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Our sweet Emery girl turned 2 in December ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’•and in true second child fashion, it took us 2 + months finally do her 2nd b...
03/17/2022

Our sweet Emery girl turned 2 in December ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’•and in true second child fashion, it took us 2 + months finally do her 2nd birthday โ€œTWO the ๐ŸŒ™ moonโ€ Photoshoot ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ I donโ€™t know what was more impressive ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ That we were able to salvage her balloon garland from her party 2.5 months ago that was basically melting together ๐Ÿ˜or that I was able to shoot it at almost 39 weeks pregnant๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคฃ

Although @kellanryan did take the last set because I couldnโ€™t chase them around with my belly ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‚Heโ€™s the best!

Either way, Iโ€™m so thankful for this joyful little snuggle bug and to have photos of this sweet, lovey toting, thumb sucking stage! I know sheโ€™ll look so big when baby sister gets here soon ๐Ÿฅบ So we are cherishing these moments with her!

10/10 recommend bringing your little loves into the studio with their favorite lovey or toy to savor this season! Maybe Iโ€™ll do summer minis for just that ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Just trying to raise strong ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป girls over here ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜I know one day these family costumes might not be possible with 3 opin...
10/31/2021

Just trying to raise strong ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป girls over here ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜

I know one day these family costumes might not be possible with 3 opinionated girls ๐Ÿคชso Iโ€™m just going to enjoy it while it lasts ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿคฃ

But the icing on the cake is a husband like @kellanryan who loves it just as much as I do! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Those pants though ๐Ÿคฃ

Are you dressing up this year?!

Is there anything cuter than babies in costume?!  This little crocheted Lion ๐Ÿฆ  costume might be the sweetest thing Iโ€™ve...
10/30/2021

Is there anything cuter than babies in costume?! This little crocheted Lion ๐Ÿฆ costume might be the sweetest thing Iโ€™ve ever seen! I might need to do this for the baby next year! ๐Ÿ˜

Thank you to all the sweet families who made our studio pumpkin sessions so much fun!

Hope your weekend is full of pumpkin carving and sweet treats!

Emily & Vito's Hotel ZaZa Houston wedding was literally a dream come true! The sweetest couple with the best family & fr...
06/17/2021

Emily & Vito's Hotel ZaZa Houston wedding was literally a dream come true! The sweetest couple with the best family & friends in the most beautiful setting! Everything was perfection from the details to the epic dance party with Emerald City Band!! We couldn't ask for anything more and were absolutely HONORED to be a part of this perfect day!

We got to know this incredible family while photographing Emily's brother, Brady, & Allison's wedding a few years back (an absolute favorite of ours)! So getting to experience another beautiful important day with this family was even more special! โค

Since last year, we've been declining weddings to focus on our family which has led to this being our last wedding ... on the books for now ... but after photographing it, I know it won't be our last! We plan to come out of retirement ๐Ÿคฃ for all of our sweet couple's friends & family members!

Emily & Vito, we love you guys and couldn't be happier for you!!! Just watching the two of you this weekend, we know you will have such a wonderful marriage because of how well you take care of each other and the incredible support system you have! Wishing you all the happiness in the world and can't wait to do a game night with y'all!

XO,
Michelle & Kellan

Hair & Makeup by the lovely Etoilly Artistry
Florals by The Blooming Gallery
Planning by Yvette with PopUp Wedding Houston
Stunning Venue & Catering by Hotel ZaZa Houston
Cake perfection by Cakes by Gina

Spring blooms, sweet smiles, and baby bunnies - what more could I ask for?! Spring Sessions with these incredible famili...
04/01/2021

Spring blooms, sweet smiles, and baby bunnies - what more could I ask for?! Spring Sessions with these incredible families were absolutely precious! โค๏ธ

Here's a little peek from this weekend's sessions in the studio! ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŒท

Oh, my heart! I can't believe it's been almost 1 year since this cutieโ€™s newborn session! Now baby Rylee is about to tur...
03/10/2021

Oh, my heart! I can't believe it's been almost 1 year since this cutieโ€™s newborn session! Now baby Rylee is about to turn 1! ๐Ÿ˜ญBabies just don't keep, y'all!
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Incredible families like the Ivey's are truly my WHY. Getting to watch families grow and being a part of sweetness like this is EVERYTHING! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•
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@amberjivey & @cwivey It's been so fun to have babies at the same time and hope to see yโ€™all soon ๐Ÿ’•

After the year weโ€™ll never forget, I hope 2021 looks a little more like this - More fun, more carefree, more faith, more...
02/10/2021

After the year weโ€™ll never forget, I hope 2021 looks a little more like this - More fun, more carefree, more faith, more playing, more love and more little kisses ๐Ÿฅฐ Happy Valentineโ€™s week, yโ€™all!

P.S. We have two spots left for Valentine๐Ÿ’• Sessions on Friday!

I don't know if I'm more excited about Christmas or to share these Christmas sessions!!  ๐Ÿ˜Christmas Tree Sessions Day TH...
11/24/2020

I don't know if I'm more excited about Christmas or to share these Christmas sessions!! ๐Ÿ˜

Christmas Tree Sessions Day THREE ๐ŸŽ„ sneak peek!

So. Many. Amazing Families!!!! &&& Puppies!!! Christmas Tree Sessions Day TWO Sneak peek! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ„
11/22/2020

So. Many. Amazing Families!!!! &&& Puppies!!!

Christmas Tree Sessions Day TWO Sneak peek! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ„

A little sneak peek of today's Christmas Tree Sessions ๐Ÿ˜Can it just be Christmas already!?!? ๐ŸŽ„#besttimeoftheyear
11/21/2020

A little sneak peek of today's Christmas Tree Sessions ๐Ÿ˜

Can it just be Christmas already!?!? ๐ŸŽ„#besttimeoftheyear

Couldn't have asked for sweeter families or better weather for our last day of Fall Sessions! ๐Ÿ‚Here's a little sneak pee...
11/16/2020

Couldn't have asked for sweeter families or better weather for our last day of Fall Sessions! ๐Ÿ‚

Here's a little sneak peek!

Another incredible annual session with the Booth Family but this time, at their happy place ... home! Here's a little sn...
11/04/2020

Another incredible annual session with the Booth Family but this time, at their happy place ... home!

Here's a little sneak peek! So grateful for this sweet family!

And then there were three! โค๏ธA little sneak peek at the Heyer Family's newest addition, baby Thatcher!
11/03/2020

And then there were three! โค๏ธ

A little sneak peek at the Heyer Family's newest addition, baby Thatcher!

BOO! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ปHere's a sneak peek from our Halloween sessions this weekend! Happy Halloween week, y'all! ๐Ÿฅณ
10/26/2020

BOO! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ปHere's a sneak peek from our Halloween sessions this weekend!

Happy Halloween week, y'all! ๐Ÿฅณ

And here is our sneak peek part 2 of our Memorial Drive United Methodist Church & MDUMC Kids pumpkin sessions! โค๏ธ๐ŸŽƒ
10/21/2020

And here is our sneak peek part 2 of our Memorial Drive United Methodist Church & MDUMC Kids pumpkin sessions! โค๏ธ๐ŸŽƒ

A little sneak peek (part 1) from our pumpkin sessions with MDUMC Kids & Memorial Drive United Methodist Church to suppo...
10/21/2020

A little sneak peek (part 1) from our pumpkin sessions with MDUMC Kids & Memorial Drive United Methodist Church to support the youth of MDUMC!

Thank you all so much for coming out and donating to our wonderful church! I know this will help them to be a blessing to so many!

I'm not crying! ๐Ÿ˜ญYou're crying! ๐Ÿ˜โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €Maybe we are crazy ๐Ÿคชfor sending her back to school but she's loving her new li...
10/07/2020

I'm not crying! ๐Ÿ˜ญYou're crying! ๐Ÿ˜
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Maybe we are crazy ๐Ÿคชfor sending her back to school but she's loving her new little Montessori school! ๐Ÿซ
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I have to admit, she (and I) needed this! I'm pretty sure she was bored with me for 7 straight months. Now, she's ready to take on the world! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅณ

Have you/Are you sending your littles back to school??
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Swipe to see last year's 1st-day photo! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

So so happy for our sweet friends, @matthewdduncan  & @malzimmy ! We had the honor of photographing their wedding just a...
10/05/2020

So so happy for our sweet friends, @matthewdduncan & @malzimmy ! We had the honor of photographing their wedding just a little over a year ago and now they are parents to a little angel babe!
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Swipe to see baby Ford! ๐Ÿ’™
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P.S. Love this gorgeous mossy tree? We are doing Fall Minis here! DM to join the Cotton family for more info! ๐Ÿ‚

I can't believe one of our favorite couples has this little cutie to snuggle on the eve of their 1st wedding anniversary...
09/28/2020

I can't believe one of our favorite couples has this little cutie to snuggle on the eve of their 1st wedding anniversary!

Matt & Mallory, we are so happy for you guys! He is absolutely perfect!!

Here's a little sneak peek of Ford's newborn session today ๐Ÿ˜

Started the weekend off right with this sweet family! ๐Ÿ™ŒHere's a little sneak peek of Miriam & Pete's session at their ha...
09/26/2020

Started the weekend off right with this sweet family! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Here's a little sneak peek of Miriam & Pete's session at their happy place, their home, with their adorable son, PJ!

Can't wait to share more ๐Ÿ˜ Happy Saturday, y'all!

A little sneak from AJ's first photoshoot! ๐ŸฅณFrom their heirloom rocking chair to the handpainted desert wall in AJ's roo...
09/26/2020

A little sneak from AJ's first photoshoot! ๐Ÿฅณ

From their heirloom rocking chair to the handpainted desert wall in AJ's room, every little detail was perfect!

I could spend all day with sweet families like this! So happy for Brittany & Sean on their angel baby! AJ is ADORABLE!

XO,
Michelle

A little sneak peek of sweet Brittany & Sean's maternity session on Friday! Can't wait to share more! XO
09/16/2020

A little sneak peek of sweet Brittany & Sean's maternity session on Friday!

Can't wait to share more! XO

It was cuteness overload in the studio on Sunday with adorable little Connor! Here's a sneak peek of his fun birthday se...
09/01/2020

It was cuteness overload in the studio on Sunday with adorable little Connor!

Here's a sneak peek of his fun birthday session, just a few months late (thanks to COVID)!

๐ŸฅณFabulous Rainbow Balloon Garland by Big Ass Balloons

I spent a few hours yesterday away from my littles to be with this fresh little baby doll! Newborns are the BEST! I can'...
08/29/2020

I spent a few hours yesterday away from my littles to be with this fresh little baby doll! Newborns are the BEST! I can't believe one of our favorite couples are parents!

Mia & Greg, your sweet girl is perfect! She's going to be beautiful just like her momma! We โค๏ธyou guys!

Thank you for letting me be a part of this incredibly precious time in your life! Here's a little sneak peek from Ava's first of many photoshoots! ๐Ÿคฉ

Started my Saturday off right with a Front Porch Session with the sweetest family! ๐Ÿ˜Michelle & Scott, you've got some ad...
08/15/2020

Started my Saturday off right with a Front Porch Session with the sweetest family! ๐Ÿ˜

Michelle & Scott, you've got some adorable little cuties on your hands! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Happy Saturday & big *virtual* hugs, y'all!

Lately Iโ€™ve been dreaming of these days, the days before kids when @kellanryan and I were rested ๐Ÿ˜†and could do just abou...
08/08/2020

Lately Iโ€™ve been dreaming of these days, the days before kids when @kellanryan and I were rested ๐Ÿ˜†and could do just about anything we wanted!
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Every time the girls melt down at the same time, I have to dig deep to find the patience and courage to not just melt down right along with them. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™ˆ Mommy-ing is hard sometimes!
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I usually yell out โ€œMexicoโ€ to Kellan to let him know Iโ€™m day dreaming about our future, someday Cabo vaca โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ˜†
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I cherish these photos we took in California for our first anniversary. They help make those hard days a little easier! They remind me just how quickly seasons pass us by. No matter how hard the day, Iโ€™m not wishing any of it away. I know Iโ€™ll miss these crazy days with two little baby dolls at home 24/7.
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Cabo might be a ways away but hereโ€™s to our mini vaca in Austin tonight with JUST US! ๐Ÿ˜ #firsttimeawayfrombothbabies #praiseforgrandmas ๐Ÿ™Œ
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A little sneak peek into the last session with one of our favorite couples before they become a family of 3! Well, 4 cou...
08/01/2020

A little sneak peek into the last session with one of our favorite couples before they become a family of 3! Well, 4 counting their sweet pup, Moonie!

Ek! ๐Ÿฅณ Matt & Mallory, I can't wait to meet your little man in a few short weeks! So happy for y'all!

Amidst all the craziness, it was so nice to get out of the house and photograph the sweet Heyer Family down at the beach...
07/16/2020

Amidst all the craziness, it was so nice to get out of the house and photograph the sweet Heyer Family down at the beach!

Here's a little sneak peek before this family of four becomes five!

Diana & Keith, so happy for y'all! ๐Ÿฅณ

A little sweetness from today's shoot! ๐Ÿ˜One is such an adorable age ๐Ÿ™Œ Happy (belated) 1st Birthday to little Brett! So g...
05/31/2020

A little sweetness from today's shoot! ๐Ÿ˜

One is such an adorable age ๐Ÿ™Œ Happy (belated) 1st Birthday to little Brett! So glad we finally got to do your birthday photos this morning!

Megan Elliott Long & Brandon, it's been so fun watching Brett grow! So grateful to have y'all in the Cotton family!!๐Ÿคฉ

A little sneak peek of little Ella and her sweet parents, Jess & Tim! So fun meeting new friends in our neighborhood! :D...
05/28/2020

A little sneak peek of little Ella and her sweet parents, Jess & Tim! So fun meeting new friends in our neighborhood! :D

So glad the weather held out for our front porch session this morning! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Those first few weeks of newborn life are as incredible ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปas they are exhausting ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜†but with sweet little loves like t...
05/25/2020

Those first few weeks of newborn life are as incredible ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปas they are exhausting ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜†but with sweet little loves like this, itโ€™s all worth it!

Little Collins knocked it out the park for her newborn session ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸปCanโ€™t wait to watch this little angel grow up!

Congrats to the sweetest Coffman family! Welcome to parenthood yโ€™all ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅณ

#cottonlittles #cottonfamilies #houstonnewbornphotographer @ Houston, Texas

Couldn't be happier for one of our absolute favorite Cotton families! They are having a girl in a few short months! Boy ...
05/14/2020

Couldn't be happier for one of our absolute favorite Cotton families! They are having a girl in a few short months! Boy will she be protected with these two strong big brothers ๐Ÿ˜

Here's a little sneak peek from their maternity session at their new home!

Love you guys Corley Spell & Ben Spell so much! Can't wait to meet your little love! โค๏ธ

The sweetest little cousins โค๏ธ
05/14/2020

The sweetest little cousins โค๏ธ

No matter what state we live in or what house, it was right here in my mommas arms that made it feel like home ๐Ÿก Still t...
05/10/2020

No matter what state we live in or what house, it was right here in my mommas arms that made it feel like home ๐Ÿก

Still to this day as a (semi ๐Ÿ˜) grown adult, nothing feels more like home than a hug from my mom! ๐Ÿ’•

Happy Motherโ€™s Day to all the mommas out there! You deserve to be celebrated today and everyday!

And especially to my mom for all the snuggles, unending love, and putting up with my wild hair ๐Ÿคฃ Love you so much @pable ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป and I canโ€™t wait to hug you again! ๐Ÿ’• @ Oak Forest - Garden Oaks, Houston

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Summer is here and the only thing hotter than this weather is the potential savings on your next event at #HermannPark (just kidding, it's really really hot outside). โ˜€๏ธ As part of summer special you can save 25% off of your booking, with all proceeds from rentals going back in to beautifying the Park. If you're looking for an iconic spot for your next event this summer, then click to book today! https://www.hermannpark.org/facility-rentals/ ๐Ÿ“ท The Cotton Collective
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The Cotton Collective is a fantastic family photographer. Michelle has photographed my family for holiday cards the last two years in a row, each time with a 5 minute session that turned out about 10 beautiful, heirloom family photos. Professional, responsive, quick turn around time and just lovey people. Highly recommend!
Love on the dance floor โค๏ธ and love this featured photo on PartySlate taken by The Cotton Collective https://www.partyslate.com/event-pros/mike-s-dance-floor-rentals/events/25246?utm_medium=email&utm_source=credit_notify#all-credits
Ashton & Zachary's wedding had a "garden chic" vibe, featuring lush greenery, white flowers, metallic decor and warm lighting, notes Ashton. A six-tier white-and-gold cake from Cakes by Gina, donuts and late-night boozy milkshakes kept the crowd fueled for dancing to beloved Houston band DANNY RAY and the ACOUSTIC PRODUCTION. See the full wedding here: https://bit.ly/AshtonZachary Spotlight Houston Vendors: Linens: Rexberry Luxury Weddings and Events Cake: Cakes by Gina Lighting: LG Event Entertainment & Production LLC Entertainment: DANNY RAY and the ACOUSTIC PRODUCTION Bridal Luncheon: Ouisie's Table Restaurant, Bar and Gardens Videography: Reverent Wedding Films Contributing Vendors: Photography: The Cotton Collective / The Revaire / Eventology / A Fare Extraordinaire / Floral Events / Johanna Terry Events / Brickhouse Bridal / Divisi Strings, LLC / Jonathan's Fine Jewelers / Casey&Co.Artistry / Austin Scott Styles
My email messed up a lot recently! I unsubscribed to a lot of things on accident after getting the chuck email app to clean out my inbox! Can you double check that I am still on your list for spring minis! :) Thanks ! Just wanted to be sure I didn't unsubscribe from y'alls newsletter! Thanks! :)
Remember those fun rooms we were working on a few weeks ago?! Here they are! The bow wall is hands down my FAV! ๐Ÿคฉ Not pictured is a super fun backdrop with SANTA!๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป Come join THIS Saturday for Merry Mingle with Kris Kringle! Not only can you take beautiful holiday photos but this event also benefits the Candlelighters Houston group!๐Ÿ’— See the last picture for all the details! โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ Also, can we please talk about how adorable CarrieColbert.com and her mini, Elle, are?! ๐Ÿ˜ โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ ๐Ÿ“ธ: The Cotton Collective captured the sweetest moments of these two! @ Shops at Arrive River Oaks
Malloryโ€™s wedding. Makeup and hair by Lisa and team! Photographers: The Cotton Collective All it takes is a few minutes with these two to realize how great they are together! Mallory Duncan & Matthew Duncan are two of the sweetest people we've ever met! ๐Ÿ˜ We are so honored they picked us to document these incredibly beautiful wedding day at Second Baptist Church, Houston, TX & The Forest Club, planned by the wonderful Piper & Muse! ๐Ÿ™Œ Here's a little sneak peek of their beautiful day filled with sweet family & so much love! Matt & Mallory, we are so happy for you guys! ๐Ÿ˜˜ XO, Michelle & Kellan Incredible Vendors: Lisa Pelayo: Makeup and Beauty | Bramble & Bee | Becca Cakes | The Drywater Band | Cakewalk Films | Hotel Zaza Memorial City | Jordan Limousines Vintage Cars & Trolleys | Art by neiman | Bella Bridesmaids | Geno Suits You | U.S. Coins & Jewelry | Johanna Terry Events | Aztec Events & Tents | Sketch and Etch Neon | Picture Me Houston Photo Booth | Mikes dance floors | Russell Dixon
Stunning wedding at The Corinthian photographed by The Cotton Collective. Sarahโ€™s beautiful Rose Gold Gender Reveal Wedding Cake is one of my all-time favorites and we made their groomโ€™s cake vision/sketch come true! #weddingcake #groomscake #Houstoncakes #Houstonweddingcakes #RoseGoldWeddingCake #GenderRevealWeddingCake #TrumpGroomsCake #imjustthecakeartist