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!
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
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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