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Christmas Mini Session | Houston Family Photographer

As this busy season is about to conclude, I’ll be slowly blogging all the lovely families I’ve met in the last few weeks…

I was a little nervous when this gorgeous mom booked her Mini Holiday Session and indicated that her two preteen sons would be joining. Because, you know, my specialized niche is in newborn, baby, and toddler photography, and it’d be my first try to ignite the natural connection in this age group.

But, to my surprise,  despite their stylish looks, these two young men still had a childish heart and their conversation was… so silly! I gave very minimal directions on posing and their candid shots were loaded with fun and love. Our session was a breeze and I’m happy with how authentic and joyful their Christmas portraits turned out to be!

After their session, each son held one of mom’s arms, giggling along their way back home. What a blessing it is to have such a loving relationship with your preteens.

Christmas Mini Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Christmas Mini Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Christmas Mini Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Christmas Mini Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Christmas Mini Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Christmas Mini Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Christmas Mini 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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Neutral and Dusk Pink Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer

It puts a smile on my artistic heart when my clients dress in my favorite palettes: neutral and dusk pink. What makes me happier is that these two adorable girls are both at similar ages at my own children, and their personalities are exactly like my kids…

Children often have a different agenda in their heart when it comes to photo sessions. All they have been thinking may just be snacks and dinner, while all we adults hope at the moment are beautiful family portraits. To be honest with you, that’s the reality of this mini session: two running kiddos who didn’t want to stand nor sit still nor be held in parents’ arms.

As a mother myself, I understand that kids are kids and they have their off-days. When that happens, we just need some extra patience with them. Looking back at these beautiful portraits, I’m honored to have captured the most happiest expressions on these girls’ faces for this family to treasure for many many years.

If you’ve been thinking to grab a Mini Holiday Session for your sweet little family this Fall, let’s move from thinking to be the first to reserve one of the limited spots!  CLICK THIS LINK to book now.

Neutral and Dusk Pink Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Neutral and Dusk Pink Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Neutral and Dusk Pink Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Neutral and Dusk Pink Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Neutral and Dusk Pink Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Neutral and Dusk Pink 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.

BOOK NOW

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Rustic and Blue Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer

My Mini Holiday Sessions are in full bloom this month and I’ll be sharing with you many beautiful family portraits.

I’m a minimalist when it comes to posing. During the session, I place my clients where their faces are lit with the best natural light. I give a few suggestions to prompt them to interact with each other, then patiently wait for that magic moment to come. The results? Precious and most natural expression captured on prints.

My first little client is a handsome two-year-old boy, who has totally stolen his mama’s heart. Although he didn’t take a good nap that afternoon, he was still such a sweet sweet boy. I am so happy I got the opportunity to photograph this lovely family of three!

If you’ve been thinking to grab a Mini Holiday Session for your sweet little family this Fall, let’s move from thinking to be the first to reserve one of the limited spots!  CLICK THIS LINK to book now.

Rustic and Blue Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Rustic and Blue Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Rustic and Blue Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Rustic and Blue Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Rustic and Blue Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Rustic and Blue Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography

Rustic and Blue 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.

BOOK NOW

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Simply Joyful Family Session | Houston Family Photographer

During this busy season with Mini Holiday Sessions lined up on my calendar, I have to consistently remind myself, to slow down, to take good care of myself, to fill up my own bucket before I can continue fill buckets for others.

As mothers, especially when you have multiple children, your world keeps spinning for your children, your husband, your extended families, friends, and co-workers. However, this mother of three decided to hit the pause button in her busy life, and enjoy a full-service family session with me that evening.

After we finished with group photos, as mom had requested in her pre-session consultation, we did a few individual portraits for each of her children, and some one-year-old portraits for her daughter. Her children were so well disciplined and cooperative that I had captured many beautiful images within just an hour! As we walked towards the lakeside, I decided to try something new for their session. I asked them to all sit on that gorgeous rock for some back-lit sunset portraits. We concluded our session as the family held hand and hand walking along the lake. This gorgeous moment will forever be kept in prints and in their memory.

That evening was filled with laughters, hugs, and kisses. Everyone in the family had a great time together. Mom’s bucket was filled with overflowing joy and thankfulness. And behind the camera, I had such as great joy capturing these images and spending the evening with this family as well!

Have you reserved your Mini Holiday Session yet? Grab your spot before it’s sold out again! CLICK THIS LINK to book now.

Simply Joyful Family Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Simply Joyful Family Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Simply Joyful Family Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Simply Joyful Family Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Simply Joyful Family Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Simply Joyful Family Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Simply Joyful Family Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Simply Joyful Family Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Simply Joyful Family Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Simply Joyful Family Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Simply Joyful Family Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Simply Joyful Family Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Simply Joyful Family Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Simply Joyful Family Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Simply Joyful Family Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Simply Joyful Family Session | Houston Family Photographer | Teresa Yiu Photography
Simply Joyful Family 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.

BOOK NOW

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Celebrating Togetherness | Mini Holiday Session | Houston Family Photographer

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.

BOOK NOW

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