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!
It's been quite sometime since I made an entry, not because there's nothing new to share but just because I've been enjoying summer with my wild bunch. I have been working on a personal project to document us. This is part one of a monthly series of short films featuring our family. I hope to keep this project going each month for the rest of the year as a keepsake of the everyday moments that make life with my brood so sweet.
I filmed this on my Canon 6DMKii with a 35mm lens, just before putting baby Declan down for his nap. I know that one day not far from now, I will be putting him down for his nap for the last time. One day, he will outgrow my lap. One day, that little hand will reach out for someone else who will have his heart. And because motherhood is full of one days and last times, I've turned to video to capture these precious and fleeting moments. While photography will forever have my heart, there's something so special and meaningful about capturing life in motion.
Want your own life captured on video too? You can read my tips to help you get started or book a short lifestyle film with me, now available to add to any portrait session.
Sweet Dreams | a short lifestyle film by Tender Nest Portraits
in collaboration with Baby Breez and Margaux + May. Music by Elizabeth Mitchell
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.
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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