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.”

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” 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.”

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“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.

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MJ is a Houston Texas portrait photographer. Cypress, Houston Texas, Spring, Weston Lakes, The Woodlands, Katy, and Fulshear  locales. MJ also travels to many locations. Just ask!

Fulshear maternity photographer – MJ’s photography

MJ’s photography is a Fulshear maternity photographer that specializes in newborn and maternity portraits in the Central Texas/Katy area.

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I have a large selection of couture gowns that are exclusive to my clients only. I always meet every client before their maternity session. We get together, go over your vision, try on the couture gowns, and talk about all of the details of your maternity session. Everything should be perfect for your priceless memories.

Kristina loved the teal gown. It looks stunning on her!

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Kristina is due with baby boy Zane next month! Dad will be coming home from his deployment to meet his first baby boy.

Kristina also wanted to wear a couture gown that showed off her perfect baby bump! This white gown from Couture Parfait https://www.etsy.com/shop/CoutureParfait was perfect for her maternity session. Isn’t she perfect?

Kristina chose this image for her 16×20 fine art canvas. I cannot wait to see it in person. It is going to look perfect hanging on her wall.

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She also chose to wear the eggplant couture gown for her maternity portrait session. It hugs her in all of the right places and shows off her perfect baby belly.

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She chose this image for one of her fine art prints and it is stunning! That golden lighting, her gorgeous skin, and her sweet belly make for a gorgeous image.

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I love the back lighting in these!

These are just some of the favorites from Kristina’s maternity session. She is a gorgeous mommy to be and I cannot wait to meet sweet Zane!

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Katy Fulshear maternity photography | MJ’s Photography

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.

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Sugar land maternity photographer

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I cannot decide which one I like doing best. Being a maternity photographer or a newborn photographer.

There is nothing more exciting than getting to sit down and talk to a new mom or a mom who is having another baby, about what is to come. Nothing in this world is more exciting than talking to someone about bringing another life into this world.

For new moms, its that excitement of the unknown. For moms like Audra, where Virginia is her third baby, it is all about how the siblings will be with the new baby. It is about how life will change so much,  for the better of course. It never gets old and its a conversation I love having over and over with different moms during their maternity sessions.

Audra’s maternity session took place in Central Texas. She owns so many acres of gorgeous property. The different shots were endless. This one is one of my favorites, a country sunset.

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Audra was absolutely stunning in her portraits. After each gown and pose, I would have a new favorite.

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This shot of her on the tree turned out gorgeous! If you guys only knew the struggle behind this image. Thankfully her husband was there to help get her up and down, it was not as easy as it looks! But she was able to sit back, smile, and pull off an amazing maternity picture.

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Sugar land maternity photographer | MJ’s Photography

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This pose with just the maternity belly is my favorite. I always document this one! Years later, it’s amazing to look back at and picture your little baby all curled up in your belly.Sugar land maternity photographer

When she was in the eggplant couture gown, I thought it was my favorite. Then she changed into the gold couture gown and I was even more in love. She just radiates beauty.

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At the end, she knew she wanted some maternity water shots and I am so glad she did because they turned out amazing!

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Cypress maternity photographer – MJ’s Photography

I I am a Cypress maternity photographer. When my little sister told me she was pregnant, my first thought was, “Maternity Session!!!!” We decided to do something a little different and head to downtown Austin. It is around an 3 from Cypress, not to far. She was 36 weeks at her maternity session. We had her session scheduled for a Wednesday, she called me on that Monday and stressed that she needed her session tonight. As in that day. I moved some appointments around and we went to Austin to do her maternity session. She started having contractions at the end of the session. She went into labor that NIGHT and had Kannon the next morning! When you know, you know! I am so glad we were able to get her maternity session done!

Below is one of the street shots in downtown Austin from her Maternity Session. She is in one of my favorite gowns from Couture Parfait. Check out her shop below, let her know that I sent you 😉

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We of course had to go on the top of a building for that one of a kind shot! Isn’t she glowing with her baby bump!

City shoots are beautiful. I can’t wait to do more in downtown Houston.  Here are some more from her Downtown Maternity Session.

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Jessica is having her 4th baby. She has three girls and baby number 4 is…..a BOY! She contacted me to have her very first maternity session done since this was her last baby. This was something that she wanted to do for herself and I am so glad that she did. It was chilly here in Sugar land, but she did not let that get in her way. She put on a couple of my gowns and looked gorgeous in them!

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