When the wait feels like eternity…Houston Texas portrait photographer

Houston Texas portrait photographer – MJ’s Photography

Ashley came to me wanting a “maternity session”…but she isn’t pregnant. No matter how hard she has tried, she isn’t pregnant. Her story does not have a happy ending…not yet, but it will. She is going to be an amazing mother…one day.

Houston Texas portrait photographer

Houston Texas portrait photographer
Three butterflies representing her 3 baby girl embryos.

Ashley and Carter endured the stressful and strenuous rounds of IVF and had 3 precious embryos, which they learned were all baby girls. Baby girls that they would never get to see grow up. She said that she didn’t feel justified in mourning her 3 girls because they technically weren’t babies. But they were. They were their babies and they are allowed to be sad over them.

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In the top left corner is the piece of paper that her Doctor gave her letting her know that her 3 embryos were girls.

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“Most days I feel excited for what’s in store for us. I see women with children and it makes me happy and sad at the same time. Sad for our 3 daughters we never got to meet, but happy for the child I know we will have one day through adoption. I hear about teenage pregnancies and think about the wonderful life I could give that child’s child. I hear about women who hurt their children or use drugs during their pregnancy and my blood boils. I sit in the glider in our empty nursery every few days or so and think about what it will be like when I am holding our baby in my arms. It’s one of the places I feel most at peace. We have the entire nursery set up so we are prepared at any moment.”

Houston Texas portrait photographer

Houston Texas portrait photographer

“My husband and I have filed our FMLA paperwork and have been saving our sick leave so we can afford to stay home for a little while and get settled after he or she arrives. I even have a carseat base properly installed in my car so that when I get the call and cannot contain my excitement, I won’t have to fiddle with safely installing it. I have a diaper bag packed with boy clothes and girl clothes of different sizes, as well as diapers, different types of pacifiers, and the baby blanket I had as an infant.”

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“I can’t think of anything else we could need- except our child.”

Houston Texas portrait photographer

“Most days I am going on about my life as if nothing has changed in the last 10 months. But then there are the other days. The bad days. They don’t happen very often, but they do happen.”

Houston Texas portrait photographer

Houston Texas portrait photographer

“Sometimes the feelings build up for so long that the only thing I can do to feel any sort of relief is to let the tears fall from my eyes. It still hurts. It hurts that my body, for some unknown reason, could not give my 3 daughters life.”

Houston Texas portrait photographer

” It hurts to think that I should be in the stages of being so pregnant that I am complaining that I can’t sleep and that I just want her to “be here already.” I should be getting close to weekly doctor’s visits to check how soon we might anticipate her arrival. I should be planning her first Thanksgiving and Christmas. Yet I’m here with nothing to show for the war I fought except hips that are still sore 6 months later from all the progesterone injections.”

Houston Texas portrait photographer

“I think about the money we spent on IVF and I feel guilty for putting that type of financial strain on my family.”

“I still hope every month that some miracle will happen, and I still feel defeated when it doesn’t.”

Houston Texas portrait photographer

Houston Texas portrait photographer

I have family and friends who know the right thing to say, even if they don’t realize it. My husband still goes with me to get pedicures and we both get pink polish for our little girls. People frequently ask him why his toenails are pink and he readily tells them our story. I am not shy about sharing our story either because so many women suffer in silence. I never want them to feel alone. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, no matter if you can’t see the reason at first.

Houston Texas portrait photographer

Houston Texas portrait photographer

“I have been through tough times in my life and come out on the other side stronger and more appreciative of the life I have. I don’t believe you can truly appreciate all the blessings in your life until you’ve struggled. Sometimes I feel like “why me?” but in reality, why not me? Maybe there is something I need to do first or learn first. I will never have a definitive answer. For now I will do what I’ve been doing.”

“I will wait. Maybe not always patiently, but I will wait. And when the day comes for me to meet my child, I have no doubt that it will be one of the best days ever.”

Our adoption book.

Houston Texas portrait photographer – MJ’s Photography 

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Katy Fulshear maternity photography
Katy Fulshear maternity photography

Katy Fulshear maternity photography and a Katy | Fulshear newborn photographer.

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At MJ’s Photography, the couture maternity gowns are provided for your session. I have a closet full of the couture maternity gowns for my clients to wear during their sessions. I like to bring all of my mommies in to try them on before their maternity portrait session, that way we find the best one for you. There are lots of different styles and colors to choose from.

Ayshia fell in love with the teal gown and it looks amazing on her. She has the perfect skin tone for it. She is due next month with her first baby.She is having a baby boy and his name is going to be Mason.

Baby Mason is so loved already. These two cannot wait to meet him.

I absolutely adore the blush maternity gown on Ayshia as well. This was one of my favorite shots of her. She is just stunning.

I absolutely love her genuine smile. I told daddy to make her laugh and he did easily. Their love just shown throughout the whole session.

Ayshia also chose the white lace gown. Doesn’t she look amazing? She put it on and I just knew these water shots were going to be perfect. This was one of their favorites.

Who knew you could do water shots in the beginning of February? Only in Central Texas! I love our weather.

I tend to book two months out. If you are looking to book for a Katy Fulshear maternity photography, please message me as soon as possible.

MJ

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When I talked to Alexa on the phone before her Maternity session, I knew this session was going to be a lot of fun. Alexa and Charlie didn’t mind going to a location that including hiking, so I just knew it was going to be epic! We were going to hike up to the waterfall in Belton.

Below is one of my favorites shots from Alexa and Charlie’s maternity portrait session.

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Of course being Central Texas, the day of their session was hot. Even in the evening, we were sweating. Somehow Alexa managed to keep her makeup perfectly in place and look gorgeous!

I provide the maternity gowns for my clients and Alexa chose the eggplant and the blush pink gown. She chose right, they looked fabulous on her. Below are a few of her in the blush gown.

I order most of my gowns from Couture Parfait, https://www.etsy.com/shop/CoutureParfait

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In Central Texas, there are also some gorgeous streams. We stopped on one on the way up to the waterfall to capture some maternity portraits. I love the outdoor scenery by the stream.

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Isn’t she gorgeous? Perfect baby bump!

The whole area is gorgeous. It was hard to choose which locations would be best. Here are some more maternity poses on one of the bridges.

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At MJ’s Photography I strive to create a custom experience for each client. Each and every one of my maternity clients are unique in their own way. I strive to find each person’s vision and create them just as they imagine.

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We stayed at the Belton park until after close. We used up every ounce of light that we could and it was worth it. Their portraits turned out gorgeous. I cannot wait to meet Miss. Macee June in a short couple of weeks and capture her very first breath into the world.

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