Category Archives: Newborns

A Winter White Newborn

It’s been a while since I shared a studio newborn session, so I’m way overdue! This winter white newborn session was so much fun to shoot. Early on we talked about which session type was best for her family, what to wear, and what her vision was for her session. Christmas was not too far away, so we planned to incorporate a few Christmas elements into her portraits!

Mama brought her family to the studio in November for her newborn session. The beautiful white dress that mom is wearing was borrowed from the studio wardrobe that is available to all moms!

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Winter White Newborn: The Family

My signature newborn session always includes family and newborn portraits. I love giving families that first “family of four” image that is always so cherished! I remember being excited for that one shot with both of my boys! There’s just something so special about that first photo! Big brother was so sweet to his sister during his photoshoot! There may have been an M&M or two to help, but hey, I’m not above a good bribe!

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It’s beginning to look like Christmas!

Fall and winter newborn sessions typically aren’t that different from my normal workflow, but I truly love when a mom asks to incorporate a little bit of Christmas into her studio newborn session. I added some beautiful ivory Christmas trees to my studio collection earlier this year. I was so excited to finally have the opportunity to use them, as well as a few Christmas headbands!

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For more information about newborn sessions with Aimee Hamilton Photography, get in touch with me here! I’d love to chat with you and help you answer any questions!

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A Special Black Friday Giveaway! Limited Time Only!

Houston Photographer Giveaway

It’s time! This holiday season, I thought we could have a little fun with a special Black Friday giveaway AND a few deals!! Who doesn’t love a good Black Friday deal, right?  For one very lucky winner, I am giving away this gorgeous Rylapack diaper bag. These bags are gorgeous, yet simple, and perfect for your brand new baby! Each bag comes with tons of pockets to keep you organized, a convenient mommy pocket, and a changing pad. I personally love a back pack diaper bag because they are so much easier to carry! You can read more about them on their website. I just know you’re going to love them!

Black Friday Giveaway: How to Enter

Entering the giveaway is easy! Simply like and comment (with your favorite Christmas song) on the Instagram or Facebook post. For an extra entry, tag a local expectant mama! (Tags are unlimited!) Comments will be collected and the winner announced on Sunday, November 25th.

Black Friday Weekend: The DEALS!

Now, for the part you’ve all been waiting for! This year, I am offering $75 off the Elite Newborn Collection, $50 off Galveston Beach Photography, $25 off Fresh 48 newborn photography and 20% off prints and canvas! These offers are good on new sessions in 2019 only and must be booked by Monday at 5pm. I am currently booking sessions in the spring and summer of 2019!

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When you are ready to book your 2019 session, click here to get in touch with me! I am always happy to answer any questions that you may have!

 

 

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Lifestyle Newborn Photography in The Heights

Lifestyle Newborn Photography in The Heights

Newborn Photography in Your Home

Lifestyle Newborn Photography in The Heights

If you asked me what I did last month, the answer would totally be lifestyle newborn photography in The Heights area! In-home newborn sessions are growing in popularity and I’m so excited about it! The cozy nature of being in your home brings such a unique vibe to your newborn portraits! If an in-home session is something you are considering, head over to this post about what to consider! One of my favorite things about in-home sessions is that they are so full of your own personalities! Take this guy for example. It’s not so common that a newborn sleeps so soundly with their little arms out like this! But yet, here is, adorable as ever! He slept like this where ever they laid him and I’m still in shock!

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From Belly to Baby

This sweet family first contacted me for a maternity session. We went out to my favorite location for maternity portraits in Montgomery and had a little fun taking their last portraits as a couple. They were actually induced just a few days after their maternity session! One of my favorite things about their newborn session is the way this new dad looks at his wife. Aren’t they just precious?

Lifestyle Newborn Portraits

Baby J made his grand entrance and we scheduled them for an in-home (or lifestyle) newborn session. Their home was filled with beautiful natural light and soft neutral tones that looked gorgeous in their portraits! Plentiful natural light is the key to lifestyle newborn portraits in my opinion! In this session, we used their master bedroom, living room, and nursery. Since this little man is the only kiddo right now, their session is extra cozy with a whole lot of love from mom and dad!

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Interested in booking your own newborn session? You can view all of the details on my newborn page. When you’re ready, let’s chat! I’m always happy to answer any questions that you may have!

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Timeless Wall Art for Your Newborn Portraits

Timeless Wall Art for Your Newborn Portraits

You just received your beautiful newborn gallery. You’ve been swooning over them for a week. Grandparents, sisters, uncles, and all of your closest friends have seen how beautiful your new family is. Now what? You’re not going to let your investment live on a hard drive are you? Of course not! It’s time to hang your newborn portraits on the walls of your home! One of the most popular products that I offer is timeless wall art for your newborn portraits!  I have a variety of frames for you to choose from as well as gallery collections that are already created for you to fit together perfectly!

This set of three framed newborn portraits is one of my favorite collections because of its simple elegance. It is the perfect touch of timeless and modern with clean lines. The middle portrait is a 20X20 in a 24X24 frame, while the outer two are 16×20 matted prints in 20×24 frames. Each light weight frame comes with sawtooth hangers that make hanging these a breeze! I even have this very collection hanging in my studio as samples!

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Deckled Prints: Timeless Wall Art

One day, these stunning prints will get their own blog post. Deckled prints are simply fine art prints with a hand torn edge. Newborn sessions looking stunning on deckled prints and floated on top of a white matte. I highly recommend it for all of my clients! It’s a look that can’t be matched! (Hint: I’ll be printing my own newborn session this way!)

How to Order

I have good news for you! Ordering prints and other wall art is a breeze! When you receive your newborn portraits, your gallery will have a link to “shop.” It’s that simple. Everything you need will be right at your fingertips! I’m also happy to help you custom design a gallery for your walls with sizes that work best for your home or wall. Just give me a call at anytime.

 

 

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Houston Lifestyle Newborn Photography: What to Consider!

Houston Lifestyle Newborn Photography: What to Consider!

Achieving the “Look” Behind the Portraits

Lifestyle newborn photography is growing in popularity! Many new moms are choosing an in-home session to show off their beautiful new baby and that nursery you worked so hard on! But, how do you decide if an in-home session is right for you? Are you stuck between a studio and in-home session? There are a few things I tell my clients to think about before they make that decision.

 

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Lighting

The lighting in your home is definitely one of the most important factors in creating portraits that are most like what you see in my portfolio. Natural light creates the most beautiful portraits! Take a walk through your living room, master bedroom, and nursery. If you open your curtains and blinds, but turn the lights off, what is the lighting like? Is it still bright and airy in the morning light? You could even try taking a picture of a light colored object in the room and see how it looks!

If you are lucky enough to have multiple large windows in your bedrooms, an in-home session might be a great choice for you!

Colors

Along with lighting, the color palette in your home is going to be a major factor in your decision. I’ll use my own home as an example! I have dark colors in almost every room except for the nurseries upstairs! Our master bedroom is full of dark furniture as well as our living room. I like my portraits to be light and airy so I am choosing a studio session for my own newborn portraits. The dark colors in my home will give me portraits that seem a bit darker than my normal style. In addition, if I had a home with dark furniture and less natural light, my home would not be an ideal candidate for an in-home newborn session. The end result would be fairly dim.

On the other hand, if you have a home with mostly lighter, neutral colors, your home might be a great candidate for lifestyle newborn photography!

Space

First and foremost, if you worked hard on a nursery, you’ll want to show it off! My husband always jokes that I set up a nursery just for the pictures, but it’s secretly true! I LOVE portraits in nurseries and cribs!

Most in-home lifestyle sessions are primarily done in your master bedroom and the nursery, but sometimes we also sneak into your living room! Before you choose a lifestyle session, you’ll want to consider what is actually in those rooms because it will make its way into your portraits! In my case, I have two boys aged three and under that are messy with a capital M. It will be easier for us to pack up and go to a studio than to try to clear the clutter of boys and their toy trains from every corner in my home! I mean, how is it possible that I find more toy cars under the couch cushions than in the car case?

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Whatever it is that is easiest for you, is going to be the best decision for your family! I’m here to support that choice and make the magic happen behind the scenes! If you have any questions about lifestyle newborn sessions, let’s chat! Get in touch with me here!

*The dress shown here was borrowed from the studio wardrobe.

 

 

 

 

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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!

A Boy Mama X2

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!

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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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A Beautiful Girl- Montgomery TX Newborn Photographer

A Beautiful Girl

Montgomery TX Newborn Photographer

Lifestyle newborn sessions are truly such a beautiful way to celebrate bringing home your new baby. There’s nothing better than being in your own home and nursery! I love being a Montgomery TX newborn photographer so that I can showcase all that fresh love for you. First babies are

“If I am thinking correctly,” said Pooh, “a new baby is probably, undoubtedly the grandest gift that could ever be.”

When I see parents with their first baby, I’m so easily reminded of the joys of becoming a parent! Those first days days, weeks, and months are so much fun! They say that moms glow when they are pregnant, but I think the real magic happens when they meet that sweet baby for the first time! Nothing beats the joy of becoming a mom/dad!

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The Nursery

Montgomery TX Newborn Photographer

When booking a lifestyle session, it’s a good idea to think about the light  and decor in your home. Do you have large windows? Does your home get a lot of natural light?  Did you decorate a nursery? Do you love your home decor? If you can answer yes to those questions, then a lifestyle session is perfect for you! The details of your nursery may not always be the same, but if we capture that now, you’ll hav the memories forever!

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Aimee Hamilton is a Montgomery TX newborn photographer specializing in all genres of newborn portraiture. AHP offers lifestyle, studio, and fresh 48 sessions in The Woodlands, Montgomery, Magnolia, Conroe, and Tomball. The AHP studio is location in Magnolia, TX.

 

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Twins in the Studio- Woodlands Twin Newborn Photographer

Twins in the Studio

The Woodlands Twin Newborn Photographer

This summer has truly been the summer of twins! I have absolutely loved every opportunity to photograph such a beautiful blessing! It really is double the fun and double the love! My most recent session was a family with two sweet baby boys and an almost 3 year old brother!

While the little brothers were having a little breakfast, big brother started us off with a little fun! 😉

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The Family Portraits

The Woodlands Twin Newborn Photographer

Family portraits during a newborn session are always some of my favorites. It is something that I look foward to even in my own newborn portraits because I know how much I love that “first family of 5” image! It’s just one of those portraits that I think everyone should have!

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The Babies

The Woodlands Newborn Twin Photographer

Signature studio newborn sessions always include both family and individual portraits. In the case of twins, I try to balance putting the babies together as well as giving them individual portraits! These guys rocked their sweet poses! Just look at those adorable toes!

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Aimee Hamilton specializes in capturing the fleeting newborn phase of childhood. Aimee is a Woodlands twin newborn photographer serving all of the surrounding areas like Magnolia, Conroe, Montgomery, and Tomball. The studio is located just north of The Woodlands in Magnolia, TX. To book your newborn session, get in touch here!

 

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