Zucchini Cupcakes | Houston Mom + Kids’ Photographer

I looove zucchini. So, when my picky-eating two-year-old keeps refusing vegetables, I try to sneak at least zucchini into her diet. I found a recipe for Carrot Zucchini Cupcakes on the Whole Foods App and I couldn’t wait to try it. I was out of, or low on, some ingredients, so I made a few modifications…

Little Miss O enjoyed helping out along the way. This is a good age for tasks such as pouring pre-measured ingredients into the mixing bowl, stirring with a whisk (usually requires help), smearing icing on cupcakes, taste-testing, dancing around with a sugar-high, doing some more taste-testing…

Yum. So, there you have it. I realize I have very few photos of Miss O over the last 6 months doing anything other than eating or playing. Oh well. I swear she runs around and even looks at the camera and smiles sometimes too. Maybe I’ll manage to document that soon as well!

Hope you’re having a great week. If you enjoy baking , try these out! An awesome bonus is that they freeze incredibly well. I froze them and took them out as desired up to 2 weeks after freezing. We just zapped in the microwave for 30 seconds. I’m sure there are better ways of doing things, but this worked really well for us. Let me know what you think!:-)

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Angela L.April 28, 2013 - 11:12 am

I have a picky eater too…good idea!

carrieApril 28, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Sweet lifestyle shots! I need to check out the Whole Foods app!

MariellenMay 2, 2013 - 8:10 am

Yummy! I am going to have to try these! Mac is picky about veggies too. Love Miss O’s sweet bow too!

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Baby on the Way | Houston Maternity & Family Photographer

This family is too cute and sweet for words…Look at this precious little Belly Kiss!…We met up last weekend to get some Family Portraits, photos of “Mr. M” at Age 2, and maternity photos of this Beautiful Mama, now pregnant with Baby #2…

These photos (below) are meant to be similar (cropping/posing-wise) to the photos I took of each parent with their little man last year, around his first birthday …It makes it easier to see how much he’s grown over the past year (plus, it’s fun to see how much they absolutely adore hugging on him!)…

 …He is such a cutie pie!…

…Gosh, I love that genuine smile (above), and Dad’s idea to have Percy (is that the green train’s “name”?) perch on Mom’s Baby Belly (below)…

 What a sweet family… 

Sawyer is one lucky little guy (and don’t you love his name?)… 
What a gorgeous day for outdoor photos! Thank you to this sweet family for letting me run around photographing you…you were so patient and fun to be with! I hope we can get your little “Mr. M” and our little “Miss O” together soon. They would have a blast, I’m sure! Happy Weekend!…

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BeckyApril 19, 2013 - 7:59 pm

What a sweet session!

Amanda BergantinoApril 20, 2013 - 1:57 am

This session put a grin on my face! They have such beautiful smiles! I love the ones with the little boy leaning on mom and grinning right at *us* lol so handsome and happy!

Karyn LeeApril 20, 2013 - 11:31 am

These are so sweet! I love how much fun they are having! And I love mom’s shirt, too!

adminApril 20, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Thank you for the sweet comments…I love mom’s shirt too!

Angela L.April 20, 2013 - 7:21 pm

Oooo I love this maternity session. So colorful and fun!

adminApril 20, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Thank you, Angela – Loved your recent blog post too!

The Light Within PhotographyApril 21, 2013 - 12:26 am

Wow, what a beautiful family, and gorgeous mama. You photographed them beautifully! Love your processing too, just lovely!

CandyApril 21, 2013 - 7:32 am

This session is the sweetest! I love your light and the soft, pretty tones.

Angela KayApril 23, 2013 - 2:11 pm

So jealous of your blue bonnets! Gorgeous images, so colorful and bright..

MariellenApril 23, 2013 - 2:14 pm

Thank you for all the sweet compliments! You guys sure know how to make a pregnant lady feel good. FYI The shirt is from motherhood maternity. Jane thanks again for doing a wonderful job! I love that you capture pictures exactly the way I like them. It’s nice not having to stress on the outcome with you.

MeganApril 23, 2013 - 2:14 pm

What a cute little family! Love the bright beautiful colors :)

KellyApril 23, 2013 - 5:06 pm

Adorable family. Love the blue flowers and how much fun everyone is having.

Crystal PhelpsApril 23, 2013 - 5:33 pm

These are beautiful!!! I especially love the one where the boy is by his mommys belly! :) so sweet!

LynneaApril 23, 2013 - 5:57 pm

These are gorgeous! I love mom’s top…wish I looked that good preggers!

adminApril 23, 2013 - 6:12 pm

Thank you for the comment, Lynn! I know – I wish I looked that pretty while pregnant too! 😉

AnalieseApril 23, 2013 - 11:26 pm

So cute!

The Tog's VAApril 24, 2013 - 7:46 am

Such a beautiful family!!

Rena ChristineApril 25, 2013 - 7:00 am

Lovely work!! I love the light and location – adorable family too! What a great combo :)

maryApril 25, 2013 - 8:49 am

what a gorgeous family! lovely work :)

AnnaApril 25, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Mom is absolutely stunning!!! Gorgeous photos and colors!

Marissa GiffordApril 25, 2013 - 9:42 pm

What a sweet, happy and beautiful family! Congrats to them! :)

Lisa AstleApril 26, 2013 - 7:13 am

Such a beautiful happy session :)

Christy HarperApril 26, 2013 - 11:02 am

Love your photos and the location is stunning too :)

KellieApril 26, 2013 - 2:27 pm

Love the pretty spring light and colors in these, lovely!

JuliaApril 28, 2013 - 7:34 am

These are so sweet! You really captured the joy and love this family feels for each other, I’m sure they must love them! Very nice set of images!

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Wow these are wonderful photography I love the ideas you have used and the techniques of capturing photographs is also good. These family moments are so warm and the photographs not only captured the moment but also the warmth of the moment.

Springtime | West University Children’s Photographer

The weather here in Houston has been fantastic lately. O enjoys painting outside… Baby Brother chills on the picnic blanket…The dogs try to dig up our garden…
Ah, Spring. We’ve got to enjoy this time outdoors, as it will be incredibly hot before long!…

This weekend I’m so excited to photograph this Gorgeous Family again – They are now expecting Baby #2!

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Angela L.April 23, 2013 - 10:40 pm

so cute. I have some messy painting photos of my kids too and it’s so fun.

The Tog's VAApril 24, 2013 - 7:46 am

Oh my! Looks like so much fun!!

Karyn LeeApril 24, 2013 - 5:03 pm

PURPLE! How fun! (And messy!)

Rena ChristineApril 25, 2013 - 7:45 am

hehe, love these – I’m excited for more outdoors fun too :)

Beth Johnson PhotographyApril 30, 2013 - 6:52 pm

These are adorable! What fun moments to capture!

A Walk in the Park | West University Children’s Photographer

You know that phrase, “It’s like a walk in the park“? That’s sort of like “easy as pie”, right? Well, I’ll tell you what…

…Photographing your own kids isn’t always a walk in the park….(check out “Mr. Grumpy Face” below…)Your own kids know all of your moves…

I’m finding that, to photograph Miss O (who is 2 1/2), I basically need to chase her around the school yard, following her while she does what she enjoys. And then maybe, just maybe, I’ll catch a bit of a grin (or a smirk), during those rare moments when she pauses to take a breath. Grin or smirk, I love getting photos of her at this stage…

I really adore her boundless energy and enthusiasm (even though along with it come temper tantrums). Kids are so genuine. Photographing them may be physically tiring at times but it is never, ever, boring! Hope you’re having a great week.

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JennyMarch 21, 2013 - 5:39 am

I’d love to get shots like this but my son is always on the move and so fast that it never works out xD These are awesome. Great job! And seriously your kids are adorable~

CrystalMarch 21, 2013 - 12:46 pm

These are really cute! I really love Mr. Grumpy. You have covered basketball courts???

adminMarch 21, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Haha, that’s funny…they don’t have covered basketball courts everywhere? Maybe it’s because it’s so hot here!

CrystalMarch 21, 2013 - 1:02 pm

Nope. I’ve never seen them, lol. I’m in Idaho…it gets pretty hot, but not like it does there I don’t think….

Angela L.March 21, 2013 - 3:37 pm

These images are soooo cute! love it.

DebbieMarch 21, 2013 - 4:02 pm

We love these pictures! Mr Grumpy is so cute and so big! We miss him and his gorgeous big sis! I think you could get some great pictures of your kids at our playground on the beach in Melbourne… why don’t you come try?

adminMarch 21, 2013 - 4:05 pm

Beach in Melbourne!…We’re on our way!! :-)

AnalieseMarch 21, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Lovely work!

SallyMarch 21, 2013 - 10:27 pm

These are lovely :)

Marissa GiffordMarch 21, 2013 - 11:33 pm

How sweet!

LanaMarch 22, 2013 - 4:32 am

So cute, lovely images

HaliMarch 22, 2013 - 6:05 am

So cute! I love the grumpy face and the ones of your daughter at the end!

Beth WadeMarch 22, 2013 - 7:59 am

so cute!!

BethneyMarch 22, 2013 - 6:06 pm

So sweet! Love them all!

robinMarch 23, 2013 - 1:22 pm

Adorable, I love the use of the bicycle rack and framing her.

alexandra ryooMarch 24, 2013 - 6:26 pm

love everyday moments like these!

MarilynMarch 24, 2013 - 8:24 pm

These are precious!! I love them.

AshleySMarch 24, 2013 - 8:27 pm

I love all of these-your processing is great!

carrieMarch 24, 2013 - 11:09 pm

Yup, I’ve found that with my kids, I just have to stop and wait for something good to capture!

Hope CopelandMarch 25, 2013 - 12:39 am

BEST POST EVER. I love the truth in it!

CrystalMarch 25, 2013 - 7:58 am

They are precious!!! Great captures in the park!

rachaelMarch 25, 2013 - 10:12 am

so cute!!

MeganMarch 25, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Adorable! I love the two at the end with the pink ball :)

WhitneyMarch 25, 2013 - 3:24 pm

Great shots, cute kids! I love your compositions in the schoolyard.

AndreaMarch 25, 2013 - 7:16 pm

These are adorable!!

Angela KayMarch 27, 2013 - 3:57 pm

Love those gorgeous eyes! Looks like a fun day!

Welcome to the World, Baby Bob! | Houston Newborn Photographer

What a pleasure it was photographing this gorgeous family, just shortly after they welcomed home their newest addition, “Baby Bob”.

(Baby Bob’s Dad is from Scotland, hence the tartan scarf we used in some of his individual portraits. These two images, above & below, are some of my favorites. I love how sweet and comfy he looks in these.) 

And a few of Baby Bob’s super sweet Big Brother…

Just look at those “Baby Blues”…

I love how tiny Baby Bob’s hands look next to his Dad’s…

 And how peaceful he is, snuggled up in Mom’s arms…

Thank you to Baby Bob’s Parents for this wonderful session! What a pleasure to work with you and your sweet boys. XX

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Morgan WernerMarch 11, 2013 - 9:07 pm

Oh my gosh, this session is making me really excited for my own lifestyle newborn session in June. SUCH a cute family. I love the one of baby and daddy. <3 Great job, Jane Marie!

ErinMarch 11, 2013 - 10:13 pm

Nice job! I especially love the one in the last set where baby is cradled in moms arm!

StephanieMarch 12, 2013 - 7:31 am

SO very sweet! These are fantastic! I especially love where he is wrapped in the scarf, that is too adorable! :)

Jenny CorderoMarch 12, 2013 - 8:51 am

Beautiful! I’ve yet to do a lifestyle newborn session. This gets me exited!

JenniferMarch 12, 2013 - 8:52 am

These are all so sweet. Love the ones with just mom and dad.

JennyMarch 12, 2013 - 9:14 am

Baby feets~~~ 😀 So cute! Great shoot~

adminMarch 12, 2013 - 11:54 am

Hi Morgan, Thanks for the comment…I love your blog! Hope you’ll post about your newborn session…I’ll be sure to check it out! :-)

adminMarch 12, 2013 - 11:58 am

Hi Erin, Thank you! I like how comfy is there too. :-)

adminMarch 12, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Hi Stephanie, Thank you for the comment! I just checked out your recent maternity session and I loved it!

The Light Within PhotographyMarch 12, 2013 - 12:37 pm

Lovely work! I love the softness of your processing too, it fits this session very well.

WhitneyMarch 12, 2013 - 12:52 pm

These are precious!! I really am lovin lifestyle sessions. Gorgeous.

JackieMarch 12, 2013 - 1:45 pm

Beautiful family and lovely captures

LynnMarch 12, 2013 - 2:29 pm

Beautiful session! I love the little boys big blue eyes!

AngelaMarch 12, 2013 - 7:05 pm

These are all incredibly sweet!

RobinMarch 12, 2013 - 8:12 pm

Aww, these are beautiful, I love the Scottish scarf shots, how meaningful!

MaryMarch 13, 2013 - 6:16 am

Gorgeous images! You do lifestyle very well!

TraceyMarch 13, 2013 - 8:14 am

Awesome job – I love these!

TrudieMarch 13, 2013 - 5:56 pm

Oh he’s beautiful. Such lovely images of that beautiful family.

AmyMarch 14, 2013 - 6:30 am

Beautiful family! Love the one of the mom and Baby Bob laying on the bed, so sharp!

Aimee NelsonMarch 14, 2013 - 10:23 am

Awe, such adorable boys!

lissaMarch 14, 2013 - 9:04 pm

Love these! Your close ups are outstanding!

JessMarch 15, 2013 - 5:57 pm

Beautiful! I love the one with the big brother and the baby hand. Precious!

BobbiJoMarch 17, 2013 - 6:11 am

such a sweet session, love how you incorporated the tartan too!

AliciaMarch 17, 2013 - 6:11 am

I love the lifestyle-ness of these. :) They are beautiful. And what a gorgeous family.

LisaMarch 17, 2013 - 8:36 pm

so sweet…and the one of dad and baby is my very favorite :)

BrookeMarch 18, 2013 - 6:56 am

Beautiful! Gorgeous family.

MariellenMarch 29, 2013 - 7:34 pm

These were awesome!! I actually teared up thinking about Mac being a big brother!!!

adminApril 2, 2013 - 9:38 am

Hi Mariellen, Oh, I know what you mean! He is going to be so great at it though. :-) Thank you for the comment!