Have you ever had an oil painting? What about an oil painting of your family portrait? One that will withstand the test of time and that can be passed down from each generation? If not, why not? Let’s create this one of a kind unique piece together.
I chose to create mine of the 4 generation of women in my life. My grandma, my mother, me, and my two daughters.
Each piece is master art retouched. Then it will be digitally painted. After it has been digitally painted, it gets sent off to Italy to be printed. This is not a traditional canvas. This portrait will be be on a Giclee Fine art canvas. Giclée printmaking meets the highest quality standard for printing limited edition pieces on paper or canvas.
We use 10-color, archival-pigmented Ultrachrome K3 inks that provide print life exceeding 80 years, even 100+ years.
Momma took the time to write out a letter to her sweet son….cue the tears!
A letter to my son.
I cannot express to you enough how much I love you and how much better my life is with you in it. I have been hoping and praying for you since before you were even born. Before I was even in high school, I knew in my heart I would be a mother someday. Even more so than that, I knew my heart would be filled through adoption. As a child myself, I dreamed of who you might be. I imagined life with you. I imagined what your first steps would be like. I imagined what our bedtime routine would be. I imagined how loving and kind you would be. Before I was a foster mom, I knew someday I would be your forever mom, I just did not know you yet. Every single day through the licensing process I held onto the hope and prayer that someday my forever child would come through those doors. Through each high and low of fostering, I held onto that truth that you were out there somewhere.
In April of 2019 I received the message, “blind 2-year-old in shelter needs home.” I did not know if you were a boy or girl, what you looked like, or who you would be. I did not know then that you would be forever. All I knew that was that a child needed a home, and something in my heart told me without a doubt my home was yours. The first picture I received of you was a hospital picture as you were very sick. I studied every inch of your face and how beautiful you were. I looked at your picture each night and prayed for your healing and that you would thrive in my home as I awaited your arrival. My heart ached that you were in the hospital without a mom to hold your hand.
In May you finally moved in, but by then you already had my heart. From the day you arrived I struggled with the idea that you would someday leave and began to pray we would both be at peace however your case ended. From the second I saw you I knew there was something different about you. Everything in me knew you were meant to be my son. The worker who dropped you off from the shelter was in awe at how quickly you clung to me and snuggled into my chest. He explained that no one had been able to touch you because you were too scared, and that you must have sensed something in me to feel safe so quickly. I like to believe you sensed that I was meant to be your mom, too. Every second from that day forward was filled with joy. Even on our hardest days you radiated joy. Over the next year, I felt a wholeness in my heart that I never knew existed before – like everything was truly right.
In March of 2020, the biggest relief imaginable came when the judge ordered we move to adoptions! This child who I had imagined and dreamed of, this child who I prayed so hard for, this child who I hoped for each and every day, you were here! At first it was so surreal and almost seemed impossible… What I knew in my heart for the past year was finally a reality. Just 6 months later our adoption was finalized! September 29, 2020 will always be the day the light of my life became my forever son. I can not fathom life without you. Every single time I look at you I am in awe at how perfect you are. Every smile and every laugh ignites joy beyond measure in my heart. Every night I hold you as you drift off to sleep I am overwhelmed with feelings of peace. Every step you take, every milestone you reach, every new skill you learn, I am inspired. You are everything. I am beyond grateful to call myself your mom, and will wake up each day for the rest of my life blessed with your presence and excited to see what adventure awaits us!
With all the love in the world,
Here are some more pictures from Junie’s adoption session! We travelled to San Antonio to capture these in front of the Court house that his adoption should have been at! Sadly Corona made it virtual.
Houston family photographer
Junie is seriously the sweetest little boy I have ever met. He kept running up to me and asking for a hug. You are just drawn to his kind and caring soul.
These in front of the courthouse are so special! I adore how these turned out.
His smiles are priceless.
Junie LOVESSSS his matcha drink. So what did we do after the session? We went to STARBUCKS! He was so excited!
MJ’s Photography is a Cross Creek Ranch maternity photographer
Tell me she isn’t just stunning! I am so obsessed with her maternity portraits. This one just captivates me. The black and white is just amazing! It brings all of the attention to her gorgeous features.
Kasey is expecting her first son and they are so excited about seeing him.
I’m such a black and white fine art portrait fan…not everyone is, but these two sure loved the black and whites and it made me giddy! Gah she just looks so beautiful!
What about you guys? Are you a color or black and white fan?
I told them to trust me on this one with a white background and I’m so glad they did. They turned out perfectly.
Look how perfect these two are. You know when you meet a couple and you can just tell that their love is so true? That was these two.
She is stunning in this lace maternity gown. I love how it shows off her pregnant belly perfectly.
I can’t with this one! Favorite!!!
Here are some more favorites from Kasey’s indoor maternity portraits in the studio.
Katy Maternity photographer- MJ’s Photography
Her sleeves are just the best! She has every holiday on her arm.
Cross Creek Ranch maternity photographer- MJ’s Photography
MJ’s Photography is the Best Child photographer Katy Texas
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
Here are some more favorites from Emma’s session. MJ is the Best child photographer Katy Texas.
MJ’s Photography – Best Child photographer Katy 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.
MJ’s Photography is an Newborn photographer near Houston – Newborn photography.
I am so in love with each and every portrait from Aulden’s newborn session. This family portrait is amazing in every way.
Daddy and his baby boy.
Mommy looked gorgeous for her family portraits. Who looks this great with a week old newborn? She couldn’t be more gorgeous. Avesta did an amazing job on her makeup. Book her here
Mommy loved the bucket poses during our pre consultation, so I had to make sure we got the perfect one.
I love Aulden in green. He is perfect here.
Dad surprised mom with this AMAZING collage for their wall for Christmas. She had no idea!
What is your vote? Color or Black and White?
Avalon place photographer – Newborn photography MJ’s Photography
Here are some more favorites from his newborn session. He is just a week old. His parents drove him over from Conroe.
Look at their gorgeous family portraits. I can’t pick a favorite.
If you are looking for a newborn photographer in the Houston area, contact MJ now. These beautiful detail shots went perfect in their gorgeous heirloom album. Here is the link to view MJ’s imported albums.
It is never to early to book. I am booking into fall of 2023.