Branded Portraits for a First Rate Image Consultant – Katy Houston Photographer

“You only get one chance to make a first impression.”

Maybe it was Oscar Wilde who said it, maybe it was Will  Rogers.  There seems to be a bit of  debate on that.

Regardless of who said it, it’s true. You only get one chance to make a first impression.

Especially for small-business owners,  that first impression often happens when potential clients visit a website or social media page. Think about it. What’s the first thing you see when you go to a new site?   If the photographs are of a professional quality, if they are engaging and show a personal style, they invite the viewer to linger  a while.  To read the words.  To learn more.

 And research has proven that the longer a person stays on a website, the more likely they are to engage.

 So, when  one of Houston’s most well-known and highly recognized personal stylists and image consultants, Ellen Caldwell-Ng, called  to schedule a portrait shoot to update her website, I KNEW it was going to be BEYOND amazing.



Even her “Before” snapshot looks pretty darn great,  in a casual Saturday sort of way, but after spending a little prep- time with Brandie, Seifert, founder of Hollywood Hippie Cosmetics,  and dressing in some of  her own  new fall clothing, Ellen is positively RADIANT!




Ellen provides full-scale image consulting services starting with closet overhauls where she helps her clients organize their existing wardrobes and “shop” their own closets to coordinate outfits they may have never put together before.  She helps them understand how to dress for their own body-types and  she personally  takes them shopping for clothing and accessories.   Who wouldn’t want a savvy shopping buddy to maneuver the malls, department stores, and hidden boutiques throughout the city?

This lady knows where and HOW to shop!  She’s also an Independent Consultant ant Team Leader for Cabi, a designer clothing line for ladies which is sold in home shows and by personal appointment.



We wanted our  images from this session to do more than show off Ellen’s beauty and  and fashion sense, so we styled a mini-boutique  right in the studio.



If your closet overwhelms you.  If you want to LOVE your own wardrobe and look your very best every single day.  Ellen is the person to call.  


And if you want top of the line photographs that show off your personal style,

whether as  gift for your spouse, or significant other,

as an heirloom to share with your children years down the road,

or a branded collection to highlight YOUR business

 Call the studio at SPCcreative Photography and we’ll create an unforgettable series of images that  is BOLD — PERSONAL — UNIQUE– FUN — and most important of all, it truly is  ALL ABOUT YOU!


Baby Gowns for Sleeping Angels – Katy Houston Photographer

When a baby  dies and doesn’t get to come home from the hospital with its family, dreams are dashed and hearts shatter.

Those families need an extra helping of love and care to help them heal, and it’s always an honor to be a part of their story.

Most of my friends and many of my clients know that I spend a good deal of time volunteering for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep as an Area Coordinator.  We provide heirloom quality baby portraits for the families who must face the loss of their little ones before or at birth.  Beautiful timeless black and white images of these angel babies.

 That’s what we do — and we do it at no charge. We do it because we care and we do it because we CAN.

I feel SUPER blessed to have found an outlet for my skills and talents that just might help someone’s broken heart begin to heal.

Well, there’s another group in town that also helps bereaved families who have lost an infant at any stage of gestation or early life.  Volunteers with Baby Gowns for Eternity take wedding dresses, formal gowns, and other special occasion dresses, deconstruct them, and lovingly create beautiful tiny gowns and embellished pocket wraps. They simply want every  little angel-baby to  be wrapped in love and dignity for their burial.


Very recently Houston’s ABC Channel 13  news team filmed a story about the Baby Gown group, and it just aired this week. Click here to watch the video and learn more about  them.


I was there that day too, and these are some of the wonderful volunteers that I got to meet.



There’s a volunteer position with Baby Gowns for anyone who wants to help. These are the organization’s two youngest volunteers.  They are very very good at removing buttons and ripping seams.


 If you know someone with a willing heart and time to spare, both Baby Gowns for Eternity and Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep are actively seeking volunteers for a number of roles.

 Come join us. It’s GOOD for your heart.




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