Meet MANDI

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@mandithompsonphoto

CAPTURING newborns, FAMILIEs,  & MOTHERHOOD

BASED IN THE HOUSTON AREA

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"I’M JUST A WIFE AND MAMA OF TWO WITH A PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHING MEANINGFUL MOMENTS."

I'm a lifestyle maternity, newborn and family photographer based out of Houston who has an appreciation for little details that bring so much feeling. I love creating joyful, timeless portraits that have the power to transport you back to a specific moment in time. Quietly rocking your new love in the nursery, the way your toddler's tiny hand fits in yours, those soft curls at the nape of your baby's neck, and your babies snuggled up in your lap. As a mom myself, these are the images I treasure the most and fact that I can gift memorable moments to other mamas brings me so much joy! But enough about me. I'm so glad you're here. Grab yourself a coffee or glass of wine and let's plan your next portrait session!

I'm Mandi

FUN FACTS & Favorites:

- Married to my college sweetheart.

- Queso Connoisseur

- I grew up in a small West Texas town    (pop. 1,200).

- Decluttering gives me
  great satisfaction. 

- I love traveling. Hate unpacking          (classic enneagram 7 here). My              suitcase pretty much stays packed and    I live out of it until my next trip.

- College Football > NFL

- I believe in quality over quantity.

- Go-to cocktail: French 75

- Favorite Color: Dusty Blue

- Favorite Travel Destinations: Ireland    (International), Seaside, FL (USA)


Please contact me for a full pricing guide. I look forward to hearing from you!

Once your session is booked, we will begin planning all the details. We will discuss location options and your vision for your portraits. Keep in mind, the beginning of your third trimester (28-34 weeks) is the ideal time for Maternity portraits and Newborn sessions are typically done when baby is 5-14 days old. If you’re booking a Newborn session or The First Year Collection, we will schedule a date and time for your session once baby arrives.

BOOKING & PLANNING

The Experience

 As a mom to two young girls, I understand the challenges of family portraits. I’ve personally experienced worrying about how my toddler will cooperate in front of the camera, trying to get myself together for a session with little people at my feet and scrambling to find a dress that would flatter my postpartum body just days before my session. That is why I have created a portrait experience that serves my clients by eliminating the stress and making your session as enjoyable as possible. 

Please contact me for a full pricing guide. I look forward to hearing from you!

My goal is simple. I want your portrait experience to be as stress-free as possible! Upon booking, we’ll schedule your wardrobe consultation and you’ll receive my Style Guide.
My Client Wardrobe is a carefully curated collection of over 50 dresses meant to fit and flatter pregnant and postpartum mamas. At your wardrobe consultation I will help you pick out the perfect dress and will assist with coordinating the rest of the family. Most of my clients choose to have hair & makeup done for their session, which I can help coordinate as well.

STYLING

Please contact me for a full pricing guide. I look forward to hearing from you!

I photograph portrait sessions the way I like to be photographed: in natural light, because I love images that are clean, bright, fresh, and timeless. Outdoor portrait sessions will begin 1-2 hours before the scheduled sunset during “the golden hour”, when the light is the softest, dreamiest and most flattering. Indoor sessions will take place mid-mornings. Once the session starts, your only job in to have fun and enjoy your family.

SESSION DAY

GALLERY DELIVERY

I know how excited you will be to see the beautiful images we created together. That is why I will share a glimpse of your session on social media shortly after our time together. Your full online gallery will be delivered in three weeks. Here, you will be able to download and share your fully edited, high resolution digital files. The hardest part will be choosing which images to frame! 

PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR A FULL PRICING GUIDE. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!

"Her photography was amazing. Seriously – I’m convinced that she could’ve just given us the shots straight off the camera. She talked us through each pose and snapped ANY and EVERYTHING! Emmett wasn’t in the greatest mood and I was so worried about her smiling at first, but Mandi captured all of her faces and I’m so thankful she did because THAT is exactly how Emmett is right now. Smiling photos are great, but it’s so fun looking back at her sassy, tongue-out,straight-faced expressions too!"

- Skye

What People Are Saying

"I cannot say enough good things about Mandi and her work. As a mom herself, I felt like she understood the shots I really wanted to get without me having to ask. Our children were a little challenging ;) and she still got so many good pictures! She was patient and calm but also playful and fun with our children. Family pictures tend to stress me out, but Mandi made it much easier than other photographers we have worked with in the past."

-Kim

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"Mandi is amazing! Not only was the end result of our photography session gorgeous but the process was wonderful! Family pictures can be stressful, especially with very small children and our session was very relaxed and easy. Highly recommend!"

-Whitney

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"Mandi takes the time necessary to capture those natural tender moments! She isn’t rushed or bothered by the dynamics of children. She was warm and patient during our entire session and gave just the right amount of direction. My daughter opened right up and was even given a treat at the end. My treat was the amazing gallery she carefully edited and delivered beautifully! I am so grateful for the location she selected and the moments she captured that I will cherish forever!"

-Jennifer

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"I cannot say enough about our maternity session with Mandi! She made the session so fun and relaxing. She is great at giving direction to ensure the perfect photos. From the moment you book your session to the time you get your gallery link, you can see Mandi is very passionate about her work and capturing the perfect images for her clients."

-Stephanie

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"We chose Mandi as our in-home newborn photographer and am so glad that we did! Her charming personality and confidence behind the camera created such a relaxed atmosphere from the minute she walked through the door. She is very client centered and dedicated to creating an enjoyable and stress-free session for everyone involved. She setup hair/makeup to come to my house prior and even provided me with wardrobe options (as a new mom, this was much appreciated)! The pictures turned out amazing and each photo shows how truly talented Mandi is.

We are so thankful for Mandi and her ability to perfectly capture and create wonderful memories for us!"

- Brooke

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