Bluebonnet Mini Sessions 2016 - Houston, TX Family Photographer

It's spring time and I am so happy to announce that we will be having Bluebonnet Mini Sessions this year! We will be returning to one of our favorite bluebonnet patches in Kingwood, TX . I can not wait, this is were I first started photographing bluebonnets and I am so happy to be going back :)

We will be having mini sessions this week. The first bluebonnet mini sessions will take place on Friday, April 8th and the second set will be held Saturday, April 9th.

Below is all the fun information needed to book them, hope to see you there!

Here is a sneak peek at this precious maternity session held in College Station, TX. I can not get over them and the FIELD! We NEED more like them in Houston!

Here is a sneak peek at this precious maternity session held in College Station, TX. I can not get over them and the FIELD! We NEED more like them in Houston!

The Bluebonnet Mini Session will be 20 minutes long and will include 6 digital files on an online gallery with a print release. The price for them is $70. Due to their high demand, the mini session fee must be paid in order to reserve your spot. To pay for your mini session click here.  Limited spaces are available, so book yours today!           

Times and Dates available:

Friday, April 8th - 625pm | 645pm | 705pm | 725pm                             

Saturday, April 9th - 725am | 745am | 805am | 825am | 845am | 905am | 925am

To book contact us at alex@alexwhitephoto.com or on the contact tab above.

To see photos of the Kingwood Bluebonnet patch click here. I look forward to seeing many of your smiling faces this week, yay for Spring!!                                                           

Announcing our Wedding Photography Services and Giveaway - Houston, TX Photographer

It is with so much delight that I am writing this post. I have been looking forward to this day for a long, long time - I am so happy to announce that Alex White Photography is officially offering weddings.

After second shooting, taking classes and talking to wonderful photographers in the community I am ready to take the plunge into wedding photography again. I started on this route a few years ago and since then have concentrating on learning posing and family style photography but I just couldn't stay away. In an unexpected way I got into wedding photography again when my dear friend Lida, from Lida Mathews Photography, asked me to come along with her and shoot a wedding at the beautiful Chateau Polonez last year. That day I rushed home to my husband, told him all about it, and we knew this announcement was coming soon!

To celebrate I will be having a Wedding Photography Giveaway. I would love to have my comeback wedding be one that is a HUGE celebration!!!

One lucky couple will win a complete wedding day photography collection, here is what is included in the Wedding Photography Giveaway: 

  • 1-2 hours engagement session
  • 6 hours of wedding photography coverage*
  • Online gallery of all fully edited, high resolution digital images with print rights
  • Complimentary Facebook Timeline Banners showcasing your engagement photos as well as photos of your special day

*Additional hours may be added for a discounted price. Prints and Albums will also be available for the lucky couple at a discounted price.

Here is how to enter

  • Post a photo of you and your love on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #alexwhitegiveaway
  • On the photo tell us your names, wedding date, your ceremony and reception venue/location, and something special about you
  • Share it with your friends

The deadline to enter is Wednesday, July 8th at NOON CST. At that point I will post all of the photos on our Facebook page and you will get a chance to vote on your favorite couple - the couple with the most Facebook "likes" by Friday, July 10th at 1P.M. CST wins!!

Be sure to follow us both on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with the contest.  

Good luck and I can not wait to see all of the beautiful couples that enter :)

 

Terms: Due to my upcoming maternity leave, wedding dates can not take place between October 1st, 2015 - December, 1st 2015. Wedding must take place in either 2015 or 2016.  A wedding photography contract applies and must be signed within 10 days of notifying the winning couple. If the wedding is outside of the greater Houston area, the winning couple agrees to pay for travel fees upfront (when the contract is sent). Alex White Photography will make all travel arrangements and if applicable, a travel quote will be sent prior to the contract. Alex White Photography will be the exclusive photographer for the wedding day. If you are already contracted with another photographer, you are exempt from the giveaway. Availability is based on Alex White Photography's schedule.

Second Year Anniversary Session - Old Town Spring, TX Photographer

Have you ever met those couples that shine? The type that go together just perfectly? Well this is them and they blew me away. From the moment they got out of the car at our studio in Old Town Spring, I could see the love. They were so easy going, loving and sweet. I could not wait to jump in the car, head over to the location for our shoot and start the anniversary session!

Each year they have a photo shoot that incorporates the gift of that year; first year: paper, second: cotton. She reached out to me wanting a shoot in a cotton field, what transpired was so much greater.

They met in each other in elementary school; their instant friendship was incredible, their connection was exciting, their future was divine. After moving away for work, he reconnected with her through Facebook. From then, the rest was history. They began talking online, he moved back and they started the path that would lead them to this very day!

She leaned into him with so much love and tenderness, his face shined with a huge smile and my heart just melted away.....

She leaned into him with so much love and tenderness, his face shined with a huge smile and my heart just melted away.....

Since we didn't have a cotton field around, we came up with the idea of cotton candy - this cute little prop made the shoot so special

Since we didn't have a cotton field around, we came up with the idea of cotton candy - this cute little prop made the shoot so special

Their love is so incredible. It was as if I was photographing two high school sweethearts or we were at an engagement session for the very first time.

Their love is so incredible. It was as if I was photographing two high school sweethearts or we were at an engagement session for the very first time.

Just then, the sun peaked through the trees - making this session even more magical.

Just then, the sun peaked through the trees - making this session even more magical.

The best part about this couple is that they could make each other laugh in a matter of seconds.

The best part about this couple is that they could make each other laugh in a matter of seconds.

He leaned into her as we wrapped up the shoot, I was in the middle of putting my camera away when I caught this - ahhh! I'm going to say it one.last.time - I LOVE THEIR LOVE!!!!

He leaned into her as we wrapped up the shoot, I was in the middle of putting my camera away when I caught this - ahhh! I'm going to say it one.last.time - I LOVE THEIR LOVE!!!!

It was an honor photographing your anniversary session sweet couple! Congratulations on your second year!!!



Magnolia Hotel, Houston, TX Wedding - Cassy and Jeff

Gorgeous doesn't begin to cover how beautiful Cassy looked on her wedding day. She floated around her suite as she got ready with her closest friends. From her hair to her dress, her look was perfection - she simply glowed on her special day. A few floors down Jeff was in his suite getting ready with the guys. Laughs and sports on the TV filled the room and his smile said it at - he was just ecstatic to see his beautiful bride.

The venue was absolutely stunning; the decorations were intimate, the style was classic, the details were set - it was time for their big day!

The wedding ceremony and reception took place at the stunning Magnolia Hotel in Houston, TX.

The wedding ceremony and reception took place at the stunning Magnolia Hotel in Houston, TX.

The wedding ceremony had the most gorgeous backdrop to it, making the day that much more magical.

The wedding ceremony had the most gorgeous backdrop to it, making the day that much more magical.

We took a stroll to a nearby garden, their love truly shined as they held each other as man and wife.

We took a stroll to a nearby garden, their love truly shined as they held each other as man and wife.

Fresh flowers decorated this amazingly beautiful wedding cake.

Fresh flowers decorated this amazingly beautiful wedding cake.

I love everything about these wedding favors. The font and the colors of them are so great!

I love everything about these wedding favors. The font and the colors of them are so great!

The best part about their exit was the elevator. Such a romantic way to say goodbye :)

The best part about their exit was the elevator. Such a romantic way to say goodbye :)

Thank you for the incredible honor of shooting your amazing day Cassy and Jeff. Your love truly shines and I wish you so many amazing years ahead. Thank you to the amazing Lida, from Lida Mathews Photography, for taking me on this awesome wedding photography journey - second shooting for you is such a blast!!

A Country Club Wedding, Sugar Creek Country Club, Sugar Land, TX - Lindsey and Alan

She moved down to Houston, TX in search for a job, little did she know that what she was going to find was so much more. She met Alan at work and her happily ever after began. From the moment you meet them, you know - they are perfect for each other. He looks at her with so much love and she simply adores him...I was blown away. Their love radiated every room they were in and their wedding was a perfect reflection of it.

This beautiful little bible has been passed down in their family for years. The last married couple to carry it down the aisle were married in 1986.

This beautiful little bible has been passed down in their family for years. The last married couple to carry it down the aisle were married in 1986.

Every detail was perfectly planned.

Every detail was perfectly planned.

As the girls got ready in the bridal suite of the Sugar Creek Country Club, they took a moment and prayed. Each girl said a prayer for Lindsey and Alan, such a sweet and powerful way to start their wedding.

As the girls got ready in the bridal suite of the Sugar Creek Country Club, they took a moment and prayed. Each girl said a prayer for Lindsey and Alan, such a sweet and powerful way to start their wedding.

Lindsey and Alan opted to do a first look. I can not express enough how much I love this. Not only does it give the couple time to see each other before the big day starts but it gives them THAT moment: the uninterrupted, full of love moment.

Lindsey and Alan opted to do a first look. I can not express enough how much I love this. Not only does it give the couple time to see each other before the big day starts but it gives them THAT moment: the uninterrupted, full of love moment.

The way they look at each other is priceless.

The way they look at each other is priceless.

The wedding ceremony and wedding reception took place in The Sugar Creek Country Club in Sugar Land, TX. This was the perfect location for such a beautiful day.

The wedding ceremony and wedding reception took place in The Sugar Creek Country Club in Sugar Land, TX. This was the perfect location for such a beautiful day.

I just love this photo of Lindsey, it shows exactly the type of caring person she is.

I just love this photo of Lindsey, it shows exactly the type of caring person she is.

First dance love.

First dance love.

They had a perfect ribbon wand wedding exit.

They had a perfect ribbon wand wedding exit.

Congratulations to one of the cutest couples I have ever met. Your wedding was phenomenal and I feel truly blessed to have been part of your special day. Thank you to the oh-so-wonderful Lida, from Lida Mathews Photography, for taking me on this wedding photography journey - I absolutely loved second shooting this wedding!!

Birth Story Photography Special - Houston, TX and Surrounding Areas

I found my calling. I am head over heels in love with birth photography. My dear new friend and photographer told me I would feel this way and I really didn't believe it until right now; when I'm up instead of sleeping just daydreaming of future births!

I worked on editing photos from Monday's birth today and felt so strongly about offering a special promotion for all those mommies who want their birth story photographed that I made an announcement!

Starting today all those mommies can book their very own birth story photography session at a discounted rate. Below are the details of this promotion:

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I wanted to make these sessions budget-friendly and accessible to everyone. So that even a baby who is being welcomed in a month can be photographed! I really hope this announcement makes you as excited as it makes me. I can't wait to photograph such an incredible moment again, what a blessing it is to see a baby be welcomed into this world with so much love :)

The announcement will also be posted on our Latest Deal link above, feel free to share it with any mommies-to-be!

Announcing our 2014 Fall Mini Sessions in Kingwood and The Woodlands, TX

It's that time of the year again - when things get a little bit colder, boots start coming out, Starbucks warm drinks are a must - It's fall time.

We are starting the holiday season off with our very own pumpkin stand! A wonderful new friend and photographer had a pumpkin stand made. I could not believe my eyes, I have wanted one for sooooo long!! She must have seen my face, which was full of excitement, when she showed me the photo because she offered to let me borrow it right away! Did I ever tell y'all that I wear my heart on my sleeve and my emotions on my face? Yep, that's me and this time it was for good - oh, so good! I am so beyond blessed to have met her... and that's not just because of the pumpkin stand ;)

Sneak peeks of the fall mini session will be up in the next couple of weeks, be sure to follow Alex White Photography on Facebook and Instagram to see it first! For now, here is our official fall mini session announcement. Email me at alex@alexwhitephoto.com or contact me on the contact tab above to book. Sessions are $75 and will require a $25 non-refundable deposit at time of booking due to high demand. As always, feel free to comment below or contact me if you have any questions. Hope to see y'all at the stand!

Fall mini sessions will take place in Northshore Park and River Grove Park.

Fall mini sessions will take place in Northshore Park and River Grove Park.

PS: I have totally adopted the "y'all" - Does that mean I am full-blown Texan now? HA!

 

My Very First Birth Story - Houston, Tx

I just got back from shooting my very first birth story and oh my goodness, was it amazing! I was a nervous wreck at first but once I got there and saw my beautiful client take part in such an incredible miracle; nerves went right out the window and I fell in love with the world of birth photography.

I contacted my client months ago regarding a potential portfolio shoot. After Katherine, I was fascinated by the process of becoming a mommy that I knew that eventually I would want to give birth photography a try. She agreed and together we talked about images that would capture her day perfectly.

I went straight to my photography friends and asked for advice to make this, the best experience ever. They gave me tips on gear, labor, shots, etc. I took all that in (or as much as I could anyway) and made the changes necessary to make this birth story everything it could be. I bought a full frame camera instead of my crop sensor, I purchased a wide angle lens (the 35mm 2.0 to be exact) and studied about lighting, emotion, etc. I practiced on my camera every day until one day I found myself shooting in complete darkness - yes, 6D, you rock!

I am on such a high right now, I absolutely loved being a part of such a sweet day. My client labored like a champ and after 16 hours of labor she delivered a beautiful and healthy baby boy. She is absolutely remarkable and I am in complete awe of what women can do. I am so excited to share their session but for now I just had to write this post - can you tell I am on cloud 9?!

Fae's Portrait / Graduation Session - The Woodlands, TX

The first throwback Thursday post is here! Everyone meet the "oh, so stunning" Fae.

I first met Fae about six years ago at church. She was so divine. Super stylish, super funny, super friendly, just divine. We became instant friends. She had so many goals for the future. She aspired for a career in nursing, wanted to get her masters and to help her community. She was so determined in everything she did and was truly an inspiration to everyone around her.

She went off to nursing school, then went on to do her masters and graduated last semester - she did it! To commemorate the grand event she wanted to do a photo shoot - a portrait and graduation celebration session! Below are some of the photos from her shoot. She was such a delight and soooooo FIERCE!!

The portrait session was supposed to take place around Market Street in The Woodlands, instead we found this parking lot close by - loving it!

The portrait session was supposed to take place around Market Street in The Woodlands, instead we found this parking lot close by - loving it!

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Professional Make-up done by MAC Cosmetics

Professional Make-up done by MAC Cosmetics

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Congratulations my dear friend, I am honored to know such a beautiful, thoughtful and talented person!!

Back to School Mini Session - Kingwood, Tx

I had the honor of meeting this beautiful little lady during our Back to School Mini Sessions this summer. She was such a little cutie. So shy and quiet but after five minutes with her she was smiling away and couldn't stop looking at the camera. Her mommy had the most beautiful shirt made for her and she came ready for her shoot - Band-Aid and all :)

Below are the photos from our Back to School Mini Session in Kingwood, enjoy!

Pretty much the most beautiful pre-k student EVER!

Pretty much the most beautiful pre-k student EVER!

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I love her eyes, she is just stunning!

I love her eyes, she is just stunning!

Little sister just had to join in on the fun. Isn't she a cutie? Better yet, aren't they the cutest together?!! I love her little hand holding the chalk, their matching outfits and most importantly the look of love big sissy is giving the little one. I am melting away over here!

Little sister just had to join in on the fun. Isn't she a cutie? Better yet, aren't they the cutest together?!! I love her little hand holding the chalk, their matching outfits and most importantly the look of love big sissy is giving the little one. I am melting away over here!