimee Hamilton is a Montgomery, TX family photographer specializing in newborn and young family portraits. Aimee Hamilton serves The Woodlands, Magnolia, Tomball, Conroe, Montgomery, Spring, and Cypress, TX. Travel sessions are also available.

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Family Fun- Montgomery,TX Photographer

Family Fun (With your Photographer)

Montgomery, TX Family Photographer

This session will forever get ALL of the heart eyes! They came ready to play and it showed!

I start all of my sessions with everyone looking at the camera so that we can get at least one or two shots. It’s the classic Christmas card photo!

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Once we have that shot,  I try to look for interaction and emotion over poses. This family brought their A game. I knew early on that it was going to be great. It was THIS moment, right here. I think this was actually the second shot of the session! That sweet kiss left the perfect mark on his cheek. I asked his mama if she wanted to wipe off the gorgeous kiss. When she said “No,” I knew we were in for greatness. You see, just that small detail is so amazing. I think it looks adorable in every one of his photos. Sure, I can edit it out if we every wanted to. But, the fact that it is there is precious!

The rest of these… speak for themselves! This boy, and this family, are incredible! He is SO loved! (The last image is a MUST see. The way his mama is looking at him actually made me tear up!) He literally IS joy.  I’m convinced that he is here to light up their little family and keep them on their toes! He is absolutely hilarious!

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And a bonus….

Normally, I would never share one that looks like this. If I wasn’t there and didn’t read a caption, I might think this was accidental or mid-blink. Oh no! I can assure you that this little man was trying to make us all laugh with his hilarious faces. If I were a betting kind of person, I would put my money on him earning the title of “Most likely to make others laugh” in his high school yearbook! 
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Cobb family, thank you so much for letting me share you! You guys are amazing! I truly hope I get to see you guys again soon!

Aimee Hamilton Photography Montgomery, TX family photographer. She specializes in newborn, child, and family portraits! Now serving Conroe, Montgomery, Magnolia, The Woodlands, and Cypress, TX!

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Magnolia, TX Newborn Photographer

Baby Rhett

Magnolia, TX Newborn Photographer

 

Aimee Hamilton is a Magnolia, TX newborn photographer offering hospital, lifestyle and posed studio newborn sessions. I love starting my morning off right by getting to snuggle a brand new baby! Last Sunday was one of those special treats! I have been looking forward to this session because the baby shares a name with my youngest! How cute is that!

When I arrived, I began setting up my {HEAPS} of equipment to get us ready for a lifestyle and posed session. I had a sweet little helper there to give me an extra hand while I worked.  She told me all about her new baby brother, Rhett! Finally she said, “You know, we call him baby Rhett.” Her face lit up when I told her that we call my Rhett the same thing!

Lifestyle Newborn Photography

Magnolia, TX  Newborn Photography

Newborn photography is quickly becoming my jam. I can feel myself starting to settle into a good groove of booking newborns and absolutely loving what I do! It is truly an honor to be called to photograph a new life. New babies are such a blessing. I love how much is in the air at newborn sessions. Everyone is {usually} so happy and so in love! That love really shows in photographs.

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Magnolia, TX Newborn Photographer

Anything that involves a “posed” newborn with wraps and props, I call a studio newborn session. I have wraps, props, a clothing to make your sweet baby look their absolute best. I also work with parents to stick within a color scheme that matches their vision for their baby.

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Congratulations to Baby Rhett and his family! You guys hit the jack pot with that sweet boy!

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Thankful in November Montgomery,TX Family Photographer

Thankful in November

Montgomery, TX Family Photographer

Late last night I sent out a gallery that I just adore. The tones, the beautiful people, and the obvious love is fantastic! Even better, their oldest gave me at least 5 hugs. She even told me she loved me!

We started our session with my usual Christmas card photos for Grandma, and ended with a little fun! I had their little girl near the barn when I heard Dad calling my name and and running through the fields. The kids started running full speed after whatever it was in his hand. Oh, the giggles that followed!  I had no idea what was actually going on, I just kept doing my thing and taking pictures of it all. It was adorable!  And then, he stopped. Do you know what he had in his hands?  There’s definitely a first for everything! I’ve had horses and now…. {Hint: It’s the last two photographs!}

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A FROG!! Ewwww! I got the shot and ran!  Absolutely gorgeous family, aren’t they?  I seriously have looked at their gallery a few times, just swooning over their family photos! But, there is more to it than that. You see, this family was truly one of the first to make me feel like I had clients who supported me! First, she referred me to her sister and I got to photograph her beautiful baby boy! Since then, I have heard from 2 more mamas that heard about me from her!

Thankful in November

They say that a business like photography is spread by word of mouth. For those who know me, I tend to be a pretty quiet person! A successful small business depends on a strong network of friends and clients to spread the word. I seriously questioned whether or not I could be successful because I really tend to be introverted! I have to say that I have the BEST clients and friends. You guys have seriously helped my business spread like wildfire. Nearly 100% of my clients have been referred by friends and family! That is amazing y’all!

It’s time to say THANK YOU! (Did you start singing Maui’s song like I did?) For everyone who has shared a post, commented, or told your friends, thank you! Thank you to everyone who has recommended me to other people. Thank you to those who have linked my website or Facebook page back when you post your pictures. You are all incredible and have helped my business grow!

Introducing the REFERRAL Program

Montgomery, TX Family Photographer

Friends, I appreciate you. And I want to say THANK YOU! Your support means the world to my family and I! We are so blessed to be surrounded by such fantastic people!  Let me introduce to you, the referral program!! Let the referrals begin!

 

The Fine Print: Mini sessions must be done within 20 minutes of 77316 or in studio with existing props. Qualified referrals must be new clients who have booked and completed their session. Offer not valid on any holiday or styled mini’s that are offered by AHP.  Discount can only apply to future sessions.

Aimee Hamilton is a birth, newborn and lifestyle family photographer in northern Houston, TX. She serves the areas of Conroe, The Woodlands, Magnolia, Tomball, Montgomery, and Cypress.

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Newborn Photography Montgomery, TX

Newborn Photography Montgomery, TX

Most of you know by now that I am a boy mama. In my house, there are tons of toy cars, trains, camo, and outdoor equipment. There is not one single floral romper, dress,  bow, or girly swaddle. I love dressing up my boys and making them look trendy. There’s just nothing like a good dress and bow combo! I had so much fun shopping for her!  I will admit that if I was a girl mama, we would be broke because I would have ten thousand bows!

Lifestyle Newborn Photography

This family was the perfect lifestyle newborn session. They have a sweet 21 month old and a new baby girl. We focused on family portraits in their master bedroom. Their beautiful pink nursery was another perfect room to showcase their new love! We work so hard on those nurseries! Lifestyle portraits are a great time to show them off!

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Aimee Hamilton is a newborn and family photographer serving the areas of Montgomery, Conroe, The Woodlands, Magnolia, Tomball, Cypress, and Houston.  Get in touch with me here for more information about booking your session.

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Fall Family Portraits

Fall Family Portraits

It’s that time of year! Fall is here and its time to update those family portraits! Fall family portraits have been at the top of my to-do list every year, but this year is extra special. I am thrilled to be on the other side of the lens, capturing your families!

Remember the winners of my giveaway? Here they are! I am so glad I had the opportunity capture these fall family portraits! This family is just so special, and so sweet! I first met this mama 9 years ago when we walked into a brand new elementary school as first year teachers! My how life has changed since then! Now, this mama has to beautiful babies and a super sweet husband.

 Portrait of a Young Family

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This shot reminds me of my own world right now. Our children are about the same age and its always man-to-man defense as my husband calls it! Zone just doesn’t work out in our favor! 😉

 

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Can you tell who stole the show? She loved every second of the spot light and I think baby brother was happy to let her have it! He might have been getting some teeth because those fingers were extra yummy! Both of their kiddos are absolutely gorgeous aren’t they?

 

Tomball, Tx: A New Location for Fall Family Portraits

I brought this family to a new location in Tomball with adorable opportunities for photographs and beautiful light! It is the perfect spot for all of my friends in the Cypress and Tomball areas to have their portraits updated! It is heavily wooded, but has older buildings, benches, and a barn to check out as well! If you’re looking for a photographer in the Cypress or Tomball area, I’d love to go back here!

This is a park that is fantastic for little ones. It gives them the ability to explore and change their scenery as we shoot. Get it touch with me at here to book a session! Investments begin at $250.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Toddlers & Family Photography

Toddlers & Family Photography

A Lifestyle Portrait Session

Hey y’all! I’m so excited to share this family on my blog this morning! This sweet girl is so loved and it just radiates through their whole portrait session!

Toddlers & family photography are my two of my favorite things! Toddlers know how to have a good time! They teach us not to take life too seriously, to dance when you can, and to take time to stop and observe!

“Every child needs at least one adult who is irrationally crazy about him or her.”-U. Bronfenbrenner

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This sweet girl totally lived up to all of these things, but my favorite was the dancing. I have yet to meet a toddler that can resist the Mickey Mouse “Hot Dog” dance! Just check out the moves on this girl!

Toddler Family Photography

Toddler Family Photography

Toddlers & Their Comfort Item

Several months ago, before I even opened my business, I told this mama that I think babies/toddlers and their lovies are adorable! It’s such a short phase of life that definitely needs to be documented! When she asked me about a family session, I asked her to bring the lovey! I don’t use a lot of actual props in photography, but a lovey is so symbolic of this age. (If your kiddo has one, they’re a must in your session!)

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This session will go down as one of my favorites forever! I always tell my clients that my goal is for everyone to relax and have fun! Ms. A made SURE that happened. There was reading, dancing, running, and playing! All of the things toddlers love to do!

Enjoy your photos O family! I hope you love them and can’t wait to see what you do with your prints! They’re going to be gorgeous on your walls!

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Aimee Hamilton Photography specializes in child portraiture in Montgomery, The Woodlands, Magnolia, Tomball, and Cypress. For more information contact me here.

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Christmas Mini Sessions: A Hurricane Relief Fundraiser

Christmas Mini Sessions: A Hurricane Harvey Relief Fundraiser

Christmas Mini Sessions

Hey y’all!  Christmas Mini Sessions are here! I’m  honored to announce that 20% of the proceeds will be donated to help support the families in need after Hurricane Harvey. The devastation in Houston and the coastal cities is tragic. Let’s do everything we can to support the families in need!

Woodforest residents, I’m also very excited to stay local and give your donation directly to the families of Woodforest!  Clients living outside of Woodforest, I’m overjoyed to give your donation to the JJ Watt Charity. Please do share this on Facebook! Comment on the original Facebook post to win a free mini-session! (Contest closes at 5pm on 9/3. Winners will be drawn that evening.) 

Christmas Mini-Sessions will be held at a Christmas Tree Farm in Magnolia, TX on November 12th.  Each session will be 20 minutes long. You will be provided with 8 hand edited digital files and a print release.  Your gallery will be sent to you electronically for you to choose your favorites from.  These mini-sessions are for kids or families (up to 5 people are included). I will be setting up a Christmas themed hot cocoa stand prop for the kids with red and black buffalo plaid patterns.

Christmas Mini-Sessions

  • Magnolia, TX
  • Christmas Tree Farm
  • Hot cocoa stand for kids
  • 20 Minutes
  • 8 Hand edited digital files
  • $225 + Tax

Book your session today with a signed contract and paid invoice.  I will not be able to reserve your session without both of these completed.  Thank you for understanding! Send me an email at aimee@aimeehamiltonphotography.com or fill out the contact form here! (In order to make a timely donation, the donation period will end on Sunday, September 10th.) 

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