emily hines

Let's see, I'm an Austinite of almost two decades, a Texas Longhorn, single mom of two humans and one semi-human dog, introvert, coffee addict and lake rat. My photography journey began in high school on the yearbook committee, but I didn't get serious about it until my younger child was about two. I learned that sometimes you can take a photo of someone and see their soul in that photo- that's my baby in the bathtub, and this remains my favorite photo I've ever taken because when I look at it, I can see HER. Creating these images is my passion; for a parent, these are absolutely priceless. 

I am OBSESSED with newborns and their perfection and with the exhausted, happy, bewildered, uncertain-but-certain energy of a brand new family. I love the sweet, slow pace of a newborn session. That said, my babies aren't babies anymore and I have a blast capturing the boundless energy of kiddos too. I just love the balance that photographing both newborns and young kids brings. 

I know that every family is different. Every family has their own joys, and their own struggles. There is beauty to be found in every stage. My goal is to create a judgment-free, safe and fun environment so that you know that when you get in front of my camera, the beauty of your family will shine through. Your family is a work of art- I promise!

 

Me! Living my best life at a photography retreat in Sonoma. Hugely uncomfortable in front of the camera (I get you). Photo by Bre Thurston.

Me! Living my best life at a photography retreat in Sonoma. Hugely uncomfortable in front of the camera (I get you). Photo by Bre Thurston.

Ally: my gift, my muse, my reason to dig deep. Also: jungle cat enthusiast.

Ally: my gift, my muse, my reason to dig deep. Also: jungle cat enthusiast.

Graham: My snuggle source and the one who keeps Ally and me from taking ourselves too seriously. Spiderman’s number one fan.

Graham: My snuggle source and the one who keeps Ally and me from taking ourselves too seriously. Spiderman’s number one fan.

Baxter: Former (but not reformed) west Texas vagabond. Available for rent.

Baxter: Former (but not reformed) west Texas vagabond. Available for rent.