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An Extraordinary Journey | Maternity Couple Photo Session

Sometimes in life, you come across extraordinary people. The mom in this maternity couple photo session definitely falls under that category. She beat cancer twice – both times it was ovarian cancer. You can understand why those that love her, especially her sweet husband, have been thrilled about their pregnancy. They were told by a fertility specialist that test results showed a .01% chance of producing an egg. YET, here they are today, blessed to be carrying Baby Bean! Leslie, the amazing woman in these photos, says it best:

“I thank God each day for this life created and the blessing and opportunity he has given us to be parents. He was there this entire time and showed us he is the great physician and all will be done in his time.”

outdoor maternity couple photo session

I am so thankful for the chance to share this journey. I’ll give you a hint of how the story unfolds ~ I have more of this amazing couple’s maternity session, their birth session, and Baby Bean’s newborn session. If you can’t wait, you can find them all on my Facebook page.

Getting Creative From Every Angle – Maternity Couple Photo Session

Sharing a few of my favorite poses from this maternity couple photo session. Sometimes my maternity shoots can take some time – especially when photographing a couple so obviously in love and wanting both traditional and creative photos. The results were certainly worth it!

beautiful romantic maternity couple photo session

One of my favorite “secrets” to a great maternity photo session is spending a lot of time planning with my clients. Talking about photo ideas. Sharing photo ideas and favorite poses on Pinterest. Making sure my clients know that their maternity session is a collaboration – it takes all of us. Tell me what you want, and I’ll do what I can do make it work.

beautiful outdoor romantic maternity couple photo session

Look at those eyes! One look and you have a good idea as to why hubby can’t say no to her.

This is one of my favorite poses for a maternity couple.  As relaxed as this looks, these angles can be a workout for everyone.  Once you get past a certain number of weeks, getting from the floor back on your feet isn’t always easy.  And I’m running up and down ladders.  When I started my custom maternity sessions, I had no idea my ladders would become almost as important as my lenses 🙂

outdoor maternity couple with ultrasound baby photo

For this maternity photo session, we were able to get several classic shots, some beautiful angles, and even getting baby a starring role via the ultrasound print. And yes, the pose was mom’s inspiration.  Thank you for letting me turn your ideas into these photos!

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

Waiting Till The Last Minute

Outdoor Maternity photography by Austin photographer Sandy Allen

Waiting for the perfect weather for an outdoor maternity shoot?  Yes, we cut it close.  We took these just days before she delivered a beautiful girl. The sneak peek from her newborn session is coming soon.

Maternity in Bloom

Maternity Texas Wildflowers

My mom-to-be timed everything perfectly – a beautiful day and Texas bluebonnets everywhere we turned.

lovely ~

I had the great pleasure of attending a birth retreat workshop earlier this year and got lucky enough to have my college roommate, Carol, be one of the maternity models. and, Carol did not disappoint — she came with the cutest little baby bump and was just as lovely {and skinny} as she was back when we were in college at McMurry University. we had wonderful to catch up with her but also capture the incredible beauty that she was while pregnant.

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carol / duckie, i love you so much & i am so glad we were able to see each other. next time lets not wait two years between visits! l&m, sandy