A. Family Maternity Session | Dallas Maternity Photography

Today I’m sharing a maternity session from last year! It’s been a long time since I’ve done much blogging and I have a lot of catching up to do! This is the perfect summer session - lots of bright color and sunshine! I love that Jessica wore this bubblegum pink caftan dress. It’s the perfect easy breezy maternity look that shows off her personality. There was an outfit change in this session and her maternity overalls are the cutest! This has to be my favorite maternity fashion trend! 

I love maternity sessions, because it’s a great opportunity to capture a family before some pretty big changes. A new sibling is such a welcome addition, and looking back on the family before the new baby can really remind us how much things have changed. I particularly love sessions for the second baby. Going from one child to two is such a big transition for everyone! 

Here are my favorites from this adorable maternity family session! I hope the color inspires you as you are planning your next session!

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Austria Family Vacation Part 2 | Bad Gastein & Halstatt

After our brief but exciting evening in Salzburg we began our driving out of Austria on to Venice. On the way, we drove through the incredibly scenic Hallstatt.

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The town of Hallstatt is a pretty popular tourist spot in Austria, based on the large amounts of buses and people snapping photos. And it's easy to see why! The village is full of lovely Bavarian architecture and it's nestled into majestic mountains (which we barely caught a glimpse of because of the clouds.

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Sitting on the beautiful Hallstätter See, the calm crystal clear water reflects the majestic mountains. Like most bodies of water I've seen in Austria, this water is absolutely clear. You can see every little fish and rock perfectly. I imagine if not for the depth, you could see straight down to the bottom of the lake! 

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We spent a couple of hours just walking around and enjoying the beauty, before jumping back in the car and driving to Bad Gastein, where Tommy’s uncle lives.

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We weren’t quite sure what to expect of Bad Gastein, so we were pretty shocked to find such an amazing little town here and see the biggest mountains I’ve ever seen!

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It was lovely to see so much beauty in this little town and to visit with Uncle Jim, who lives on top of a mountain with some pretty incredible views. Unfortunately, we couldn’t stay long, because we had to drive to Venice that evening! Fortunately, a little ways from Bad Gastein, there is a car train that takes you right through the mountains and saves quiet a bit of time. We made it there right before dark to travel on to Italy. 

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Next week I'll be sharing the final leg of our trip - VENICE!  If you'd like to see the full gallery of trip photos, sign up here and I'll be releasing it on the last day of my blog post! 

Photos shot on: 

Pentax 645n, Nikon FE, and Canon 5d markii (and GoPro & iphone pics) 

White Rock Lake Engagement Session with a Puppy | Dallas Wedding Photography

Thrilled to share this adorable engagement session from a couple months ago! White Rock Lake was looking particularly beautiful this evening with that gorgeous late summer sunlight. Natalie and Matt are just adorable and I’m so happy that they brought Mia along for their engagement session. Incorporating your dog into your engagement session (or even family session) makes perfect sense! When your pup is part of the family, having beautiful photos with him in them is extra special! And when the puppy is as cute as Mia, it was hard not to have puppy fever after this session!