Katy's Spring Guide to Photographers | Katy Moms

It’s SPRING TIME, y’all!! We don’t know about you, but this is our favorite time of year. We just want to be outside ALL the time and enjoy the sunshine! And, it always has us thinking about capturing these precious moments – whether that be bluebonnet pictures, updated family pictures, celebrating early birthdays – there are so many beautiful backdrops in Katy! Now you just need the right photographer!

The Houston area is full of gifted photographers, but we think Katy, TX harbors some of the very best. These women, many of them mothers themselves, took a passion and a talent and turned it into a business – a business that blesses others. Here at Katy Moms Network, we stand in awe of the photographers we’ve come across and those who’ve taken photos of our family, celebrations, and milestones throughout life.

The following photographers have different specialties, styles, uniqueness, but they all have one thing in common. And, that’s that they’re the best at what they do. So without further adieu, we bring you Katy Moms Network’s Spring Guide to Katy’s Best Photographers. And, be on the lookout for exclusive discounts!

Samantha Schaub Photography

Samantha Schaub is an on-location, natural light, modern, lifestyle, and portrait photographer with a focus on timeless portraits and a meaningful experience for her clients. She enjoys capturing candid moments. Lifestyle photography is her favorite – capturing the love, the fun, the joy, and the emotions that make up a relationship. She of course hopes people love the images they see after the session, but Sam also hopes they enjoy the experience. She’d hate for a couple or family to leave their session having felt awkward or uncomfortable the entire time. Sam wants to be thought of as a friend and not some stranger you can’t wait to be done with. She gets especially excited when she has clients come back to her as their relationship and family grows!


Capturing images has been very important to Samantha for as long as she can remember. Her mom never kept baby books for her or her brother, instead she chose pictures and videos as her medium for memory keeping. Now she gets to capture precious moments in a similar fashion, both for her clients and for her own family. Sam took a black & white film developing course as an elective back in college where she learned the technical aspects of the camera along with basic composition techniques. She started out taking pictures for her friends, when they got engaged or pregnant, and then their families. She started charging for her work as she became more comfortable with the spontaneity and quickness that’s necessary for lifestyle photography – especially with kids!


Website: http://www.samanthaschaubphotography.com/

Facebook: @Sschaub.Photography

Instagram: @Schaub.Photography

Email: [email protected]


Dear Marlowe Photography

Amanda Blodgett, owner and photographer of Katy based Dear Marlowe Photography, has been in the business of Motherhood Portraiture for just over three years, but her artistic journey began long before then. Always a creative spirit and always creating, Amanda’s formal training has spanned decades, ultimately leading her to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in traditional film Photography and inspiring her to enter the world of Art Education.

Currently a High School Filmmaking instructor and mom of two, Amanda wholeheartedly understands how fleeting this season of life can be and has dedicated her work to capturing the intimate, in-between moments and so often overlooked details of what Motherhood truly is. Bold, rich, emotive imagery paired with the beautiful chaos of childhood is definitive of her style and the backbone of what makes their custom portrait experience unforgettable. Hand-crafted, one of a kind artwork is created with each unique client in mind—aiming to surpass the shifts in technology and forever adorning the walls of you and your children’s homes for generations to come. 


Website: www.dearmarlowe.com/

Facebook: @hellodearmarlowe

Instagram: @hellodearmarlowe

Email: [email protected]


Anne Schmidt Photography

Anne Schmidt has been documenting the lives of people with her camera for over fifteen years. Her past experience as a photojournalist and wedding photographer gave her the skills to observe and capture real life moments that portray honesty and heartfelt emotion. That skill has translated into her current work documenting births and family life.


Anne’s family sessions are a perfect combination of the classic family portrait to hang on the wall while also documenting the playful moments and dramatic child portraits that parents love. Originally from Maine, Anne moved to Katy four years and is proud to be part of the expat community. She lives in Cinco Ranch with her husband and two young daughters.


Website: http://www.anneschmidtphotography.com/

Facebook: @AnneSchmidtPhotography

Instagram: @anneschmidtphoto

Email: [email protected]


Alexxis Christine Photography

Alexxis is a full time photographer based in Texas. You can find her around the Katy area and the Huntsville/Livingston area! She just got out of the Navy in November of 2018 and since then, started her professional photography journey. 
Everyone who knows her, knows that she grew up with a camera in her hand and has always had a passion for photography. She specialize in Weddings/Elopements, Couples, and Family sessions.  She loves traveling and meeting new people, so if she is out of your distance, don’t be discouraged. She will come to you! She loves to capture memories between loved ones and she likes to keep her sessions up-beat and full of fun. She likes to create real candid moments and refrains from strictly posing. You can expect a lot of laughter and cuddles.  Her style is more of golden tones to give that real Texas feel! 
Promo code: KM15 for 15% off ALL packages!


Oak & Ember Photography

Adrienne Rawlings is the founder and creative spirit behind Oak and Ember Photography. 

A session with Oak and Ember is FUN and full of movement and laughter. Adrienne’s goal is to capture you and your family just as you are in this moment. She is driven by photos that show raw emotion, love and passion. Her hope is that your photos will speak to you in a way that brings a smile to your face years down the road. 
Oak and Ember Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, family, and couples.  Her attention to detail and customer service are always a top priority. 
Adrienne has been awarded the winner of Best of 2018 Pretty Presets Contest, as well as a finalist in the 2019 Shoot and Share Photo Contest, the biggest photography competition in the world. 
An ember is a small piece of burning coal leftover after a fire, but it holds enough heat to eventually start a fire of its own. Her hope is that it also represents the potential for your session to be more than a simple photoshoot. These images will become treasured family heirlooms, representing something so much bigger than this single moment in time. 

Website: www.oakandemberphoto.com

Facebook: @oakandemberphotography

Instagram: @oakandemberphotography

Email: [email protected] 


Lauren B Photography

Lauren Beavers is a lifestyle photographer. Lauren is self taught and is fascinated by the idea of capturing real, authentic moments. She has loved taking photos for fun since she was young, but it was when she found out she was pregnant with her son that she knew she wanted to learn more about photography in order to document all the special moments to come. In 2017, after quickly realizing how much she loved learning each aspect of photography, Lauren decided to start her business. When she looks back at some of her favorite photos, she realizes that the ones that speak the most to her are the ones that display those candid, real moments. This is what Lauren hopes to capture for her clients and would love to work with you to capture your happiest moments!


Website: www.laurenbphotog.com
Facebook: @laurenbphotogtx
Instagram: @laurenb.photog

Email: [email protected]


Ellie B Photography

Ellie Buczkowski is a natural light photographer born in Singapore and has been a Texan living in Katy for 15 years. On top of being married to her high school sweetheart and a momma to her sweet baby boy, Ellie B Photography fills her heart up with joy.  Ellie’s passion is capturing your life’s magical milestone moments. Photos to her are some of the most precious possessions we can collect in life. Ellie specializes in seniors, maternity, newborns, families even your big day tying the knot. Her goal is to make your experience as fun and raw as possible to really pull out those natural smiles and giggles that will leave you loving the time you have spent together. 


$15 off any session when you mention Katy Moms Network


Facebook: @EllieBPhotographs
Instagram: @elliebphotographs

Email: [email protected]


Ashlie Nicole Photography

Not only do Ashlie’s fine art newborn portraits and artistic style really set her apart, but she offers an amazingly helpful boutique service. She helps clients plan, design, and actually use the photos in their homes instead of letting digitals just sit on a hard drive where they’re never enjoyed. She can even show you what the images will look like on your own walls! How wonderful would it be to have someone else do the work for you?


As a mom of 3 she relates to her clients well and the craziness of life. She loves building relationships with her clients and they keep bringing her back for each life event.

Because everyone loves having photos, but not always the process of taking them, Ashlie does her best to make everyone feel relaxed and comfortable (from toddlers to dads!) through playful interaction, laughs, and candid moments. She wants each session to be enjoyable as possible.

While she specializes in maternity, newborn, cake smash, and seniors, she also does families, Santa, and other special sessions – like snow portraits!

She offers access to the year’s sessions, model calls, and specials to her newsletter subscribers first so be sure to visit her website and subscribe!

 $25 off a full session if you mention Katy Mom’s Network!

Website: www.ashlienicolephotography.com

Facebook: @ashlienicolephoto

Instagram: @ashlienicolephoto

Email: [email protected]



Lindsey Wilkins Photographer

Lindsey is a graduate from the University of Houston with a BFA in Photography and Digital Media and a minor in Business Management. She adores her wildly fun family of 5.


She lives in Katy, TX and has traveled the country taking pictures for numerous events. Lindsey offers a variety of photography from family portraits, events & weddings. She even has a print on site photo booth set up that is a thrill to any event. 


Her organic lifestyle photography brings a sweet touch of love to every image she takes. Lindsey finds joy everywhere she can and loves to capture it in her photographs. With a growing 5 year old daughter and 15-month-old identical twin boys she knows the importance of capturing these memories before they pass. She looks forward to photographing the important moments of your life.


Mention Katy Moms Network when booking and receive a complimentary 8×10 archival print with purchase of any session, event or wedding.


Website: www.LindseyWilkinsPhotographer.com
Facebook: @LindseyWilkinsPhotographer
Instagram: @LindseyWilkinsPhotographer

Email: [email protected]


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