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spring family portraits in the woodlands texasFamily and First Birthday Celebration in The Woodlands — I just love the crisp, bold and fresh colors of spring!  They set such a fabulous scene for family and child portrait sessions in The Woodlands, Texas.  The bright, lush greens, the flowers in bloom and a warm sun that hasn’t quite turned to hot yet.  It was just the right timing for celebrating little K’s first birthday along with some new family portraits.
brothers in spring colors picture the woodlands

Capturing a pair of brothers at 1 and 3 can be a challenge, but we got them! <3  I love how big brother has the two fingers crossed.  The tiniest of hints at the fun this guy is!

Family and First Birthday Celebration in The Woodlands

family with two boys bold colorsfamily and first birthday celebration in the woodlandsfamily and first birthday celebration in the woodlands

NOW for CAKE!  I often find that one year olds that have an older sibling dig into the cake much more quickly.  K confirmed my theory, ha!  Mom and dad didn’t even have a chance to jump out of the camera frame before he took his first bite.  Hey, it was cake for breakfast, who can argue with this cutie!?!

first birthday cake smash in the woodlands

cowboy hat family in grassy field old town spring

Howdy y’all!  One of the most adorable little cowboys in The Woodlands, Texas, is celebrating his first birthday and mom and dad wanted to celebrate him while capturing this special milestone.  First steps, simple soft words and those chubby cheeks….first birthdays are the best!  I prefer to keep my cake smash sessions pretty simple….nothing tops a precious little face surrounded by gorgeous sunlight.  Two of God’s wondrous gifts to us.

cowboy hat family in grassy field old town spring

The Woodlands Family Pictures Goes Country

After some family time, we got ready for the FUN!  Just as the sun was nearing the horizon, little C sat upon his birthday throne and got busy with digging into his cake.  He wasn’t a huge fan of the little crown, but would quickly remember “OH CAKE” and take another bite.  It was hilarious watching him start to get upset, then back to the cake over and over again.  We did take his hint though and removed the crown. Ha!

first birthday cake smash in vintage highchair


The Woodlands Family Pictures Goes Country in the BEST way!  Look at his little hat, ahhhhh, just melts my heart.

The Woodlands Family Portraits goes Country

But, hang on this little buckaroo in his dadd’y boots below — I die from the cuteness overload!  Like, I can hardly handle it. <3

cowboy boots one year old picture

Grandparent portrait session houston texas

Grandparent Photography Session in Tomball, TX

Lolli and Pops are the BIGGEST fans of these little guys!  Their love for each other clearly runs so deep.  Huge hugs, the sloppiest of kisses and laughs galore!  Not much organization goes into the posing of a two and half and four year old so they gave us a workout, but the sweat was entirely worth it for their Lolli’s birthday. What a fabulous gift idea for your loved one, too.  Gift them a Grandparent Photography Session in Tomball, TX.  You can contact me for a custom gift certificate, too.

Grandpa and grandchild portrait houston

We call this the “dog pile”, ha!  I twas very easy to get the boys to all pile on Pops.  This simple suggestion elicited the most darling of laughs and such a sweet, precious moment.  Look at those squished noses, just makes your heart melt.  These little moments in between our attempts at a posed portrait truly show the love and admiration that all of them feel for each other.  Just in case you were worried, no Pops were harmed in the making of that image. 🙂

Grandparent Photography Session in Tomball, TX

We did manage to capture seven posed, classic shots while we spent our time together.  I won’t lie, there was a bit of Photoshop magic involved in some of them.  In fact, take a look at how four images came together to create the first image in this post. Hey, some sessions require these skills and I work very hard to maintain them for my clients.

Portrait Editing for child family session

Now, I saved a super special one for last.  Happy Birthday, Lolli.  You are truly loved!

Grandma with grandchild hug portrait houston