Houston Dance Photographer | Dancers don't need wings to fly

Houston Dance Photographer | Dancer's don't need wings to fly

 

If you are a recurring visitor to my blog, then you know my love for dance is equal to my love for photography.

It is a passion that has never ceased nor been satisfied more than when I was a fine art major at The University of Texas at Austin.  Our lives change and with that opportunities, challenges and new endeavors take us away from our original goals and dreams. 

With photography I managed to go back to my artistic roots, to not only capture beautiful moments in portraits, but to create art that inspires me and makes me proud. I also, get to see these beautiful girls in this amazing moment. Loving life with the whole world there's for the taking.  

Dancers are by far my favorite subjects. I love when I find out that a dancer is interested in a portrait session with me. My head immediately begins to imagine and create her portraits like it's dance choreography. Having a dance background has also allowed me to understand how to freeze their movements, what to look for in their technique and how to capture their beauty. 

This beautiful dancer is among my favorite dancers to photograph. She is stunning and beautiful in her movements. We also captured some playful fashionable portraits of a teenager whose sweet energy is captivating.

I introduce you to our Urban Dancer. 

 

Houston Urban Dancer

Son Joins the Army | Mommy and Me Photoshoot| Houston Texas Family Photographer Maribella Portraits

When your son grows up | Houston Family Photographer- Maribella Portraits, LLC

Son joins the Army

 

Mommy and me photo shoots are special, intimate sessions that feature a mother with her child or children. The results of the shoot can make great gifts for Dad, grandparents, godparents, friends or Mom herself. The photos can be given out over the holidays or as a “just-because” gift any time of the year. Mommy and me photography isn’t just for little ones; this specialized type of portrait photography can work wonderfully with children of any age.

 

When you first become a mother, you are overwhelmed with the feelings of love and fear. No one can truly describe what it feels like to see your child for the first time, only being in that moment can you comprehend the love and emotions.  Being a mother is like having your heart outside of your body. Many things go thru your mind on a daily basis, including the heavy responsibility of shaping a mind, ensuring this human being becomes the best person they can be and their safety.  You want them to grow up, you want them to be good people who will go on to raise other happy wonderful people.

Liz pictured above has a beautiful family. She has raised an amazing young man. He is her only child, and he just turned 18. ily Photographer

Liz pictured above has a beautiful family. She has raised an amazing young man. He is her only child, and he just turned 18. ily Photographer

Liz and her son

 

I was contacted by Liz about scheduling a Mommy and Me session with her son.  It was imperative that we did the session in May, because he would be off to boot camp at the end of the month. Her only child has enlisted in the Army.

 

Son Joins the Army

Son Joins the Army

 

While she is a proud mother, like more parents hearing that their child will be joining the military; the possibility of war always looms overhead.  The fear is real, and Liz decided to honor her son and their relationship by capturing a patriotic mommy and me session.

 

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Liz's son is a brave young man who is ready to make a difference in the world. His mother is proud of him and with tears in her eyes explained to me how important it was for her to capture their bond.

 

They now embark on a new journey, the task is difficult for any mother but it is our destiny to let them go.

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 It was an honor to be their photographer and I will treasure these photos forever.

 

Let me capture your special bond, contact me for your family photograph session.  

 

Located in Cypress TX, a suburb of Northwest Houston, , llc  is a Houston fashion photographer that specializes in stylized child and teen portraits.   Maribella Portraits, LLC serves the Houston and surrounding areas including, but not limited to, Cypress, The Heights, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Spring, Katy, Rice Village, Memorial, Jersey Village, Waller, Hempstead, Magnolia, and Tomball TX.  For booking information please contact Maribella Portraits via Facebookat www.facebook.com/maribellaportraits or email maribellaportraits@gmail.com

 

The Best Mother's Day Gift Idea! Mommy and Me Portrait Sessions| Houston Fashion Photographer-Maribella Portraits

The Best Mother’s Day Gift Idea! Mommy and Me portrait sessions | Houston Fashion Photographer- Maribella Portraits, LLC

What are Mommy and Me portraits? 

Mommy and me photo shoots are special, intimate sessions that feature a mother with her child or children. The results of the shoot can make great gifts for Dad, grandparents, godparents, friends or Mom herself. The photos can be given out over the holidays or as a “just-because” gift any time of the year. Mommy and me photography isn’t just for little ones; this specialized type of portrait photography can work wonderfully with children of any age.

Houston family photographer| Mommy and Me photos

 

 

All too often, Mom acts as just the photographer of family memories, always behind the camera, never in the photos. Mommy and me portrait photography sessions are an opportunity to change all that, allowing Mom to become an integral part of images that depict the loving, timeless bond between mother and child.

Houston Family Photographer| pin up photoshoot

 

As a mother myself, I know how hectic life can be. We often lose sight of our own needs because the needs of our family over anything else. We prioritize taking care of our children, our husbands, the house, our finances and by and by, we start to forget that we need to take care of ourselves too.

Image credits taken by Emma Stasko Photographer; My very own Mommy and Me Maternity Session Edited by Maribella Portraits, LLC

Image credits taken by Emma Stasko Photographer; My very own Mommy and Me Maternity Session Edited by Maribella Portraits, LLC

 

 

I often find moms, like myself, want photos taken with their families.  However, we hold the perception of the ‘perfect mother/woman’ in our heads and we ultimately pass on our desire to capture ourselves with our families.

 I find myself empathizing with you in every way, however, thanks to my work, I realize the importance of capturing these moments for my children.

This is part of our legacy, your children and grandchildren are not going to care that your hair isn’t perfect, that you have extra pounds, or that you were frazzled and insecure the day of your session. They will only see the beauty that is their mother. They will look at this portrait long after you are gone and be thankful that you appreciated the importance of these images.

Cypress Family Photographer | Mom and Me session

 

 

One of the most important messages you can send to your child is to have beautiful photos of the people you love most proudly displayed throughout your home.  This will reaffirm to your child on a regular basis that they are so very loved, as well as set the example for them of self-love instead of self-loathing that is so commonplace in modern society.

 

Cypress Family Photographer | Mom and Child portraits

As they grow and change you will love those images more and more. That great movie or dinner date with the family is a fun memory but not everlasting like photographs. Portraits are tangible memories that you will keep forever, passing them on from generation to generation.

 

Mommy and daughter portraits

 

The Mommy and Me special is a package I will be offering thru out the year, because every day should be special to honor the Mother and Child relationship.

 

Mom and children only. Sorry dad, it’s mom’s day!!

$299

  • 20 Minute Session

  • 10 Full Resolution Images

  • Outdoor or Indoor Portrait Session

     

    $499

  • 45 Min  Session

  • 15 Full Resolution Images

  • Outdoor or Indoor  Portrait Session

  • $300 Towards Prints

 

 

Hair and Makeup available for an additional $150

 

Mommy and Me photo session ideas

 

To book your session, please contact Maribellaportraits@gmail.com

 

 

Maribella Portraits is Houston’s best Child and Teen Photographer.  We serve the Northwest Houston region and are available to travel at additional rates.

 

Located in Cypress TX, a suburb of Northwest Houston, , llc  is a Houston fashion photographer that specializes in stylized child and teen portraits.   Maribella Portraits, LLC serves the Houston and surrounding areas including, but not limited to, Cypress, The Heights, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Spring, Katy, Rice Village, Memorial, Jersey Village, Waller, Hempstead, Magnolia, and Tomball TX.  For booking information please contact Maribella Portraits via Facebookat www.facebook.com/maribellaportraits or email maribellaportraits@gmail.com

 

 

Houston Fashion Photographer | Want To Be A Model?

 

Maribella Portraits is Houston's best Child and Teen Photographer. We serve the Northwest Houston region and are available to travel at additional rates.

I offer an amazing opportunity for a one on one mentoring session focusing on posing.

The class is approximately 2 hours.

Focus is on demonstrating an expressive face, and body positions to make you comfortable and confident in front of the camera.

Take a look at what I've done so far and what my clients think of me!

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 "I just did a one on one mentoring session with Maria. It was so worth it and more. Maria is so talented and her vision is incredible. She took care of me from beginning to end. I highly recommend her to anyone who is wanting to learn and get inspired. The whole time I was in awe and learned so much. Thank you Maria for the one of a kind experience." -Letty Avelar Espinoza

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 "Maria's mentoring session was amazing. I also had a one on one consult and walk through on a go-to meeting on photoshop and she explained everything is a positive and the perfect way I could understand. She is patient and I will definitely be referring other photographers to her. My work in PS has drastically improved since working with Maria! Thank you so much." -Traci Nieto 

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"Incredible one-on-one mentor session. I learned several (10+) valuable tips. Ahh so grateful for this experience. DO IT AGAIN! I am so grateful for your time and patience. Thank you so so much!" -Vanessa Fenstermacher

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"Professional photographer that captures amazing photos! Take your portfolio to the next level."- Sue Heck

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"Maria is amazing. Her mentoring sessions are the bomb and I've recommended quite a few people to her for mentoring. We all agree that Maribella Portraits rocks." - Traci Rogers

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There's a significant amount of instruction that goes on behind the camera to get the pose just right.

 I make my clients into professionals by teaching poses and expressions appropriate for the shot. I aim to take you on to next level modeling.  Maria of Mairbella Fashions, LLC is a Houston child fashion photographer located in Houston, Texas. Maria creates strong and fierce portraits of girls, teens and women. Serving Houston, Cypress, Spring, the Woodlands and surrounding communities. FOR BOOKING INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT Maribella Portraits via Facebook at www.facebook.com/maribellaportraits or email maribellaportraits@gmail.com.

 I make my clients into professionals by teaching poses and expressions appropriate for the shot. I aim to take you on to next level modeling. 

Maria of Mairbella Fashions, LLC is a Houston child fashion photographer located in Houston, Texas. Maria creates strong and fierce portraits of girls, teens and women. Serving Houston, Cypress, Spring, the Woodlands and surrounding communities.

FOR BOOKING INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT Maribella Portraits via Facebook at www.facebook.com/maribellaportraits or email maribellaportraits@gmail.com.

Houston Child Photographer | Dear Daughter: About The Election

In no Election have we ever seen such controversy, mudslinging and heart-ache. Through social media especially we've endured much jostling. The inner trolls of every kind came out to taunt.  And in the end, as a country we feel torn apart.

So, I call on you to listen to my simple message.

WORDS HAVE A GREAT TENDENCY TO LEAD PEOPLE TO DO THAT WHICH IS JUST, EVEN GREATER THAN FISTS, and FIRES. 

Women are especially gifted in this calling. We hold powerful persuasion at our fingertips and lips. I hope you feel encouraged to use your words for goodness. Read these 7 stories of Amazing Women in Politics who have done just that. Republicans and Democrats, Their voices have been their power, make it yours.

presenting FUTURE MRS. PRESIDENT

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#1. RASHIDA TLAIB: Became the first Muslim-American woman to serve in the Michigan Legislature, and only the second Muslim woman in history to be elected to any state legislature in America. She is a democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives serving in the 6th district.

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#2. KELLYANNE CONWAY: Named Donald Trump's campaign manager making her the first woman to ever run a Republican presidential campaign. She's traveled with Trump throughout his campaign in its last months and advised him, as well as appeared frequently on TV to speak on his behalf.

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#3. SHIRLEY CHRISHOLM: Was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first African American woman elected to the United States Congress, and she represented New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1972, she became the first black candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

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#4. OLYMPIA SNOWE: An American Politician who was a United States Senator from Maine from 1995 to 2013. Snowe, a member of the Republican Party, became widely known for her ability to influence the outcome of close votes, including whether to end filibusters.

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#5. SUSAN COLLINS: is an American politician who currently serves as the senior United States Senator from Maine. A member of the Republican Party, Collins has served in the Senate since 1997, and has served as the Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging since 2015 and previously chaired the Senate Committee on Homeland Security from 2003 to 2007. She is considered one of the most moderate Republicans in office. She also is known for her long consecutive voting streak, which reached 6,000 votes in September 2015

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#6. TULSI GABBARD: An American politician and member of the Democratic Party who has been the United States Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district since 2013. She was also a vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee until February 28, 2016, when she resigned in order to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Elected in 2012, she is the first American Samoan and the first Hindu member of the United States Congress, and, along with Tammy Duckworth, one of its first female combat veterans.

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#7. HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:  Was the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election. She is a former U.S. Senator, First Lady of the United States and First Lady of Arkansas.

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Ladies, “Don’t aim to break the glass ceiling; aim to shatter it.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

WE'RE MAKING HISTORY!!!

Thank you Joalene, Haven, Adysen, Ildikó Luca, Gigi, Aliya, Cora, Kadence, Harlow, Bella and Dolce for your participation in our FUTURE MRS. PRESIDENT shoot! I hope we can all know we can achieve what we want to achieve because we're women!

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Maria of Mairbella Fashions, LLC is a Houston child fashion photographer located in Houston, Texas. Maria creates strong and fierce portraits of girls, teens and women. Serving Houston, Cypress, Spring, the Woodlands and surrounding communities.

FOR BOOKING INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT Maribella Portraits via Facebook at www.facebook.com/maribellaportraits or email maribellaportraits@gmail.com.

Houston Child Fashion Photographer | I'm Kinda Like Beyonce

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BEYONCE'S RANGE OF INFLUENCED on woman-hood and work in the last decade exceeds, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna and even Taylor Swift. Relatively, I may be a spec in that world of influence, but I've carried the desire for progression and equality among females since I was born. Whether politically, socially, or economically I support women's endeavors in equality, and I'll never stop!

TAKE A LOOK AT MY

POWERFUL, BOLD, AND BRAVE

1980's GIRL SQUAD  

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I AM CONSTANTLY WORKING to push bounds. Like Bey, never do I aim for my same level. I always progress. There's an old saying that goes "Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it, but your arrow will fly far higher than if you aimed at an object on a level with yourself." Each shoot is taking it to the next level. It's amazing and epic, and for me EVERY shoot has to be like that! 

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DEFINING VALUE and worth as a woman has been my life-long attitude. Through the #Beygood foundation Beyonce pushes agendas such as these. Strong women fill many responsibilities in government, education, industry and arts. It's a great renaissance I think. We have demonstrated ability and great capacity to unite, uplift, strengthen and motivate. The whole world is looking with respect toward us! We're amazing, brave, and industrious women!

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BEYONCE'S ENDEAVOR to calm judgement and normalize female success has energized me. I too have pro-actively strived for that in my life. It's one of the reasons I do what I do.

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YOUNG GIRLS have had an especially strong impact on me. Like Beyonce, I have a young daughter that looks up to her momma for guidance (and 1 on the way)! In family and work life it's chiefly important to encourage them to; define themselves, and define their value. Many are born with this sense of value, but lose it a long the way. As women we need to encourage healthy self-images on these young ones and fortify their importance.

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I TAKE A STAND against racism. I've heard Bey say people see her as an entertainer and musician not a race, which makes me happy. No exception, that's how I see others. As a young child a family of black kids started school with me. One of the kids was drinking water from the fountain and I stood in line behind him. Other kids whispered in my ear, because they couldn't believe that I was going to drink after him. I didn't understand the racism or what was wrong with them, or why it'd be weird for me to drink after him. This was coming from Mexican children. So it's across all races, not a White vs. Color people problem. As a child unknowingly I took a stand by doing something as simple as drinking after him and becoming friends. We women can instill ideas of equality and acceptance in our children in these simple ways. 

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I HAD A VISION of glitter, hot color leotards, tights, glittered roller skates, glitter eye patch shadows, gems and holograms! And it was going to come true. As Beyonce understands, the best outcome is achieved by surrounding yourself with talented individuals. Working with the best only makes you better. With this project my vision came true! With the help of momma's and models, I opened my ears as creator/director to collaborate. All the hard work we put into every detail was beyond worth it!!!! And the Girls Kicked Butt!!

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BEYONCE is one of the most talented artists/captivating females in the world, and I aspire to be her! I'd love people to have the same allure to my work as she does. I've found photography to be that potential allure. I'm truly artistic in nature and work to heart-fully grow my craft each day. Maybe one day my talents mixed with God's Graces will get me there.

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WHEN I SEE EACH GIRL that I work with, subconsciously I feel like saying, Your whole life is ahead of you, look forward to growing and living life to the fullest.  "Bey" the humanitarian and activist you need to be to improve the world. There's so much hope and excitement about being a girl. With that calling comes GREAT power to influence for good. The #Beygood foundation, is headed by Beyonce to help women and girls live life to the fullest. 

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TO ALL MY DIVAS in the same boat as me. You know what a self-sacrifice it is to be the wife, mother and professional you need to be. Keep your chin up because you can do these things!! Though it's hard, you can do hard things! Through little bits at a time I got to where I am at. I hustle, and I work hard. I work really hard! You've got to do that. Figure out what you want in life and be a DIVA about it. Because, in the words of Queen Bey, "A DIVA IS A FEMALE VERSION OF A HUSTLER."

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Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portrats, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portrats, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portrats, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portrats, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portrats, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portrats, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portrats, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portrats, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portrats, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portrats, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portrats, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portrats, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portrats, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portrats, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks

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Maria of Mairbella Fashions, LLC is a Houston child fashion photographer located in Houston, Texas. Maria creates strong and fierce portraits of girls, teens and women. Serving Houston, Cypress, Spring, the Woodlands and surrounding communities.

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Houston Teen Photographer | 5 Things Dance Gave Me

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I'm certainly not the first to do a "Dust and Dance" shoot, but overcome with desire to challenge my creativity, coupled with my passion for dance, I arranged this shoot in a studio. And I think we made magic. 

I hope you'll enjoy these 5 insightful Things Dance Gave Me, and how they effect my photography.

1. Confidence

As a dancer you're instructed to lift your head up, look the audience in the eyes, exude energy, and smile. How can those instructions make you anything but confident? As you practice you perform, right? And so, in the practice of dance I have learned confidence in the performance of life. I use that confidence to encourage positive thinking in the creative process of photography, and am able to show leadership in my work. 

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2. Valued Friendship

These lasting friendships brought companionship, support and enrichment to my life. They helped me navigate social circumstances and identify elevating qualities I can provide. It's given me a base for the vision I can now turn into realities with my photography business. As a growing business owner I strive to be a friend to all. The greatest compliment I get is when people say, "I loved working with you!" It means more than the pictures I take. It means they enjoyed my presence, charisma and friendship. I just need to express my gratitude to all of you who have worked with me and given me valued friendship. 

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 3. Discipline

Dance isn't all about fun. It takes preparation, focus, ambition and diligent determination. I learned about scheduling, and working in studio or on stage with groups of girls on many points. This included facilitating performance and practice organization as well as choreography direction. I focused on striving to achieve new or next level goals. I use these qualities to sharpen my techniques as an editor, photographer, mentor, creator, and business owner, keeping me disciplined and successful.  

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4. Physical, Mental and Emotional Health

Techniques that specially build proper body posture (of course it's horrible now), balance and flexibility, improved self-esteem, endurance, and healthy competition are a few of the many health benefits of dance. I am a woman whose life's in need of physical strength, emotional and mental well-being to prosper in my passion for pictures. <- like all the "P's?"  Dance taught me all those benefits a while ago. I utilize healthful wisdom; when running to shoots, adjusting lighting, putting up backdrops, packing my gear, scheduling clients, hiring help, designing sets, calming stressful situations, satisfying customers, and even inputting accounting. And believe it or not, body posture, balance, flexibility, self-esteem, endurance, and competition are factors in that list. Health management is a big part of my job as a photographer, so, not one to be overlooked.  

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5. Creativity

Kinaesthetic performance and response helped me develope creative problem solving techniques, and critical thinking skills. It stimulated image-based creativity. It was a dream of mine. One of the many. I saw all the benefits; Confidence, Friendship, Discipline, Health, and Creativity.  

I've chased many dreams as a young woman and there came a point in which I felt that I would never reach my potential. Dance Performance led to Professional Wrestling, which led to Management and now my true love Photography. Photography has not only kept me focused and determined, it has kept me stimulated and challenged, two of the things I need to thrive. I needed this shoot to express my gratitude for the way dance has moved my focus to photography and visions into realities. 

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Houston Teen Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Teen Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Teen Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Teen Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Teen Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Teen Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Teen Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Teen Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Teen Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks

 

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Maria of Mairbella Fashions, LLC is a Houston child fashion photographer located in Houston, Texas. Maria creates strong and fierce portraits of girls, teens and women. Serving Houston, Cypress, Spring, the Woodlands and surrounding communities.

FOR BOOKING INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT Maribella Portraits via Facebook at www.facebook.com/maribellaportraits or email maribellaportraits@gmail.com.

Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Kid Camps You Never Knew Existed

Maribella Portraits is Houstons best Child and Teen Photographer. We serve the Northwest Houston region and are available to travel at additional rates.

As many of you may know I offer a variety of options when it comes to my business packages. I mentor models, host editing classes, do photography training, and traditionally take pictures of your little ones and family! However, what many of you may not know is that I host Creatively Styled Kid Photography Camps! <- I know, what a mouth full, right!? 

So, what is that? 

It's an opportunity of a life time for you and your child. I set a theme, select a location, guide your child through wardrobe ideas in a specially created Facebook Group. I inspire your child, the other children, my makeup artist and sometimes videographer with plenty of boutique shopping and Pinterest pics. I plan out some bonding activities for the girls, discuss traveling, lodging, and call times. Then when all the planning is done, we go!

You and your child will experience an adventure, create lasting friendships, and cherish mom and daughter time. 

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In this Stylized Kid Camp Shoot we stayed at a Haunted Mansion called The Historic Jefferson Hotel in Jefferson, TX! The night we stayed in the hotel we gathered together telling Ghost stories about the mansion. The kids were very excited and spooked by all the tales. We assigned Ghost Characters in which were created background stories for all of them, and then on the day of, all the creative planning unfolded into this beautiful work of art. 

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Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks
Houston Child Fashion Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks

Maria of Mairbella Fashions, LLC is a Houston child fashion photographer located in Houston, Texas. Maria creates strong and fierce portraits of girls, teens and women. Serving Houston, Cypress, Spring, the Woodlands and surrounding communities.

FOR BOOKING INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT Maribella Portraits via Facebook at www.facebook.com/maribellaportraits or email maribellaportraits@gmail.com.

Houston Child Model Photographer | 5 Quick Tips to Looking Good in front of the Camera

Maribella Portraits is Houstons best Child and Teen Photographer. We serve the Northwest Houston region and are available to travel at additional rates. 

If you are looking for some quick tips to looking good in front of the camera, here we have listed the top 5. A few weeks ago I did a fashion editorial with teens in the Houston, and Dallas area and I found myself giving the same instruction to all. These tips will help anyone improve their look in front of the Camera.  

1. Get Plenty of Sleep the Day Before

Sleep makes you feel better! You will have a more glowing complexion, and happier appearance. You will be able to be more focused, free flowing, creative, energetic, and calm. It can lower your stress levels. Remember that lack of sleep = stressed out look; frown lines, puffy or drooping eyes, and dehydrated skin. All things we can avoid with a little more Sleep! 

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2. Stay Away from Exhausting Activities Before Your Shoot

For example don't take your kids to the pool before your shoot. Try to arrive fresh. Exhausting yourself depletes your physical and emotional reserve. It may be a surprise that photography takes a little of both, so remember that and it will help you appear beautiful, fresh, and natural in front of the camera. 

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3. Plan Your Look Before the Shoot

Align your hair, make-up, outfit, and accessories to match the look you're going for. Start with an idea, maybe collect inspiring images from Pinterest. Use those to create coordinating colors, jewelry and hair styles. This is especially good for a Family Shoot. Communicate with family members or teammates whom you will be photographing with. Make sure everyone is on the same page.  Keep in mind the location. Are you photographing by a lake? In your home? In a forest? In a studio? Have this all in mind as you make your selections. 

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. 4. Think of Natural Body Language for Posing

You can start this step in tip #3, where we talked about styling. Remember what style you're going for. After discovering that style/inspiration, use body language to communicate that image to the camera. Practice these gestures in front of the mirror.  Some suggestions might be to smile, nod, romance, or be powerful all according to your plan. Be engaging. Think of having eye contact with the camera or spot your directed to look at. All these gestures will help give you natural body language for posing.

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5. Groom Your Nails 

This doesn't mean you have polish, gel, or acrylic your nails. They can be natural, but remember every detail counts. 

Houston Child Model Photographer | Maribella Portraits, LLC | www.maribellaportraits.rocks

Maria of Mairbella Fashions, LLC is a Houston child fashion photographer located in Houston, Texas. Maria creates strong and fierce portraits of girls, teens and women. Serving Houston, Cypress, Spring, the Woodlands and surrounding communities.

FOR BOOKING INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT Maribella Portraits via Facebook at www.facebook.com/maribellaportraits or email maribellaportraits@gmail.com.