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A Botanical Maternity Session at Carlene Bright Arboretum features 16 acres of lush gardens, gorgeous trails and dreamy backdrops.

A perfect location for Hailee’s Maternity Session.

I have known Hailee since we were children. We actually grew up playing soccer together. When her and her husband gave me a call to take her maternity session photos for their first child I was delighted.

I knew I wanted something that was filled with greenery and new life. The Arboretum, known as the “Hidden Jewel of Woodway” showcases a certified Monarch Way-station, a koi pond, fountains, rose garden, and a meditation garden.

A warm day didn’t slow us down. We walked thru the gardens taking our time, enjoying all the arboretum had to offer. I told a friend recently that I didn’t ever realize how much I would enjoy maternity sessions, but

everyone that I have shot is such a peaceful experience, and I have noticed that all of my future mommas seem completely at ease. Therefore, shooting maternity sessions have become such a special part of Rae Allen, I don’t think I could ever turn one down.

When the film came back, it took my breath away. Golden light, pink roses, green ivy backdrops popped against Hailee’s burgundy dress. A special session for a most special family.

Hailee and her husband face each other and hold hands in the Carlene Bright aboretum gardens for her maternity session shoot by Rae Allen Photography


Rae Allen is a fine art motherhood and wedding photographer serving the Austin, Belton, Salado, Temple, Waco, and Liberty Hill Central Texas communities

Are you interested in capturing your pregnancy with a custom portrait session?

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