Day of the dead, dia de los muertos…. I have always had a fascination with this celebration. From an early age, I remember the colorful skulls and decorations. As I grew older, I learned the significance and importance of this Mexican tradition. The belief is that on October 31st, the gates to heaven will open up and deceased family members will be able to reunite with their relatives for 24 hours.

I started collecting Day of the Dead decor several years ago… I love what it represents, honoring my Mexican heritage and honoring those family members that have passed. One of my projects is creating an alter in my home to honor my grandparents. Next time you are at my house, let me show you my alter !!

Day of the Dead


THE IDEA FOR THE SHOOT

Scissorhands Crafting and Sew Gurly Bowtique (both of these fab ladies can be found on Facebook ) and I have teamed up in the past with some amazing shoots!! We have done a back to school, princess & the pea & junk gypsy shoot to name a few. When Vanessa mentioned A Day of the Dead shoot … I was immediately filled with excitement. I knew their head pieces would be amazing, my collection would work perfectly and I had the perfect girls for it.

Day of the Dead

THE GIRLS

We got all 8 girls together and started getting them dressed. Two girls were doing the make up. We wanted to make sure we had 8 distinct looks for the girls. They had so much fun getting ready !!

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Day of the Dead

THE SHOOT

Next it was time to head out to the field and capture these amazing photos! The Colors, The Girls, The Sunlight…. they all added up to the perfect combination for these spectacular images.

Day of Dead

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Day of the Dead

These photos will be an amazing collection to my Day of the Dead collection and be cherished for years to come!

Tanya Saenz Photography specializes in Family, Children and High School Seniors in North Houston; Tomball, Spring and Cypress. Please feel free to contact me at tanyasaenzphotography@gmail.com for pricing and scheduling a session.

We planned a family session in the woods to capture this beautiful family.  With all the rain we were having we had to wait for the perfect day to plan our family session in the woods.   We finally got a beautiful spring day, waited for the golden hour and headed out to the woods.   We captured some beautiful pictures of this  family!!

Family Session in The Woods

We next did some pictures of the girls and some sister pictures.   It is so important to show this bond that sisters have.  We spent the second half of our shoot capturing these two girls.  I also have to say I’m partial to sister pictures because I have my own two little girls….

Sisters in the woods

These two girls can not be any more beautiful, loving or caring.   Just spending an hour with them this evening I was able to witness their special bond.   They laughed, they bugged each other and they genuinely enjoyed being around each other.

Family session take about an hour.   We spend the first part of the shoot getting shots of the whole family.  I like to capture mom and dad, siblings, individuals of kids and shots of family interactions.   Before our family session; we will discuss location, specific shots, wardrobe choices and the image of what you want your session to be like.   It is a fun session but most important a session you will always remember.   A lot of families just do sessions of their kids, don’t forget that the kids will want to see family pictures one day too!!  Get in front of the camera with your kids!!  You will never regret it!

Tanya Saenz Photography specializes in Family, Children and High School Seniors in North Houston; Tomball, Spring and Cypress. Please feel free to contact me at tanyasaenzphotography@gmail.com for pricing and scheduling a session.

It was so much fun planning this 5th birthday session.   We went with a princess theme and a superhero..  Perfect combination for this precious little girl!!

We started out with her princess dress, rainbow bridge and a big number 5 for her 5th birthday session.

5th Birthday Session

I love how we used different crowns and headpieces to change up her beautiful princess dress.  This little one looked beautiful and was full of giggles and smiles.   Its important in these sessions to be fluid and fast and have FUN!!  I tend to make sessions fun for kids.   I make up games, have scavenger hunts to locations and tell them silly jokes.  I want my kids to have fun at their sessions!!

5th Birthday Session

We then moved locations and got out the tent.  I absolutely loved this sign and her superhero mask with her princess dress.   This changed up our shoot and showed a different side of her personality.     Little girls are  princesses and super heros..  it was a perfect combination for her 5th birthday session.

Kids session need to be fun!!  I always strive to become friends with my kids at shoots.  We play music, dance and tell jokes..  just to name a few of the fun things we do.  If you plan a session for your kids, we will discuss and plan the session and tailor it to your precious little one!!

Tanya Saenz Photography specializes in Family, Children and High School Seniors in North Houston; Tomball, Spring and Cypress. Please feel free to contact me at tanyasaenzphotography@gmail.com for pricing and scheduling a session.

 

 

Little boys and trains…   two words that go perfectly together!!  Mom told me her little boy loved trains… I knew just the perfect place to take him!!  We headed to the train depot where there is a big red train to explore!!  Our boys and trains shoot was going to be perfect for this little guy!

Little Boys & Trains

I love the bottom right image…  you can see how big the train is and how little sweet little N is!!  This little boy & trains are the perfect pair!!

Our next mission for this shoot was to capture some mommy and me shots.   This little boy LOVES his mommy!!  Just watching these two together brought such a smile to my face.

Mommy & Son

Little N is full of life.  His laugh is infectious, his grin puts a smile on your face and his eyes sparkle with fun.   I adore that we were able to capture all those things in the next set of shots.  His personality and zest for life are evident in all of these.

 

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Little N..  we sure had the best time at this session!!  We captured your love of trains, your special bond with your mommy and your awesome personality!!   I can’t wait to see what changes are in store for you this next year!

Tanya Saenz Photography specializes in Family, Children and High School Seniors in North Houston; Tomball, Spring and Cypress. Please feel free to contact me at tanyasaenzphotography@gmail.com for pricing and scheduling a session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This precious mom wanted to do her maternity session in downtown tomball.   She loved the idea of walking around to all the quaint little spots she had seen while shopping.  She wanted to bring special momentos that were special for her and her husband and their upcoming little boy.

 

 

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These two were just so precious and you could feel how excited they were to welcome their newest family member.

I just love this next set of photos.   This momma-to-be is just glowing!!  Their was sun, joy and beauty in all these next images.

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Did I mention their cute little dog, Scuttle?  He was so well behaved and adorable.  He did not know he was about to become a big brother….  His life is sure about to change when this precious baby joins this family.

 

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This next set of photos show the connection between these two.   You can just feel the love without seeing their expressions!!

I know this precious little boy is entering into a family full of love ….  Little P you are one lucky boy to have such an awesome mommy and daddy waiting for you!!

Tanya Saenz Photography specializes in Family, Children and High School Seniors in North Houston; Tomball, Spring and Cypress. Please feel free to contact me at tanyasaenzphotography@gmail.com for pricing and scheduling a session.