Jolene and Derek are a super cool couple that just moved to Austin about a month ago from California. The couple is expecting their first child, which will be born in Austin. Jolene wanted some photos to document her pregnancy but wanted to stray away from the creepy photos that usually result from maternity shoots. The couple wanted a photo in front of the iconic "Greetings from Austin" mural to signify the baby's birthplace. Jolene also wanted some photos that represent the hawaiian tradition of standing near (or in) the water while wearing a sarong. So I took them to a beautiful spot, a favorite of mine, on Town Lake where the entire skyline can be seen.
It was my first time taking maternity photos and it was a different but interesting experience! The couple's laid-back attitude and comfortability (we had several spectators wondering why a pregnant lady was climbing over the ledge into the water) helped the shoot go smoothly.