The Woodlands Maternity Portraits

Are you looking for maternity or newborn portraits in The Woodlands or Houston area?  Many of my clients add a mini maternity session in addition to their newborn session to document this big moment in a mom’s life!!  This momma took advantage of this option as a gift for her husband, who was requesting pictures of her while pregnant. I think she looks so beautiful and I hope he loved them!

These are short 30 minute sessions with enough time to capture a good variety of images of the growing belly.  I like to do the session between 32-36 weeks when possible.  They can be done at a beautiful outdoor location, in my studio, or even in your home!  I think images taken in a baby’s room would be just darling and so precious to the baby when he or she gets older.    These were taken outdoors in a nice area around Lake Woodlands.  No matter what the setting is, these moments don’t happen often and this is such a short and special time.  Even if you don’t feel beautiful right now, you ARE beautiful and your husband and children will treasure images from this time!  It is best to contact me in the second trimester or beginning of the third trimester to ensure I have availability to accomdate your needed dates.  See THIS PAGE for more information on booking a maternity or newborn session!

 

The Woodlands Maternity Portraits

My favorite image from her maternity session in The Woodlands!

The Woodlands Maternity Portraits

The Woodlands Maternity Portraits

Gorgeous mom-to-be and gorgeous flowers in The Woodlands!

Stay tuned for her baby’s newborn pictures coming soon!  Visit me on my Facebook page to see more updates!

The Woodlands Maternity Portraits are offered to expecting moms in Houston, Spring, The Woodlands, and surrounding areas.  Contact Capture the Dance Photography to book your maternity and newborn session today!

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Newborn Photographer Spring TX

Here are a lot of images coming your way! I had a hard time deciding which images to feature for this little one’s session. Her momma likes lace, pearls, and all things girly! I send out a questionnaire before my newborn sessions to get an idea of what my clients are looking for. This usually asks what colors they like, such as neutrals, lights, darks, brights, or specific colors. I ask what types of images they are drawn to and if there is anything that they know they don’t like. I also try to get an idea of what they plan to do with the images whether it be order small prints or make an album. I have ordered a lot of new blankets and headbands lately, so I was glad to be able to use them for this sweet session!

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She even rocked a couple of the more difficult setups. I don’t do shots like these for every session. The baby has to be super sleepy and they require parent hands to support the baby and then be removed in photoshop. I try my best to do them when requested!
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Sweet pink and cream colors.
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The last image in that collage is on a cream blanket her grandmother made, and look at those big wide eyes! I bet Grandma will love this image! This next one is one of my favorite shots. I just love the simple cream with the delicate lace wrap over her.
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Capture the Dance Photography is a newborn photographer Spring Tx, specializing in newborns, babies and children. Newborn sessions are available in my studio in Conroe or in your home. Please contact me to book!

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Stitch Fix Review!

What’s a Stitch Fix you ask? Stitch Fix is an online personal shopping site. You fill out an online style profile and a personal shopper picks out 5 items just for you. What does this have to do with photography? Well, nothing I suppose, other than the fact that it does contain images. I figured some of my readers may also be interested in fashion, or maybe you are like me and just really need help in that area!! So this post will not contain any adorable baby pictures, only awkward pictures of me, modeling clothes. Do I still have your attention? Haha!

If you have had a session with me, you will know that I dress for comfort. I am often in interesting positions, sometimes laying on the ground, bending, squatting, etc, so I usually wear yoga pants or shorts. Don’t expect this to change. ;) However there are times when I feel it is appropriate to dress like an adult. My “style” includes putting on jeans (or shorts) and a shirt. The end. I don’t know how to build an actual wardrobe with “pieces” that I can mix and match. I rarely accessorize. I need help! I thought it would be fun to see what someone else would pick out for me! In all seriousness, I just had so much fun with this that I had to share it.

To get started you just fill out your style profile, which includes your measurements, tastes and price range. A personal stylist will review your profile and send you 5 items. You have 3 days to try them on with the items already in your closet. The styling fee is $20, but this goes towards any items that you keep. You keep what you want and put the rest in your mailbox in the included prepaid mailing envelope. If you keep all 5 items, you get a 25% discount! This usually results in getting at least one item free. After you get your fix, you can go online and leave feedback for you stylist so the next fix is even better!

I thought I would do a post to show you how this went for me, so here is my first Stitch Fix review! I scheduled my fix and it arrived in exactly one week. It was so fun to be totally surprised at what was in the box! This might be the most fun part. :)

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Then there was a note from my stylist. You can create a pinterest board for them to get a better idea of your style. She mentioned in the note that she sent one of the exact items I had pinned!

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One really neat thing is that they send you these style cards so you can get an idea of how to wear each piece. I love that I can try the items on with things I already own, instead of being in a store and wondering if I have something that will go with it.

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Ok on to the goodies! I asked for shirts, a dress, and casual pants.

Clarice Multi Stripe Belted Fit and Flare Dress $78

One thing about this service is that they often send you things that you might not have picked out for yourself. This dress was one of those. I probably wouldn’t have even noticed this in a store. I would have thought it was bland and too structured looking. Most of my dresses are more flowey and colorful. However I tried it on and it fit PERFECTLY. The quality is excellent and it looked great on me. I love that it came with a belt, in a color I didn’t already have. Bonus accessory! And look at me trying to change the look with a cardigan. Verdict: KEPT!!

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Kahlo Embroidered Racerback Tank $48
This was one of the exact items that I pinned to my Pinterest board. I love the stripes and the embroidery detail. It looked good with my hands pinning the excess fabric to my hips, but that’s it. Otherwise it looked like a tent on me. It might have been a size too big, but it just had a bunch of extra fabric and I wasn’t digging it. Plus I think $48 is too much for a tank. VERDICT: RETURNED

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Serratoga Lace Trim Damask Print Tank – $58
I liked the colors on this shirt and the lace detail at the top. It was also a really nice material, but it was a little billowy for my frame and I wasn’t sure about the pattern. VERDICT: RETURNED

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I just put these last 2 items together because it was raining and my husband has zero patience for taking pictures!

Melanie Lace Detail Button Down Blouse – $48
I liked the details on this shirt but the fabric was a little dressy. I wasn’t sure what I would wear it with. It came with a cami to wear under it and the cami was so soft! I almost kept it just for the cami. I just wasn’t sure. VERDICT: RETURNED

Siena Colored Cropped Capri Pants – $58

I love these pants! I have such a hard time finding pants that aren’t way too long, and no desire to have things altered. I asked for casual pants that weren’t jeans, and these work perfectly. I think they are supposed to be capri length but they are ankle length on me, which is fine. They will go with a lot of things I own. $58 wasn’t too bad considering I didn’t even have to leave my house to find them, and they fit perfectly. VERDICT: KEPT!

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So I had fun with this and got a dress and pair of pants out of it. I was surprised at how well everything fit and it was all great quality. You don’t have to sign up for every month or anything with this service. You can request one fix at a time or sign up for monthly or every-other-month fixes. I personally signed up for once a month because my closet really needs to be updated! I can’t wait to see what comes next!

If you want to try out Stitch Fix for yourself, please use my link! I am not being paid by them to write this, but I do get a credit if someone signs up with my link, and then you will get your own link to pass on! Click HERE to check it out!

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Woodlands Child Pictures – Curls!

This little girl has the most adorable head of curls ever! She knew what I was up to and made sure I got a work out that day! She liked to run, and then she would sit in my lap, but that doesn’t make it easy to take her picture! In the end I usually win and get some great shots anyway. I have a little boy her age so I know the game. ;) Her momma was referred to my by another wonderful client of mine. A lot of my clients are referrals, and I can’t tell you what a compliment that is and how much I appreciate it!

How sweet are Miss E’s curls?
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Did you know I have a referral program and give discounts to clients who refer me to their friends? Yep, it’s true! I love my loyal clients, and their referrals! Please contact me if you would like to schedule a session for your child. Woodlands Child Pictures can be done any time of year!

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Newborn Pictures in Conroe – Eyelashes

This baby is the daughter of a very dear friend of mine. We go way back to high school and lifeguarding days! It was so nice to catch up and meet their newest addition! I also photographed her big sister as a newborn. She was such a perfect angel for me, and I do believe she gets the award for longest newborn eyelashes ever! I love all her hair too!

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I think she gets it from her big sister! How adorable is she with her big brown eyes?

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I love when a baby is awake and content and I can get images of them with their eyes open. Sometimes babies sleep the entire session, or only want to eat when they are awake. When I am lucky, I can get a variety of both awake and asleep shots! Baby M had such big eyes and it was a treat to see her alert and happy. Then she drifted off to sleep and was out! Works for me!

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Are you in need of newborn pictures in Conroe TX? Come to my studio or schedule an in-home newborn session for your baby on the way! I prefer to do newborn pictures in the first 2 weeks of the baby’s life to ensure all of the newborn details are captured. Please book in advance to ensure a spot on my calendar! Contact me at mandy@capturethedance.com to book your newborn portraits today.

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Houston Newborn Photographer – Faces!

I have mentioned before that I just love when I can incorporate the family’s own sentimental items into a session. In general, I prefer to keep things simple. Too many “props” tend to just overpower the image and take the focus away from what is important, the new baby! However little details here and there are so nice and just add meaning for the family. One of mom’s request was to incorporate her wedding dress into the images. I absolutely love how sweet she looks on her mom’s beautiful dress! Isn’t the beading on the dress just stunning?

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And how cute are all her little faces?! She was quite an expressive one, and really enjoyed being awake.

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How sweet and awesome is this? Could she be smiling any more? I don’t think so!! Catching newborn baby grins is always a highlight of any session!
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Houston Newborn Photographer Capture the Dance Photography specializes in unique and personalized newborn portraits. Contact me today to reserve your newborn session!

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Woodlands Newborn Pictures – Baby B

Here are some more Woodlands Newborn Pictures of an adorable little boy! I accidentally “met” this momma a couple years ago. She is a fabulous wedding photographer and we used to use the same lab for our print orders.  Her order was delivered to my house by mistake (we lived just a few streets apart from each other) and I called to let her know.  We spent a while chatting on the phone, then later I ran into her at her garage sale in the neighborhood, we became Facebook buds, etc.  I was so honored when she told me she wanted me to do her baby boy’s newborn portraits!  We had to work with her hubby’s schedule so baby B was only 3 days old for his pictures!   Mom liked earthy tones, with blues and greens, so that was our color pallet.  Doesn’t she have the most gorgeous hair?! And baby is sooo precious!

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The Woodlands Newborn Pictures by Capture the Dance Photography, a natural light newborn, baby and child photographer in The Woodlands Tx. Please contact me to reserve your newborn session in my cozy Conroe, TX studio or in the comfort of your home!

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Woodlands TX Newborn Pictures – Miss S

This little one was so beautiful and alert, and she was only 6 days old for her portraits. For me, about a week old seems to be the perfect age for newborn session. They have had time to settle in (parents and baby), and the baby still has those fresh newborn details that disappear all too quickly.  Miss S is the first child for this family, other than their beloved labrador who was very curious about what I was doing with her baby!  She didn’t want to sleep for her newborn pictures at first but she was so wide-eyed and content to be awake.  I just love her cute faces!  This was an in-home session and her parents followed my tips I send out to help the session go smoothly, so she eventually drifted off to sleep.  I send out these tips before a session and they include suggestions such as having the room really warm, keeping the baby awake beforehand, and feeding on demand.  These steps can make all the difference in the world in having a happy, cooperative baby.  As we know, newborns make the rules!  I am glad we were able to get a variety of awake and sleepy shots. How gorgeous is her hair? Her nursery is porcelain blue, cream and tan so we used a lot of those colors for her session.  Most people don’t think of putting a baby girl in blue, but it is so soft and I love how feminine and delicate she looks.  She is just perfect and I hope mom and dad love the images!

I posted another favorite HERE on my Google page. She is wearing a headband from one of my favorite new vendors!

Woodlands TX Newborn Pictures of a baby girl by Capture the Dance Photography

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Woodlands TX Newborn Pictures

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Houston Newborn Portraits – a baby boy!

Ready for some Houston newborn portraits on the blog today?! Get ready for some major cuteness!  I just finished this little boy’s pictures and there were so many I loved, I could have posted just the whole session! Just look at his gorgeous head of hair! He loved being all cozy and swaddled, so we did a lot of those shots. He certainly made my job very easy!  His parents said they like blue, gray, lime green and teal, so I incorporated those props into the set ups.   They also had a speckled handmade blanket that fit perfectly with the colors we used. I love incorporating personal items into sessions. It makes the pictures unique and special to the family.  It was also fun to cuddle with a little boy since I have had so many girls lately. They seem to come in waves sometimes! I had a ton of girls, now I have a lot of boys coming up!

Enjoy, and let me know what you think!

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Did you love these Houston newborn portraits?  Are you pregnant and looking for a newborn photographer?  We’d love to hear from you!  Be sure to contact us early to reserve your spot!

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The Woodlands Newborn Multiples – Triplets!

Featured on the blog today are a Woodlands newborn multiples session of triplets!

I had the awesome opportunity to photograph newborn triplets again! These 3 were just amazing! As with any session with newborn multiples, it was a lot of work, but so worth it. I’m very happy with how these photos turned out!  Their parents traveled a good ways to come see me at the studio.  I am so honored and thankful because they were the first newborns to be photographed in my brand new studio and I will forever remember them!  They were all so different, but they made the same adorable little noise that sounded like they were giggling! How precious!  Here are a few favorites from the session.

I hope you enjoy it!

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Are you expecting multiples?  Contact Capture the Dance Photography to document your babies.  Be sure to get on our schedule as soon as possible before our calendar fills up!  Send us an email today and tell us all about yourself!

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