McCallister Family + Maternity

There's something special about the birth of a child, you get to see your family grow before your eyes, but there's something even more magical, in my opinion, to see your first child become a sibling. It's definitely just that, magical. They don't realize just what lies ahead, all the memories that are unfolding each day, it's an adventure.

I especially love maternity sessions that include siblings because I get to capture the calm before the storm, and by storm I mean the adjustment to life with a newborn added into life of a family who has grown used to the years with the first children. It's a beautiful, unpredictable storm, and I love capturing all of it with my camera for these wonderful families.

The McCallister family met me on one of the most gorgeous Spring days in Athens Texas at the East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society, everything is pretty much in bloom and the light could have been bottled up and sold for millions, it was an absolutely perfect evening. 

We started the session off with a few family poses among the arbours and then worked our way around the arboretum into the rows of pine trees, underneath a willow tree, surrounded by a cute pond and then into a garden of bloomed florals, and back to the archways at the front of the arboretum. We even stopped at the quirky little caterpillar jungle gym to let little miss L, big sister, play out some wiggles while we took a few pictures of Katharine by some wildflowers growing freely by the schoolhouse. 

It was so great to meet this family, I absolutely can't wait to meet their little on the way, and capture her newborn memories. Check out some of our final portraits!


Congratulations to the McCallister family on their new addition, I hope you have many blessed days in the future with your new bundle of joy and big sister! It was so great to meet you and capture these priceless memories. Can't wait to meet the little one!

For more information on hiring Traci Lynn Photography for an on location maternity session, please follow THIS LINK for more info! I would love to work with you. The best time for maternity sessions is around 34+ weeks, contact TLP as soon as possible to set your date and start planning!