Hello world, meet baby Ezias. It’s crazy to think that it’s been a month since I photographed this little guy and it finally dawned on me that I never did share these images from his newborn session on the blog. Baby Ezias simply could not wait to get to know his mommy and daddy in person, so he made his arrival on earth just a tiny bit earlier than expected. I was excited to welcome this sweet couple into my studio for the second time; who drove all the way from Sugarland - south of Houston - with baby in tow for their photoshoot. We opted for a simple newborn session, focusing on natural poses that captured the bond and connection between the first time parents and their fresh-from-the-womb, bundle of joy. This newly formed family of three could not be anymore picture perfect. It was my absolute joy to be their newborn photographer!
My 2018 calendar is now open for reservations and I am currently booking newborn sessions for babies due in January, February, and March. I would love the opportunity to be your newborn photographer and capture your baby's story through my photographs. Please complete the contact form under the inquire tab or click here to reserve a session. Pricing details can be found under the Pricing & Info tab at the top of the menu.
"Somewhere over the rainbow
It has been two months since we welcomed our baby boy. They have been the most incredible two months, filled with unlimited cuddles and that wonderful new baby smell. Sure, there's the crying, the never ending diaper changes, and sleepless nights; but all that stuff is overshadowed by the amount of happiness that fills our lives. The love within the walls of our home has grown exponentially with the arrival of this new little blessing.
Newborn babies have a special way to bring joy to their family, but even more so when that child is a Rainbow Baby. It's not that this child becomes the favorite, because as parents we could never pick one of our children over another. But the birth of a Rainbow Baby brings about SO MUCH HEALING. Not just for mom and dad, but for the entire family, including the older siblings who experience heartache too. It's a renewed joy, one that at one point I thought I might never feel again, but by some incredible miracle was granted.
Our little Rainbow is our family's perfect gift, hand picked for earth by his sibling in heaven. He has brought with him the power to erase the hurt, while also keeping the memory of the little one before him alive. He has been a constant remider that Jordan -the name we picked for our angel in heaven- existed, was wished for, is loved, and is not forgotten. He has truly been the calm after the storm. He is my living proof that a Mother's prayers are always answered, in due time.
"Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn."
As a Houston newborn photographer, I have a special place in my heart for daddy and baby portraits. There is something so incredibly sweet about the pride that a man who has just become a father displays. The way he gently cradles his baby, how he so tenderly kisses that tiny head, or the way he tenderly rocks him back to sleep while singing him a lullaby, are all enough to make a mama's heart melt. It is always such a joy to get to capture the love and emotion that a new daddy feels as he holds his new perfect blessing in his arms. Photographing this particular father and son was even more special. You see, the guys in these photos are my own. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to photograph my husband and our adorable baby boy together while he is still in that sleepy newborn stage. Needless to say, my heart melted as I photographed them both, and it melts all over again every single time I see these photographs. I am blessed beyond words. I can't wait to see this little guy develop his own personality and become best buds with daddy, just like his two older brothers. I look forward to photographing many more portraits of my boys and their father as they grow.
Did your mama heart melt too? You can book your own candid newborn session. I would love the opportunity to plan a custom portrait experience for you. Inquire and ask about The Baby Plan, the ultimate portrait package and our most popular choice for parents wishing to document all of baby's important milestones throughout the first year. Includes four portrait sessions from maternity to the first birthday and even a bonus mini session in year two, all at a special discounted rate.
Tender Nest Portraits based in Houston, Texas specializes in creating artful newborn, maternity, and children's portraits in a pure and natural style. Newborn sessions begin from $300. Visit the investment page for more details.
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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