If you look away for just a moment and turn back, it seems that there is something new and beautiful to find in your little ones. Document every moment by visiting with a photographer that specializes in framing those moments in time. The patience and knowledge required to work with children and infants is not something that all photographers have. These top five Houston kids’ photographers have that know-how and can turn great moments into beautiful portraits.

(credit: Diana Simonetta/LTL Photography)

LTL Photography

1707 Nance St. Studio G
Houston, Texas 77020
(832) 921-7713

Houston photographer Diana Simonetta, featured in CBSHouston.com’s Best Places for Pet Photography In Houston, also has a knack for working with children and infants. Catching those special moments to treasure for a lifetime is about developing a relationship with the kids she works with. Knowing the best time and location for those important shoots is vital to getting the best out of each child, and Simonetta has the experience to pick both. Flipping through her portfolio, you will find that she beautifully captures the innocence, energy, and essence of who each child is.

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Evin Thayer Studios

405 Avondale St.
Houston, Texas 77006
(713) 524-0199

Well established, Houston photographer Evin Thayer seems to have his hand in every facet of the world of photography. His prestigious portfolio also includes children and infants. Evin Thayer Studios offers a Baby’s First Year Photography that allows parents to record those changes in children that seem to happen in the blink of an eye. Parents, you can also welcome your newborn into the world with the studio’s custom birth announcements. Thayer offers a free photography consultation to get families started.

Bellababies Portrait Boutique

1636 W. Alabama St.
Houston, Texas 77006
(713) 626-1070

Bellababies concentrates their time on infant photography. They have staff that are experts in engaging children and working with parents. Kristi Zontini started with wedding portraits and expanded by following couples to the next step in their lives – children. Her studio in the beautiful Montrose area of Houston provides a garden, porch, and charming rooms for a beautiful selection of settings.

(credit: Chubby Cheek Photography/Shalonda Chaddock)

Chubby Cheek Photography

Spring, Texas
(832) 229-8404

Inspired by her own little angels, Shalonda Chaddock left the corporate world to do what she loves. The treasured photographs that she captures allow families to hold on to those special memories for a lifetime. From the moments of serenity and stillness to the curious looks and gestures, Cheeks seems to stop time at the right moment before snapping the button. Her work is all on-location with newborns to families.

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R Mann Photography

Houston, Texas
(713) 269-3322

Mann is another photographer who has found pleasure in the world of portraits after life in the corporate world. Alter-ego photo shoots have become popular in the last few years, and he is one of the few photographers who has mastered the art. Mann is in-tune with kids, and his work shows the fun behind the shoot. His location shoots are reasonably priced and offer the opportunity to capture the true personality of children at rest and play.

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Nicole Sonnier is a freelance writer living in Houston and covers Nightlife & Music. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.