Joy! / Sugar Land Family Photographer

I had such a hard time with the title for this family, and finally narrowed it down to either “Joy or Strength”.  Joy, because as you can see they are a a beautiful and blessed family with a new little one on the way.  And Strength because the last year, they have had more ups and downs then any one person or family should endure, but as I come back around full circle, I come back to joy because the happiness you see in the boys faces just playing with other, or the way each of their eyes sparkle in a different and unique way, and lastly that they are a solid family that you can look at these few images and really see the joy they bring to each other.

I am so blessed to know them, and honored that they asked me to photograph this very special time in their lives.  I am even more excited to know that our “new little ones” are only just starting on a journey that they will take together.  How rare is it to know someone from this beginning and be able to watch our children truly grow together.

As a mom, I will always be overprotective, extra cautious, and maybe it will drive my kids crazy.  Correction: I know it will drive my kids crazy, as I have only just started letting my 15 year old jog outside the shelter of our neighborhood and only with a buddy, but since he was a tiny little 7lb baby, hairless, and a week past his due date, scaly thing, I have given myself this same advice.

“I would rather have a few minutes of wonderful, then a lifetime of nothing at all”

So for every mom who has worried and hovered, who has slept with their hand on their babies chest just to feel every breath… for every mom who has sat by their child’s side in the hospital (with more questions than answers) or just cuddled with them when they are home sick, comforted them when their pet passes or their best friend hurts them.  I applaud you and as crazy as they think we are now… our children, our babies, and those special little angels in heaven have known the greatest love we can give them.


Cheryl - October 19, 2010 - 11:59 am

Heidi, you look so beautiful! Love the cute bump!

Sherry - October 19, 2010 - 12:18 pm

Love, love, love these pics!

Jennifer - October 19, 2010 - 12:36 pm

What a beautiful family!- I can’t wait to see that little one

Heidi Grohs - October 19, 2010 - 12:41 pm

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I cannot wait to see more!!! I just love them!!!!

Julie Chovanetz - October 19, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Oh my goodness…
you can feel the love and joy!

“Let the blessings of the Lord settle gently in your ‘strength’ today, creating a beautiful place for His ‘joy’ to flourish.”

love you!

Beth A. - October 19, 2010 - 1:15 pm

What beautiful photos of a beautiful family!!! Love them all! And I agree that “Joy” is the perfect title.

Carrie - October 19, 2010 - 1:23 pm

Wow! Great pics! And Heidi you look beautiful. :o)

Megan - October 19, 2010 - 1:25 pm

These photographs are beautiful! I love the different plaids, and I adore the maternity shot at the bottom–what a perfect moment!

Marianne lacy - October 19, 2010 - 2:16 pm

So beautiful brought tears to my eyes!

Jenny - October 19, 2010 - 2:21 pm

Great pictures!! You look beautiful, Heidi!!

Harriet - October 19, 2010 - 4:17 pm

The pictures are BEAUTIFUL!! Your baby bump and the whole family are gorgeous!

April - October 19, 2010 - 4:27 pm

Wonderful pictures!!

Jamie - October 19, 2010 - 5:12 pm


Miranda - October 19, 2010 - 6:11 pm

Beautiful pictures…beautiful family! I LOVE these pictures, I can see the Joy and Strength!

Brandi - October 19, 2010 - 6:58 pm

Beautiful photos and words to represent a beautiful family. I LOVE it!

Brittany Clark - October 19, 2010 - 8:07 pm

Beautiful family. Beautiful shots. Beautiful and inspiring story. This family deserves the BEST and we wish nothing but 🙂 Love ya, Heidi!

Mary - October 19, 2010 - 10:30 pm

These are wonderful shots! What a lovely, joy-filled family!

Shannon - October 20, 2010 - 12:53 am

I agree, beautiful!

Lisa - October 20, 2010 - 5:24 am

These photos are absolutely gorgeous! I love every single one of them! Your baby bump is so wonderful to see finally 😀 Tell all of your boys I send my love and happy wishes your way!

Katie - October 20, 2010 - 7:10 am

beautiful pictures! love them!

Kristen - October 20, 2010 - 8:25 am

What a beautiful family! Great photos!

Krista - October 20, 2010 - 12:11 pm

You all look fantastic!!! Those pictures are amazing! 🙂

Alia - October 20, 2010 - 4:17 pm

Gorgeous photos! I love the setting.