Mothers Arise is a photo series celebrating incredible mamas who rise to the occasion by juggling relationships, work, their homes, and child rearing in an exceptional way. All the women participating in this project stand at different stages in their journey. They are entrepreneurs, artists, creators, and success stories in the making, but most of all they are dreamers - like you and me. I began this project as a way to shoot something that was not necessarily client work, something just for my own satisfaction. But it had to be something with a purpose. I chose to portray women who inspire, one way or another. Four months in, this project has become so much more than I had ever expected. From this series, I have gained friendships and a sense of belonging with a group of women who share similar goals and dreams, who understand the path I am on as a mother, wife, and lady boss, and who cheer me on every step of the way. Why am I telling you this? Because the road we walk, as mothers, can sometimes become a bit lonely. We get caught up in raising our kids and sometimes we forget to do something just for us. Today, do one thing just for you. Whether that is doing your makeup, or reading a book, or eating a piece of chocolate in the pantry. Take time to do something that makes you feel good, for your own satisfaction, and know that you are a good mother for it. Now, on to our featured mom...
Q: What message would you share with the women who read this blog?
A: That it's never too late to focus on you. I started my blog and photography business with zero experience after having my kids and after being away from the Finance Corporate Job for more than 10 years
Mother's Day is fast approaching and a beautiful session by Tender Nest Portraits is the perfect way to celebrate! Flowers will wilt and chocolates will melt away, but a photograph with your little one is a gift that you will treasure forever, even after they have outgrown your laps. This year's setup will include the pretty moss chair shown here and fresh florals for a chic spring feel. See below for details.
Date: April 21st at The Field in Cypress, TX (77433)
Cost: $250 + tax. Session deposit of 125.00 is non refundable. Applies toward your session balance. Remaining balance is due by session date.
What's included: 20 minute session, online proofing gallery, and 10 digital images to download
Mothers Arise is a monthly photo series that celebrates incredible mamas who rise to the occasion by juggling relationships, work life, house chores, and child rearing, all while reaching for their goals. Each month a new local mom is featured. All the women participating in this project come from different walks of life and stand at different stages in their journey. They are entrepreneurs, artists, creators, and success stories in the making, but most of all they are dreamers - like you and me. My wish is that through this project, those moms who may have taken a different direction along their journey to raise babies, can know that it is never too late to build a new road and get back to it. This is a project about persistence, struggle, empowerment, inspiration, and the pursuit of dreams.
Hey there! I'm Anel. Houston photographer, wife to my high school sweetheart, and mama to four wild kids who I homeschool. I love nature, motherhood, taking photos, and living a slow simple life.
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