Carlota of Criando Ando is an amazing mommy blogger who I first met in 2016. She blogs (en español) about her adventures in motherhood as a Venezolana raising her kids in Houston. This is our third shoot together. And every time, I feel like I am meeting up with a life long friend. We talk about the joys and struggles of motherhood, marriage, and being work from home mamas; but the best part is that we can do it en español! This time around, when Carlota reached out to me to book another session, I knew it was going to be so special. You see, she told me how she was getting ready to wean her now toddler - who I've been photographing since he was just a crawler. She wanted a photoshoot to remember this stage of motherhood and milestone with her last baby. As we discussed locations, Carlota had the genius idea to have her session in the Texas bluebonnets, which happened to still be in bloom in Houston at that time. For Carlota, as for many other families, visiting the fields of bluebonnets for a photo-op has become an annual tradition. But bringing a professional photographer along to capture it, is something that every Texas family should do at least once. Neither one of us is a native Texan, but we both agree that the photos from this session are postcard worthy in every way.
As a Houston newborn photographer I just love photographing mothers with their little ones. Whether it is her first or she's adding a sibling, there is no denying the bond between a mama and her child, and it is my joy to capture it. As a mother myself, I know just how special yet fleeting this time with your baby is. Our babies are constantly growing, changing, and achieving new milestones. The moment a child stops nursing truly seems so spontaneous. I am currently breastfeeding my fourth little baby and I can tell you from personal experience that even when you see it coming, it still sort of catches you off guard. Because of this, I make it part of my mission as a Houston baby photographer to capture portraits of mothers nursing their little ones. Just as we like to capture our babies when they can finally sit up, crawl, or turn one; I believe that breastfeeding is a cause for celebration that deserves to be captured too.
In an effort to support my fellow nursing mamas and in celebration of National Breastfeeding Month, I am offering nursing mini sessions at a special discounted rate as part of my Latched portrait series. These sessions will take place throughout August at the field shown below, located in Cypress. Celebrate this month with beautiful portraits of you and your nursling because breastfeeding is natural and beautiful.
If you are currently nursing your little one, contact me now for availability and information. This is a great opportunity to capture this special time.
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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