Category Archives: Newborns

Top 4 Reasons to Choose “Lifestyle” Newborn Portraits | Houston Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

If this is your first family or newborn session, you might be wondering what “lifestyle” newborn portraits are, or why I would call myself a Houston lifestyle newborn photographer. You see, there are very different style of photography out there. For example, you’ll find photographers out there whose style is what we call dark and moody. You’ll also find photographers whose style is posed and formal. Even further, you’ll find newborn photographers who only photograph in their studio or outdoors for family work. I ran into ALL of that when I was doing exactly what you are right now and it was so hard to choose!! Because of those struggles, I offer both studio AND in-home sessions! So then HOW do you choose? Well friends, let’s talk about that!

First, let’s briefly talk about what a Houston lifestyle newborn photographer is! The short version is that Lifestyle newborn portraits are “unposed.”  That just means that I don’t bring my props, posing beanbag and anything that you see in my studio work. My in-home sessions focus more on your sweet baby in their real environment like your room, the living room, and their nursery!

Houston Lifestyle Newborn PhotographerTop 4 Reasons to Choose a Lifestyle Newborn Session

  1. Comfort
  2. Your Style
  3. You don’t have to leave the house!
  4. Yes, you still get to use my wardrobe!

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Your home is by far the most comfortable place! An in-home session is a fabulous way to be low key and cozy. If this is not your first baby, your kiddos (i.e. toddlers) will be in their element! They won’t be nervous in a new place and will be likely to interact with you and the baby in fairly natural ways. There is truly less prompting from me with older siblings when we are in their home! They just kind of do their thing!

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Your Style

My favorite thing about sessions in your home is that inner Chip & Jo is going to shine! That brand new nursery is going to be beautiful and I just know you want to show it off! Super cool living room? Yep, let’s go there! Decked out master bedroom? I’m all in! The unique style of your home will make your session truly one of a kind! It can’t be recreated and that makes your session so bittersweet! These are the walls that welcome your new baby. That memory is so beautiful, isn’t it? Gosh, those are the things I want to share with my own babies, too! {Note to self: go take more pictures at home!}

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You Don’t Have to Leave the House!

Ok, let me be real! It is HARD to leave the house with a brand new baby. If I’m being honest, I’m pretty sure we were late everywhere we went for the first 3 months. My hair and make-up friends will even come to your home if you’re interested in that! An in-home session is definitely easier in terms of rushing out the door.  {Should I mention the con here? The *one* con to an in-home session is that you will likely need to de-clutter. If you’re like me– that just means throwing things in a closet, but hey– it works!}

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Yes, You still get to use my wardrobe!

One of the things that I hear most often from moms as feedback is that they LOVE the my client wardrobe. I know that shopping is so tough. I take the guesswork out of what to wear by providing you with beautiful options in sizes XS-XXL. When you look through my IG and website, almost all of the dresses you see belong to my wardrobe. I have plenty to bring with me to your session! Newborn headbands, hats, and wraps are all part of my wardrobe that I would love to bring with me.  I also have clothing for boys and girls 4T and under! I’m happy to help you coordinate your family so that you look gorgeously cohesive with your family and the decor in your home! For a little “what to wear” inspiration, click here! However, if you’re looking for an awesome monogrammed baby hat that I know fits well, check out Knots, LLC. I just love her hats and their creativity.

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Ready to book your own?

I would love to chat with you more about scheduling your own newborn session. I’d be happy to talk you through making the decision between studio and in-home newborn photography.  If you’d like to view my investment information, you can find that here. I specialize in newborn photography for all of the Greater Houston area including The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, Spring, Montgomery, Magnolia, The Heights, Garden Oaks, and more!


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Baby Robert | Fresh 48 Photographer in Houston

You guys. There is just nothing I love more than greeting you at the hospital with your new baby! Seriously, I became a fresh 48 photographer in Houston because I was THAT in love with my own babies’ hospital portraits! That first family portrait is gold to a new mama! I only know that because I’ve been there– three times now!  Let’s be real– the hospital days are a complete blur. Everything goes so fast and no one really knows what the heck is going on! Then one day, you look back and your baby is turning one and you have no idea where the time went! That’s why I love fresh 48 portraits so much! They are the best to bring out and reminisce on how truly tiny your baby was!

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Fresh 48 Session at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women

There is only one thing that is better than the first family portrait– the sibling interactions! (Now, let’s be clear, those are usually coerced with cookies, fruit snacks, and smarties, but the results are MAGICAL!) Like most of my clients, when my second was born, there was nothing on this earth that I looked forward to more than those first sibling moments.  It always makes my heart happy when I get to deliver the things that I know mama wanted most! This sweet family has some of the sweetest *and* funniest moments! Their gallery is so diverse, that I had to share!

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How to display your portraits

After each session, all of my clients have the ability to order their favorite images in product form as well as digital artwork. I offer albums, framed prints, and canvas so you may enjoy your portraits in your homes! The great thing about albums is that when you order one, you can have the “grandparent” album ordered for 1/4 the price of the original! Isn’t that just the perfect Christmas gift?

Portrait sessions with Aimee Hamilton Photography

I specialize in newborn photography in the Houston and surrounding areas. I am a fresh 48 photographer in Houston, but I also provide in-home and studio newborn sessions. My studio is located just north of The Woodlands on FM 1488. It is the perfect spot for newborn photography, milestone portraits, and cake smashes! If you’d like to see more of my Fresh 48 work, click here to see a session from Houston Methodist The Woodlands. I would love to chat with you more about your portrait needs! You can look into investment details here or get in touch with me here! Talk to you soon!

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Lifestyle Newborn Photography in Houston | Baby Dalton

Lifestyle Newborn Photography in Houston
Houston Newborn photoshoot in master bedroom

Almost three years ago now, I was looking for a newborn photographer for my second kiddo. I was SO torn between an in-home session and a studio session because there really are major perks to both! I love that lifestyle newborn photography in Houston really shows off a nursery that you have worked so hard on! Then again, when you come to the studio, you don’t have to worry about those dishes in the sink or the laundry that didn’t get folded. (Because let’s be real– life with a newborn is intense!) There are pros and cons to every genre of newborn photography, but there’s only one that fits your family best!

Anyway, when I set out on this photography journey, I really wanted to offer BOTH for my clients. That vision of being ALL things newborn is exactly what I offer now! I specialize in newborn photography of all genres because that is exactly what I wanted for my own babes! I love the birth and fresh hospital photos, as well as the nursery and posed studio portraits! In my opinion, it’s ALL worth capturing and I adore getting to mix up what I shoot! It’s literally the best thing!

In-Home, Lifestyle Newborn Photography

This family was absolutely the cutest! Like many of my families, they have a brand new babe and an adorable toddler. Now, I actually want to tell you like it is because when my second was born I expected him sit in my lap, say cheese, and kiss his new baby brother. Can you guess what DID NOT happen?! Y’all, let’s be real. These toddlers whole little worlds have been rocked! It’s hard to be a big brother or sister and the pressure associated with a photoshoot can be tough.

Abby and her family were CHAMPS at keeping their shoot low key, using treats as needed, and going with the toddler’s flow. That’s all it takes y’all! If we follow their lead, (and use a bribe or two– okay, maybe 10) you will get absolutely beautiful portraits with your new family!

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Sweet baby boy wrapped in a Beaufort Bonnet Company Swaddle
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How to book your own lifestyle newborn session

I would be absolutely honored to photograph your family or sweet new baby! There are newborn details here and investment information, here! When you’re ready, get in touch with me here and let’s get to planning your shoot! I would love to invite anyone considering a newborn or family session out to the studio for an informal consultation! This is a great way to get to know you and your family!

I am a motherhood photographer and I specialize in photographing the early years of motherhood. I cater to Houston, River Oaks, The Woodlands, Spring, Garden Oaks, Bellaire, The Heights, Katy, Tomball, Montgomery, Magnolia, Cypress, Rice Village, Montrose, Shady Acres, Timber Grove, and Memorial.

*Mama’s dress is borrowed from the studio wardrobe. I absolutely adore baby Dalton’s swaddle and that is from The Beaufort Bonnet Company.

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Baby Laurel | Studio Newborn Photography in Houston

Hello, hello! I think it’s been a while since I blogged a newborn, hasn’t it? The story of how I met this sweet family is actually FAR from photography and more into the college-bar-scene era of our lives. Kirby and I stayed friends over the years and reconnected at Christmas time last year when I took their families photos at the tree farm. You might remember her because she makes THE best cookies I’ve ever tasted. I went on and on about that on my FB page last year. If you’ve booked a Christmas mini this year, you’re in for a treat! Anyway, Kirby booked her studio newborn photography in Houston and I was so excited to have the honor of photographing this beautiful baby girl!

Baby Laurel’s Newborn Session

Laurel’s session is such a good one for families to see, because they have a “bigger” family. Laurel is the new baby sister to two big brothers and a younger sister as well. Their session was just beautiful, but I’ll you guys have a look, too!

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Backlit newborn girl, all wrapped up
Siblings pose with brand new baby sister in all white newborn studio
Family of 6 looks at new baby in all white newborn photography studio

Copied from Kirby’s Google Review– Aimee did an amazing job with my newborn AND three other kids (ages 6, 5 and 3). She was so calm and new exactly how to respond in every situation. She never made us feel rushed and even included my parents for grandparent photos. She accommodated every request I had without hesitation. She helped me with outfits for everyone and had so many options for myself and my newborn daughter. I’ve done newborn photos four times now and she has by far provided the BEST final product and overall experience. If you are on the fence about who you will hire – I encourage you to contact Aimee and talk with her. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

I am a motherhood photographer specializing in studio newborn photography in Houston, TX. I love helping my clients achieve their portrait visions with heirloom products that will stand the test of time! Get in touch with me here to inquire about your booking own newborn portraits of membership plan.

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Family Photography Wardrobe Inspiration| Houston Family Photography

Hello, hello! There are only a handful of questions that every family asks, but “what should we wear” is always one of them! One of my favorite things about Houston family photography is that we have the ability to wear almost anything! When you’re ready to start thinking about your clothing for your portrait session, I’ll be ready to help you! Each session booked (newborn, family, etc) comes with one in-person studio consultation to chat about your vision and your wardrobe! I also still really love this blog post with some excellent styling tips!

The Client Closet | Houston Family Photography Wardrobe

It’s been about 18 months since I started my studio wardrobe for Houston family photography. It has been such a game changer for my clients! Each time I add something new to the wardrobe, I fall more in love with the collection. I love providing clothing for my clients that is flattering, versatile, and photographs beautifully! Currently, I have clothing for women in sizes small to extra large, and children (both boys and girls) wearing a 4T and under. You’ll just need to bring basic undergarments and neutral shoes! I even have ivory knee high socks for girls and a few bows!

Where to Shop


Mamas, I LOVE to see you in lace or florals!


Pro Tip: Dad’s outfits are usually the easiest ones to find! Shop for them last!


Girl Mom Tip: Knee high socks are seriously making a come back and I love seeing your girls in them! Don’t forget shoes, bonnets, or bows, too!


Boy Mom Tip: Boy accessories are hard to nail down, but SO worth it when you do! Think hats, suspenders, boy ties, etc!

A Little Inspiration for Houston Family Photography

Okay, so we’ve got the client closet, and a list of places to look for high quality clothing. Let’s see some inspiration, too! My number one tip is to have fun and play with accessories! They can really make your outfit. Finally, watch you’re patterns. I suggest having no more than one pattern in a family. For example, if mom is wearing a floral gown, I would keep everyone else in solid colors. We can add texture (like tulle in your daughter’s dress or linen in your son’s pants) to add some pop!

How to book your family session

If you have not booked your session with me, yet, I’d love to chat with you more! You can view all of my family photography details here! I am only accepting a small number of families this fall, so be sure to book your session early! I would love to meet you at my studio to discuss your family and your vision for your family portraits! Pre-session consults are a great way to get to know me, my style, and make sure your portrait vision comes to life! I hope to meet you soon!

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Baby Hudson | The Woodlands Maternity & Newborn Portraits

Hi y’all! I’m popping in on the blog this morning with the sweetest dual sessions! The Woodlands maternity & newborn portraits are my most popular sessions, but I don’t think I’ve shared enough of those sessions with you! Baby Hudsons’ mama booked her maternity and newborn portraits early this year and then we got to work planning!

The Woodlands Maternity Portraits

All of my sessions include my studio wardrobe, but this maternity session was SO special to me. I shopped for this particular dress for quite a while before I lucked out and found just *one* available at Nordstrom! Shelby came in the studio to try on dresses and I could hardly contain my own excitement when she chose this one! On the day of her winter maternity session, she looked like a princess! I just love how golden this location looks in the winter months!

Double The Do works closely with me and my clients to make them feel beautiful before their session. They definitely outdid themselves with this session!

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The Woodlands Maternity Pictures
The Woodlands maternity & newborn portraits

The Woodlands Newborn Session

Baby Hudson made his debut and he is the CUTEST little thing! (I mean did you see his big brother, Owen?! Those boys are just so precious!) This newborn session was the first time that Double the Do and I worked out a new way to make this process EASY for new mamas. Y’all. It doesn’t get any easier than this! The girls from Double the Do will come to the studio on the morning of the session! That means you don’t have to worry about anything before you leave the house! Pack some diapers and wipes and just head out the door! Seriously– I have everything else you need! (Actually… I even have the diapers and wipes, but I know I was picky about those things as a new mama!)

These beautiful newborn portraits are definitely some that you have to see! I say this about every session, but these are definitely a favorite.

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The Woodlands Maternity & Newborn Portraits
The Woodlands Newborn Portraits
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Interested in booking your own Maternity and Newborn Portrait sessions?

I would be honored to be your motherhood portrait photographer. I love creating beautiful memories for your family that you can hang on your walls or browse in albums for many years! I am currently booking sessions well into 2020! Reach out to me here, I’d love to chat!

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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 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
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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!

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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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Big News for Newborn Photography in The Woodlands!

I’ve been holding out on you guys and keeping a really big secret. You see, I wanted to have the keys in my hand and be officially moved in before I made any announcements. If you follow my social media pages, you may have seen me spill the beans! I, Aimee Hamilton Photography, just opened a brand new studio for newborn photography in The Woodlands, TX. You guys, it is just so perfect. The new studio features white walls, gorgeous natural light, and soft textures. I’ve still got a few finishing touches that I’d like to work on, but I can’t wait to get a tour of the studio on the new blog!

First session in the new studio

Can I get a drum roll please?! I hope you all are just as excited as I am to see the first newborn session in the new studio! I am really excited about how beautifully these turned out. I went with white walls for a classic, light and airy look.

I think it truly creates a timeless and classic gallery that you will treasure for generations! My hope for your portraits is that your investment is an heirloom that can be passed down to your children and their children. (Hint, make sure they are printed so that you can do that!)

Book your Newborn Session Early!

One question that I get asked a lot is when to book. The answer is to plan ahead! I’m a wife and a mama of 3 first. I fill my calendar up to the max, but sometimes I still have to say I’m full. The best time to book is during your second trimester! Looking for more details? Head over to my newborn page for the latest details!

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