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There’s no better phrase to describe the overwhelming majority of six-month-olds during their photography sessions. With very few exceptions, they are quite simply the happiest age group of little people I photograph. These sessions feature the big first-year milestone of sitting up unassisted and, as in Eloise’s case here, typically include more laughs, smiles and giggles than I can keep track of, as well as clapping and just being curious about their environment. Weather-permitting, six-month sessions are one of our first outdoor sessions during baby’s first year of life, but as you can see in my Babies and Toddlers Portfolio Gallery, they can be just as captivating during a session here in my NW Pearland studio. This is also a fun time for mom and dad to step into a few shots – the interactions are priceless.

And sometimes, when it makes sense, I try to incorporate the same item from the newborn session into the six-month session and again, into the one-year session. Sometimes it’s a sentimental item like a knitted blanket or a family heirloom. Sometimes, it’s a piece from the nursery or a prop chair to show scale as baby grows (lying it at the newborn session, sitting on it at the six-month session and standing next to it at the one-year session). For Eloise, we designed a custom-framed wall gallery above her crib starting with her newborn session. The gallery centers around a 20×30 horizontal image in a beautiful, handcrafted lime green Organic Bloom frame. And we change out that image after each milestone session. Here’s the framed print from her newborn session. You can see the bright lime and yellow damask fabrics from her nursery in this image. For her six-month session below, we incorporated her crib coverlet in staying with our tradition of incorporating nursery items.

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I will see this sweet girl in a little over a week and can’t wait to see how she’s grown. She’s walking now – so I’m certain she’ll have us on our toes! Enjoy some of my session favorites:

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  • What a cute smile!

  • Oh My Goodness! Squishy cheeks! Love these and the lighting is beautiful!

  • Kami Brady

    Thank you!

  • What a lovely session for this precious little one! Wonderful quality and sharp images!

  • Cyd

    SUCH a happy baby! And that frame is gorgeous! <3

  • gail

    How happy she is. Again, a great photo shoot. Beautiful family.

Hidden away down every street, around every corner and in every garden throughout Houston’s Museum District, are these incredible little “pockets of wonderful.” Within a few blocks, you see ivy-covered walls, brightly colored doors, old iron gates, tree-lined walkways and stately structures oozing with character.

Below is one of those pockets and one of those families (oozing with their own laid back character and fun style). Even their fur baby brought his “A” game. I think it’s pretty clear who wears the pants bow-tie in this crowd and he’s got four legs.

It was great meeting and spending the morning with this family – also recent Houston transplants – who, like us, have Kansas ties. Although they would like their Heartland relatives to know that the red and blue in their images have absolutely NOTHING to do with The Phog, Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence or the almighty (my adjective) Jayhawks. 🙂 Look closely in the last image and I think you can see a purple (ahem) collar on their baby.

Some of my favorites below:

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Until next time,

Kami

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  • gail cirkel

    What a beautiful family. Your work is amazing. U know how i love looking at your work. Love hoy.

  • Well, Kami , if you are back in May (or whenever!) and have an open session, please let me call dibs for the boys. It would be perfect for Cart’s 7th and Jack’s 3rd birthdays.

  • Kami Brady

    Yes they are! 🙂

  • Babs

    Nice looking family!

  • Danya Aliyah: I’ll be back in late May. I’m thinking it’s gotta be time for at least one of those beautiful Horesh kids to be photographed. 🙂

  • Kami withdraw!!!

  • They wanted to make VERY certain you all didn’t think they were channeling KU! HA!!! 🙂

  • Awww … miss you and Jen White (and all the Ravenwood Dinner Club girls!)

  • Well these people look familiar! I had their Christmas card on the fridge and Jen White saw it and said how great the colors were. I told her you had taken it and she said, “Of course!”

At just 11 days old, this little rockstar was holding his head up and posing like a 3-month-old. I photographed him last week at my Pearland, TX studio and he could not have been more perfect. We got the sleepy, curly shots and, of course, these beautiful, eyes-wide-open shots. And trust me when I say, he was looking right … at … me. LOL!

I’ll share more from his newborn photography session very soon, but wanted to say Happy Thursday and leave you with this bright-eyed little man:

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  • Babs

    “Ditto” Gail Cirkel

  • gail cirkel

    How cute he Is. Can’t wait to see the rest of the pics. What an awesome photographer.

This may well be the most consistent I’ve been with blogging in a very long time as I continue through my list of recent sessions and those beautiful colors. I’ve watched this family grow right before my eyes, having photographed them first when their two big girls (twins!) were just six-months old. It’s been amazing to see their personalities develop from session to session. I remember at our first session, one of the twins was definitely more tentative and observant making us work harder for every little grin, while the other was laughing and smiling away. By their two-year session, both were hamming it up like little superstars in front of the camera.

Fast-forward to the session prior to our most recent, and we were celebrating mom’s third pregnancy with a special family session – still one of my all-time favorites! So I was beyond excited to see them again and meet their youngest daughter, now a walking, running one-year-old determined to keep up with her big sisters on every level.

So many of my family sessions are young families with more than one (often three) little people in the mix. And, I can say, without a doubt, that those sessions are some of the best workouts a photographer can get. We’re up, we’re down, we’re jumping … we’re making silly noises, laughing and, most importantly, we keep it moving. Attention spans being what they are, there’s a true skill to family photography.

For me, one of the biggest accomplishments is knowing that it’s not about just being lucky with a great shot here or there. And it’s not about filling my professional portfolio with shots from paid workshops where photographers show up to click, click, click from a variety of professionally styled sets and hired models who, of course, know how to pose and rock the camera. It’s about being able to consistently photograph REAL people and deliver a full gallery of unique images that gives my clients a feel for what their life was like at that moment in time. This means aiming for a variety of posing, such as everyone seated together, the family group standing, everyone looking and smiling at the camera … everyone laughing, playing, walking in a more lifestyle fashion. There’s a flow to family sessions, and it’s something that is often learned over time by doing. I always begin with the group shots first as I need all family members to be at their very best, and kids are just better at the beginning of a session than chancing it for the end. I also don’t want mom to worry about messing up her carefully styled hair and clothing wrangling toddlers (I’ve been there!) if we wait until the end. As parents, we ALL like to feel and look our best for professional photos.

After I’ve captured those immediate family shots, I constantly switch things up moving from child to child, onesies and twosies and on and on until I feel like I’ve taken all of the images envisioned in my head before I picked up the camera. Along the way, ideas pop up as I see the light and elements in our surroundings that would make for a perfect shot.

And, finally, behind the scenes, during final editing, there’s often a head swap (or two, or three).

Enjoy some of my favorites from one of my favorite families!

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  • Thank you, Lillian!

  • Love this session! Gorgeous work!

  • What a lovely family and I SUPER love the shots you featured today! Lovely location as well! New fan~ love your style!

  • Kami Brady

    I truly did – thank you, Ashley!

  • I love the genuine approach you take with families. You can tell they truly enjoyed every second of their time with you!

  • Kami Brady

    Thank you, Eden!

  • “… consistently photograph REAL people and deliver a full gallery of unique images that gives my clients a feel for what their life was like at that moment in time.”

    This here is the definition of a true family portrait photographer! Well done–the family photos are gorgeous!

  • Kami Brady

    Thank you, Cheri!

  • What a great family session! I can feel the love 🙂

  • Kami Brady

    Thank you, Kate!

  • Katharine Childress

    Really love your work!

This little guy is the youngest of five siblings and I have no doubts he is every bit as cherished as the first four. Based on my early discussions with mom, I knew we would be aiming for softer, more organic fabrics, colors and textures in his newborn session and the end result was exactly what I had imagined. One of the big advantages to my Pearland, TX photography studio is my ability to use either studio or natural light, or a combination whenever I choose. It’s given me tremendous flexibility to shape the final image how I envision it prior to even picking up the camera.

He slept for his entire session, allowing us to capture so many sweet shots while mom and dad enjoyed three hours of complete relaxation in the private client lounge situated just off the main studio room. (Confession: Sometimes I sneak in there with a cup of hot tea, and just sit in the peace and quiet reading magazines).

Enjoy some of my favorites from Baby Grayson’s session debut!

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  • Kami Brady

    Yes, in my new Pearland studio. 🙂

  • gail cirkel

    How cute. Are these taken in your studio?

Houston is incredibly rich with vibrant backdrops for photography sessions, and I’ve been out scouting ever since our move this past summer. It’s been a great way to get to know the roadways and the various areas in and outside The Loop (aka Hwy 610). When I happened upon The Museum District, I knew I’d found something that could keep me busy for days discovering vine-covered walls, modern sculpture, tucked-away coffee shops and colorful architecture. For this session, I knew I also wanted to capture some of downtown Houston’s amazing street art with its vast collection of graffiti-painted walls. And, for their four-legged family members, I tailored a special “second morning” of our session in order to capture them a little closer to home in Pearland and take advantage of a small pocket of fall color I found while scouting nature areas in the suburbs. I say this often, but one of the keys to location scouting that I’ve found, is not to stop just when you think you’ve “found it” … go around the next corner, peek down the next street, drive behind that boring looking office building, simply look up … By doing that, I’ve found some of my best spots through the years.

Fortunately, there are several great apps – like ShootLocal, PocketScout and Map-A-Pic – to help photographers keep track of locations or bookmark them for later, even mapping them and  saving a photo of the spot.

In addition to Houston’s great landscapes, we’ve been blessed with wonderful neighbors as we acclimate to Pearland. These two and their beautiful mom are three of those people, welcoming us with open arms, preparing the most amazing Filipino food, throwing incredible parties complete with photo booths and late-night karaoke (I can still boast the high-score from that night!), and sharing our love of shelter dogs. We are fortunate to call them friends. 

So I was delighted when they wanted to schedule a session designed to fill their new home with professional images of their family. These are just some of my favorites:

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