One of the best things about my job is being able to keep in touch with couples I worked with as their family begins and grows. Since their beautiful wedding in October of 2012 and their maternity session at home late last year, a lot has changed. Little Stephen III (or SBIII, for short) has been born and is growing like crazy! We met up with him, mom and dad at their house in the Heights for their session earlier this month. Stephen was all smiles, hamming it up for the camera nearly the entire time. It’s so great to see his personality blooming and becoming more and more unique. He’s getting very close to standing on his own, so walking will not be too far behind. I’m excited to watch the little guy grow bigger and bigger, and can’t wait for the next session with him!
It seems not long ago that Stephen & Meghan were married under the starts at All Saints Catholic Church in the Heights. I had seen a little notification among all the other stories on Facebook that they were expecting a few months back, and was excited when I got an email from Stephen about setting up a maternity session for the (soon to be) three of them.
They wanted a few shots of their new nursery with the set, so I decided that starting the set at their house would be a great idea. They elected to not know the baby’s gender until birth, so they designed their nursery with soft, light, neutral colors that are great for either a boy or a girl. Beautiful natural light pours in through the two windows, creating such a peaceful environment that I was ready to take a nap! We used the nice, soft light for some great shots, then moved to a nearby park. We snuck the set in just in time, seeing as Meghan is due in just a few short weeks!
I’d been looking forward to Stephen and Meghan’s wedding for months now. Ever since we got together to discuss their wedding plans this spring, I knew that their wedding was going to be amazing. To me, it’s the little details that make a wedding special, and Stephen and Meghan’s day wasn’t lacking in any of them. From the warm surroundings of Sara’s Inn where Meghan and her bridesmaids got ready, to the deep blue sky and golden stars of All Saints Catholic Church under which they exchanged their vows, everything added up to make this truly the picture perfect wedding. I loved their reception at the Houston Heights Fire Station, which was a great departure from the norm. The couple exited in Stephen’s absolutely mint 1993 Mazda RX-7, which I will definitely have to give a proper photo shoot sometime in the near future.
I’ve been waiting to post the photos of this one since the day we took them! We met Meghan just weeks before her wedding at Sam Houston Park to shoot her bridals. Sam Houston Park is a beautiful place, nestled just in front of the towering Houston Sykline. With old structures that were either built or moved on the land, it features a small town feel that is usually devoid in a huge city like Houston. I was really liking the Southern feel to some of the old houses, and decided that the long, “L” shaped porch of the Pillot House would be a great place to start the shoot. With elaborate latticework and carved wood archways looking out onto the grounds, it worked perfectly for the set. The warm sunlight coming in through the trees behind Meghan worked as a hair light, giving a very nice bright edge to her dress and hair.