Wincrest Falls – Houston photographer

MJ’s Photography is a Wincrest Falls – Houston photographer.

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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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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!

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Waiting for the Judge to come make us official!

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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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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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Family portraits Cypress Texas

MJ’s Photography specializes in Family portraits Cypress Texas.

I love capturing families. How else will you remember exactly how your family was in this point and time? Your little one’s will have little memory of their younger age and this is the way to remember it all.

Family portraits are so special. When your kids are all grown up, these are the portraits they will look back on. These portraits will then turn into memories.

I was so glad when I was contacted to capture Laura’s family. They have one year old boy and girl twins! I have an obsession with capturing twins.

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These sweet babies were just learning to walk. I adore this stage.

Look how gorgeous Abby is. This portrait really captured her eyes!

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And this sweet boy. He was so smiley for every picture! I just love his little teeth.

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I adore images where little ones are just being themselves. Where they are just giggling with mom and dad and creating that perfect memory. This is my favorite family portrait image from their session. They will look back on this portrait and feel the great memory. I am obsessed!

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Here are some more favorites from their session. I love capturing individuals of mom and dad with their babies.

 

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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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Fulshear newborn photography – Jaxson

MJ’s Photography does Fulshear newborn photography. She is serving the Central Texas/Houston community for newborn and maternity portraiture.

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I have an in home studio located in Katy Texas, near Fulshear Texas. It is a perfect little space for newborn portraits.

Look how perfect Jaxson looks in neutrals. My amazing husband found each board and built my floor drop for me.

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Jaxson has a big sister and isn’t she gorgeous? I adore these sibling pictures of these two.

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We all know my favorite pose is the potato sack pose. I mean….just look how adorable his profile is. So perfect in every way. And that little smirk! AAAHH

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I just love when these sweet babies smile. It’s even better when it’s with mommy. Just look at how perfect Jaxson is with his mom.

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Daddy was all smiles with his baby boy. I can see the resemblance.

This family one is so amazing and so real!

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It’s all in the details. The toes, fingers, nose, and the lips. It’s all important to capture, they change so quickly. Soon those little lips will be talking, toes will be walking, and those little fingers will be grabbing.

Baby toes. I am obsessed with them. They deserve a huge spot because they are just adorable. Is there anyone who doesn’t love baby toes? His chunky toes are the best!

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I love making a composite for every gallery. He looked so cute in this bear outfit, this composite fit perfectly!

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He wasn’t the biggest fan of being naked, but we got this image and I am so glad! Those little back rolls are perfect in every way! (The only time in life they are ha ha!)

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Mommy brought this special J to the session.

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Jaxson and a sloth. Can you think of anything cuter? I cannot!

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Sea of blue. <3

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8lb Baby Jaxson fit perfectly in my favorite bucket. These may be my favorites from the session. I knew as soon as I took them!

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MJ’s photography is a Katy newborn photographer that specializes in newborn and maternity portraits.

Max was such a treat to photograph. He had the most perfect newborn lashes. They were extra long!

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It’s so important to capture all of the details of your perfect little newborn. They grow up so fast.

Max is perfect in blue.

Big sister joined in on Max’s newborn session. She is so in love with her little brother.

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During big sister Avery’s newborn session, she was photographed in this exact basket. Max curled up perfectly in it.

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This vintage bucket may just be my favorite prop to include in newborn sessions. They are only this little once.

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Who doesn’t love the simplicity of just seeing their newborn baby without any props? I know I absolutely love them! Those tiny little newborn back rolls!

Have you ever seen a ball cap look so cute? Max is adorable in it! From his eyelashes to his toes, he is just perfect.

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Every newborn mom loves their baby in a bear hat. There is just something extra cute about it.

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Bear hat by https://www.etsy.com/shop/beAngelsProps

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Happy World Down Syndrome Day from Miss Adalyn-Katy Photographer

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I was given the honor of taking Adalyn’s Valentine portraits when she was 5 months old. Her mommy had told me that she was extra special, that she also had down syndrome. She also had told me about the hole in her heart, so I had to get a special outfit for her.

Her mommy, Carrie, has written their story to share with all of you. Here is one of my favorite images of her! <3

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“As many first time parents, much thought, planning and intention go into having a child. Through Chad and I’s 10 years of building our relationship we often pondered the idea of one day having a child. We both put a lot of thought and consideration into what this would mean for our lives and how things would change. Having a child is the absolute biggest, most life-changing experience one could have. After much deliberation we decided it was time.

A month later it happened! Even though we “planned”, we were still beyond shocked. We were both in disbelief for the first couple days, maybe even weeks. The day after discovering the news Chad headed out to a training mission in California for a month and I headed off to Hawaii with a good friend, Erika, for a Salsa Convention. I had the time of my life! We danced, hiked, zumba’d through the week and before we knew it, we were on our way back. It was a wonderful distraction since I decided I wanted to wait until Chad’s return to see the doctor.

He returned and doctor confirmed we were in fact pregnant. During this first appointment the doctor asked if we were interested in completing an optional triple screening to potentially detect chromosomal and other various deficiencies with the baby. We opted in because we wanted to be prepared and educated if something was to arise.

A few weeks later we received the results, the day after Easter to be precise. I was 12 weeks along and it was a day we could never forget and  never in a million years would we have imagined that we would be the 1 in 700 individuals to test with a 99.9% possibility of trisomy 21. Trisomy 21 is triplication of the 21st chromosome resulting in down’s syndrome.

It took  a couple of days of just Chad and I internalizing the diagnosis and then we jumped right into embracing it and started really educating ourselves and trying to prepare. We started sharing the news with each individual family member in which case everyone was extremely supportive. For extended family and friends we wrote a letter and explained that we were expecting our baby girl and that we were fairly sure she would have down’s syndrome and we hoped everyone would be as willing and excited to welcome our baby Adalyn into the world as we were.

The pregnancy from that point on was scary! Everything was scary! Absolutely traumatizing. I had lots, and LOTS of ultrasounds. In fact one every other day for two weeks. They nearly took her at 22 weeks due to lack of fluid. Yes, traumatic! Long story short we had Adalyn 4 days shy of full term! That same day we discovered she had a massive hole in the center of her heart therefore, where normally there are four chambers, she has a mixing of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood. She spent 2 weeks in the NICU but from day one she was surpassing any and all expectations doctors had thought. The main objective during this time was weight gain and getting her to complete feeds in case heart surgery was imminent and the fact that she was born at 4lbs. 6 oz. They wanted to beef her up before going home and ensure she would thrive.

She is now 6 months old and heart doctors are boggled with how much progress she’s had in closing her holes in her heart all by herself, no medication! With her particular heart defect the majority need immediate surgery. Her heart doctor is now projecting surgery won’t be necessary until she’s around 1 years old. This is amazing because the larger they are the easier the surgery is for them. There’s also a chance she may not even need the surgery however our doctor said she would be his first if this is true.

With this being said, we can plan all that we want, but if you are the chosen one for an exceptional circumstance you simply re-write your plan. We couldn’t be any more happy, proud, or love our daughter anymore than we do. Adalyn having down’s syndrome has increased our awareness as well as our families. It has educated us and lastly it has opened our hearts to an entire new population of individuals that bring such a joy to life. We could never be more thankful for those three reasons alone.

So Happy World Downs Syndrome Day!! We know ours will be!!”

Here are some of the images from Adalyn’s sessions. Isn’t she beautiful?

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