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New Studio Coming Soon! Magnolia Studio Newborn Photographer

New Studio Coming Soon!

Magnolia Studio Newborn Photographer

Did you hear my exciting news? The surprise went out on social media last week, but I’ve been a little quiet here on my website because we’ve been so busy planning! I am opening a brand new studio on September 1st in Magnolia, TX. I absolutely can not wait to welcome my first baby and family into the studio! {Who wants to be first?! I’m planning something special for you!}

The Magnolia, TX Studio

If you are familiar with The Farmers Market on Tamina then you will already know where my studio is! We are right off of Tamina Road, near the intersection of 1488. The studio will be located on the second floor above the new restaurant, Bricks and Brews. We will be surrounded by amazing places to grab coffee, pizza, pie, toffee, cupcakes, and even stock up on your favorite British foods while you’re here! I think you are going to love coming in for your appointment just for the food around us!

What to Expect When you Arrive

The most exciting part of the new studio is that it’s not finished yet! We are going to be putting our own finishing touches on the space including wall colors and flooring soon! There will be a designated “studio” room for our prop shots, bean bag poses, and a large open space for parents and family shots! Moms and dads will have plenty of room to move around with their little ones with natural light as the primary light source!

Outside of the shooting space will be a quiet room with comfortable space for nursing or feeding your baby, entertaining toddlers, etc.  My goal is for you to feel right at home while you’re here!

September is three months away, but it will be here before you know it! I can’t wait to celebrate our grand opening with you and share this beautiful space!


Magnolia Studio Newborn Photographer
Magnolia Studio Newborn Photographer

Aimee Hamilton is a Magnolia studio newborn photographer specializing in capturing the first hours and days of life through the preschool years! Motherhood is something that I find so beautiful and so rewarding. I just love preserving those memories for other families!

AHP is currently booking newborns for the new studio and the remaining summer months! Give me a shout here for more details!

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Toddlers and Twins- The Woodlands Fresh 48

Toddlers and Twins

The Woodlands Fresh 48 (Just Born Session)

May has been the month of twins here in The Woodlands! I have three sets of twins on my schedule for this month which is very unusual! I can’t wait to show you all of the cuteness that is coming your way!

These sweet girls were born at the Houston Methodist- The Woodlands Hospital. I love my Fresh 48s at the Methodist hospital  because the windows are huge! They really light up the room ad give my clients a bright and airy look! Fresh 48 portraits can really vary in their appearance based on the available light in your hospital room.

Becoming a sibling can sometimes to be hard for toddlers. They are suddenly not the baby anymore, and mama is holding this bundle of blankets a LOT. What in the world is happening? Sometimes, when I arrive, the older siblings are still getting used to the idea of having a new baby. Other times, they are meeting the baby(ies) for the first time and completely smitten! Either way, I come prepared with tricks up my sleeve to help you and your toddler engage with the new baby!

Woodlands Fresh 48

Joy and love shine in your Woodlands Fresh 48 session. There is nothing like welcoming a new baby into the world! I just love capturing that for families to treasure forever. Albums and mini-books are one of my favorite ways to display those memories!

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Introducing Studio Cake Smashes– Montgomery, TX Cake Smash Photographer

Introducing Studio Cake Smashes!

Montgomery, TX Cake Smash Photographer

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.

The Client Closet

Montgomery, TX Cake Smash Photographer

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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Newborn Photography Comparison– Conroe Newborn Photographer

 

A Newborn Photography Comparison

Conroe Newborn Photographer

 

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

Conroe Newborn Photographer

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

Conroe Newborn Photographer

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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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?

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!

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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4 Tips to Make your Fresh 48 Swoon Worthy-The Woodlands Hospital Newborn Photography

4 Tips to Make your Fresh 48 Swoon Worthy-

The Woodlands Hospital Newborn Photography

1. Let the session be more documentary in nature. 

You just had a baby. You’re SO in love! I want to focus on that! This is the type of session that should be a little more raw and tender. I want to photograph who you really are, to help you remember this time. Your baby (and family) will be changing so quickly that it all becomes a blur! I’m there to capture you in the moment.  Fresh 48 Sessions are perfect for introducing siblings and capturing details of your beautiful new baby!  The moments following are all unscripted, unposed, and raw. This first one is the reason I say be open to documentary photography.  This is the moment that she found she has a new baby sister!

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I already said it once, but you just had a baby! This is not a perfect hair and make-up kind of photoshoot. Find something comfortable that you love and rock the mom bun! You know want to! One of my favorite places for buying clothing for the hospital is Pink Blush. You will find beautiful robes to throw on over your PJs!

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 3. Set your expectations low for siblings. 

When you scroll through Facebook, you will find one million and one sibling portraits. The siblings are usually smiling and kissing their new baby, right? I’m here to tell you, that is NOT always the case. And in many cases, its just not the case at all! My own darling boy was my first experience with a sibling not falling madly in love with a new baby. It broke my mama heart! I know it’s tough! However, the more pressure we put on them, the harder it becomes for them. I have tricks up my sleeve to help siblings engage with the new baby naturally, but sometimes, we have to be realistic and know their world has just dramatically changed. I find it to be most questionable with siblings under 2. Whatever happens, it’s still beautiful because its part of your story!

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4. Have fun with Swaddles and Accessories!

First and foremost, this is a hospital/just born session. I believe its important to see the hospital t-shirt and blanket that is standard of all new babies. It’s like a right of passage and what you think of first when you look back on your time in the hospital. We will start every session with the hospital t-shirt and blanket, but you’re welcome to mix it up at the end! These newbies are usually not a fan of changing swaddles or clothes. One change is typically their max.

Check out The Beaufort Bonnet Company & The Posh Peanut for cute accessories! Both of these shops have super cute swaddles for your hospital photoshoot!  I’m a girl who loves a good neutral, but for my girls, I can’t resist florals! I do encourage you to choose swaddles versus an outfit because most newbies just don’t like to be unwrapped!

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Bonus time! 

I thought I’d throw in a little bonus for you guys! I’ve told this story on my blog before, but its worth telling again for anyone new! My oldest was born on a Saturday morning in May, which happened to be the morning before Mother’s Day. He spent the first few hours in the NICU and I was a mess. It’s hard to see your baby in the NICU! That also meant that my photographer wasn’t able to make it, because I absolutely wasn’t asking her to spend her Mother’s Day in the hospital with us. Do you know what she did? She came. She also took my favorite pictures ever that day! These are some of my MOST treasured photographs! Chani, you are still my hero! Thank you, thank you!

The Woodlands Hospital Newborn Photography is one of my favorite sessions to shoot! I am available for all hospitals in The Woodlands, TX as well as Conroe, Tomball, Cypress, and Katy. Get in touch with me here for your Fresh 48 or newborn session! If you are having a home birth or birth center birth, a Fresh 48 can still be for you!

 

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Behind the Scenes of a Newborn Session- Newborn Photographer Montgomery, TX

All About Studio Newborn Sessions:

Behind the scenes

Newborn Photographer Montgomery, TX

Newborn Photographer Montgomery, TX

As a mom, newborn portraits were high on my priority list. Preserving memories is important to me. When my youngest son was born, I had a really hard time finding a photographer who offered both lifestyle newborn sessions, and posed newborns. I have made it my mission to be a that newborn photographer! My newborn sessions are packaged separately, but are actually designed to be paired together! I currently offer Fresh 48s, Lifestyle, and Studio newborn packages.

I’m excited to introduce take you behind the scenes a bit today! My studio newborn sessions are simple sessions for those adorable newborn poses that everyone loves! This session can be for your newborn alone or you may also choose to bring siblings along! However, my studio is a small space. I encourage you to use a lifestyle session for your family portraits. If you book a lifestyle session, or live farther than you’d like to drive, I can pack up my studio and set up in your home! I’m all about doing what is best for your family!

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Props

Most of my sessions will start here! When you arrive, you will walk into a room set up for props and ready to go! The heat will be roaring and my shusher will be up loud. It’s an environment your baby will love! I typically set up 2-3 prop for each session. Before your session, I send a questionnaire to guide my styling choices. I want the colors we choose here to match your home and nursery.

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The baby shusher is a must have for every session! I turn it up nice and loud and the babies love it! I haven’t been keeping track, but I would bet that about 75% of my parents have either ordered or downloaded the app by the time they leave their session! It makes me giggle every time a new parent buys one! It’s magical for getting a new baby to sleep!

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The Bean Bag

Every photographer has their favorites pieces of a session. The bean bag is my favorite. This is where we get the potato sack, froggy, and naked baby poses. I love the versatility of the beanbag and the various looks we can achieve!

This pose, called the potato sack, is usually the first one we try! It’s an easy one that almost all of my newborns love! A cozy wrap is their happy place!

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Newborn Timeline

Studio newborn sessions are most successful between 6 and 13 days of age. I encourage all parents to book your session well in advance to guarantee yourself a spot on my calendar. When your baby arrives, we will schedule an official date.

Take a sneak peek at my newborn packages here! For more details, or to book your session, contact me here! I am currently scheduling April- July newborns!

 

 

Aimee Hamilton is a Houston area newborn photographer serving Montgomery, The Woodlands, Magnolia, Conroe, Tomball, Spring, and Cypress.

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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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