Her selfless gift – Adoption Houston Photographer

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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All OFFICIAL!

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

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Hidden Falls Cypress photographer – Maternity

MJ’s Photography is a Hidden Falls Cypress photographer that services the Cypress area for newborn, maternity, and family portraits.

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Jiamyiah traveled over 3 hours to me for her maternity portraits and I am so glad she did. I found this gorgeous location in Katy, Texas and I just knew it would fit her maternity session perfectly.

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Jiamyiah will be welcoming her sweet baby girl in the next couple of months and I cannot wait to capture her newborn portraits.

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Such a stunning momma. That golden backlight just adds that perfect look!

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How cute is he? I cannot handle him! Mom said he perfect on the car ride and he was surely perfect during the session.

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Look at that smile.

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This golden light!!! <3

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Their gorgeous family. Soon to be four.

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We ran to the waterfall at the last minute to capture the last bit of the sun!

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Katy TX family photographer

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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Katy twin first birthday photography

MJ’s Photography does Katy twin first birthday photography. If you are looking for someone to capture your little one’s first birthday portraits, contact me now.

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Grahm and Brody first came to me to capture their half birthday portraits. Look how cute they were!

This time it was for their first birthday portraits. Time flies! Look how much they have changed in 6 short months.

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We started off with some outdoor portraits of the boys.

Just look at Brody’s little teeth!

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Grahm has caught up with Brody and they look more alike to me now.

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They loved being outside.

Next we went inside for their cake smash! Momma wanted a simple setup with gray and blue. I love their giant cupcakes by A Piece of Cake

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Double the boys, double the cake!

Grahm was all about his cake. He wanted to take big bites!

Brody took some bites, but then was more interested in crawling off. Thank goodness I had an assistant to help him back to his cake each time ha ha!

I love this one! Momma has her hands full and this session was no exception. But look at that smile. Also notice Grahm still eyeing his brothers cake!

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I’m so in love with the candid shots we got of them playing with their cake. Grahm was all about stealing his brothers cake!

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I love this one of them smiling! Aren’t they adorable?

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Here are some more favorites! Enjoy



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What Texan doesn’t love bluebonnets? I LOVE them so much!

Jaxson had his very first portraits in the bluebonnets.

Look how perfect his little rolls are! I am obsessed.

The mixture of the red wildflowers mixed with the bluebonnets is just gorgeous! I love the color palette. Add an adorable little baby in there and its picture perfect.

Look at those little teeth!

Of course I wanted mommy to join in on the session. Jaxson will always adore having pictures to look back on that have his mom in them.

I just love this one! Look at the love!

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Our Heirloom album is imported from overseas to ensure the best quality.

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Our flushmount album is crafted by hand with archival materials. This classic heirloom features thick, layflat pages printed on photographic paper. Choose a cover from our genuine Italian leathers, European linens, or Japanese fabrics.

Our Italian Leather albums embody the timeless, classic look that will always inspire. Choose from several genuine Italian grade leathers.

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This is a beautiful way to display your newborn baby’s first portraits, your gorgeous maternity gallery, your little one’s very first year, or your family’s portraits.

Our gorgeous textured end leaves add the perfect flare.

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A full spread includes the left and right side when laying open. Our spreads are creased in the center for a seamless layflat design. Choose any number of spreads between 10 and 40.

Choose from a gorgeous gallery of Italian leathers.

Albums start at 3490 and 10 spreads.

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MJ’s Photography is a Katy texas child photographer located in Houston Texas.

Kannon just turned three years old! Isn’t he just the cutest little boy you have ever seen?

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Yes his little bow tie has sharks on it. I can’t even handle it

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We had a bad storm here a couple weeks ago and this giant pine tree got completely uprooted from the ground. We went over there and he was so amazed by this tree. So I figured, hey let’s capture him being little!

Here he is throwing pine cones at me! We had a blast.

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Kannon is 3 and so full of energy! He would have stayed playing on this tree all day if I would have let him.

This may be my favorite picture of him! Just crawling on the tree, enjoying being little.

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These little suspenders! Little bitty man.

Wysteria is blooming in Texas! Isn’t it gorgeous?

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Look at all of the gorgeous wild flowers blooming in the fields. I love them.

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Cypress photographer – I can HEARTILY believe Brenna is 1

MJ’s Photography is a Cypress photographer located in the Katy area.

I can “HEARTILY believe Brenna is 1!”

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Sweet Brenna is 1 and I cannot believe it. Brenna is a heart warrior, so of course her theme had to include hearts!

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Isn’t she beautiful? She has the most perfect little features. We had to show off her scar. I hope she always knows how special that scar is, how tough is shows she is.

Miss Brenna drove 8 hours round trip for her first birthday portraits. She was a little nervous at first, but she warmed up. Mom says that she is used to being pricked and prodded, so it makes her nervous. Poor sweet girl!

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That tongue…that scar…that face

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This is a favorite! Look at that little expression.

Cake Smash!

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Momma saved the top of her cake from her baby shower for Brenna’s 1st year cake smash session! How special is that? It makes it extra special.

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Brenna was not the biggest fan of the cake, but most 1 year old are not. She still did so well and gave the cutest faces!

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Putting sweet baby girls in vintage dresses with bonnets just gives me all the feels.

Color or Black & White? I cannot choose.

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Friendswood family photographer – MJ’s Photography

MJ’s photography is a Friendswood family photographer.

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MJ’s Photography create’s timeless portraits that will be displayed in your home for generations to come. Fall is the perfect time to capture your family. Central Texas has gorgeous scenery that looks amazing on your wall!

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I work to capture your family in their true essence.

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Capturing your little one’s true smiles is the goal.  This portrait is gorgeous on canvas! How could you not smile while walking past this?

MJ’s Photography is a Friendswood family photographer servicing the Central Texas area.

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I love creating unique portraits! How gorgeous is this portrait with falling leaves?   This screams fall!

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Mommy and her boys. Such a timeless family portrait that will be cherished forever. Being a Friendswood family photographer allows me to capture memories that will be displayed forever. I love everything about this!

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Lets not forget those maternity portraits! Fall scenery and a mamma with a bump create the most gorgeous portrait! Look at this momma expecting baby boy twins! Isn’t she stunning?

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Candid moments are what I live for when capturing family portraits.  A sweet innocent gaze from your little one can turn into a work of art.

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Look at this Central Texas sunset! I adore the gorgeous lighting that the sunset gives here.

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Adaline arrived at her session with a wonderful group of family! It was amazing seeing so many family members who wanted to join in on her newborn session. Look at this group photo!

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Adaline was a dream during her newborn session. We started off with some pink for this sweet baby girl.

Isn’t she perfect with her little hand on her cheek?

Grandma had bought her a mermaid outfit and mamma wanted to include it in her baby session.

I love all white. There is something about just seeing all of the sweet newborn details that makes it beautiful!

Daddy loves playing tennis and bought his sweet girl her own little racket. Look at those lips! They got this one on a canvas!<3

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Mommy wanted a special setup with her wedding gown. She also brought Adaline’s own little lace bible. Just a perfect setup that Adaline will love seeing when she is older.

This vintage bonnet and her little profile….ahhhhh beautiful!

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Here are some more favorites from Adaline’s newborn session.

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Such a special picture with her grandpas.

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Here are some more family images! All of the grandmas joined in.

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Sweet Adaline was picked by her siblings in heaven. Mom and Dad went through quite a storm, but the end of the storm brought a beautiful rainbow…Miss Adaline.

Headbands by Lucky Crickets. Want a headband for your baby? She makes all sizes and even does custom orders!  Make sure you tell her I sent you!

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