Cypress family photography

I am a Cypress family photography. I service Central Texas which includes, Katy, Cypress, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, The Woodlands, Conroe, Sugar Land, and Pear Land.

I get a lot of requests to take clients sessions at certain times of the day. I always reply with ” I hold all of my portrait sessions during the Golden hour.” I then explain why. So for people wondering what the Golden hour is and why I choose to shoot then, here you go!

The golden hour is that hour before sunset (or sunrise…but most people do not want to get up that early). It provides that soft, dreamy, golden hazed light that I live for. I love the effect that it gives to my images. Sure some of those can be achieved in photoshop, but it is not the same.  The golden hour changes with each season, so there is not an exact time year round.

Are there any exceptions? Sure there are. If it is a cloudy day or if the portraits are going to be taken indoor(I mostly do newborns sessions and sitter sessions indoor). If it is cloudy, the sun will not produce that harsh sunlight, so it is then possible to shoot outside of the golden hour.

Will I really decline a session if the client insists on shooting outside of that time frame? If it is not cloudy, then yes I will. Professional portraits are an investment and are timeless. I strive to make every image worthy of hanging on your wall for years to come and if the lighting is not there, it is limited. If you are going to pass down your family portrait to your children, it deserves to be perfect. I am a family photographer that strives to create that perfect piece of art for your family.

I am going to show a couple sessions that I have taken during the golden hour, here in Killeen, Texas. I will then upload an image that was taken at noon, when the lighting was harsh. If you look for it, you will immediately notice the difference in the skin tone.

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Now for the noon session. Notice the shadows, the highlights, and his skin tone. He is still cute, but imagine what the image would like like with amazing light.

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Birthday pictures taken around 1230pm. You can see where the harsh light is really casting shadows onto his face. If this had been taken in the golden hour, the lighting is much softer, preventing those harsh shadows, highlights, and casts of uneven light.

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Serving the Katy, Cypress, Fulshear, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Pear Land, and Conroe.

All work and no play? Do you have mom guilt? Fulshear family photographer – MJ’s Photography

Fulshear family photographer – MJ’s Photography

I decided today…I do not take enough pictures of Emma Lyn playing…being herself. I am always so busy building my business in Fulshear that I sometimes forget why I even started this. Her. I love what I do, but it is so time consuming. There is no time outside of her and photography. I miss a lot of events, get togethers, and friend time because I want to be successful. I can deal with that. But I cannot deal with missing all of the little moments she provides for me. So I’m not. I will capture more memories of my own daughter. Her silly expressions, her personality, and most of all her heart!

Mom’s have it rough. We want to do something other than be a mom, but when we do, we feel guilty. At least I do. Everyone says we can’t have it both ways. But can we? Can we do both? I think so. I think it is tiresome and I think your free time will be non-existent (not that there was much to begin with.) But I think if you want something, go for it. Our kids are not holding us back, they are why we are doing it! (Don’t worry, I have to keep telling myself that too 😉 )

Here she is today peeping at the neighbors in Fulshear. She swears they have a dinosaur.

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Fulshear family photographer

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Serving Fulshear, Cypress, Katy, and the Houston areas.

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Miss Savannah was born with a hole in her heart. Here is her story from her mommy as well as some photos from her “My scar is beautiful” session.

Savannah. She just went through heart surgery! We are showing off her scar with a photo shoot!

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Heart Surgery Photo Session

“Savannah was born with AVSD, atrioventricular septal defect, or better
known as a hole in her heart. The main side effect Savannah
experienced with AVSD was poor weight gain (only barely reaching the
3rd percentile for her age on some occasions) and even with the
medications and extra calories added to her milk, her little heart was
working overtime burning those calories. She would become tired
quickly, therefore not eating as much as she needed to grow. We decided
to ahead with the surgery to repair her heart when Savannah was 7
months old and with a great surgeon and God’s hand, Savannah’s surgery
was successful and we do not anticipate any future surgeries. She
gained a whole pound in less than 2 weeks post-surgery and is now in the
28% for her weight and age!”

Best photographer cypress tx – MJ’s Photography

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“Mary Ann (MJ’s Photography) did Savannah’s newborn photos and at the time I did not share her condition but when her Daddy was able to take emergency leave from his deployment, to be with Savannah during the surgery, we had a small window for a family photo session that of course we asked Mary Ann to do. At that time we shared with her the circumstances and Mary Ann offered to do a special session for Savannah after her surgery and at first I was hesitate. I know my daughter will not remember her time in the hospital or the many
prayers over her, but she will always have her scar. Savannah will
always have these beautiful photographs showing the beauty and
strength she has had since she was a baby and she does not ever need
to hide or be ashamed of her scar.”

Best photographer cypress tx – MJ’s Photography

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Meghan and Jeremy wanted to get their family portraits done before he deploys. They of course had to bring along their fur baby, Melvin, who was quite the model. 😉 Meghan ordered a 20×30 canvas of her favorite image for her fireplace and it is stunning!

I love taking family portraits. Capturing your family exactly how it is, is what I aim for. Capturing each personality is my goal.

I aim to capture that perfect portrait for you to hang on your wall for years to come.

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