Monday, October 9, 2017

My new favorite location... Memorial Forest by Debby Ditta Photography of Tomball TX

My recent session for one year planner Pierce (the smiley, chubby 6 month old seen in the session images below) was at one of my favorite locations to recommend, so I thought I'd take a moment to blog about it. 

There is a spot very close to the studio where I love to recommend to my clients for their early to mid morning sessions (in the afternoon, the sun shines in the opposite direction, making the lighting unfavorable... too bright).  There's never anyone else there, the lighting is oh so pretty, there's usually tall grass and wild flowers, and we may see a bunny rabbit bounce by.  If nature and trees are your cup of tea, then I'll probably be recommending this spot to you.  I warn my clients this "This is a spot that I've passed by every day for 2 years and never noticed until I took my daughter out there for her birthday session.  It is nothing fancy from the street, but up close, it's something magical".  I nicknamed this location Memorial Forest.  It's a dreamy location.









































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Debby Ditta is a professional newborn baby, child, family, and maternity photographer in Tomball, Houston Texas area.  Serving the surrounding areas of Magnolia, Hockley, Pinehurst, Stagecoach, Conroe, Spring, The Woodlands, Montgomery, Sugarland, Katy, New Waverly, Cypress, The Heights, Champions, Huntsville.  Professional and Artistic Photography of newborns in studio and Maternity, child, baby, family, sessions available on location.  Approved newborn photographer

Debby Ditta specializes in posed studio and outdoor newborn photography with a vintage, neutral, organic, and natural style. 

Four Month Old Baby Girl Elliott by Debby Ditta Photography of Tomball, TX

The past 4 months has been a hurried blur with the end of summer coming to a close and school starting for my 3 kids here in Texas.   Then I jump right into the busy season from September to November for Fall/Christmas Family photography .  So when I say the past four months has gone by so quickly... I really mean it.  Newborn baby Elliott was just here for her newborn session it feels like.  She has grown so much since she was here last.  She is finding her feet (I love it!), enjoying tummy time, and smiling for us.  

So... what is a typical four month session like here at Debby Ditta Photography?  Look below!  This is the shortest of all sessions at usually only 20-30 minutes (not like the 3-4 hour newborn session).  Since the 4 month old can go from happy/smiley to grumpy/moody in a quick minute, I have to keep this session moving fast.  This is not the session to have elaborate set-ups and props since baby is not in the mood and cannot sit at this age.  

For simplicity, I bring baby back on the beanbag one more time while they are still little.  Here, I aim to achieve the simple close-ups and playing with feet action.  Sometimes if baby is happy with tummy time, then I'll get some cute poses on tummy.  







Then I move onto 4 month old friendly props.  Since most 4 month olds are not sitters yet, I photograph baby in a prop from above.  




If your newborn was photographed by me, then I love to add some comparison collages to show how much has changed in the last 4 months.  Isn't it amazing?  My hair barely grows a half an inch and yet a baby completely changes in a matter of four months!


Another comparison collage because I like collages, okay?







































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Debby Ditta is a professional newborn baby, child, family, and maternity photographer in Tomball, Houston Texas area.  Serving the surrounding areas of Magnolia, Hockley, Pinehurst, Stagecoach, Conroe, Spring, The Woodlands, Montgomery, Sugarland, Katy, New Waverly, Cypress, The Heights, Champions, Huntsville.  Professional and Artistic Photography of newborns in studio and Maternity, child, baby, family, sessions available on location.  Approved newborn photographer

Debby Ditta specializes in posed studio and outdoor newborn photography with a vintage, neutral, organic, and natural style. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Maternity Session Styling by Professional Photographer, Debby Ditta Photography of Tomball / Houston Texas

Maternity Gown Collection

Something I want expressed through the images of the Maternity Session is the confidence and beauty of the Mother.  Such a miraculous event in one's lifetime deserves the celebration that only a Maternity Session can give.  A benefit I offer to my clients is the option to wear one of these romantic styled maternity gowns.    Available for clients to wear during the maternity session is a collection of comfortable, classic - yet stylish, designer gowns.  Once the session is reserved, clients are welcome to set up an appointment to try on gowns before the session day.  Gowns are available in a variety of sizes to fit a petite woman to a plus size woman.  There are more available in the studio, as I am adding to the collection over time.

Clients provide their own undergarments for each specific dress.  Recommended is a nude-skin colored strapless bra, or sticker pasties for coverage.  Also a pair of nude-skin colored panty or hipster style shorties.  Some of the gowns have a open slit down the middle front to allow the tummy to show.  It is optional to open during the session or leave closed for modesty.  





Above is the most popular gown I call the "Mocha Gown".  It is a gown with softness and stretch (will fit a small size up to a plus size) in a taupe color.  My favorite feature of the gown is how the bottom of the dress puddles on the floor.  




Above is the "Boho Lace Dress" in a size Small-Medium.  Boots complement the bohemian style of this cute little dress.  I personally love the pom pom trimmed sleeves.  


The "Cotton Candy Pink" Gown is for all the petite expectant Mothers.  Since it is a longer gown, there is no need to be concerned with what shoes to wear (I think this Mother had on flip flops?).  It is perfect for a spring or summer baby.



Above is the "Marilyn Gown"  because it makes me think of Miss Monroe herself.  This is such a romantic gown and will fit a petite woman up to a size large.  Depending on your height, shoes may/may not show.  It would look cute with strappy sandals or western boots. The bust area is semi-adjustable, but as for undergarments, you'll need to shop for sticker pasties for this gown.  


Above is the "Golden Yellow Gown".  It is Semi-stretchy in the bust to accommodate the petite up to a size Medium-Large. The top is a stretchy knit material and the bottom is a sheer chiffon that is semi-transparent.  You'll need some nude-skin colored shorties for this gown because it is sheer.



Above is my favorite (and most requested gown) again.  The Mocha Gown.



More images will be added to this post as each gown is photographed/modeled.  Please contact Debby Ditta for Maternity Session style advice prior to the session.  





Approved by Best Newborn Photographers Photography Association



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Debby Ditta is a professional newborn baby, child, family, and maternity photographer in Tomball, Houston Texas area.  Serving the surrounding areas of Magnolia, Hockley, Pinehurst, Stagecoach, Conroe, Spring, The Woodlands, Montgomery, Sugarland, Katy, New Waverly, Cypress, The Heights, Champions, Huntsville.  Professional and Artistic Photography of newborns in studio and Maternity, child, baby, family, sessions available on location.  Approved newborn photographer

Debby Ditta specializes in posed studio and outdoor newborn photography with a vintage, neutral, organic, and natural style. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Aviana's Boho Cake Smash Session. Baby's first birthday by Tomball, TX Photographer Debby Ditta Photography

 Aviana's Boho Cake Smash Session.  Baby's first birthday

Lace, fresh flowers, teepee, piggie tails, oh my... the makings of a bohemian cake smash session.  I met Aviana as a  newborn baby.  She has always been a dark haired beauty.  We even dressed her in lace at the newborn session.  For her cake (isn't it beautiful?)... her Daddy made it!  We added the freshly cut flowers on top to complement the theme (non toxic flowers only) .

For the one year session, I always recommend to photograph the immediate family as a small part of the session.  It marks an important time in baby's life and she will want to remember how her family looked when she was little.  I also plan ahead of time with the parents (Mom mostly... it's a girl thing I guess) to hear about their ideas and plans for the birthday party.  Parents are responsible for bringing the cake and decorations.  I have a few cake stands and props to bring along, but props are mainly the job of the parents to bring.  Her Mother brought along this teepee and a bouquet of flowers.  I'm not a florist... but I simply tied the flowers to the teepee and think it looks pretty cute.

A question frequently asked is about clean up... after all the fun of the cake smash, cake is messy and I do stay to help clean up.  I never leave a location without cleaning... that's just not cool to leave a mess.  I also will not photograph something like glitter out on a location.  There's no way successfully to clean confetti or glitter and I would never want to compromise the professional relationship I have with my private property locations.  










































Here is the boho princess as a newborn and again as a one year old.





















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Debby Ditta is a professional newborn baby, child, family, and maternity photographer in Tomball, Houston Texas area.  Serving the surrounding areas of Magnolia, Hockley, Pinehurst, Stagecoach, Conroe, Spring, The Woodlands, Montgomery, Sugarland, Katy, New Waverly, Cypress, The Heights, Champions, Huntsville.  Professional and Artistic Photography of newborns in studio and Maternity, child, baby, family, sessions available on location.  Approved newborn photographer

Debby Ditta specializes in posed studio and outdoor newborn photography with a vintage, neutral, organic, and natural style.