Austin Maternity Photographers | Shawn + Mary

Seems like yesterday when I met these college sweethearts at their wedding! When you get to be a big part of a couple’s wedding day, you can’t help but remember small details about them. They have a seemingly “unhealthy” obsession with their dog. Mary is a vegetarian. Her sister was the cutest-pregnant-matron-of-honor. Shawn very much adores his wife. I gave up weddings shortly thereafter to achieve a better work/life/family balance and decided to focus on family portraiture.

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Fast forward two years and Shawn contacted me about surprising his wife with a maternity session. I recommended shooting while she was still comfortable and glowing. The afternoon weather before their sunset session was in the triple digits. Mary was nearing trimester three and I knew I couldn’t wait for a cold front. I also knew that no one wants sweaty maternity portraits so I recommended a sunrise session. I’m so glad they were willing and flexible; the morning after was 20+ degrees cooler (!!). As a result, Mary looked radiant in her gorgeous, flowy dresses. Big Sister Jillian even got to join in and make her modeling debut.

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As evidenced by the beautiful couple in these photos, this baby girl is destined to make the world a lot more beautiful when she arrives. She already has such amazing parents. Shawn is still filled with that same wedding-day-bliss when he looks at Mary. I can only imagine how much he’ll love having a daughter. Jillian is the friendliest and I know she will welcome their new baby with open paws. I look forward to seeing everyone in the coming months when they are officially a family of four.

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Contact or 850.319.4591 to capture your maternity bliss or book an Austin Fall Mini Session.

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