Hi! I’m Laurie…Thanks for stopping by.
Welcome to Pride in Photos. I am smitten with photography, it is seriously AWESOME! Capturing a memory that you can have forever, what can compare to this?!
I am a natural light documentary/lifestyle photographer based out of Houston, Texas. I believe in capturing the everyday authentic moments, the wonder of childhood and the love of family. I am a mom of two grown daughters and 3 young grandchildren. I love documenting their childhood in an honest and authentic way. I don’t direct or force my family to sit perfectly and smile, instead I choose to capture them as they are.
I also love photographing other families. I’m not trying to create the perfect family photo for your christmas cards. But I will give you images showing authentic moments and real connections. Kids are messy, silly, wild, funny, emotional and full of love, my goal is to capture all of it.
Every session is unique to each family. Together we will come up with a plan of the activities/moments/details that are special to you, to tell the story that is your family right now. Sessions are a mix of documentary and very lightly guided posing. Nothing is forced and we go with the flow, I capture moments as they naturally unfold. My goal is to give you a collection of images that you and your kids can look at 50 years from now and the memories and emotions of what is like to be YOUR FAMILY right now will come flooding back.
If you would like to check us out a little more before hiring us, you will find a page called “Featured Here” where you can see where we have been featured or awarded for our photography. Feel free to click on the images and it will take you to the blogs/websites.
I hope Pride in Photos will become your daily retreat for encouragement and inspiration!
Please use the form below to contact me for information regarding availability and pricing in the greater Houston, TX area.
Looking so forward to working with your family and making precious memories.
I wish you a nice Sunday and a nice new week.
Thank you SOOO much for taking the time to read our blog post about the hurdles me and my family are facing during this time which was shared on Michael Lai’s blog. We are working on garnering support for the cancer relief crowdfunding campaign my brother and I made for our mom who is fighting third stage colon cancer. Just you taking the time to read seriously is so awesome to us. If you can please share/reblog our cause or promote our page wherever you can. I trust that you can help make a significant impact on our small, humble family.
Thank you again!
Hi Laurie > You have a great eye for capturing what most of us don’t notice. Have a splendid weekend 🙂
I couldn’t agree more and love capturing photos of both my kids and travel – that’s why I recently launched a family travel blog. Glad I came across your site – great photos :).
I feel happy to be meeting you..!!
You have a wonderful blog here..!!!
Stay happy 🙂
dear Laurie, have a nice weekend… 😉
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Very pleased to know you. Gratings from Belgium
Hi, Laurie! 🙂
I would like to nominate you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. More details here:
Continue inspiring others with your great posts! 🙂
Thank You Christine!
You are much welcome, Laurie! 🙂
I will look at your photographic work and follow you 🙂
Hi Laurie! I have nominated you for the “Wonderful Team Readership Award!” I really enjoy reading your blog and feel you deserve some recognition! Have a wonderful day!
Carol, that is so kind of you…blessings!!!
You’re welcome! I enjoy your photos.
I’m back and I want to thank you for being a part of my Thankful Thursday! Congrats on your nomination of a Liebster Award if you chose to accept! http://bit.ly/1d3BlnM
Hi Laurie! What an incredibly talented person you are! I cannot wait to see more! I certainly shall be returning to “Pride in Photos” a lot! With big hugs from Chicago, Cher xo
NIce blog… 😉
Hi, Laurie! Thanks for the follow – I am now also following your lovely blog and Pinterest boards. I love your style!
I’ve been trying to have a decent look around your blog but for some reason (probably my internet) It was the Christmas dog photo – a lovely picture of a great expression! Anyway, sorry I haven’t appeared to take much of an interest but I hope you understand ….
Thanks for following. I’m a happy camper now you are joining me as I trip around by RV, plane, car and time machine to the past. I remember your gravatar from previous “likes.” I love your photography and am now following you!
Comments, compliments, critiques and wisecracks are most welcome.
“See” you again soon.
Which Way Now 101 aka Carol
So happy together☺
Will definitely be back for a tip of the day. Thanks for dropping by.
I wish you a wonderful and successful New Year 2014
All the best wishes for you and yours from here, Happy Holidays… 🙂
Hi – I just nominated you for two awards – The Sisterhood of the World – and the WordPress Family Blog awards.
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You have beautiful pictures!
Thank you kindly for stopping by my blog today. You have amazing captures here. Lovely blog.
Hi Laurie, thanks for stopping by my blog. You have lots of great things to see.
Somehow I came across your blog, and I’m glad I did! Your photos are beautiful, I love the styling of your blog… all in all, very nice! ~SueBee
You have a beautiful blog,I enjoyed looking at your photos.Looking forward to more of your posts.When I find time,I will look at your archives!!!
Have a great day ahead !!!
Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I have enjoyed following yours as well. As I have grandkids of my own, I can appreciate your grandkid photos. 🙂
You have an amazing number of silos showcasing your talent. I knew I was in “trouble” when I went into your blog. And thank you for stopping by mine. All the best,
Look at you, Laurie! Love the new look to the blog. Hope you’re well 🙂
Hi! Your photos are very enjoyable and inspiring! Looking forward to seeing more 🙂
Congratulations Laurie, I’ve nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. Please go to http://oilpastelsbymary.com/ for the rules. You deserve this award!
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You have a lot of wonderful photos here. I like espacially your portraits 🙂
Totally agree about what you wrote about the power of a photography… it captures a moment and makes it stay with you forever! A beautiful state of mind!!!! And also the reason why I love photographies that much 😉 xx
Thanks so much for checking out my blog and following me! I’ve read this introductory piece and can truthfully say your photos DO inspire me! So glad we’ve met! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com
Hi, Laurie. Thank you for dropping by my blog and leading me to your wonderful and inspiring one. I especially love the images of children. Have a lovely week!
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Thanks for visiting my blog and following. I’m now following yours and am looking forward to seeing more!
Your photos take my breath away – your grandson and Tarzan are lucky to have such a talented lady in their lives! – http://dedivahdeals.com/2013/07/13/acceptance-of-the-semper-fidelis-award/
Hey, Laurie! Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July. I just wanted to drop by and let you know that I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Hope you check out my 7 factoids and play along. Have a great long weekend! Cheers!
Thank you for stopping by and liking my blog post on Huatulco. I will enjoy viewing your work as well!
Nice to meet you Laurie 🙂
Good to be here again, Laurie! I’ve been following you and haven’t been notified, now I’ll try it again.:-)
Have a great new week!
L♥ve from the Far North
Hi Laurie… glad to connect and interact with you.. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. Best wishes to you.. !!
thanks for popping past my blog, I too am in love with photography and I look forward to seeing some of yours in the future.
I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award: http://organisedclutter.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/liebster-blog-award-2/
Enjoy! – Mariam x
Congrats! You have been nominated for the Very Inspiring Bloggers Award! I hope you accept it! http://jrule.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
Your blogging tips and photos are truly inspiring.
Keep up the awesome blogging!
Thank you SO much Jill! This made my day….
The glass is a powerful tool!
Hi, thanks for stopping by and liking my post.
Great blog! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a wonderful weekend!
It is a pleasure meeting you Laurie. Your heart is coming through your work!
Thank you for visiting me.
Thanks for following me. Much appreciated.
Vous avez un blog merveilleux,ce fut un plaisir pour moi de le visiter Laurie
Beautiful day !
Thank you for following my blog, looking foward to seeing more of your posts..
Thanks for liking my latest post on writewireless.wordpress.com. I really like your photos, especially the artistic ones such as the electric blue trees and the Chihuly exhibit. Nice!
Nice blog. I agree with your thoughts on travel photography. The vivid memories from summer trips with the family would not be so vivid without the photos captured that now remind me of what a great time we had as a family.
Laurie, this is fabulous!! Thanks for the follow. I will certainly be back!
Love your blog my friend – thanks for sharing!
Really glad to have chanced upon your blog. Love your photos! As someone who has just taken up this hobby, your blog is very inspiring! 🙂
Thanks for following, Laurie!
Hi Laurie – I have nominated your blog for the REALITY Award at http://tinylessonsblog.com/2013/05/11/time-for-gratitude-and-thanks/. But don’t panic, it’s a light-touch award with no rules, just appreciation 🙂
Your photos are great! looking forward to seeing more of your future posts 🙂
thanks for visiting and following my blog. Love your portraits!
hi Laurie, Thanks for liking my blog today! Happy blogging
nice to meet u
Laurie, what a fun new layout and Gravatar photo you have here.
Hej from Sweden!
Welcome back to my blog. Thanks for liking my recent post.
thank you for liking my post, Sweet Heat Meat. I am enjoying checking out your blog as well!
Hej from Sweden!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my recent post. Welcome back!
Hi Laurie, I think you might find “family” an interesting topic on http://www.oilpastelsbymary.com. Enjoy!!
Hi Laurie, I have nominated you for the “Super Sweet Blogging Award”.
Feel free to click on the below link if you wish to accept the award and all you need to do is follow the quick and simple rules.
Well done and congrats for being one of my nominees: http://luchaniktravel.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/super-sweet-blogging-award/ Thanks, Davinder
thank you for the following my blog 🙂
Så nydelig bilde av deg😃 virkelig vakker😊
Hey, Thanks for stopping by my blog and the follow. Hope that you found something of interest. Look forward to seeing more from you, 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really love your pictures!
Thanks Frances…feeling is mutual.
Hi Laurie. Thank you discovering my blog http://www.throughharoldslens.com. It gave me the opportunity to discover explore and Follow your blog. Hope we both enjoy our journeys. Best, Harold
Thank you for dropping by my blog and leading me to your wonderful one!
I am enjoying your blog and when I received this award I took the opportunity to share your space with my readers:
Laurie I have nominated you for an Awesomeness award. The badge is on my post from 4/20/13.
I realize these awards take time to respond to so do not feel you have to comply with the requirements.
1. List your top ten favorite blogs and notify them.
2. List 10 things we do not know about yourself.
And here is your prize, I hope you like it !
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Thanks for your recent comment on my blog post about making a good first impression. It led me to your interesting blog, which I am now following.
I am fascinated by photographers and their work. I, for the life of me, can’t take a picture. I end up with a picture of the ground or the sky, anything but the subjects.
Hi Laurie! Thanks for always stopping by my blog. Your pictures are extraordinary!:)
thanks for liking my photos! yours are so colourful!
Hey there! I have nominated you for a Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! 😀 Follow this link and have a look at how to accept the award:
Laurie-I like your eye as well!!!
Glad you took a look at mine, so I can see yours!
Hiya! So nice of you to look in on my blog (or blogs, lol), I appreciate it very much. From what I have seen of your own one so far it looks very inspirational – just what I need – and I will be sure to keep an eye open for your posts! Handy that you have a Facebook page, too 🙂
thank you for stopping by my blog – your photos are quite beautiful. i am afraid i am a bit of a neophyte, and in case you may have not noticed, almost all of my pictures are of our dog. since the advent of my i-phone, taking spur of the moment shots it a possibility. again thanks – 🙂
Thanks for following my blog, TroupinAround! I love the pictures and art on your blog. I look forward to reading more from you.
I really like your blog! Keep up the great work. By the way the landscaping in your yard is beautiful! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me! I will look forward to more of your work as well.
You have a lovely blog and even lovely Pinterest board. We are following you there. Hoping to see more of your lovely pictures/notes there. Do stop by and follow along if you are interested in children’s books. We found you through a linky!
i am so glad i followed your blog.. you’ll find me surfing on your blog and back read..
Thanks so much for your sweet compliments Laurie and I love your photography. Have a fabulous day!
ciao! luvFAB blog.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog, liking my photo, and commenting! I appreciate it very much. 😀
Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog today http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/2013/02/liebster-award.html
I Love your blog and your pictures are amazing.
Feel free to copy and paste anything you might want to use from my post today such as the questions…
Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile
You’ve been nominated! 😀 http://carmenisabelgonzalez.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/very-inspiring-blog-2013/
Thanks for stopping by http://www.domesticingenuity.com! I hope you stop by again. Your photos are absolutely beautiful! I will definitely be back for an afternoon read!
Hi Laurie thank you for liking my post today. It had remembered from reading your blog, you live in Florida, and I wondered if you recognized where my pics were shot from. I hope you are enjoying Houston. I love the citrus cards…as I have seen the citrus farms here and rightly not as lovely as the ones you posted. Happy day and blessings to you… Ellie
Hello Laurie! Thank you for the follow, I just returned the favor so I could enjoy your lovely posts! All the best & Cheers 🙂
Congratulations I’ve nominated you for The Very Versatile Blogger Award! You can get the details of this award at http://oilpastelsbymary.com/2013/01/30/the-versatile-blogger-award/. I’ve really enjoyed your blog postings and photo’s of your grandchildren. Lots of good decorating advice also! Congratulations! Mary
Mary…thank you very very much! It is a honor to be nominated by someone with your talent.
You’re welcome! We are blessed by your wonderful blog, it’s heart felt and filled with spirit! Thanks and congratulations! Mary
Hi Laurie. I got the award “The versatile blogger” and the rules state that I must nominate others. Since I like your blog so much I’d like to nominate you for the same award. If you choose to accept it, you’ll find the link here:
Thanks for following my blog “Pit’s Musings and Ramblings from a Big Country.” If you’d rather read everything in English, you might want to look at my other blog, “A German Expat’s Life in Texas” [http://pitstexasexpatblog.wordpress.com/].
Best regards from southern Texas,
Thanks for your visit ~~~ You have the nicest photos ….loves all of it. Its really great getting to know your family and your life. They all seems wonderfull. Thanks for sharing ~~ looking forward for more of it 🙂
This is the biggest compliment you could pay me! Thank you for joining our family and I look forward to getting to know you more in 2013.
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Hi again….i had a quick look at your blog and i find its content very interesting both your photos and words. thanks for visiting my blog, Gasm Travels as it led me to yours….keep blogging this 2013!
Thanks my dear for everything, your support, encouragement & love.
Thank you very much
You are very welcome…the photographer that you show is stupendous!!!!
no its your love & encouragement that makes me do it,
as I told you I am just a catalyst between you & everything beautiful & divine.
I want to share whatever is beautiful, whatever is divine.
Thanks I love you my friend,
Great to meet you Laurie and thank you for visiting my blog and now following. Because of this I’ve been introduced to your fantastic blog and I look forward to looking through your site and following you.
Thank you Mary!! I love meeting and getting to know new friends.
Thanks for the follow over on my blog. Looks like I have some catch up to do here on your site.
So Happy to have your here Angeline!
Hey…laurie….I love your blog….and…I nominated you for very inspiring blogger award:
Keep posting such great posts!!
Alethea, Thank you so much for the beautiful nomination. Virtual hugs!!
Lovely blog! Just discovered I’m a stone’s throw north of you on the coast. Blessings for the new year.
Well that is awesome we are neighbors☺☺
Thank you Laurie for following my site. Wonderful photography here!
Så nydelig dame;)
Hi Laurie liked reading about you. I am here by some link, but glad I am here.
Thanks. I invite you to visit my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definately find something of your interest.
Laurie, you have a beautiful blog and you are an inspiration!
Hi Laurie- Thanks for following me. Your blog is lovely!
hi Laurie, so nice to meet you! Beautiful Photos!!!
Hi Laurie! Thanks for following my blog and like a post. 🙂 I read through your blog and you have such a beautiful blog to read. Great to know you!
Thank you for following my blog. Much appreciated! I’ll be hanging around here…
Hi Laurie. Thanks for checking out my blog! Your beautiful! …..Paula x
Hi Laurie. Thank you very much for visiting my blog today and liking a couple of posts. You have a beautiful blog. I am enjoying reading your posts and looking at your images.
Please stop by and visit my blog again soon.
It really is very nice.! I congratulate you.
Hi there thanks so much for taking the time to pop onto my blog – what lovely photos you have here, and a very cute grandson!
Hi Laurie! I am not sure if you get my first message last night, so I have to do it again.
Thank you so much for leaving a very sweet comment on my sweet shoot Tuesday post and you following me is a pleasure. I am a fan of you and your very good work. I have just added you to my Hi-addiction.
Hi Laurie! Thank you for following and leaving such a beautiful comments on my page. I am also a big fan of you and your work. You are up already on my Hi-addiction list.
All the best,
Hello, Laurie. Appreciate your recent visit and comment on my photography blog. 🙂
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Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award 🙂 For more information, check out http://alotonyourplate.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/wordpress-fun-the-sunshine-award. Have fun and awesome blog! 🙂
Enjoyed your blog and your photos are lovely. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking some of the posts…you have great stuff on here :). Have a lovely tuesday, and Nolan is so adorable, bless his heart.
Thank you for stopping by my blog too! Appreciate it!