Meet Isabel

When I was little, my dream was to be a business woman and work for a major corporation. I was lucky enough to be able to fulfill that dream at one point in my life. But that dream came from an ambitious little girl who was raised by a single mother who worked hard every single day for her two daughters. I knew that being an independent woman would be a goal for me. What I didn’t realize was what would happen when I had children. I started my career when my oldest daughter Halle was only three months old as a single Momma myself. I was twenty-two and fresh out of college with a degree in Finance. My mother helped raise her as I worked, just as my grandmother had done for her.

Fast forward four years, marrying the love of my life Trey and then two more children, Chloe and Tyler. My career was still at the center of my life alongside a second job of being a Houston photographer. I worked hard every day and every night, until one day I realized my life was only spinning. I wasn’t happy anymore and I felt like my oldest resented me for working so much. I did long for the days that I’d be able pick up the kids from school and take them to the park before it was dark, but ultimately what I really longed for was those moments I missed when they were babies.

I had put other priorities first that stole my time from my children, and as mothers, we are required to be present. Present because your children want you to simply hold them when they cry. Present because they want your laughter ringing in unison with their own at that funny joke they just told you. Present because they want to hug YOU when you aren’t feeling well.

This realization suddenly brought into perspective the fact that NOTHING is more important than making and capturing memories with your children even when you have a job outside the home or when you get to stay home with them.

Motherhood has taught me to be patient, and to love. Love when I’m angry and love when I’m happy. I missed my kids’ milestones but I don’t want to miss any more of them, and I don’t want you to miss them either. I’m sure you’ve heard a million times that babies grow up fast. Let me tell you, they really do. Not only will they like to see their own photos when they are all grown up, but even more so, they will LOVE to see the photos of YOU with them. I want to help you get in front of that camera without feeling insecure because I’ve got you. Let’s capture precious moments and make some memories together, for them.

Your love and their photographs are the only things your children will remember and have once we are gone, because really, only love remains…

Isabel of Only Love Remains Photography is a Houston Maternity & Newborn Photographer also specializing boudoir, baby, family and child photography in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas including but not limited to Pearland, Friendswood, League City, Sugarland, and other Houston surrounding areas.

our annual santa experience


Since 2014, we have been providing "The Santa Experience" to children all over the Houston area. It has been a wonderful joy for me, Isabel your photographer, to see hundreds of children over the years light up with joy and happiness to see, speak and play with the big guy himself,
Santa Clause.


I have loved seeing many children come and visit with us year after year. Some have literally grown up through my lens over the years while visiting with him. It has been fun to see their personalities, height and lists change.


Each year we change out our beautiful Christmas set to make it unique but we always stay true to our classic light and airy style and a neutral background. For this reason your photos mesh well together year after year and keep the focus on your sweet childrens faces.


During your childrens' time with Santa, they get to sit on his lap, read their own Christmas wish list to him and create beautiful memories through their engagement! Each child has his/her own time with Santa along with sibling photos all together. Even though the session time is 5 minutes, we create so much variety through their interaction. I promise I've done these sessions a thousand times, literally!


Sessions open up around early September along with our other seasonal minis so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter!! Make sure to click on the link below to see if they are open!

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The Shaw family 2022

santa and a family of 5




5722 Fite Rd




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