Happy Birth Day Baby Nick

Join me in welcoming the precious Nick! I love being honored with the opportunity to do birth photography; being with a family when they welcome a new addition to their family is always something I treasure and hold dearly to my heart. And I can tell you for sure that this little guy will have lots of love and support from not only his incredible parents but from friends and family. His grandmother could not wait to share photos of her first grandbaby, and told me of how much she looked forward to showing off her grandson just like all of her friends to do her — she was just so cute. And, mom has some of the best friends that were able to be part of Nick’s birth day as support to her. It really was a blessing to witness and I can’t wait to see little Nick again when we do his newborn session, that is if Dad will put him down. Yes, Daddy, I’m talking to you — this little guy already has his dad head over heals in love with him… loved it!
austin birth photography

Arriving soon

I absolutely love the meaning behind this image — the airplane is actually from mom and dad’s wedding cake and now their little one is about to have his own airplane themed nursery! During the consultation for maternity sessions I ask mom if she has anything special she’d like to bring — family heirlooms, nursery blanket, stuffed animals, etc. And, when Mrs A showed up she did not disappoint. She brought the blanket that she’d used as a baby, her mom lovely mailed it to her to use for her little one. Then, the extra treat of the airplane from the wedding along with all the other airplanes dad (yes, Nick I’m talking about you) brought and lovely had them landing on mom’s belly… it was cute and also special to see just how in love this man is with his beautiful wife and their son. So, without, further reminiscing from me, enjoy your sneak peek!

maternity pregnancy photo session
pregnancy heirloom photo shoot | sandy allen

isn’t she lovely?

And, she doesn’t even realize it! This mom to be had the cutest baby belly and I am so excited to say that she got the Belly to Baby package ~ I will be photographing her new addition soon! Here is a little peek at her maternity session last week…

beautiful belly maternity boudoir
beautiful belly intimate maternity | sandy allen


This is one of those moments that may never happen again, these two brothers will forever hold a special place in my heart in large part because of this photo. Not only is it precious, but a “moment” later Baby G decided it was time to eat. Needless to say, Mom and I laughed so hard, and big brother thought it was funny that Baby G was on his “chi-chi”. Moments, that is what life is made of.

austin newborn brother pose
newborn brother | sandy allen

My girl ~ Mommy and me

Although I had to bribe Maeson for our “Mommy & me” photoshoot, I think the end result was so worth it.  I heart her!


austin professional portrait mother daughter

Kelly’s Little Man – Newborn

One of my wonderful sorority sisters, Kelly, had her son early and I offered to take newborn photos of him while still at the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) since many of her friends and family had been unable to see him.  Her little man weighed a little more than 2 pounds during his neonatal photo shoot debut — although tiny he does have his mom wrapped around his fingers.

neonatal photography
neonatal photography | sandy allen
neonatal newborn and mom
kelly’s little man | sandy allen

an afternoon with a little cowboy

This little bundle could have gone home with me! He had such long fingers and toes, not to mention he was just too adorable. The boots belong to his Daddy; he wore them on their wedding day and when they did their maternity portraits as well.

Thanks K and N for bringing the little guy in, it was a great way to spend an afternoon.

dad and newborn photography pictures
dad and newborn | newborn photo sessions | sandy allen
austin newborn photographer - these boots were made for napping
these boots were made for napping | sandy allen
newborn baby photography austin newborn sleeping
newborn baby photography | sandy allen