Category Archives: families

Kelly before 8am

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This is Kelly, the woman who owns & runs the Houston Moms Blog.

Her son was born with a defect called an omphalocele, which situation in which the abdominal wall does not close all the way and some of the organs develop outside of the body, attached in a sac. He spent some time in the NICU when he was first born, and then when he was a few months old he had surgery to put his stomach, liver, and intestines back inside his body and repair the omphalocele. (In just one surgery, which seems amazing to me.)

But he healed fine and has not had any other complications at all, and he’s now almost four years old. And he’s got a little sister now, as well.

Here’s what happens in Kelly’s house before 8am.

You can read what she says about her morning, too.

Jessica before 8am

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OMG FAVORITE PICTURE. The baby belly propped up on the dad’s belly…could this be any better?!?

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Jessica’s morning. Jessica’s family totally trusted me with this session–she let me into her house, and then went back to bed! She let me photograph her IN BED.

It’s hard to know, when you’re photographing strangers, whether they are doing things for your benefit or if they are truly just letting it all hang out. With Jessica’s family, I really felt like they totally just did their thing, without thinking about the camera, which is not easy. I totally love this session.

See what she says about her morning in her post on the Houston Moms Blog.

Heather before 8am

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The next in the series about what happens in people’s homes before 8am.

I loved that her cat & smaller dog followed them around from room to room. I loved that the cat and the bigger dog seem like good buds. I love that Heather and her daughter made breakfast together. And I love the gold shoes.

Read Heather’s post about her mornings on the Houston Moms Blog.