Austin Baby….Yeah!

A few weeks ago, my husband and I traveled to Austin. I have driven through Austin, but I haven’t stayed for any length of time. I discovered the state capital of Texas is a beautiful town. I fell in love (it’s not so weird!). Something about the hill country and all that green, then the brilliant city lights beating to the smokey vibe of urban lakefront. Then to see this…..

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Wow! Absolutely stunning.

Austin was the day I did my first maternity portrait session. I don’t know if you remember me saying long, long, long, LONG ago that the only way to learn was to just do it. And that’s what I did. I did it. I tried my best. I really wanted something nice for this couple. Something to remember for a lifetime.

Their story is very special. I’ve been excited for her ever since I heard the news. A couple not expected to have children, advised it was unlikely, and then “Hello there, little one”. Surprise. A little blessing from God. A little boy.

I love little surprises like that.

They are going to be incredible parents. Their love, joy and fun just wrap around in an endless circle. Did I tell you how happy I am for them?

I wanted to show you what I saw through the lens.

Beautiful couple in a beautiful Austin park gazing in awe and wonder at the miracle of a growing life.

Congratulations to you both. I can’t wait to meet baby Lyle.

After the session, Jason and I took off for Chuy’s Hula Hut on Lake Austin. Mexican food and margaritas – oh yeah!

Best of all we got a lakeview from our table on the patio. Of course, I had to run and get my camera.

Patio Palm tree along the walkway next to the lake.

String of lights over the dock at Chuy’s. This restaurant has boat parking. How awesome is that?

It was a great way to end our day.

Like I said, I heart Austin. I heart this adorable couple. What a great adventure and what a great opportunity for my photography quest.

Thank-you Mr & Mrs Fox for a wonderful session and being my maternity guneia pigs. I adore you both and can’t wait to see you again.

Jason and I are headed back to hill country this weekend. This time to Marble Falls. I hope to do much exploration of this area and take LOTS of pictures (of course!).

Have a great weekend everyone!

19 thoughts on “Austin Baby….Yeah!

  1. How beautiful!! I’m so happy that they got their wish and that you were able to capture the special time in their lives! I bet the not only appreciated the photos, but the time you spent traveling, shooting and editing 🙂

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  2. I love her flower tattoo around her belly button….great choice!! (if she ever reads this 🙂 that is )

    My cousin and his wife after 18 (yes EIGHTEEN) years of marriage are expecting their first child end of summer. God really does work great miracles!!!

    oh and Survivor…LOVE the RI part of it!! I like the duels and that they’re not gender biased duels either!!! GO MATT!!!! How much longer does he have to prove himself tho before getting back on the tribe??

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  3. I have yet to go there, though do have a friend who lives in those parts. Guess I better get to visiting her eh? lol

    As always… beautiful photos. My fav of the maternity is the very first one. My other fav is the string of lights.

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  4. Never been to Austin, but it looks beautiful Great shots too! Hope to see you hanging around Wordful Wednesday because it’s the only way I seem to be able to remember to visit all of my favorite photo loving bloggers!

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  5. And… I almost didn’t recognize you (looks like you’ve changed things since my last visit!) until I saw your car dancing! You know I LOVED that video! Glad to have stumbled upon you again. And now you HAVE to link up with us on Wordful Wednesday so I don’t lose you again!

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  6. I am going to do family pics/maternity shots in a week or two for one of my best friends. Since she is one of my best friends it isn’t too much stress, but I really want them to be wonderful. Wish me luck! Your’s are beautiful, as always. I’ll come by and get inspired before I do our shoot.

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