I've been photographing this little guy since before he ate solids. When his first birthday approached, his mama had the amazing idea to use donuts in place of a birthday cake and it was absolutely glorious! Our birthday boy was so into it and relished in the deliciousness. I just love when babies dig in like that!
A birthday portrait session doesn't have to include a cake smash. Baby's (or mom & dad's) favorite food can be used instead. Is your little one really into cheerios? We can put him in a bowl of them! Or maybe you prefer to not feed your baby any processed foods. In that case, a medley of her favorite fruits and veggies could be super fun! The possibilities are truly endless and food smashes don't have to be limited to just the first birthday, they can be fun at any age
Is your little one celebrating a birthday soon? Reach out today to learn more and let's start planning your ideal session. Tender Nest Portraits is a fully inclusive photographer specializing in motherhood, newborn, baby, and family photography in the Northwest side of Houston, Texas and also serves the surrounding area including Fairbanks, Springs, Cypress, Katy, Memorial, and beyond.
I love the intimacy of Fresh Newborn Sessions. I get to witness many wonderful first moments like daddy changing a diaper for the first time or mommy breastfeeding her brand new blessing. I get to see older siblings meet their new baby and grandparents welcome their new grandchild too. Sometimes I even get to photograph the newborn baby's homecoming. Other times I simply capture the interaction between the new parents and their baby as they bond.
So, what exactly is a Fresh Newborn Session? It's a special session for families wanting to document their newborn baby's first moments without imposing on their sacred birth space. Think of it as a lifestyle session that takes place within 48 hours of baby's arrival and can be done in the hospital, at a birthing center or in your home during daylight hours. This option is available to mothers delivering in the Cypress, Katy, or Houston area.
Unlike my in-studio newborn sessions, there are no props involved. I encourage parents to dress baby and themselves in simple, neutral outfits to keep the Fresh theme throughout the session. My wonderful hair & makeup artists are available for mom at an additional cost to help ease the stress of getting ready for photos.
Take a look at this slideshow from a recent Fresh Newborn Session that I photographed at Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women in downtown Houston. Watching on mobile? Be sure to rotate your phone (landscape view) for the best experience
I am currently accepting commissions for babies due late summer thru fall, with very few dates remaining for July & August. If you would like more information regarding a Fresh 48 Newborn Session with Tender Nest Portraits, please select the contact tab from the menu. Session pricing can be found under the investment tab. I would love to begin planning your customized session for you and your little newborn!
Happy International Women's Day! Each year people around the globe acknowledge March 8th as a celebration of women's achievements and the progress made on issues that affect us. It's a time to honor the women in our lives who have impacted us, made a difference, and paved the way for us to stand where we are today.
Though it may have gotten its origins from politics, this day is so much more than that. I celebrate this day for those women who have made big discoveries and important advances in science and technology. For those who've set the bar high in sports, for those who've revolutionized fashion, for those who've created art, poetry, literature, and music that speaks to our soul. For those who have changed the political climate in pursuit of equality. For those who have altered the course of history in ways both big and small. For those career women leaving their mark in our economy and the corporate world. I celebrate for me, and for all the mothers who continue to devote their lives to raising families whether with a partner or on their own.
As a girl mom, I celebrate for my daughter and the females of the future. That she may always see her full potential. That she is never defined by what the world tells her women should be. That she always empowers and supports other women. That she will know that being a woman means both poise and strength, kindness and toughness, grace and brave; but never weak, never silent, never powerless. That she always wears her crown high knowing she is pure magic!
As a mom to three boys, I celebrate to shape a healthier generation of men. That they may know a woman's beauty goes beyond her looks. That they may recognize a woman's strength as an attribute and not as something to be afraid of or intimidated by. That they will never underestimate the power of a woman. That they will always see their sister as equal and never forget that it was a woman who birthed them and brought them up.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I will leave you with these images from a recent Motherhood Session that speak for themselves. This is for every woman and every girl.
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, capturing motherhood, and living a slow simple life. I also blog over at Tender Nest Blog
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