Addie – 6 months

Y’all. This little girl. This session. These outfits.

I can’t wait to share these with you!!!! Addie is one of my Little Ones clients and I’m not sure how it’s even possible but I think she just keeps getting cuter & cuter! And if you remember her newborn portraits, you know that’s tough to top on the cuteness scale!!!

Seriously though…. It doesn’t get much cuter than this!!!!

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Best. Facial. Expression. Ever.

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This sweater was knitted just for Addie (ummmmmm… skills.) & these little ruffly socks? So sweet!

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Love this one!! Her little toes pointed together just slays me!

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Since it’s almost Easter, Amanda & Steve brought some little props, and those bunny ears, y’all!! I was so impressed that Addie kept them on! I know my girls wouldn’t have lasted 30 seconds in those!!

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Love this one too!

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That tongue!! Hahaha.

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Aaaaaaand yet another favorite!

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The sweetest little serious Easter bunny ever.

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Such a happy little girl! We’ll leave out the details on what her parents & I were doing behind the camera to get those grins, but it was worth it!

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This just about sums up how I feel about the fact that three of Addie’s shoots are already done! Going by way too fast!

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Amanda & Steve, thanks so much for making the drive to shoot at our house & for letting me photograph all of these sweet stages in Addie’s first year! I love getting to see y’all periodically & absolutely love getting to photograph your beautiful baby girl!!

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To see the other shoots from Addie’s Little Ones Package, just click the links below!

It Really IS About You

As a small business owner (now twice over), I have realized it is so important to make the most of your online presence to create connection with your current & future clients. The same goes for anyone though really…. when you want to connect, build trust & engage your tribe, you have to put yourself in it.

People need to see the face behind the business, behind the message. They want to be able to picture who is speaking to them in those tweets, Instagram captions & blog posts. They want to be able to have a familiarity with you!

As business owners, this is HUGE. When a potential client can scroll through your feed, know what you look like, be able to picture what it would be like to work with you, & see glimpses into your personal life that resonate with them, they will be so much more likely to invest with you, because on some level they are choosing to invest IN you.

A lot of times we think that no one wants to see us (especially for us photographers), they just want to see the gorgeous work we can produce for them. I used to kinda be in that camp. I didn’t think it was a big deal to put my face out there… And then I did some research & realized that there really is a payoff for putting myself into my business in a public way.

So I tried it.

 

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And I’ve realized that some of my best performing Instagram posts (not that it’s all about numbers) have been ones that I am IN. Ones that open up to my audience & tell them more about the lip-product-selling, family-oriented, California-hearted photographer mama behind b.marie.photography.

And as I am building my photography business in Kingwood now – and in some ways having to start all over – having my potential clients get to know me before they ever hit ‘submit’ on that contact form is powerful.

And the more I put myself front & center, the better it feels…. There are a lot of photographers in Houston, but there is only one me, and the people who feel a connection with me will most likely be the most enjoyable for me to work with! It is resonating with people & that is encouraging in a business-stratgey sense, but it is also wonderfully reassuring on a personal level too!

So if you are a small business owner, a creative, I would LOVE to help you get intentional, beautiful images of you & your work that can start to connect immediately with your ideal clients! Just shoot me a message here & I can’t wait to start planning with you to help your business grow!! And if you aren’t following along on Instagram, I’d love to have you join me

Senior Portraits – Julie

It’s been a little while since I’ve been able to photograph a senior, and y’all…. coming back to that with Julie’s session was just perfect!!!

Julie, you are so beautiful on the inside & out! I truly enjoyed getting to hang out with you & your mom as we ventured from Downtown Houston to Kingwood for your portraits!

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We started out downtown at Julie’s school, Incarnate Word Academy. We may not have been able to access the new fancy side of the building due to continued construction, but Julie, you made this main entrance look good!

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So gorgeous!

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You seriously have the best smile, Julie!

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Love these ones with the pops of red!

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One of my favorites, for sure!

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Benedictine College is going to be so lucky to have you!!

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I just can’t get over how mature & poised you are. I’m pretty sure I was way more of a hot mess when I was graduating high school!

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After our little walk along the bayou, we headed back to Kingwood for photos at St. Martha Catholic Church. It was such a perfect backdrop for photos, and so perfect because it holds so much meaning in Julie’s life. Bringing in personal touches through locations or details makes my sappy photographer heart SO happy!

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One of those personal touches was this guitar… these shots almost didn’t happen, but Julie’s sweet sister drove it up to us & I am SO glad she did!

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Julie, thank you so much for spending the afternoon with me & letting me take your senior pictures!! I am so excited for all that the rest of your senior year holds for you, and for your next step at college! Congrats!!

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