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Cypress family photographer – You can’t possible see the beauty of this mountain through a portrait. I tried my best, but this scenery is jaw dropping.

The anxiety of getting this perfect portrait was over the top. Being flown over 2000 miles and knowing that they want a 30×45 acrylic print of this in their house, made me extremely anxious! But we got it! <3

We did two locations in front of Mt. Rainier, this was another. We only had around 3-4 minutes because there was a big group of landscape photographer behind us trying to photograph the sunset on Mt. Rainier.

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Aren’t they perfect? Can’t imagine a better couple.

While waiting for the sun to be perfect for the mountain shots, we went into a valley to capture some other family portraits.

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I can’t get over Carson’s face here! <3

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Cypress family photographer

Day 2 we did another session is a field. Just wait for these! I am so in love. Cypress family photographer

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The smiles and the happiness you can feel from looking at their babies sweet faces, make this session everything. There will be a time when you can no longer hold them in your arms, swing them in the air, or kiss them all over. When that time comes, it will mean everything to look back at these portraits and feel the memories.

(Just typing that, I had to run to my babies and kiss them all over…go ahead and do it to yours) <3

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Momma and her girl. My main goal on day 2 was to get an amazing portrait of mommy with each of her babies.

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Now this one I am SO proud of. If you know Carson, you know he brings Wild to the nickname Wild child lol! He is so fun and full of energy, so getting him to snuggle for a picture is not on his agenda. So this one is everything! And isn’t momma gorgeous? Mannnnnn she looks good!

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Momma with both of her kiddos! I love this one showing Kaleigh’s missing tooth!

Here are some more family favorites! Such sweet smiles.

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Gulba Family portraits – Katy texas family photographer

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I had the honor of traveling to Sulphur Springs to photograph the Gulbas family at their property there. It is a gorgeous place and about 2 hours from East Texas. It was a first time for me and I really enjoyed the drive.

Look how perfect they are in their family portrait.  I love their gallery.

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Mom wanted a great picture of her three babies together and I think we did just that. Look at those smiles.

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Katy texas family photographer

We all know with family pictures, you can never forecast how the little ones are going to act, but all three were amazing! Look how much fun they had and the beautiful memories that were captured.

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I love getting pictures of just mom and dad together. We all know that moments with just mom and dad are rare. The moment I took these, I knew they were going to be amazing. It helps when momma is this gorgeous of course.

Here are some of momma with her babies.

Daddy’s turn.

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Here are some more favorites from the Gulbas family session.

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When the wait feels like eternity…Houston Texas portrait photographer

Houston Texas portrait photographer – MJ’s Photography

Ashley came to me wanting a “maternity session”…but she isn’t pregnant. No matter how hard she has tried, she isn’t pregnant. Her story does not have a happy ending…not yet, but it will. She is going to be an amazing mother…one day.

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Houston Texas portrait photographer
Three butterflies representing her 3 baby girl embryos.

Ashley and Carter endured the stressful and strenuous rounds of IVF and had 3 precious embryos, which they learned were all baby girls. Baby girls that they would never get to see grow up. She said that she didn’t feel justified in mourning her 3 girls because they technically weren’t babies. But they were. They were their babies and they are allowed to be sad over them.

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In the top left corner is the piece of paper that her Doctor gave her letting her know that her 3 embryos were girls.

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“Most days I feel excited for what’s in store for us. I see women with children and it makes me happy and sad at the same time. Sad for our 3 daughters we never got to meet, but happy for the child I know we will have one day through adoption. I hear about teenage pregnancies and think about the wonderful life I could give that child’s child. I hear about women who hurt their children or use drugs during their pregnancy and my blood boils. I sit in the glider in our empty nursery every few days or so and think about what it will be like when I am holding our baby in my arms. It’s one of the places I feel most at peace. We have the entire nursery set up so we are prepared at any moment.”

Houston Texas portrait photographer

Houston Texas portrait photographer

“My husband and I have filed our FMLA paperwork and have been saving our sick leave so we can afford to stay home for a little while and get settled after he or she arrives. I even have a carseat base properly installed in my car so that when I get the call and cannot contain my excitement, I won’t have to fiddle with safely installing it. I have a diaper bag packed with boy clothes and girl clothes of different sizes, as well as diapers, different types of pacifiers, and the baby blanket I had as an infant.”

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“I can’t think of anything else we could need- except our child.”

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“Most days I am going on about my life as if nothing has changed in the last 10 months. But then there are the other days. The bad days. They don’t happen very often, but they do happen.”

Houston Texas portrait photographer

Houston Texas portrait photographer

“Sometimes the feelings build up for so long that the only thing I can do to feel any sort of relief is to let the tears fall from my eyes. It still hurts. It hurts that my body, for some unknown reason, could not give my 3 daughters life.”

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” It hurts to think that I should be in the stages of being so pregnant that I am complaining that I can’t sleep and that I just want her to “be here already.” I should be getting close to weekly doctor’s visits to check how soon we might anticipate her arrival. I should be planning her first Thanksgiving and Christmas. Yet I’m here with nothing to show for the war I fought except hips that are still sore 6 months later from all the progesterone injections.”

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“I think about the money we spent on IVF and I feel guilty for putting that type of financial strain on my family.”

“I still hope every month that some miracle will happen, and I still feel defeated when it doesn’t.”

Houston Texas portrait photographer

Houston Texas portrait photographer

I have family and friends who know the right thing to say, even if they don’t realize it. My husband still goes with me to get pedicures and we both get pink polish for our little girls. People frequently ask him why his toenails are pink and he readily tells them our story. I am not shy about sharing our story either because so many women suffer in silence. I never want them to feel alone. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, no matter if you can’t see the reason at first.

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Houston Texas portrait photographer

“I have been through tough times in my life and come out on the other side stronger and more appreciative of the life I have. I don’t believe you can truly appreciate all the blessings in your life until you’ve struggled. Sometimes I feel like “why me?” but in reality, why not me? Maybe there is something I need to do first or learn first. I will never have a definitive answer. For now I will do what I’ve been doing.”

“I will wait. Maybe not always patiently, but I will wait. And when the day comes for me to meet my child, I have no doubt that it will be one of the best days ever.”

Our adoption book.

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MJ is a Houston Texas portrait photographer. Cypress, Houston Texas, Spring, Weston Lakes, The Woodlands, Katy, and Fulshear  locales. MJ also travels to many locations. Just ask!

Fulshear family photographer – MJ’s Photography

MJ’s Photography is a Fulshear  family photographer.

I love capturing family portraits. Not your typical staring at the camera smiling picture, but your real family. I love family pictures when you interact with one another, smile at each other, and love on each other! I do capture a couple of everyone looking at the camera, but that is not my main focus.

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How perfect are they! To me, this is the picture perfect family portrait.

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Jameson is already one month old here. Big brother is still so in love with him. Of course the weather turned extra chilly the day of their session, but they toughed it out.

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Look how adorable this sibling picture is! The pumpkin hat is perfect for fall.

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It is a must to get portraits of just mom and dad. Once you have little ones, it’s so hard to get pictures with just one another. Aren’t they perfect?

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MJ  | Fulshear  family photographer – serving the Houston Texas area for family portraits.

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Weston lakes family portraits – MJ

MJ’s Photography is a Weston lakes family portraits located in Katy, Texas.

I love capturing family’s in their essence. Family portraits are so important because as your little one’s grow up, these are what they are going to look back on. This will allow them to remember these special moments that happened in their lives.

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I enjoyed capturing this family’s portraits. Daddy was set to deploy in the next month and they wanted to capture this time with Chase. When daddy comes back, he will almost a year older. These pictures will mean so much to him as he grows up.

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Weston lakes family portraits – MJ’s Photography

Chase is such as sweetheart. He was all smiles during his family session.

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I always love to get some portraits of the little ones by themselves during family sessions. Chase is just perfect in his suspenders! I just love a little boy in suspenders.

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Of course it is so important to get some images of mom and dad alone. We all know that once the littles come along, time alone is very rare! These two are so in love and it truly shows. Just look at how he is looking at her. Swoon!

Chase was all giggles with mommy. Moms are usually behind the camera, this is the time they get to be in front with their babies.

Look at those smiles with daddy during his family photography session. Capturing their genuine smiles is what I aim for. This little guy will love looking at these while daddy is away.

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Twin Boys 1st Birthday – Baby photography sugar land tx

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I am a Baby photography sugar land tx who enjoys photographing 1st Birthdays! What’s harder than having a toddler? Having two toddlers of course! I was honored to be chosen as their photographer in the Sugar Land and  Houston area to capture their First Birthday. Ezra and Enzo were a joy to photograph. Ezra was as fast as lighting, while Enzo would take his time getting from A to B. Photographing them in the same shot took a little bit of work, but we got amazing portraits of both of the Birthday boys. Two completely different personalities in two adorable little boys! Their daddy is currently deployed and he is scheduled to come back soon! I know they are all ready to be back together.

Of course we had to get a couple portraits of them in the Bluebonnets! They are on a perfect piece of land around the Killeen Texas area.  There are quite a few fields of them in the Killeen and Temple area, you just have to be on the lookout! I just love these of the boys!

*Ezra and Enzo in the Bluebonnets-MJ’s Photography- Baby photography sugar land tx

MJ's Photography- Baby photography sugar land tx

Mommy even ordered some cute shirts for their First Birthday portrait session! Remember how I said they moved at different speeds? This is how we got some of them together, a crate! <3 By the end, mommy, grandma, and myself were tired. The boys…not so much 😉

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Portraits with Grandparents- Katy family photographers

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What is the thing that helps us remember our childhood? Portraits. What is the one thing we hold on to when we lose someone? Our family portrait. It is so important to get photos as a family, but I think there is one thing that we forget. We need pictures of our children with their grandparents. Not only are our children getting older, but so are our parents. We need to make sure to take the time to get those very special portraits with them as well. We need something to pass down to our children when they are grown.

I took my own advice and dedicated a shoot for my Mother in law, Kay, and my daughter, Emma Lyn. They had a lot of fun and I am so glad they we captured these priceless moments. It is so important to get Family Portraits.

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Traveling Europe-Amsterdam. Cypress tx family photographer

Cypress tx family photographer – MJ’s Photography

After London, we flew to the Netherlands capital, Amsterdam. There were so many beautiful things about this city. Flower shops are everywhere, its quite a site. Fresh flowers line the streets.

I was so shocked at the amount of people who bike there. They definitely rule the roads there. I will never again complain about loading my child into the carseat of my car in Killeen and going grocery shopping. These mommas head to the grocery store, kids in tow on the bike…while it’s raining!!! Then their groceries either hang on the handlebars or sit in a basket on the front. Did I mention it was like 30 degrees and raining. Wow. Hats off.

Jordan and I did a lot of walking. We walked the streets up and down. Some people live on boats in the river. House boats. I was amazed, I have never seen this. Of course I had to photograph it. Nice and neat, tucked away.

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We also ventured into the Red light district…I had to see it, just for a moment. No pictures are allowed there of course. I walked the street once and was done. Prostitution is legal in Amsterdam, as well as weed. So if you didn’t know already, that is the basis of the Red light district. A whole different world that my mind cannot comprehend.

One of the most memorable sites that we saw was the Anne Frank house. The line wraps around the building, so if you decide to go, buy online. When we went inside, it’s like a time capsule. You are instantly taken back to the 1940s and you feel a lot of emotions. The house where they hid has been kept exactly like it was, unfurnished by the wishes of Otto Frank, but even the magazine clippings that Anne had hung are still there. If you ever go to Amsterdam, this site is a must. Pictures are not allowed inside, but below I will post an iPhone picture of the outside.

Here are some more random photos that I took. I hope you enjoy them!

To read more about Amsterstam, below is a link.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam

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Amsterdam streets-Cypress tx family photographer

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The Gregory’s are complete again! Weston lakes family photographer

I am a Weston lakes family photographer in the houston area. I love capturing those special moments that cannot be relived! Have you ever watched a military homecoming? Even if it wasn’t your own family, the emotions were soaring. You put yourself into their shoes and you feel what they feel. You start thinking about the past 9 months and how different your own life would have been, if this had been you.

If you haven’t watched one, there is a television series about it called “Coming Home” on Lifetime. Watch it, you will feel the emotion!

The Gregory’s Homecoming was located at Fort Hood, Texas. Andrew left when baby Jack was just 2 months old. He is now almost 11 months old and walking! What a change! This family gave a huge sacrifice. Dad missed these 9 months of Jack’s life. We know how fast little one’s grow in that first year, the milestones that they achieve. Mom had to be a single parent to a newborn and run everything back on the home front. Thank goodness for facetime and skype, but it is not the same.  Don’t forget to thank a soldier.

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All work and no play? Do you have mom guilt?

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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