Beautiful Bump

Jennifer has one of the prettiest bumps I’ve seen.  And, what made her maternity session even better?  Dad had no clue of the special gift she was giving to him with these intimate images to capture the beauty of her body.  As moms we should take time to remember the incredible change, even when blessed with “tiger stripes” as I was {every mom should take time to read this article}.maternity_2014-fmaternity_2014-e

Sweet, Sweet Chloe

austin newborn session
austin newborn session | sandy allen
austin newborn studio session
austin newborn studio session | sandy allen

She is one of the sweetest little girls I know & I’m happy to say I’ve known her since birth ♥  To share in the arrival of a new life is such an incredible experience.  Then to see them a week later at their newborn session I am always amazed at how much they have changed.  Each time it reminds me just how precious the time is we have with our little ones.  To see them grow — from newborn, to toddler, to kindergarten, and on and on.  Thanks Mom & Dad for letting me share in the memories; I look forward to watching Miss Chloe grow!

Seen me before?

If you are a frequent visitor to the site or our Facebook page you’ll recognize this lovely belly ~

beautiful progression maternity photography
beautiful progression | sandy allen

And, how would you like to see the beauty within the belly?  Without further delay here is Princess Emily ~

newborn photo cake topper
newborn cake topper | sandy allen
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belly to baby mommy and daddy | sandy allen
belly to baby longhorn
belly to baby longhorn | sandy allen

Would you believe the crown was the cake topper from Mom & Dad’s wedding cake ~ what a special touch!



Grin and Bear It

I’ve had the joy of watching Miss K become a little lady over the last year.  She has come into quite the personality and has the sweetest of smiles.  Of course, her Big Brother was the same way.

Baby girl watch me grow news Lakeway Texas
Watch me grow | baby photography | 2014

And, we can’t forget the family heirloom {and stuffed bears} both had as part of their one year session.  Thanks mom for remembering each time!


Coming Soon

I have enjoyed getting to know mom over the last two years so when I got the email saying another one was on the way I was so excited!  While I love watching little ones grow {see cute big brother at his newborn session}, I love even more watching families grow.  And with a few weeks left the count down has begun!    austin maternity photography

Get ready for blue

And I don’t just mean blue eyes! This sweet one will most likely have a baby brother by the end of the day. I can’t wait to meet Mr Dylan at his newborn session. We all anxiously await your arrival!

Let’s play ~

When Mr C comes into the studio I know to be prepared for fun & games!  His mom is full of tickles, peek-a-boos, snuggles, and more all for her little guy.  And when I am lucky I get in on the action {yes, he is going to help me}.

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I must admit that their sessions are some of my favorites to capture…them doing what comes natural, playing together.  How I wish I had these moments captured on film with my mom.  And these are the things I want for my children when I am long gone; the days when we were both young and giggles overflowed!