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Jennifer's {Maternity} Session | Katy, TX Maternity Photographer

These images I'm going to share with you are so incredibly special to me. It was a shoot full of more firsts than I can count, but most importantly, is that this woman took a chance on me, and I can't thank her enough. I'm eternally grateful. She believed I could create something beautiful, and together we made it happen. We worked so incredibly well together, and our personalities were such a wonderful match.

Styled maternity sessions are something I have DREAMED of shooting some day, but I thought that day would be much, much farther away. I have spent so much time fawning over countless images of styled mommas in beautiful, flowing gowns, developing my own hopes and dreams for my own shoot some day through them. I can't believe I had a dream in my head - the perfect woodland location, dreamy bokehs, sunset skies, gorgeous gowns, hair and makeup, the whole 9 yards - and it came to LIFE. I made it happen! I'm honestly shocked I even managed to find this location. Can you believe I took these in Houston? I love this city, and it's versatility - there's always a perfect location for SOMEONE, somewhere. I still love my lifestyle work, but I really feel like I finally found my calling with these styled sessions. It ignited a fire inside me. I'm so excited for what the future holds for my business, and I can't WAIT to do more of these! 

Jennifer met her fiance at an Astros game, and after a quick whirlwind romance, they found out they were expecting their sweet son! And he's going to be a 6th! How amazing is that? I love that they're passing down that naming tradition. Her faith is important to her and she wanted to be able to incorporate it in these pictures for her son to see one day, so that he may know how important he always is to her. Life may be propelling full speed ahead with no signs of slowing down, but she handles everything with calm and grace. Between combining households and finances, unpacking boxes, working at a hectic job while her fiance starts an MBA program...I think I'm busy, but I feel like I've got nothing on her! She's a superwoman who really does it all. Jennifer is also so charismatic - she's one of those people you talk to and you just feel like you've known them forever, and I think her charisma really shines through in these images. I hope you all enjoy them as much as she and I have!

(The following gown is from the ever wonderful Sew Trendy Accessories)