fine art newborn and motherhood photography


Hey, I'm Monette!

Being a mom is such a giving role, and when you do decide to invest in yourself (and your family), I want it to be special and worthwhile. I am here to serve you. I strive to make each session a sweet bonding experience!



Snuggly, sweet newborn sessions for babes in their first two weeks of life.

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Small families. Large families. Big kids or littles. All are welcome here!

A beautiful celebration of your little bundle(s)-to-be.


All the milestones you never want to forget, from crawling to first steps!

Photographing family makes my job so much more personal. This is my beautiful sister Leigha and her darling family! I can’t wait to meet her new baby girl, because I love Everleigh, her older daughter, so much! I feel blessed and privileged to live so close to her and her mama. Leigha and I grew up in Louisiana, so the fact that we both ended up living in Houston with our families is super special.

Leigha met her husband Thomas while she was living in Austin and he was in Houston. I’m so glad they’ve ended up in Houston so I could photograph them in my studio! My studio is located in Montrose, the heart of the arts district. Its vintage charm makes it the perfect studio with plenty of natural light and space to move around.

Leigha wanted her shoot to be more about her relationship with her daughter Everleigh, but I’m so glad I convinced her to do a few maternity shots as well. Everleigh can tell things are about to change big time for her and was really attached to her mom, so I got so many really sweet moments of them together. These photos are going to last a lifetime to represent the connection between these two, when it was just the two of them girls in their small family. Their wardrobe is borrowed from my studio collection, which makes it fun to simply dress up in something new for your shoot.

Your photography session with me is meant to make you feel as lovely as you truly are, regardless of how you view yourself. I know Leigha doesn’t always love being in front of the camera, but my hope is that these pictures help her see just how beautiful she is and what a wonderful mama she is.

The Ortego-Major Family | Maternity Photos in West University, Texas

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