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The Many Sides of Maternity

Maternity photography by Austin photographer Sandy Allen

Very different sides of Ms. S as we document her maternity – a “Watch Me Grow” for bellies.

As moms know, when it comes to pregnancy there are very different sides – the fun, joyful side as you await with excitement while picking out clothes and names, getting the room ready, hearing from friends and relatives getting excited as well. Then there is the other side – the sensual, beautiful feelings that come from nurturing a new life inside of you. The changes maternity brings can be empowering and moving. Many of my clients count portraits that capture these feelings as their favorites.

Discussing the details of your maternity session will include what type of photos you would like done. This includes planning for photos you want to share with everyone, and those personal private photos just for you and those closest to you. And with Ms. S we plan to do just that with a special “Watch Me Grow” for bellies. This unique maternity session will document her growing addition every month.

The best time to call is as soon as you know you want maternity photos. We discuss your options of a “Watch Me Grow” plan or the “Belly to Baby” plan. Deciding when to have your pregnancy captured is important as well. I have had a mom come in at 28 weeks while several (you know who you are) have come in toward the late part of their pregnancy with contractions.

Thanks again to Ms. S for letting me show two of her beautiful sides. Look for more of her in the coming months as we get ready for a very special arrival!

Maternity photography meets boudoir

maternity boudoir | sandy allen

As most of you have realized, not only do I provide maternity photography for a mom-to-be but I specialize in boudoir photography as well.  Combining the two, maternity with a boudoir twist, has to be one of my favorites.  You ask why?  Not only does the aspect of life growing inside of a women continue to amaze but I think every women feels a special sensuality during this time.   Not only is it a life changing moment for mom but also those around them — the way their partner looks a them knowing they soon will be holding one of the most precious gifts they ever will receive but also the love their extended family and friends share as excitement builds toward the “arrival”.   They will forever treasure the moment captured of their pregnancy but also the beauty they held during that time.