Houston Families for 18 years have come to my studio to be captured through each and every stage of their lives. Sometimes they bring me expecting bellies…other times giggling babies and children wanting to go outside and play. All of my families know that what we do here is more fun than any other “required” family activity! He he he… When Daddy’s come they really don’t know what to expect and very quickly they realize that we are going to have fun, picture taking is painless and even they can commit to seeing this artist once a year to have moments captured when the children are grown and gone. When they see the images in my galleries of grandparents and think of their own ….it’s at those moments that they “get it.” What I do for my clients is not really photography…. it’s art, it’s capturing their sparkles, giggles, relationships and growing babies. I have the best job in the whole wide world! ­čÖé

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Alisa Murray is Houston’s Childhood Photographer. Capturing families as they grow has been my passion for all of these 18 years that I have been the portrait artist for my special families that ultimately are my friends. Watching their children change and grow, building relationships with them as part of their family is not really doing the work of photography at all…it is really about caring deeply that each of my littles will have memories captured, and that they are real not fake…perfect art of them..on perfect papers and will last throughout many generations for their families to enjoy.

The concept of being a portrait artist for my families came from the way I saw my Daddy’s patients follow him. As he ┬áwas an OBGYN he saw many patients and friends throughout their pregnancies and then as they grew older he delivered their grandchildren too! I saw these same people go to church with us and dinners and even vacations making the concept of being a part of the family an easy and effortless assumption.

Many of my families come to see me from all over the world. The majority of them though come from Houston Texas and the surrounding sub sections within the city. This sweet family is one of our dearest friends. Logan started calling me his “Tia Li Li” when he started speaking and recently my sweet Ava gave me the gardenia she had put in her hair for her parents annual Cinco De Mayo party. Mom was impressed that she insisted I take it home. Now that they are older we always do a “Big Shoot” for their birthdays and then a quick one for the holiday cards. This is their Big Shoot with Auntie A for 2016! #alisamurray #alisamurrayphotography #artist┬á

Maternity shooting is one of my favorites! I have always thought that the female form all blossoming in the wonderment of expecting life has been one of the most beautiful opportunities to capture. I started shooting maternity in 1998 and have never stopped.

Over the years I have developed many lighting techniques that enable me as the portrait artist to capture the most flattering of poses. As the first installment of my now internationally recognized style of “Legacy wall of life” collections, the maternity session marks a new beginning for each of my families. Some are here from the very beginning and others find me as they grow their families. Each maternity session brings several important images for specific places to display in your home.

The first part of the maternity session consist in capturing images for the “Legacy wall of life” collection and are those you’ll recognize of my work with black backgrounds and sepia or black and white images. Those of mothers in black lace, father’s kissing the belly and hands on the belly with wedding bands. As Houston’s Maternity and Baby Photographer these collections are displayed in permanent exhibition at several local hospitals.

The second and third parts of my maternity sessions are those pieces of art meant to be displayed in either the nursery or master bedroom suite. The image featured here is baby number 3 on the way! Some of the images you’ll recognize in my work from these collections are of mother’s outside with long gowns, bellies wrapped in tulle with flowers and very sexy laying in a sea of roses, now a trademarked image!

Maternity sessions can be purchased in two ways. As a one time session of $250 and as part of a session package that I named “First year of Life” so many years ago. You’ll see me at specific intervals throughout the first year and beyond ┬áand most clients choose to have me be their portrait artist in this way so that their families are captured as they grow. That is the difference an ARTIST makes! #alisamurray #alisamurrayphotography #artist #auntieArockstheshots ┬á┬á

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There’s a few things I love to shoot besides babies… it’s horses, cats and ballerinas! I was a ballerina and dance on pointe through high school and it’s a beautiful sport…although so difficult for me to think of ballet that way. My darling child has been here since she was a little and each year she gets more lovely. This year’s competiton ballet was a beautiful costume and I wanted to feature just how much more advanced she has gotten from last year with her turn outs, her arabesque, etc. This pose is stunning! One of my favorites form our session for sure! Houston Photography of childhood by Alisa Murray fine art portrait artist! #alisamurray #alisamurrayphotography #auntieAshoots #artist

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Gorgeous! Wonderful! I am in love! My sweet little Ava is getting bigger and with each session she is cuter and her personality is shinning through! Momma brought me her great grandmother too and I just adore old folks! When she got ready to leave she said “I just love you…I just met you but I do, I love you!” What a sweet thing to say to someone. As Houston’s Photographer ,those are the moments that I treasure…. Flying into Houston from AZ to see me and trusting me to capture all of her childhood… that is the best! #AuntieAshoots #artist #alisamurray #alisamurrayphotography┬á

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