The Heights high end photographer – MJ’s Photography

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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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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Aaron Jody has the sweetest lips! Isn’t he perfect on cream?

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He was not a fan of sleeping at first. I know he looks nice and peaceful in the top images…that was not the case at first! This little guy wanted to see exactly what was going on. Just look at those eyes.

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I love awake shots. Sure the sleepy images are so adorable and sweet, but I also want to see those little eyes!

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Look how cute he is in the potato pose? I am obsessed with that little smile.

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I am obsessed with buckets! How perfect is he?

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All of the details. Look at those lips.

Look at AJ in hunter green. I love his little bear bonnet.

Grandma brought this little outfit for him to wear.

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I love his skin tone with the brown setups. His complexion is gorgeous. Look at those little toes.

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I have been capturing Jaxson since he was a newborn. I have loved seeing him grow through the years. He has to be the cutest baby I have ever seen! Look at those rolls.

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How can you even pick a favorite? I’m obsessed with them all. Those rolls and that smile! He even laughed out loud when he smiled!

Capturing Jaxson’s first birthday portraits was amazing. He was the happiest little guy and gave the most beautiful expressions.

He gave out the biggest laugh when I captured this one. Just look at those tummy rolls! I am in love.

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His little jeans with suspenders were just the cutest. I cannot handle those little teeth.

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Can you believe he is walking? I got so excited seeing him take off.

Momma got this portrait matted in a 16×20 reclaimed wood frame. I cannot wait to see it!

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Jaxson wasn’t sure about his cake. He did not think getting messy was all that it was cracked up to be!

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I adore his cake! His theme was dinosaurs.

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He did not want to eat it! We tried and tried but after one bite that was it!

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And that was a wrap.

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Melissa flew to Texas to visit a friend and then drove 3 hours to get her family portraits done. It was a pretty cold day, but both of her babies did great.

Isn’t he perfect? I took his two year portraits and now he is 4! Time sure does fly.

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Introducing little sister. I am in love with her hair.

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Mom come the most gorgeous display of wood blocks for her home. I cannot wait to see them on her wall.

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Here are some more favorites from their family portrait session.

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Family portraits are so special. Little ones grow so fast and you want to make sure to capture them perfectly.

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They are so in love with their mommy. <3

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I love so many of their images. Such a gorgeous family! I cannot wait to see them again.

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MJ’s Photography is a Deerpark photographer located in the Katy area. She specializes in newborn and maternity portraiture.

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I met Shaina back in High school. Her mother was my basketball/volleyball coach and what a coach she was! Shaina also coached some of my volleyball summer leagues. When Shaina inquired with me about her newborn and maternity portraits, I leaped! I love that she chose me to capture these even though we are separated by about 4 hours!

We took her maternity portraits in Dallas at the cattle drive! It was an amazing location and perfect for her!

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Sweet Brenna had to be delivered in Houston due to a heart issue they found at 20 weeks. Here is her story:

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“Hi! My name is Shaina and I received the privilege from God to be Brenna’s Mom. You see I am 36 and finally a first time mom and not by choice. Brenna is actually my third child but the first that I have carried to term.  I figured it wasn’t in the cards for me to have my own children and then after losing my own mom to cancer, I really didn’t think I wanted to be a mom without her here with me.”
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“Then after 6 years of trying I finally got a positive pregnancy test! I was so excited and scared all at the same time! My feelings overwhelmed me and I wanted to do everything I could to save this child and hold him or her in my arms. Since I am older, my OB thought it would be a good idea for me to get an in-depth ultrasound at around 4 months, we already knew that we were having a girl at this point, but we just couldn’t decide on a name. After the ultrasound was done and we had been waiting for almost 2 hours for the doctor, he came back with news that made my whole body go numb.”
He said, “There is something wrong with your daughter’s heart, she has no right side.” ” My first thought was ok what do we need to do to fix it, my second thought was, was this my fault? Brenna has a heart defect called Hypoplaste Right Heart Syndrome and it’s very rare. The doctor’s didn’t know much about it and so they sent us to Texas Children’s hospital in Houston. My husband and I were devastated and spent that ride home just crying. The people at Texas Children’s in Houston are amazing and taught us that Brenna can have a great quality of life but it wouldn’t come without many obstacles. So we made a decision as a family to move to Houston a month before her due date. On the 28th of February I gave birth to the most precious and perfect baby in the world!”

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“She had her first surgery at only 10 days old and spent the first two months of her life in and out of the hospital. She will have her second surgery at only 6 months. So in the meantime we are living in Houston and staying close by her doctors.”
“This definitely has not been the traditional route to becoming a first time Mom, especially without my mom here. I have had my days of crying and wondering why me? Why Brenna?”

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Precious Brenna at 3 months old – Deerpark photographer

“Then I realize how lucky I am..God chose ME and my husband to be her parents because he believes we have the strength to do so. He picked Brenna to go through this because she is strong and we will all give the glory to God about her amazing testimony! Hopefully this brings more people into God’s wonderful kingdom. I couldn’t have done any of this without the amazing support of my family and friends and all the amazing prayers they have prayed for Brenna. I am a proud momma of an amazing heart warrior! And I am so happy that Mary Ann was able to capture this wonderful pictures of her. God is so good!!”
Sweet Brenna finally made it to the East Texas area for her newborn portraits at 3 months old! She has quite the personality. After some work, I got her to sleep and captured some of the most amazing portraits of this strong, beautiful baby girl. Here is her gallery!
She was all smiles for me! Look at this sweet face.

Oh did she look gorgeous in these neutrals. She has such a classic and natural beauty with perfect features.

Mommy joined in. Looking as gorgeous as ever. All smiles with her beautiful baby girl from God.

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Family portraits…the most stressful day of the year. Am I right? You just want everything to go perfectly, like they do on Pinterest. Well….lets be honest, it never works that way.  We worry about outfits, hair, makeup, weather, and of course naps. Why do we do this? Well, the result is why. The memories. They last forever.

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Your kids will look back on these and smile. They won’t remember the stress, the struggle, or the anxiety. They will remember their happy family. They will one day show their children these portraits. It is all worth it.

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I try to take a much simpler approach to family portraits. There isn’t a shot list. Sure we try to get everyone looking in the same direction and looking happy, but mostly we want the candid moments. The connection that you all have as a family, that is what I aim to capture. You can see from their gallery, I like to capture a lot! They are a gorgeous family!

Look at this sweet moment between a mother and her daughter. This isn’t posed. This is real life. Camyrn and her mommy.

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And daddy with his precious daughter. Her laughter. His love. It radiates through.

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I also love capturing the little ones by themselves. They grow so fast. The next year their looks and personality will have changed drastically. It is so important to capture them in the stage that they are in. 6 months is a huge milestone. Their personalities are showing, they can connect with you, and their rolls are so adorable to capture! Camryn is such a beautiful baby girl!

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Look at her eyes. Ahhhh they are stunning!

Camryn – 6 months old.

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MJ  |  East Texas family photographer – serving the East Texas area for children portraits.

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Fulshear child photographer – MJ’s Photography featuring Annie Banannie

MJ’s Photography is an Fulshear child photographer located in the Fulshear, Texas area.

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Doing photography of children is such an amazing experience for me. I adore getting to know all of my clients children and truly love capturing their big personalities. Any one who has a child, knows this is no easy task. When children are put into new and stressful environments, they shut down. This is exactly what we do not want.

I take a different approach when photographing children. I say this a lot and I mean it, let them be little. We will let them run, play, and explore. This is when we capture them in the most precious moments.

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When taking special portraits of children, I love finding the perfect outfits. I am always searching for beautiful and unique pieces to photograph. While displaying my portraits on the walls of Early View Ultrasound in Houston , I happened to see some gorgeous dresses being featured in their boutique section. This is how I found Annie Banannie Clothing! (Click the link to visit her website)

I personally love dressing my two girls in outfits that are unique, high quality, and of course beautiful! That is exactly what Annie Banannie dresses are.

**A little about Annie Banannie. **

She only creates a handful of outfits for each design. If you find one you love, grab it while you can. Once it is gone, it is gone forever. This helps keep each outfit unique.

Her clothing lines are made to be sturdy, fashionable, and able to be washed in the washing machine. A must for any mom. Yet, each outfit is intricately detailed with it’s own unique array of lace, ruffles, and  appliqués.

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Elise is 6 months old here and wearing an Annie Banannie 6 month skirt. If you notice, it matches big sisters dress above. The gorgeous lace gives this skirt the perfect touch.

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This sunflower dress is gorgeous! It makes her look like a tiny baby doll.

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Each season Annie Banannie comes out with a new line of clothing. Here is some from her fall line.

This green and white lace dress is everything! The lace underneath adds that special touch to the dress. It is perfect for fall or winter. It is a three piece dress.

Purchase here: Emma Ruffle Dress

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Here is the dress with more of a winter feel. It is absolutely gorgeous. Your daughter needs one!

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Here are a couple more of Annie Banannie’s  Fall inspired line.

How beautiful is this one! Little girls and maxi styled skirts are rare, but I am not sure why! They look amazing. You can then pair this shirt and belt with jeans for a more casual look.

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Because….dragon flies! Swoon!

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The buttons on this shirt are perfection. The lace mixed with the unique pattern of the skirt, give it a unique and vintage look.

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NOW it’s time to see her amazing Holiday line! I fell in love with this reindeer outfit and needed one for both of my girls.

Everything about this outfit is perfect! We even paired the shirt with jeans on somedays!

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These outfits were perfect for pictures with Santa. Not only are they comfortable, but they look amazing! We got so many compliments. Elise is wearing a dress made from the shirt material.

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Love what you see? Head over to Annie Banannie’s website and get yours ordered!

MJ  | Fulshear child photographer – serving the Fort Bend Texas area for family portraits.

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Katy first birthday photography – MJ’s photography

MJ’s photography does Katy first birthday photography for the Central Texas/Houston area.

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I absolutely love getting to photograph my newborns at their first birthday. I have gotten to see Daniel grow over this past year and I have enjoyed it so much. They grow so fast!

Mommy got this first image below on her fine art canvas. I can’t wait until it comes in!

Daniel has grown into the most adorable chunky baby boy! Look at those gorgeous curls. He’s standing, taking steps, and soon will be running with his mommy chasing after him!

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He started walking to his mommy here and I teared up. I just remember his newborn session like it was yesterday and now I am doing his first birthday session.

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He started walking to his mommy here! I most definitely teared up.

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Daniel’s mom made his cake for his cake smash session. It turned out great! We decided to do his cake smash session in front of the creek. He just loves water so much!

He wasn’t sure at first. He was really into tasting those delicious rocks, but once mommy showed him what the icing tasted like, he dug in!

I just love how you can see his tiny bottom teeth!

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After he turned the cake upside down, he took a little dip in the creek! (Don’t worry grandma was right behind him)

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Have you heard of a Cake Smash session? There are a lot of trends that come and go, but a Cake Smash session is here to stay. I am a Cypress baby photographers and I love doing Cake Smash Sessions. I typically schedule them when the baby is around 11 months old. That way they are done by the time the Birthday party is thrown!

Here’s how Cake Smash sessions go down at MJ’s Photography |cypress first birthday portrait

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  • We plan a theme. Since most of my Cake Smash sessions are of clients who are part of my “grow with me” plan, meaning I have done their newborn portraits and 6 & 9 month milestones, we usually already have a consistent theme going with their little one. I do get new clients that come in just for their Cake Smash session, in that case we put together some ideas. I am more of a simple background kind of photographer, so I stick to the basics. What colors do they want? What theme is their birthday party going to be done in? I provide most of the props, such as the large number 1, the things for them to sit on, the background banner that displays O-N-E, and some other accessories. Of course lots of parents choose to bring more and that is completely ok!

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  • We plan outfits for their Cake Smash session. I allow a couple outfit changes. We usually do one outfit before the cake, that way we can get an “official” first birthday portrait. Then we change them into their “cake smash outfit.” For girls, some opt for the tutu and necklace look, a romper, or a cute onsie with a number 1 displayed. For boys, my favorite option is the shorts with suspenders and a little hat! Some other cute options are bloomers and a matching bow tie, or just a diaper cover. Again, less is more.

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  • Parents bring the cake for the Cake Smash session. The main reason for this is because of allergies. Each baby is different and it is safer if the parent brings the cake. I am big on baby safety whether it is a newborn portrait or a cake smash session. Most opt for the smaller cake. There is not need for a huge cake to make it a success. You want to bring the cake at room temperature, that way it is easier to dig into. Of course, living in Texas, this is never a problem! Colors to avoid? Red. Why? It is so hard to clean off of them and leaves them with a skin dye for a little while. For icing, avoid fondant-it is really hard to break into and can create a choking hazard.

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  • Can I just assume that my baby will dig in? No. Not all babies will. My daughter wanting nothing to do with the cake and avoided it at all costs. Some do that. She also had never had cake before. Babies are hesitant with new textures, so give them a little practice run before with a small cupcake, this will help.

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  • Lastly, make sure to bring wet wipes, extra clothes, and plan on giving your little one a good bath when they get home!  There will be cake everywhere, but that’s the whole point of a Cake Smash session!

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Cake smash sessions are a blast. It is such an amazing way to capture their personalities for their first birthday.  I love photographing first birthdays. So much personalities in such little babies! The only problem with cake smash sessions is, WHY DIDN’T THEY COME AROUND SOONER! I wish I had one of myself ha ha!

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