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boy sitting on the ground against a wall

Cold and flu season might look a little different this year, but the prevalence of masks doesn’t mean that your child will avoid catching a cold altogether. Prepping your home for the inevitable stuffy nose, cough, and fever isn’t as challenging as it sounds, and it can make a massive difference when it comes to […]

Pregnant mom in a rainbow dress holding her oldest daughter.

Preparing to bring your new baby home is an exciting time. But when there are other siblings at home, it can be a bit scary too. How will big brother or sister react? Will he be excited? Scared? Jealous? He may be all of those things at various times. Helping older siblings cope with a […]

wrapped newborn in a bucket prop

It can be hard enough to get a fussy baby to sleep when the weather is comfortable. However, when it’s cold in the house, it can be a nightmare trying to get (and keep) your baby asleep. Because young babies shouldn’t sleep with blankets — and more importantly, because they can’t talk — parents might […]

Maternity photo at sunset by Hello Photography,

Many of my clients come to me for maternity portraits because they are hoping to capture their pregnancy in a way that helps them remember it fondly. Studies have shown that while a person is pregnant, their self-esteem tends to worsen as their pregnancy progresses even though outside observers describe soon-to-be-mothers as “glowing,” “radiant,” and […]

newborn with brother

Whether you’re newly pregnant or you’ve already had your baby, it will come as no surprise to you that these little bundles of joys come with a big price tag!  Swings, cribs, car seats, strollers, diapers, formula, clothing, sometimes it seems like the list of items to buy for your new baby will never end.  […]

Family Photo at sunset

Every once in a while, I get to photograph families at a location that makes the session super fun. I took the McDaniel family’s family photoshoot at the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge in Bertram, Texas.  This enchanting location is a little ways northwest of Austin, Texas, in the Texas Hill Country. The area was […]

mom and dad swinging their son

Happy New Year (Almost)! You’ve made it through a super tough year, and with the holiday season quickly coming to a close, it’s tempting to attend a party or two. However, now is not the time to let our guards down. After all, who wants to deal with sick spouses or kids during the last […]

Couples maternity session in green dress with greenery.

I can’t be the only person in the world who loves a good holiday surprise — because Sarah and Ryan definitely had a surprise they wanted to share with their family and friends this holiday season.    I never thought I’d say this, but this is one instance where sheltering-in-place had an obvious upside (other […]

newborn twins dressed as bears

Caring for Newborn Twins: Twin Parenting Tricks Being the parent of a newborn is a thrilling, love-filled adventure that comes with a few challenges. Having a teeny tiny baby in the house affects nearly every aspect of your life in different ways. Some parents, however, have double the adventures, and challenges, if they have twins. […]

Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety Tips and Tricks One of the most important purchases you’ll make before your baby is born is a car seat. After all, you won’t be able to take your baby home from the hospital without one. Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. That’s why […]