Now that the excitement from today’s total solar eclipse has finally passed, I’ve got some new excitement for your newsfeed: in-home maternity photos! Cassie is one of the very first friends I made when I moved to Tennessee. I was so excited when she asked me to take some in-home couples photos of her and Cory! What makes these photos even more unique is the fact that they are living in a remodeled camper on their newly acquired land! Living on this land is not just an adventure for these two, it’s a lifestyle they had to adjust to due to something that is becoming more and more well known: a mammal allergy contracted through a simple tick bite. Yes, Cassie has alpha-gal allergy! It’s a real thing!
Cassie and Cory have overcome a lot of hurdles that most expecting couples do not have to face. Because of the extremity of Cassie’s mammal allergy, lots of measures have had to be taken. I thought we could take this opportunity to educate more people about the complications that come with an “alpha-gal pregnancy,” or just alpha-gal allergy in general, as well as provide a resource for any other expecting mothers who may be in the same boat. [Read more…]