Marie Paugh Photography: Blog en-us (C) Marie Paugh Photography [email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:09:00 GMT Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:09:00 GMT Marie Paugh Photography: Blog 120 68 Birthday Cake Smash Sessions - Cairo Happy October!

I love October for so many reasons but my favorite reason is that it's Halloween month!  I can't wait to dress up my children and let them tell their version of a scary Halloween story and get Candy.  This session made my heart smile thinking about dressing up.  This is Cairo, his First Year package coming to an end with a beautiful cake smash session.  His theme was "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak.  

I wanted to make this session super special and make it a session just for him.  So I decided to HAND PAINT a backdrop to match the theme with the help of my husband and daughter.  It took us a week of layers and corrections but I couldn't be more proud of the outcome! 

Happy 1st Birthday Cairo!

****To book your First Year Package go to and selet "book a session" you will find it under newborn.  Email [email protected] with any questions.  All First Year Package will receive an amazing unique first birthday prop!****

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Photography Class - The basics PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS - The Basics

Did you receive a new camera for Christmas or have a camera that you just want to learn more about?  Come out to my studio and let's have a hands on class of how to take better pictures of your everyday.  

4 hour hands on class to learn the basic's of photography

This class will be held in Tomball, TX 
January 12th

We will start with the basics of light and how to move to create a more interesting image. The settings on your camera and when to use which setting. How to soften your pop up flash to make a more appealing image. We will also go over lenses and how to make it work for you.

This is a basics course and not meant as an entry into professional photography but a starting point to take better portraits of your everyday life/children.

Class begins at 9am and ends at 1pm. 
Lunch will be provided (please send an email with allergies, specialty diet) 
You will be invited to the only facebook group to share, ask questions and continue to grow.

Click on the link to book your seat now! 

[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Fri, 21 Dec 2018 14:00:00 GMT
Extended Family Sessions The best memories are created when your ENTIRE family is together in one place celebrating just that, togetherness.  This extended family session included 17 family members.... yes, 17 from ALL OVER!  Part of the fun in photographing these sessions is seeing the connection and love, witnessing all of the new memories being made. 

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LyricSenior2018 Senior sessions are always so much fun, ESPECIALLY when she rocks her senior session with amazing colors and a beautiful personality!  Lyric's original session was rained out so we stayed in the Tomball Studio and photographed a handful of outfits... The week before she headed to college we made up for missing out on an outdoor portion of the session with a stroll through Kleb Woods Nature Center in Tomball.  Her vibrant yellow looked amazing on her.  Best of luck in College this year!  I know you will rock it!

2019 Seniors, book your session now and receive an amazing print package complimentary!  email: [email protected] to book your session!

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Texas Love Do you have Texas Pride? Jaclyn and Keith wanted to show that Texas Pride during their engagement session... what better way than to hang out in the bluebonnets for  their session.  

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Take Me Out to the BALLGAME! Childhood baseball games... they are the best!  I love how the young boys and girls try their best, get nervous and just play!  The boys did great.  They both got hits and Angel SCORED a point!  Way to go, THEY WON! <3

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Swing with me, Mom! It's been a very busy spring season for Marie Paugh Photography, and I'm so VERY THANKFUL!  To ensure the momentum continues, I want to invite you into my studio in TOMBALL, TEXAS for "Swing with me, Mommy!" session's!   These are super special to me because I've been wanting to do this for a while and finally, FINALLY... the concept is purchased and complete!  So please join me to celebrate being a mom or to celebrate the lady who made you a dad with these porch swing sessions!  (hint, hint, dad!  Great Mother's Day gift!).  

THE FIRST 5 to book will receive a beautiful 11x14 Acrylic print!



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Phan Family 2017 The Phan Family is so adorable!  

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Baby Austin A mother's love is unconditional, raw, unwavering.  I think that's why I love photographing babies so much!  That feeling is magnetic!  This family is no different.  During the time at thier home, I witnessed a father who was sitting on the ground in the playroom with the eldest child reading a book and teaching him his ABC's.  Carli was with me the entire time watching and loving on her new miracle, telling me about her experience with previous losses and you can just feel the love... not only for these two children but the children now watching over this family.  Little Austin is a rainbow baby.


"A “rainbow baby” is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. A beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better. ... A rainbow baby brings light but by no means replaces the angel baby."


Welcome to the world little man!  

[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:39:26 GMT
Kendra in Dollcake

Thanksgiving Day, I was FINALLY able to meet another little cousin!  How awesome is that, two new awesome family members in one week.  This is little Ms. Kendra. She is EXTREMELY smart and oh so sassy cute.  She loved dressing up in the Dollcake Vintage dresses I HAPPENED to bring to Thanksgiving dinner.  Twirling, laughing and just having a good time hanging out.  I love this little bit and can't wait to hang out with her again in Grandma Glady's backyard!  

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Baby Jacob

I love my family!  We were raised to take moments and time to enjoy family because time goes by so fast.  Growing up close and staying close as we grow takes work and I'm so thankful that my cousin Desiree and I have been close most of our life...  even as we've become wives and mothers.  I'm so proud of the mom she has become (she has lot's of patience as a mom) and with this being her last blessing, of course, I had to photograph him.  This is the newest little cousin, Jacob!  He's so handsome and is already so loved! 

I can totally hear our late grandpa Jasso calling him his little chango (or sh*tas*, or tornado, or another crazy name that made us laugh), he would be so proud!  



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Walton Family Session Awe, I love the Walton family!  They have been with me since the beginning of my photography journey and I couldn't be more thankful that they love my photography as much as I do!  I still remember Langley being a little bitty baby with those big blue eyes barely able to sit... now she's a beautiful sassy girl who loves everything girly (her mom has trained her well).  Mason was a Christmas baby and was so tiny and cute.  Now a spitting image of his dad!

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Mr. Wook! I met Amy and Eddy the day of their wedding in Bay City, TX a couple of years ago.  LITERALLY, the day of the wedding.  Ever since, I have watched this family grow and it has been an amazing journey! 

This is baby Luke, he's handsome and smiles a lot (except when you are messing with him too much during photo shoot! LOL)

This session was held in the comfort of their home in Bay City, TX.  If you are interested in a newborn session please email me, I LOVE BABIES!  [email protected]

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Newborn Karter - Cypress Newborn Photographer On location, in your home or mine, are where newborn sessions are held.  When going on location in a new mom's home, it makes it that much easier on new mommies!  I take my car-full of props, blankets, hats, knitted onsies and all the extra stuff needed to you instead of you having to pack up and come to me.  That's exactly what we did for Mr. Karter. We actually went to Grandma's house for this session and boy was she interested in watching it all happen.  It was so fun.  Baby Karter made it easy on me, that's for sure.  We were able to get so many poses and portraits that it's going to be that much harder for mom and dad to choose! 


[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT
Fall Family Update Special Sessions - Cypress Texas Click here to book your session!



An amazing deal with amazing package options so you get physical prints/products and Holiday Cards!  Takes the work out of it for you!  These are held during the week, Monday through Thursday in Cypress, Texas at a selected location with either old buildings, lined trees, or in the woods!  

Weekday Quick family update sessions in Cypress only.  Only offering one a day on weekdays left in the fall!  These are held during sunset for 30 minutes with a backup date in case of weather issues. 

What's included:  6 Digital Images; Special print packages for these sessions and option to buy more digitals if so desired. 


Special Print Packages (no substitutions)

Package 1 - $350
1-11x14 Standout Print
35-5x7 Holiday Cards with Envelopes
2 - Ornaments
All Digitals included via Digital download (30+ Images)


Package 2 - $250
25 - 5x7 Holiday Cards with Envelopes


Package 3 - $99
6 additional Digital Downloads (12 total)

Email: [email protected] for questions!


See you soon!

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Newborn Baby Tony - Cypress, TX Being without a studio for the last month since coming back from surgery has been a bit tough.  I'm on a search for a new location but will be taking my time so wish me luck! Until then, I am inviting clients into my personal home to photograph newborns, babies, and one or two person sessions.  I am also doing on location in the great outdoors if you are looking for something for your family, extended family or special event. 

Baby Tony was one of my first sessions coming back after surgery and I'm so glad they were able to come to me.  It turned out perfect and it helped that baby Tony was so calm and cooperative!  He did an amazing job at posing and changing positions!  Don't you agree! 

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Pumpkin Booty It's so much fun painting!!  So why not paint pumpkin on booties... We had so much fun painting Baby Tony and Alayna with cute little pumpkins to match the current fall season we are in.  Texas is known for it's changing weather but this new cooler weather has me ready to photograph more fall sessions!  Who is ready!  Email: [email protected] to book your fall session, the weather is PERFECT right now! 

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New Prices for fall and opening books up! On July 5th, I had a hysterectomy that put me out of commission for a while and I refused to take bookings after the surgery.  I'm glad I did that but then Harvey happened!  Being a small "luxury" business, photography is the first thing to cut for many families (including myself).  It's understandable.  So I am taking a step back and basically starting my business over.  Closing my studio before the surgery was necessary especially with blocking the calendar until I was well enough to take on clients again.  So for now, I will be inviting you into my home or only doing outdoor photography during certain times to be able to juggle home and business in my home.  Sessions will be held in my home M-F 9am - 3pm and outdoor during sunrise or sunset (depending on time changes).  I'm booking two weekends out of the month for photography (that changes depending on month/holiday schedule).  I will continue to book events and weddings max 2/month.  Due to the lack of studio at this time, I will invite you to order prints through me but it is not required at this time.  My goal is to open another studio when my calendars are full again and turn it back into my full time job.  



Quick Sessions (Cypress Only) - $150 - 15 digital images via digital download

Full Sessions - $300 - 30 digital images via digital download

Weddings/Quinceanera's books open (November 2017-June 2018): $1500 Base Digital Package with add on's additional

Newborn Photography: $250 in my home in Cypress or $350 in yours.

Birth Photography (Only Cypress/Tomball/Katy Area): $500





For those affected by Harvey (loosing house/possessions) I will be offering a day of family portraits for free.  Please send me an email with your story and we will put you on the list.  Unfortunately, many take advantage of these type of offerings so the story with pictures is requested. email: [email protected]

Thank you all for taking the time to read this.  My books are now open for October, November and December!!!  


[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Sun, 10 Sep 2017 15:51:20 GMT
Out of commission LIFE!  Oh man, what can I say.  There are so many things in this world that are put into perspective so quickly when life throws surprises your way.  I love what I do and I love that I have the support system in place to allow me to do what I love.  BUT sometimes life get's in the way and you have to take a step back.  

The hardest part of running a photography business is when you are the PRIMARY photographer for your company and you have to have down time for your health.  Unfortunately, I will be facing that time for about 6 weeks starting in July.  I will be having surgery.  

Part of my art is putting it all out there.  Well, to be an open book I have to put myself out there knowing that some may think it's not something for the intraweb.  BUT, most of you reading this know me pretty personally. I suffer from PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome); Endometriosis, and fibroids.  There is a constant pain that has put me in the hospital on 5 occasions, caused me to have trouble getting pregnant as well as cause multiple surgeries to reduce pain and possibility of internal bleeding. This will be my 5th surgery because of these issues but this will solve 80% of them.  A hysterectomy.  





  1. a surgical operation to remove all or part of the uterus.



I am 36 (about to be 37) and will be having this surgery.  I have two children (thankfully) and am ready to have a better life.  WITH THAT BEING SAID... That means I will be out of commission for 6 weeks to recover.  July and part of August, I will not be able to do photography.  This won't be your typical surgery that is done via laparoscopy; I will be having another C-Section.  I was hoping to never experience that pain again... a VERTICAL C-section that is from my belly button down.  ***Here's to hoping he'll take out some belly chub while he's at it.***  

Anyhow, I hope you understand and will keep me on your list for future bookings. I WILL have a list of referrals to send you if you are in need of amazing photographers during this time.  I have an AMAZING group of people in my life who carry an amazing talent behind the camera.  Please feel free to email me for referrals or just to talk. I'm sure I'll be knitting a lot during this time and online BORED and re-editing things from before. I AM available for any and all bookings for April, May and part of June!!!  Don't hesitate to message or email me as I need all the bookings I can get to pay for this AMAZING (sarcasm) surgery.  

Peace, Love, Happiness and Health!  


[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:45:03 GMT
Changes **********UPDATE:  Keeping the studio open on a month to month basis until the new adventure begins!  Thankful for an amazing landlord!**************


I'm not a huge fan of change in my personal or professional life, but times of change are coming to Marie Paugh Photography!

The studio in Richmond will be closing sometime this year for a new adventure (to be announced).  That does not mean I will not be shooting!  I'm offering Mini sessions during this time of transition and to keep things simple they will be all inclusive.  My prints will be available to purchase through online galleries, in home product viewing and video conferencing so we can talk about options BUT Digital's will be included in all mini's.  

Mini sessions can be booked with 50% down sent via paypal to [email protected]  

Mini's are as follows

Sunday, March 5th - Downtown Dollcake Diva's - $200 w/15 digitals - (add hair/makeup for $100) ***Dresses provided***

Sunday, March 12th - Spring Break Beach Mini's - $150 - 30 minute sessions - 10 Digitals - think fun in the sun with sand and water!  (Family sessions are welcome for these)  


Sunday, March 26th  - Bluebonnet sessions - 20 minute sessions - 10 Digitals - $150 - Back up day TBD based on blooms (another date will be added if this books up) - Brenham or Chapel Hill location  (Family sessions are welcome for these)

Saturday, April 1st - Easter Sessions - 15 minutes - 10 Digitals - $150 - Indoor/Outdoor depending on weather/studio status 

Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th - Mom and Me mini's (in studio location TBD) - $250 - 10 digitals and a beautiful 11x14 standout print (add hair and makeup for $150 pp)

Saturday, May 27th - Me and My dad mini's (outdoor location TBD) - $150 - 10 digitals and beautiful 11x14 standout print 


Other sessions will be added after May but that's as far as I've scheduled out for now!  Thank you all for being so supportive during this transition!  Please contact me with any questions on these mini's or if you would like to book me for weddings, quinces, newborns or family... I need to book all the sessions I can this year for this amazing new adventure!!!  



Marie Paugh



[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:45:00 GMT
Noah's Birth When Jessica, a fellow photographer, asked me to photograph the birth of her son I was HONORED!  One for her to think I was good enough to capture such an important event in her life and for another, it's one of my favorite things in the world of photography.  Birth photography and videography are a passion that I've only been blessed to photograph 8 times in my life (this makes 9).  We talked about the date and kept up with her progress.  I have to say, this was the PERFECT birth.  Not only did she deliver on a Saturday in the morning but it only lasted 4-5 hours.  It was pure perfection.  

When it comes to photographing such an intimate moment, I try my best to make sure the mom is comfortable in knowing that I am a modest photographer.  I ask all of those important, very personal questions before the contract is signed via a questionnaire.  Jessica was open to my artistic vision and trusted me.  WHAT AN AWESOME FEELING!

During the delivery what I witnessed was a mom of one about to be two, calm and collected.  She knew exactly what she needed to do with her body to help her and baby progress.  When I walked into the room, she was standing and swaying through each contraction.  Smile on her face and hand on her belly. 




All birthing mothers go through the "let me check your cervix" check and Jessica was ok with this capture!  It's the moment you think "how far can you go there, lady".  I had both of my kids via C-section but you mom's out there that went through labor know this all too well.  

As the labor progressed, all I saw was the love this family has for each other.  Yousef is deeply in love with his wife.  Every chance he could he was showing his appreciation and holding her hand, seeing what she needed, checked on the babies heart rate, kissed her deeply, and played with their first born with just as much love and compassion.  It was honestly a beautiful thing to see.  The love is there, the respect is there, the family is a strong family that is bonded with the good stuff... permanent bonding agent of the strongest kind.  Their good friend was there to watch big brother while mom went through the birthing process which was pretty quick.  There was a couple of hours at a standstill, everyone went to get lunch and gave her some time to rest and much to everyone surprise, that's all she needed to be fully ready to push.  Everyone was called back....

This was the very moment the doctor was called....

[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMT
Newborns are my specialty Over the years working behind the lens I've learned the things that make me extremely happy... Newborn sessions, dressing up little ladies in dollcake fun, and love!  Starting out, I didn't have the studio in Richmond, but worked in the homes of my clients.  For the most part, most were located in Cypress near where I live.  I absolutely loved that, but dragging all of the props, floor drops, lighting, blankets and everything else associated with newborn sessions, I knew I needed a studio.  This has been my favorite place to create.  From the elaborate Star Wars theme with fellow photographer, Jessica from Shutterenvy...

Jacksons bookworm shoot...

To clean, simple images...


But each session is different based on the clients needs and my need for creativity.  During the next couple of months, I plan to photograph more creative sessions, both booked and model calls.  I enjoy newborns so much and hope to fill my calendar with them!!!!  My next project is for my Texas Hunters!  Can't wait to do this session next week!  

To book your newborn session email [email protected]  


When is the best time to book your newborn session?  When you are pregnant in the second trimester.  

When is the best time to photograph your newborn?  Within the first two weeks of life.  They are more flexible, sleepy and curly.


For every client that sends a newborn my way will receive a $50 credit toward their next session fee!  

[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Cypress Houston boy colorful creative cypress family girly love newborn richmond texas Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:46:54 GMT
Lemonade Stand with the Spencer girls Lemonade Anyone?  What a wonderful gift it was to be able to use this stand.  Jack did a wonderful job in building it.  The Spencer gals had a blast selling to mom and dad.  What could be better than spending a morning in Tomball learning to be an entrepreneur (or pretending to be).  :D  Jordyn and Brooklyn even took a taste of product to ensure quality. 

Lemons and Raspberries make for a great PINK Lemonade!

[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Wed, 07 Sep 2016 02:13:14 GMT
Morgan and her Angel Introducing Morgan, she is a beautiful soul that will be forever guided by her Angelic twin sister.  Her sister, Harper, gained her Angel wings on April 1st, 2016.  Morgan was such a dream to photograph, she made my job so easy!  Brandie asked if I could come up with something to remember her sister by and a single butterfly was the symbol that resonated the most with us.  The butterfly is a spiritual symbol for life after death because of it's metamorphosis form a caterpillar that crawls on the ground to a beautiful creature that flies through the air.  What could have more meaning than that!

Morgan's big brother and sister are in love and who could blame them! Her parent's are from my home town of El Campo and it's so awesome that they live in the same city I do now, Cypress, TX.  Right down the road, in their home is where this session took place and I am humbled and honored to be asked to photograph such an awesome family.  


"Remembering twin sister Harper Ann who fell asleep with angels at 23 weeks on April 1st, 2016"

[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Cypress Family Houston butterfly colorful creative cypress family girly lost love loved memory newborn one remembering texas Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT
Lemonade Stand with Aubree Aubree is an amazing young lady who has aspirations to be a model!  Can you tell?  Her smile is contagious, when i was editing I couldn't help but smile.  Her dad, Jack built this just to put that smile on her face.  It doesn't surprise me as his job is pretty selfless as a firefighter.  This entire setup was their design, the only thing I brought was my camera, HOW COOL IS THAT!  

[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Cypress Houston Tomball creative cypress family girly lemonade lemons stand texas wood yellow Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:30:00 GMT
Beautiful Baby Emma Oh Beautiful Emma, how I not only LOVE your name but also love every. single. thing. about your session (s).  Livi was my first maternity in studio and I'm hoping not my last.  My studio in Richmond, TX is small but it is so much fun having.  Livi wore dresses that I made with my grandmother's hand me down sewing machine.  Love how it all came together.  Now Emma is such a beautiful baby girl with the longest lashes!  Her mom is a makeup artist and she has aspirations of teaching her daughter the tricks of the trade!  


Note: I am a DIY photographer that tries to make everything I use for every session.  Pretty much everything in this session was made by me, from cutting fabric and dying it for newborn wraps to the cute flower headpieces you see on baby Emma.  I love all things crafty for sure!  ;)

[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Cypress Family Houston creative cypress girly love maternity newborn texas Wed, 31 Aug 2016 01:56:06 GMT
Langley's Birthday!  


Beautiful Little Miss Langley loves to be FANCY just like her favorite book "Fancy Nancy". She's a ball of personality and loves to pose, twirl, dance, be silly and wear lots of pearls.  She brought her cute little purse during the session with her sunglasses and hairbows ready to shine.  


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[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Cypress Dance Family Fancy Girls Nancy Richmond Texas Twirls jump play Wed, 03 Aug 2016 21:18:11 GMT
Kevin Downtown Houston Senior Session Marie Paugh is a Houston based photographer with a studio based in Richmond, TX.  She specializes in Newborn, Children, Family, Senior, Quince and wedding photography.  To book your session with her email [email protected] for your specialized session!


One of my favorite things is to spend quality time with my clients and do an extended session.  Traveling to Downtown Houston has been the top of my location list for a while now and I can't help but love it every time I go.  Trying out different locations with different clients.  Kevin is a 2016 senior graduating this summer.  He was especially fun going to the tops of the downtown garages with me to enjoy the scenic view.  He has a special interest in photography or instagram-ography!   Congratulations Kevin, shoot for the stars!


[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Cypress Downtown Houston Senior astros baseball colorful fun garage skyline Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:00:00 GMT
Scarlett is here! Marie Paugh is a Cypress Texas portrait photographer with a studio in Richmond, Texas.  Photographing those important milestones in life with a special interest in newborns, children, maternity, senior, quinceanera and weddings.  For more information on booking your next session, email [email protected]


Miss Scarlett was a tough little one, at 5 days old she was so alert to her surroundings.  A very light sleeper, she made me work for every image!  Such a beautiful girl with a head full of hair and a sassy personality to boot.  Jacky, she is beautiful! Welcome to the world little Scarlett!  


Book your newborn session now: [email protected]


[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Houston cypress family girl mom newborn parent texas Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:00 GMT
Surprise Announcement! Marie Paugh is a Cypress Texas portrait photographer with a studio in Richmond, Texas.  Photographing those important milestones in life with a special interest in newborns, children, maternity, senior, quinceanera and weddings.  For more information on booking your next session, email [email protected]

When I scheduled this session, I thought it was just a normal family session with their dog.  Little did I know, they had a whole different idea in mind!  

Julia was ready for her session, as she walked into the door, she handed me this picture... 

It was a surprise that I wasn't expecting and I actually cried tears of happiness for them!  The session turned into an announcement session mini and spur of the moment we created some fun images!  Congrats Julia and Ricky, ya'll are going to have a beautiful new bundle before you know it! <3

[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) animal birth blue creative cypress dog family love newborn surprise texas Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:00:00 GMT
Nicole Senior 2016 Nicole is the daughter of one of my dearest friends, Melissa!  Melissa used to basically live at my house, we spent so much time together.  Time and growing up, it was amazing seeing her again.  Nicole, she is an amazing young lady... it was such a fun session!  Although I am only 1/2 way done editing her session I couldn't wait to share!  

Downtown Houston - Senior session

[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Cypress Downtown Houston Senior colorful fun Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:35:01 GMT
Mason the Cookie Monster Mason is the cutest little guy!  I've been so lucky to have watched him grow up to this handsome young man who adores his mom, loves to play with his tractor and is trying to learn to make a tricycle move by pushing those little peddle things! He has such a personality on him and a smile, a smile that can make just about anyone melt!  Thank you, Kristi, for letting me be a part of his journey! 

[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) boy cookie creative cypress love monster texas tractor Sun, 07 Feb 2016 14:00:00 GMT
The Face of Selflessness “It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.” 
― Dalai Lama XIV

I met this group of amazing people during our initial planning of the 2014 Texas Tequila and Margarita Festival.  Brian Hall met with the Texas Tequila Promotions group at a cafe and you could feel the passion he had for this mission.  Everyone at one point or another is affected by cancer.  That scarry C word.  When it happens, you become numb and not really sure what to do.  Friday Harbour helps by making it their mission to ease the burden of the cancer journey by providing FREE temporary lodging to patients and their families.  SO, We chose them as our charity that we were going to donate to.  They were so kind, active and engaging with every event goer at the Festival.  Educating people on their cause and having a great time right along with the patrons.  It was just amazing.  

These faces are the faces of true heart.  They volunteer their time and energy to make this charity a success.  So without a question, when they needed head shots for their website, it was a no-brainer!    

Please take a moment to go like their facebook page and go to their website and learn more about what they do and how you can help. 



[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Charity cancer compassion cypress family headshot heart houston love margarita's texas Sat, 06 Feb 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Riha Family Amy Contacted me to photograph  her entire family.  I met Amy when I offered to do her wedding last minute when her photographer fell through.  She is a beautiful soul.  I enjoyed her wedding so very much... especially going to visit her momma in the hospital. 

After getting to know her family, I see they are all such beautiful souls.  Thank you for including me in your important family moments!  

[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) cypress family holiday large family love shy sweet texas Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:13:29 GMT
Never an ordinary Zoo day! Wherever I go... my 50lbs + photography bag with camera and lenses are always in tow.  Had an amazing time with my BFF, Becky.  The kids had a great time and the rain stayed away enough for us to have some fun! 

The kiddo'sMy kids are DONE with my camera, can you tell? JovieWe haven't seen each other that much this summer so she was not sure about me just yet.   Never a dull moment.  


Want "A Day in the Life of..." session?  email [email protected]



[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Sun, 23 Aug 2015 22:02:45 GMT
Mason is growing so fast It makes my heart melt to watch little ones grow!  I'm so lucky to be apart of such an amazing transformation of this little guy.  Such a handsome little tough guy that has already overcome so much in his life. 

Mason at 6 month loves creating little bubbles, you can see them in almost every image.  He can sit by himself for a little while and SMILES so big when he see's his mommy and daddy!  So handsome in his little hat, isn't he!

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Our next session is when he is 9 months old, I can only imagine what he will be doing then! 


Thanks for looking! 



[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Hat Katy boy Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:30:16 GMT
Valentine's Day Mini Sessions Cypress, TX Saturday, February 1st we loaded the truck with the kissing booth, three cars and lots of goodies and headed to Telge Park in Cypress Texas.  The day was perfect even with the few showers, it was just for a second and enjoyed the day.  My husband and children joined me so they can play at the park all day.  It was perfect!


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Thanks to all who joined us!  These Mini's are a great way to get a great deal and some cute images of your children!  Next Mini's are going to be Easter Mini's and Mom and Me mini's.... email me for details: [email protected]

[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Park Telge day frogs kisses love mini session valentines Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:47:51 GMT
Miss Langley turns 18 months! I'm so blessed to have this little beauty behind my lens several times throughout her first year of life.  She has grown so much over the last year and a half.  She is always dressed to impress and this session was no different!  Such a little beauty! 

Old Town Katy, Texas is always an amazing place for pictures too!

The beautiful Miss Langley at 18 months old! The beautiful Miss Langley at 18 months old! The beautiful Miss Langley at 18 months old! The beautiful Miss Langley at 18 months old! The beautiful Miss Langley at 18 months old! The beautiful Miss Langley at 18 months old!



[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) 18 months dressed to impress fun girly old town katy Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:12:30 GMT
Handsome Lil Mason Mason was born right before Christmas, what a present!!!  He was such an easy little one to photograph!  We used some homemade crocheted hats that I made just for him, a reindeer hat that was ordered, and lots of fun new props and blankets that were purchased just for this little guy!  I love newborn photography and all the cuddles that come with it!  Kristi, as always, such cuties!  Langley and Mason make amazing subjects behind my lens and I love watching them grow!


[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) boy creative newborn santa sibling stocking Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:18:06 GMT
Happy Birthday Langley! Langley is such a little cutie!  Always ready to smile and full of energy!  I was so happy to join her to celebrate her first birthday with her family in Wharton, TX.  It was a beautifully decorated catepillar party!  Mom is so creative! 

Miss Langley's Catepillar Cake!  ADORABLE!


All of the decorations are so cute!  Catepillar lantern!!!  Kristi, you are just so creative!

We made a trip to the hospital to see Langley's grandfather, so sweet.  This family is so filled with love, even not feeling well grandpa made sure to hang out with one of his favorite girls for her birthday!  What love!

Kristi always outdoing herself in all the cuteness! 


[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) First Birthday catepillar creative party Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:46:25 GMT
Beautiful Garza Girls! It's so much fun when you have a session that inspires you! Cina contacted me and we started talks about her two beautiful girls and their attire for the session. We talked about pearls, mirror's, pink and bows! We spent a full hour together and it was so much fun! Enjoy!!!!  These Girls are amazing! 

Garze Girls in Pearls! Garze Girls in Pearls! Garze Girls in Pearls! Garze Girls in Pearls! Garze Girls in Pearls! Garze Girls in Pearls! Garze Girls in Pearls! Garze Girls in Pearls! Garze Girls in Pearls! Garze Girls in Pearls! Garze Girls in Pearls! Garze Girls in Pearls! Garze Girls in Pearls! Garze Girls in Pearls! Garze Girls in Pearls! Garze Girls in Pearls! Garze Girls in Pearls!

[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) LOVE Pearls family girly mirror pink Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:37:38 GMT
Happy Birthday, Sadie Grace! This was my very first birthing session that I have longed to experience!  I can say that this is an area that I hope I get to experience several times in my lifetime.  It's so amazing to witness a mom giving life to a beautiful baby girl!  Baby Sadie Grace arrived at 7:44pm weighing in a 6lbs 11.8 oz, Mom was amazing and delivered her gracefully! I can not express how beautiful this experience was for not only the family but for me as the photographer/sister cousin! Sadie Grace is a picture of perfection, with her mom's beautiful eyes and dad's long lashes! Seconds after birth she heard her dad's voice and was calm, there is an amazing connection already, she knows who her daddy is! Valerie and Ramiro, you have a babysitter for life!
It was the day of induction and I met Val and Ramiro at their house before they left for the hospital.  Mom and dad were ready to go as they received a call from the hospital letting them know there was a bed available for them.  So off we all went!
One last picture of Valerie's pregnancy!  She is one beautiful mom to be!
 Around 11am Valerie and Ramiro arrive to check in..
It was time to go to the delivery room!  A room we would be in for a good 7 hours as the progress of delivery commenced.
Labor and contractions began before induction medication was started. 
 Medication was introduced around noon to get things moving along...


Pushing commenced for all of 20 minutes at the most!  Within a couple of hours full dialation occured and she was SO ready to see her beautiful baby girl!


Hello lil miss Sadie Grace, your mom and dad has been wanting to meet you little lady!

Grandma was so excited!

The New Martinez family! 

Thank you so very much for letting me be apart of your very special moment!


Next up, sharing Miss Sadie's Newborn pictures!












[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) Mon, 08 Jul 2013 03:46:14 GMT
New Beginning Today is the first day that I finally get into the Blog business. I'm excited, overwhelmed and overjoyed to finally start not only my website but this blog as a start of this new journey in photography. I started photography 3 years ago when my husband bought my first DSLR, a T2i, a crop sensor but A-M-A-Z-I-N-G at the time. I finally outgrew that camera this year and upgraded to a full frame camera. I love Bella Amor (my 6d canon camera), she provides so much more than I could have imagined.

My main interest has been in Newborn photography but I have found a new love for senior, family, children, wedding and event photography. I find that a variety keeps me on my toes and keeps my creative juices flowing. Eventually I would love to open a studio in my home (I need a bigger house) until then most of my work is done outdoors at multiple locations. That is pretty awesome, getting the opportunity to work all over the Houston and surrounding areas. 

As my business grows, so does my love for what I get to do.  Thank you for taking the time are my photography life daily here! 

[email protected] (Marie Paugh Photography) New Start Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:53:01 GMT