I love the intimacy of Welcome Earthside 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 Welcome Earthside Session? It's a special session for families wanting to document their freshly born 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 Northwest Houston area.
Unlike posed newborn sessions, there are no props involved. I encourage parents to dress baby and themselves in simple, neutral outfits to keep a fresh look 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 Welcome Earthside 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 in the fall, with very few dates remaining August. If you would like more information regarding a Welcome Earthside newborn session with Tender Nest Portraits, please select the contact tab from the menu. Session pricing can be found under the information tab. I would love to begin planning your customized session for you and your little newborn!
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