Category Archives: before 8am

Win a Before 8am Session!


I love this photo series. That is probably obvious (or why else would I be shooting them?), but I have loved seeing the response to these sessions over the past few months from other people who love them and who connect with them in the same way I do.

I am super excited to announce today that I am giving away a Before 8am session over on the Houston Moms Blog this week. You can have your VERY OWN Before 8am session (if you live in the Houston area), and the opportunity to share it with all of the awesome Houston Moms Blog readers as a guest blogger.

Enter HERE for your chance to win. The contest will be open until Friday.

Good luck!!

Kristine before 8am


A peak at what Kristine’s morning looks like before 8am as she gets ready for work. Kristine and her husband love to travel and have been a lot of cool places—his favorite trip ever was New Zealand; hers was Rio. They are raising their daughter to be tri-lingual (Vietnamese, Chinese, and English). On Tuesdays (the day we shot this), her mom comes over to watch Kara while Kristine is at work.

Read more about her mornings on the Houston Moms Blog today.

Erica before 8am


It’s Erica’s house before 8am. Erica & Christina moved here last year for Erica to take a job teaching at U of H. Christina stays home with their daughter, so this morning Erica was getting ready for work and Christina and Quinn were getting ready for a morning at home.

To read what Erica says about her morning, check out her post on the Houston Moms Blog today.

Stephanie before 8am

Stephanie’s kids are a little older than most of the kids in the other families I’ve photographed in this series. They are pretty independent, each getting themselves ready for school without much help. Stephanie is awake and hangs out with them chatting as they’re getting themselves ready.

He is fascinated by the Titanic. AS AM I.
She watches him walk to the bus stop from the front yard.
And then almost as soon he’s gone, Stephanie’s daughter wakes up and comes downstairs.
She is a serious dancer. She dances 5 hours every day after school. And has been doing that since first grade. (She’s now in fourth.)

Go read what she says about her mornings over on the Houston Moms Blog!

Brittney before 8am

We shot Brittney’s session on a Saturday morning. Her in-laws were in town from Baton Rouge because Brittney’s youngest son was being baptized the next morning.

So here’s a Saturday morning of breakfast and babies and grandparents.

When I got there, Brittney and her husband were starting to make breakfast, and everyone else was asleep still.


What happens in Brittney’s house before 8am. Read what she says about her morning over on the Houston Moms Blog today.