Pearland photographer known as the 'baby whisperer'

Aimee Fuller describes how she captures her subjects who are simply new at life
March 3, 2014 9:38:37 PM PST
Turning your passion into a profession is something most people dream of but for a Pearland woman that dream became a reality along a difficult personal path.

Clients sit in the waiting room of Aimee Fuller's studio and can hear the click of the camera.

New mother Jennifer Chase says, "Hers is art. That's what I would call it."

Fuller sees her subjects through a small lens and by soft light while capturing the beginning.

"The business just kind of found me because it was a passion I had," said Fuller.

She describes how she captures her subjects who are simply new at life.

"Some will smile for me, some will look grumpy at me," she said.

With warm gloves and a maternal gift she calms the newborns saying, "The girls are little divas, the boys are kind of chilled."

The two rooms in her suburban studio are kept at a very warm temperature white noise also helps calm the babies for photo sessions that can last up to four hours. The tender moments are often interrupted by humorous ones as Fuller recalls 'getting pooped and peed' on with a chuckle.

The fragile fingers are tiny toes are captured as mothers like Tracy Riley look on.

"It's such a special time, little moments that she just captures so perfectly," Riley says.

Fuller's passion developed along a rather painful path.

"There were times I didn't think we were going to have a family," she said.

She says as she describes trying times waiting for children of her own. "It took us four and a half years to get pregnant and then when I did it was just this glorious, wonderful miracle."

Her first pictures were of her own children and she says she now looks back at them and realizes how much she's perfected her craft since she became the mother of three.

Today her unique style keeps her busy, at times taking pictures of as many as 150 newborns a year.

"Sometimes I wonder am I photographing the mayor of a city, the future President of the United States?" she says with excitement in her voice.

She typically only books sessions now in the first few weeks after birth and gently poses their little bodies into her work of art.

Jennifer Chase watched her son with adoration, "It's like, oh my Gosh, that's my son! It really takes your breath away."

Props are matched to the personalities she says develop from the first moments of birth, from baseballs and airplanes to flowers and lace.

"You're going to forget that -- it fades away," said Chase.

Chase says Fuller's passion is to make sure mothers and fathers remember those first days of life.

Fuller says she hopes to continue working for a long time.

"Until I'm old and gray," she said. The feelings they felt at that time, I hope they can just treasure those. They go so quickly."

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