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I’m so excited for my first Mini Holiday Session this year and I can’t wait to share these gorgeous outdoor family portraits with you all!

A while ago, I’ve shared on the blog that custom sessions in the field are so different from the mall portrait studio experience. This beautiful mom has asked around about the different options when it comes to getting their family pictures done for holiday cards. She finally decided to invest in my Mini Holiday Session.

It was their first family portrait session so mom was a little nervous. I tried to give her as much information as possible so she knew what to expect. We went back and forth several times to decide on their outfits and how to prepare for their session.

Dad wanted a little red in his baby’s outfit, because, well, Christmas won’t be Christmas without red! I listened to my clients’ need and helped them with their decision. So they brought this cute teddy bear red vest and a Christmasy cap for their session. I have to say, the red pop color worked so well with our golden background! Since parents both wore neutral colors, our focus is still on their expression, love, and bonding moments. Parents are happy with the Christmasy style and I don’t have to give up my artistic perspective. Win-win!

On the day of photo shoot, parents drove all the way to this beautiful nature park. We walked together to this beautiful spot showered with golden light. Baby was curious about the natural environment around him and was content all the time. I asked Dad to hold baby in his shoulders, to throw him in the air. I asked parents to kiss baby and cuddled tight together. Baby was so happy that he even clapped his hands.

Parents are always so busy that they can’t afford a moment like this, but we celebrated togetherness that evening, and captured it in these beautiful images, to be treasured for a lifetime.

Interested in reserving your Mini Holiday Session? A few spots have been added. CLICK THIS LINK to book now.

Celebrating Togetherness | Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Celebrating Togetherness | Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Celebrating Togetherness | Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Celebrating Togetherness | Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Celebrating Togetherness | Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Celebrating Togetherness | Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Celebrating Togetherness | Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Teresa Yiu is a Houston, TX newborn, baby and maternity photographer specializing in {simple, elegant, authentic} family photography. Serving Sugar Land, Katy, Richmond, Rosenberg, and Missouri City.

My studio takes on very limited photography sessions each month. Booking early is recommended.

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While we’re busy trying to get our family photos and holiday cards done, let’s not forget that October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month.

I had one in 2014 right before Christmas. And that totally changed my life.

 

I was a workaholic mom before my miscarriage. I struggled to balance family and work. I was sleep deprived all the time, and barely had time to take care of myself…

I knew I needed a change. A drastic change.

 

I was blessed with another pregnancy three months after my loss. I prayed about the change God had planned for my life.

I had a strong desire to stay at home. But I wasn’t sure how that would all work out.

After months of prayers, I was clear that I needed to work less and give more time to my family… and to myself.

In 2015, I started my photography business, a dream hidden in my heart for many years.

I never knew that I would be so passionate about it. Now it just becomes part of my life.

I love capturing the abundant joy and pure beauty of new life.

I love how families come and spend time together hugging each other during the session.

Most of all, the friendship built with my clients has made my life so full.

No one would have thought that my loss would become a blessing for others.

 

I’m never regretful of my choice.

I’m even thankful for my loss.

My precious one is now 21 months old and my older one just turned six. I’m thankful for them every single day.

 

I wouldn’t be brave enough to make that decision in my life if I had never lost a pregnancy.

 

Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Teresa Yiu is a Houston, TX newborn, baby and maternity photographer specializing in {simple, elegant, authentic} family photography. Serving Sugar Land, Katy, Richmond, Rosenberg, and Missouri City.

My studio takes on very limited photography sessions each month. Booking early is recommended.

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Top 5 Holiday Cards | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu PhotographyIt’s officially October and I can already smell Christmas in the air! If you haven’t been thinking about getting your professional fall family portraits done and ordering your holiday cards, you should! I can ensure you that having these two items checked off from your list will give you a peace of mind to actually enjoy this wonderful season with your family. Here are a few freshly picked holiday cards:
1. Twinkle Twinkle Foil-Pressed Holiday Cards: I love how christmasy it looks with gold foil and stars together, and yet the minimalistic design doesn’t take away the cuteness of the newborn.

2. Watercolor Adoration Foil-Pressed Holiday Cards: If you’d like to add some pink for your baby girl, this elegant rose gold foil design is all you need.

3. Divine Christmas Photo Cards: This simplistic design is my favorite for my outdoor family portraits.

4. Christmas Sprigs Holiday Photo Cards: Christmas isn’t christmas without green and red. I love that this minimal design is classic yet very clean.

5. Blessed Christmas Photo Cards: I love simple yet elegant calligraphy, and aren’t we “blessed” by our family and our new addition?

 

Aren’t you just in love with these designs as much as I am? I’m very picky when it comes to photo products, but I have to say, Minted’s designs are always the best of the best, with great product quality and customer service. (They even have FREE recipient addressing!) For this reason, I host a storefront at minted, and I help clients upload their session photos to make ordering simplest on their side. Because I understand how busy my clients can be, especially during this time of the year.

No matter how beautiful your holiday card design looks, it won’t be appealing at all without some professional family pictures. A few spots are left for my mini holiday sessions in October and November. So reserve your session today and start choosing your holiday cards.

 

minted storefront | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiiu Photography

 

Teresa Yiu is a Houston, TX newborn, baby and maternity photographer specializing in {simple, elegant, authentic} family photography. Serving Sugar Land, Katy, Richmond, Rosenberg, and Missouri City.

My studio takes on very limited photography sessions each month. Booking early is recommended.

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I have to admit, this is my first baby sitter session, and you know what, I just love photographing this age so much! Babies are usually sitting up at 6 months and it’s such a precious milestone to be captured. I love the interactions ,and their expressions are just…endless!

Mom booked her mini baby session awhile ago and told me how she loved the cleanness of my newborn photography style. I didn’t have a portfolio to show her during our meeting but I appreciated her trust on me to do a good job in photographing her six-months-old sweetheart. During the pre-session meeting, we talked about the color palette and must-have shots/poses. Most important of all, we talked about what time of the day her baby would be most happy and made sure that was when the session would take place.

Baby Evelyn showed up at my studio with an irresistible smile and she immediately let me to hold her. I had already chosen a few sitter outfits and fabrics of different texture but similar tones, so her styling was quick and easy. How Mom loved those vintage and cute outfits! I did a few tricks to make her giggles. It wasn’t challenging at all since she was a happy baby overall. The session lasted only 30 minutes but I captured so many sweet faces and hilarious expressions.

So it’s been proven that you don’t know what you’re drawn to until you try it. As I was editing Evenlyn’s pictures, I felt like this would be something I’d love to do more often. As you scroll down this blog posts and look at the pictures of this sweet and simple baby sitter session, you’ll know why.

Baby sessions are a little different from newborn photography but I love them both now. So I’m considering to officially offer petite baby sessions from now on. Limited sessions available each month so make sure you book your baby sessions early.

Sweet and Simple Baby Girl Sitter Session | Houston Baby Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Sweet and Simple Baby Girl Sitter Session | Houston Baby Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Sweet and Simple Baby Girl Sitter Session | Houston Baby Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Sweet and Simple Baby Girl Sitter Session | Houston Baby Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Sweet and Simple Baby Girl Sitter Session | Houston Baby Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Sweet and Simple Baby Girl Sitter Session | Houston Baby Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Sweet and Simple Baby Girl Sitter Session | Houston Baby Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Sweet and Simple Baby Girl Sitter Session | Houston Baby Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Teresa Yiu is a Houston, TX newborn, baby and maternity photographer specializing in {simple, elegant, authentic} family photography. Serving Sugar Land, Katy, Richmond, Rosenberg, and Missouri City.

My studio takes on very limited photography sessions each month. Booking early is recommended.

BOOK NOW

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Moms usually are the ones who approach me for their baby’s session. But this time, dad booked the session for his newborn girl, Joanna, before leaving the country for a business trip. He was in such a rush that we couldn’t even meet for the pre-session consultation. So I planned this session based on what I felt would be best for the baby, and messaged the parents before the session so they would know what to expect.

Photography is an art, and it should always reflect the uniqueness of each baby. As much as I’d love to keep my style consistent, I also desire to create something new every time I pick up my camera. I have always wanted to photograph a newborn girl session with lots of lace fabrics. Lace reminds me of the beauty and pure joy of a bride. Lace is timeless, feminine, and elegant… When I finally met the family, I was confident that it’s the style they would adore as well. Because mom was actually wearing a pure white chiffon dress, which exactly matched to my choice of fabrics for her baby!

Although I’ve never met Joanna’s dad, I can already tell how much he loves his precious girl. As I was photographing the baby, mom was messaging the dad all the time, and telling him what was going on. Please keep in mind that he was in another time zone, so he was literally up all night. After the session, he was so eager to see the pictures, and told me many times how he missed his girl. Whenever I sent over a sneak-peak, he would reply right away and thank me for such adorable images.

It’s been my pleasure working with this family. I appreciate their trust to let me handle and photograph their precious little one. I guess my deepest regret was that it was a last-minute booking so dad couldn’t be present on the session day. Nonetheless, his beautiful wife and daughter have been captured on these pictures, which will surely be treasured for many years to come.

Elegant and Lace Baby Girl Session | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Elegant and Lace Baby Girl Session | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Elegant and Lace Baby Girl Session | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Elegant and Lace Baby Girl Session | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Elegant and Lace Baby Girl Session | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Elegant and Lace Baby Girl Session | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Elegant and Lace Baby Girl Session | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Elegant and Lace Baby Girl Session | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Elegant and Lace Baby Girl Session | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Elegant and Lace Baby Girl Session | Houston Newborn Photographer | Teresa Yiu PhotographyTeresa Yiu is a Houston, TX newborn, baby and maternity photographer specializing in {simple, elegant, authentic} family photography. Serving Sugar Land, Katy, Richmond, Rosenberg, and Missouri City.

My studio takes on very limited photography sessions each month. Booking early is recommended.

BOOK NOW

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