The Woodlands, Texas | family photography: THE CASTILLO FAMILY

Last night I delivered a new family art collection to an amazing family in The Woodlands, Texas. This family photography session was planned since early this year and it was such a joy to finally see our vision become a reality; their wall portrait and beautiful leather coffee-table album are just beautiful!  I feel so blessed not only to have been chosen to create their portraits but also to get to know their truly inspiring story.  Cresta and Dennis commissioned me to create their very first Family Portrait. They wanted to celebrate with joy the answered prayers in their lives.  

The Woodlands TX Family Photo Session
  (mock-up of their wall portrait).

(mock-up of their wall portrait).


As we sat down for their design consultation back in March - among tears and laughter, wine and brownies - I was amazed to learn about their family… a true love story that came as a second marriage for both, a deep family heritage, a journey of faith, a healing and finally the gift of a “baby” girl who came after years of persevering prayer. Their love is tangible, their friendship authentic and their commitment to one another strong and rooted in faith. This is reflected in all the little details around their family life. I felt at home in their house and so honored to be able to walk them through “the portrait journey” with me. 

The portrait session was such a joyful day. A cool wind was blowing strong in North Houston and, if you know me a little, you know I love its presence in my photo sessions. To me the wind is that unexpected and unplanned divine element that pushes me beyond my vision and it reminds me that I am just a “paintbrush” in the Artist’s hand. What I see behind my camera never ceases to amaze me… I love Molly’s hair flowing in the air! The gentle caresses of the golden light on Cresta, the beautiful and natural couple portraits, the sweet Daddy-and-Me images, the sparkles in little Molly's eyes, the hugs and intimacy of this family...

The Woodlands Texas Family Photo Gallery

The portraits I delivered last night to their home will remain a legacy of love and a visual reminder of their family values. One day, as Molly grows up into a young woman and discovers the amazing model she has been given in her parents, they will be cherished even more.

The Woodlands Texas Couple Kiss at sunset in a park
The Woodlands Texas Child Portrait at sunset

Cresta and Dennis, thank you for choosing Ella Heath, Portrait Boutique and for making me part of your beautiful story! I cherish your friendship.

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