The Heights high end photographer – MJ’s Photography

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MJ’s Photography is the Heights high end photographer that services Katy, Fulshear, Cypress, the Heights, Memorial, Conroe, and the Woodlands.

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I love photographing children. They have the best personalities. Two year olds are the best. They have the funniest and sweetest personalities…when they are not mad of course ha ha!

Annie Banannie makes the most beautiful and vintage dresses! If you haven’t seen her designs, you need to go look!! —-> Annie Banannie Website

She custom made this dress for our family portraits and I cannot wait to have Stephanie Ratto photography fly down to take them. Yes you read that right…I’m flying her down!

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Of course before family portraits, I had to do a little session with Elise in her gorgeous Annie dress. Here are some of my favorites.

Which is your favorite?

I think this dress is the perfect neutral vintage dress. The built in petticoat just makes it perfect and gives it the right amount of “poof.”

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The pockets are Elise’s favorites!

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Photographing a two year old is a challenge, but the results are the most rewarding. You have to figure out what makes them happy. Each child is different, so it is my job to figure out how to make them come out of their shell in the small amount of time I have.

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MJ’s Photography – Luxury photographer in Houston Texas

MJ specializes in newborn, maternity, and family portraits. MJ is a full service luxury photographer who provides clients with Wall art, Heirloom albums, and luxury prints.

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MJ’s Photography is the Best Child photographer Katy Texas

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I love capturing children. I love capturing their personalities and who each of them are. Each child is unique and deserves a session that captures them as who they are. This is how you will want to remember them as they grow.

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Style and Consult Consultation:

I always include a complimentary style & consult consultation with every portrait session. That way we can discuss your family or child’s likes, needs, wants, and your vision. This will help create your vision into life! After all, these will be hanging on your wall for years to come and shouldn’t they be perfect?

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We will also sit down and go over your wardrobe for your portrait session. This will allow me to help you every step of the way in designing your portrait session. For children, I do have stylish gowns and tiaras for most girls as well. Here is an example below. For women, I have a variety of gowns to choose from.

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This dress is hand made and designed by Annie Banannie Clothing. She is amazing! If I don’t have what you want, she creates customs as well!

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Locations:

Locations are everything! Thats why in our consultation we will go over the vision you have for your portrait session. From open fields, water, forested areas, or city centers, we will find what meets your needs.

Here is a location near Jordan Ranch that I love! Jordan ranch is technically Fulshear, but it is closer to Katy than Fulshear. It doesn’t make sense ha ha. These old oil tanks are beautiful! I love bringing old antiques into our new world visions.

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Here are some more favorites from Emma’s session. MJ is the Best child photographer Katy Texas.

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MJ specializes in newborn, maternity, and family portraits. MJ is a full service luxury photographer who provides clients with Wall art, Heirloom albums, and luxury prints.

To book now, click the link below to my website.

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I met this beautiful family when I was located in East Texas. Now we have moved near Memorial in Katy and they have relocated to College Station. What a small world!

They have two twin boys! Aren’t they adorable! That little boy tie is the best. It showcases his little personality so well.

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They came dressed to impressed. I cannot even handle their outfits. Mom always does the best job coordinating their outfits for their family portraits.

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Look at this gorgeous couple. I’m so in love with how they turned out. This one needs printed large! Just perfect.

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Momma with her boys. So sweet. I love so many of them. I can’t even pick a favorite. Which would you choose?

Daddy and his boys. I love these candid shots of them. Those smiles are the best.

Here are some more favorites from their family session near Memorial Texas. Mom wanted the open field look and I think we nailed it!

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MJ specializes in newborn, maternity, and family portraits. MJ is a full service luxury photographer who provides clients with Wall art, Heirloom albums, and luxury prints.

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This family you guys! I couldn’t love their session any more! Seeing their portraits up on their wall was everything! Print your portraits!

I can’t even begin to choose a favorite image from their family session.

Which is your favorite? Leave a comment below.

This location is located right in Katy. Can you guess where it is? I bet you have been there without even knowing it!

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Here is one of their wall art collages from my imported wood block collection. They chose a vertical style and I love it! Such a beautiful way to portray your family portraits when you have lots of favorites!

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I love capturing just mom and dad together. Sometimes the last time they got a portrait of just them together was their wedding…YEARS ago. It’s always a good time to update.

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Ok Dads…look at these. Daddy with his girl. His teenage girl. Is this not the sweetest thing? Dad wanted a big canvas of the black and white image. So in love!

Color or Black and White?

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Every family wants pictures of siblings. Look at these two.

Here are some more favorites from their session. I love their outfit choices. They blend so well.

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Look at this wall!! This is right when you walk into their home. This collage is everything! We delivered and installed their wall art for them!

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This family is seriously magazine worthy. They just give me all the feels!

Look at these two? He is the sweetest big brother and I love this one of them two! It’s going to look amazing on their wall in my imported wood blocks!

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Doing family portraits is so important! We all know how fast our babies grow and it’s so important to capture them with you. When they are grown, they will look back on these and smile.

My clients love displaying their wall art in different wall art options. From Wood blocks to metal prints, I will make your dream wall decor! This wood block collage is going to look so amazing on their walls.

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Look at those smiles. So in love with this one.

Momma with her babies. We all know how often us moms get behind the camera and get that picture with our babies. Not…very…often. Let’s make that happen! To inquire click here

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Look at this proud daddy with his baby girl.

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Momma and her girl.

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Momma’s boy! The way he is looking at her is everything.

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I love capturing just mom and dad. Usually when I ask when the last time you got portraits as a couple they say….ummmm our wedding! Time to change that! Look how gorgeous these two are.

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This is my favorite family portrait from their session!! I just love everything about it! Look at that sibling bond.

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Rhett’s Adoption. MJ’s Photography – Houston Photographer

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3.5 years…. 42 months…. roughly 1,260 days…. It took less time than many couples who are plagued with infertility to have a child, but we still felt every moment of that wait. After trying to conceive with IVF last spring and being told at 32 that my egg quality was similar to that of a woman ten years my senior, we immediately decided to pursue adoption.

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We became active with our agency August 9, 2018, just four months after our failed transfer. In January 2019 we attempted to get licensed with a foster care agency because there was 5 year old girl we desperately wanted to adopt- Aubrey. I had dreams for months after our IVF transfer that had a little girl, about 5 years old, that was our daughter. When I saw Aubrey’s face in a news story searching for an adoptive home I immediately recognized it. It was her. The little girl in my dreams…. our daughter. Since the embryo we transferred was a female, I had always assumed the connection was my subconscious telling me she was okay and that it was okay for us to continue to pursue adoption. When I saw her face everything in my soul told me this was more than a coincidence. We put our names on hold with our agency and decided to pursue foster-to-adopt in the hopes that we could become Aubrey’s parents. I just KNEW that she was meant to be ours. She resembled me when I was little in addition to being identical to the girl in my dreams. Getting licensed through foster care takes months and by the time we were close to having everything completed, a home had been selected for Aubrey. We were heartbroken. We called our agency and asked to have our names put back on their list in March. She told us the previous two months had been a very busy time with the agency and that she had placed multiple children in that time frame. I remember being so frustrated with our detour and doubting our decision to take a two month hiatus.

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On April 23 my husband and I were both at work and I got a call. I didn’t recognize the number and I was in a patient’s room so I did not answer. I finished up with my patient and went into the break room to check my voicemail. It was our agency asking me to call back ASAP. My heart was racing as I hit redial. She didn’t answer. I was so anxious that I could barely catch my breath when the number showed up on my caller ID again. I answered with my voice quivering as she told me about a “unique situation” she had and asked if we would be open to it. It wasn’t an infant, but it was a little boy that was 5 months old. She had already talked to my husband (which is why she didn’t answer the phone when I called) and he said he would rather her talk to me about it. To spare details I will say the adoption had some risk of us not being able to keep him.

It was a risk I was ready to take without hesitation.

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My very logical husband wanted to discuss every angle and possibility, but ultimately said the decision was mine. I called the agency back and asked when we could pick him up. We drove 3.5 hours each way to pick him up the very next day and he has been our son since the moment we laid eyes on him. Legally we remained in a risk period until the end of August so the first four months we were on pins and needles waiting for a call that could potentially turn our wold upside down- either we would be able to keep him through the next legal step, or that we would have to return him to his birth family. We soaked up every moment we could with him.

When the end of August came and we finally finished the legal battles, there was an overwhelming sense of relief. In the state of Texas it’s required that a child live in your home for six months before you can finalize their adoption. October 24 marked six months and the judge ordered that he was officially our son on November 7, 2019. The wait was long and we doubted ourselves and our decisions at every turn, but ultimately we had to endure it all.

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Every little turn, every detour, every time we felt we took one step forward and two steps back- it was all part of the journey to our son.

Our perfect baby boy who has his Papa’s grin and my innate ability to fall asleep 3 seconds into a car ride- just one different step or hesitation could have thrown us off our course to him. We are thankful for every second of this journey, thankful for every sign that the universe sent telling us to keep going and not doubt ourselves, and thankful for the love and support our family and friends have shown and continue to show for us and our son.

Most especially we are grateful to his birth momma, C, who put his needs before her own and made one of the most difficult decisions a mother can ever have to make. We cannot imagine life without this precious gift that she so selflessly gave us, and she will always have a place in our hearts!

Here is the adoption day through pictures! MJ- Houston Photographer

Waiting for the Judge to come make us official!

It is TIME!!!

When they asked “Are you ready to be his mommy forever?” We all teared up. She didn’t hesitate and said YES!!!!

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and some cute baby booty to make your day amazing. <3

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Katy TX family photographer

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MJ’s Photography is a Katy TX family photographer that specializes in newborn, maternity, and family portraits.

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I had the honor of photographing the Forrestier family this past week. Tabitha is the owner of Annie Banannie Clothing. She made the girls dresses and the boys vests in this portrait. Go check her out!

This momma rocks being a mom of 6, homeschooling, and OWNING her own business! How incredible is that. Dad owns his own business as well!

Daddy and his babies.

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Momma and her babies.

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Fun fact: Annie Banannie is named after their oldest daughter…Annie! This dress is releasing this week…better run!!

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Mom wanted a special portrait of just her and her girls. They are absolutely stunning during this Texas sunset.

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Here are some more family favorites. I just love all of the candid portraits of them together. I am a huge black and white fan, these really speak to me in black and white!

All 6 of their gorgeous babies. They are so well mannered and extra sweet.

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Of course we had to get some of them as a couple. Aren’t they perfect? I love getting images of just mom and dad. How often does this happen?

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Cypress family photographer – You can’t possible see the beauty of this mountain through a portrait. I tried my best, but this scenery is jaw dropping.

The anxiety of getting this perfect portrait was over the top. Being flown over 2000 miles and knowing that they want a 30×45 acrylic print of this in their house, made me extremely anxious! But we got it! <3

We did two locations in front of Mt. Rainier, this was another. We only had around 3-4 minutes because there was a big group of landscape photographer behind us trying to photograph the sunset on Mt. Rainier.

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Aren’t they perfect? Can’t imagine a better couple.

While waiting for the sun to be perfect for the mountain shots, we went into a valley to capture some other family portraits.

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I can’t get over Carson’s face here! <3

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Day 2 we did another session is a field. Just wait for these! I am so in love. Cypress family photographer

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The smiles and the happiness you can feel from looking at their babies sweet faces, make this session everything. There will be a time when you can no longer hold them in your arms, swing them in the air, or kiss them all over. When that time comes, it will mean everything to look back at these portraits and feel the memories.

(Just typing that, I had to run to my babies and kiss them all over…go ahead and do it to yours) <3

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Momma and her girl. My main goal on day 2 was to get an amazing portrait of mommy with each of her babies.

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Now this one I am SO proud of. If you know Carson, you know he brings Wild to the nickname Wild child lol! He is so fun and full of energy, so getting him to snuggle for a picture is not on his agenda. So this one is everything! And isn’t momma gorgeous? Mannnnnn she looks good!

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Momma with both of her kiddos! I love this one showing Kaleigh’s missing tooth!

Here are some more family favorites! Such sweet smiles.

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Oh sweet Birdie. When her momma booked the grow with me package it just made my day! I love being able to see her grow! Look at her now.

Look how gorgeous she is in pink. Her momma wanted to use a similar setup to this one in her newborn portraits.

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Same rug, same wrap, same baby. 6 months later! Oh how she has grown.

Look at this smile!

Beautiful Lottie joined us as well. She is such a sweet big sister. Look at these two.

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I love included family portraits in with milestone sessions. Family portraits are so important to have. Aren’t they just perfect?

Mommy and Birdie.

Daddy and his girls!

Of course mom and dad needed some of just them two, when does that ever happen?

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MJ’s Photography is a Fulshear pet photographer located in Central Texas.

Ashley has been one of my greatest friends since college. She has the most caring heart that anyone could imagine. She currently has 10 dogs. All rescues! She adopts the senior pups that get abandoned at the shelter. We also have to give Carter a round of a “paws”….he lets her do it and loves them just as much lol!

Meet Stanley. This day was Stanley’s last day on earth and it was a joyful one.

Ashley asked if I could photograph Stanley before he left earth side.

Stanley loves his Chick Fil A. So momma brought his favorite nuggets. He enjoyed them so much!

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No bites were being spared.
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It was so wonderful celebrating his last day. There were lots of tears, but for a moment there was laughter. MJ-Fulshear pet photographer

Here was his momma’s post about his last day.

Last night my legs were cold for the first time in a long time. He always slept by them and the gaping hole in the bed reminded me he wasn’t there. He wasn’t a very big dog, but he had a big personality- I think that’s what took up so much space. I couldn’t have asked for a better last day with my boy though. He had Chick-fil-A for dinner on Monday and again for brunch yesterday (Chick-fil-A because he had standards about his chicken 😂), and  Mary Ann took pictures. Then he slept and I napped with him. For dinner he had rotisserie chicken which has symbolically become the last meal in our home. We have done it with each that have gone before them, and the tradition will continue. When we take on frosty face, hospice type dogs, we know what we are taking on. We are taking on a ton of work repaid with endless love. If you ever see me buying a pre-made rotisserie chicken, please hug me. I don’t only get them during this time, but if I buy one when we aren’t saying goodbye to anyone it’s because I am missing them and I want to remember eating our last meal with them.

The day was so different from any of the others, and his passing was peaceful. Stanley has never been a cuddler, but he would absolutely love to lay next to me in bed. He loved that and eating, so that’s what we did. He was having major struggles between kidney disease, Cushings, and bad anxiety from losing his vision and hearing, but he wasn’t on his deathbed. I didn’t worry that he was suffering, but I knew that he would be soon and I didn’t want that for him. I wanted us to have our last day together on our terms, and without the added difficulty of him being in pain. I will never forget the first picture April sent me of him laying on a cold concrete floor in the Garland shelter. My heart broke and I said “pull him and I’ll take him.” I will never forget the first time I held him after his journey with Lori brought him to me. I’ll always remember the first night he spent in our home stretched out with his belly in the air just completely comfortable. He knew he was home even before we did. At that time, I paid for all of his vet bills and told Carter the rescue was paying for them 😂. Then I fell in love with him and Carter and I decided he should stay. I will always remember his sassy self and his little gimpy trot that never slowed him down for meals. I’ll always remember how during the height of his Cushings he would wake me up at 4am every single morning for breakfast by body slamming himself into my face. He was my little JFP and we had a special bond-that bond that only a mother could continue to put up with him for all these years. I feel so incredibly honored to have been his Momma for the last 5 years of his life, and I am so grateful that we had the ability to help him pass peacefully.

Run free my sweet Stanley aka Manny aka Manny Potts aka Manner aka JFP. I’ll see you at the #rainbowbridge one day 🌈”

Hug your pups tonight.

MJ

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