Bassham Bump

Maternity sessions on vacay are my favorite

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Thank you, Bassham Family for taking time out of your trip to Port Aransas to grab some ice cream at Coffee Waves and play at the beach with me.

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My travel sessions for Austin, San Antonio, Houston and DFW are posted in my shop.
If you #findyourselfinRockportFulton this summer/fall, I’d love to photograph you and your loved ones.

You can find more information in my store or by emailing hello@maeburke.com

Lynch Family at Home and On Shore

I have a handful of sessions from this summer that are patiently waiting for me to blog them. Their stories are all unique, yet intertwined by the same threads - love and persistence and commitment.

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I have spent the last few months with a new fire in my belly, a new song to sing, a new story to write. I’ve photographed families in the Coastal Bend (Rockport, Port Aransas, Padre Island, Corpus Christi, Portland) in their homes and out by the water. I’ve listened to the stories of recovering homes as we approached the one year anniversary of Harvey, and all the life that has happened in between. Babies being born, first days of school, marriages flourishing as two amazing people draw closer together despite the world telling them it’s easier to just drift further apart.

The stress of life is real. We see it on our phones and tvs everyday. Our community has it’s own stresses, as does yours, but I’m here to tell you of our successes. Our triumphs over dirty diapers, mismatches shoes, remembering to wear a bra. I’m on a mission to sneak a shot of every smooch, every giggle, every moment of joy that my families allow me to see when I’m with them. Because these are the little things that are so easy to forget. I have been photographing mothers and the ones they love for almost ten years and believe I am finally settling into my happy place.

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Charissa and Matt, thank you for stepping in front of my camera again and welcoming me into your home. Your teamwork has produced some amazing little humans and I’m lucky to have y’all in my life.

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(I tried something new with my blogging format, to try to break up the huge walls of images. If you want to see any of the images in the grids fully, just click on an image and exit out, or scroll through to see the others!)


Matt and Charissa chose to purchase my second package that I offer in my shop. It allows lots of time for me to get to know a family and shoot in several locations, and yields an heirloom box of the most amazing prints you’ve ever held. If you are looking to have your family photographed this fall, please visit my shop or email me at hello@maeburke.com to book your time with me.

Courtney and Chase waiting for Baby C | Rockport Family Photographer

Courtney and Chase are fellow Rockport natives and RFHS graduates.
The memories I have of them growing up are all the same - smiling.
Courtney, the upbeat, ear-to-ear grinning, cheerleader with the always bouncing blonde ponytail. Chase, the basketball and football player always right by her side doting.
But these two high school sweethearts had more than just puppy love. The display of deep friendship and genuine adoration they have for each other was evident from the moment we arrived at the beach, and the excitement it brought to me as an artist was palpable.

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I've said it a million times, photographing expecting moms is my favorite thing (other than my kids) but photographing first time moms - that might be my favoritest thing. Being a little bit ahead of these first time mamas in this motherhood journey is indescribable. Having the ability to watch them and see their beauty that is new to them, and ever-changing, remembering the excitement and anxiety of each new kick, ache, and Amazon purchase, it is all so precious.

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Here's a few words from Courtney

"The more and more I look at these photos the more I fall in love. They are just so beautiful! I can't get over it. As the morning went on, you can tell we started to feel more comfortable. You put me at such ease and made me feel so beautiful. Thank you for that. They are simply perfect. "

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"Mae took my maternity pictures and at a time when even my wrists felt fat she put me at ease and made me feel as though I was the most beautiful woman in the world. I was absolutely dreading our session (as no one likes to take pictures of themselves when they don't feel their best), but after she met with me the day before to discuss outfits and the final details I knew I was in good hands. The session was truly one of the best experiences. My husband and I left feeling so full of her infectious joy and as though we had made a lifelong friend in Mae. Our pictures are indescribably beautiful and I cannot wait to schedule our next session. Mae has created a lifelong client in me and my family."

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Here are a few more of my favorites

Courtney and Chase, again, thank you a million times over for spending your morning with me out on the water. Your love is so deep and so true, this little girl you are waiting for is so lucky. I can't wait to meet her.

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I find so much joy in photographing expecting couples, babies, and families in Rockport, Texas - For more information on these sessions, visit my shop or email me at hello@maeburke.com for more info on booking a session with me.