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5524 Bee Cave Rd. Suite F1 • West Lake Hills • 512-850-4530

Welcome to Moments from the Heart Photography Studio located in the Westlake area of Austin. I am studio owner and photographer Sandy Allen. I've been capturing the magic of pregnancy and birth, the sweetness and wonder of newborns, and baby's first year for over 8 years. I also provide birth photographer services at Austin-area birthing centers, hospitals, and for home births. I love what I do, and my passion is creating custom, memorable heirloom portraits for you and your family.

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  • Upcoming Events at Waterloo Records

    Waterloo Records has some pretty exciting shows coming up. On Feb 21 at 5pm, Shiner Beer and KOKE FM present Mike & the Moonpies with refreshments provided by SHINER BEER! On Mar 2 at 1pm, they are hosting a AWOLNATION signing with the release of their third studio album, Here Come The Runts. And on Mar 4 at 5pm, Shiner Beer presents Sue Foley with her new album The Ice Queen.

  • LegalLine from Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas

    LegalLine, the free legal advice hotline, is sponsored by the Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas, LegalLine is staffed by attorney volunteers who answer legal questions concerning many law types-- including family matters, business and consumer issues, estate planning, and criminal matters. Bilingual (English/Spanish) attorneys are available. LegalLine is a free, anonymous, and confidential community service program available every first Tuesday of the month. Call 512-472-8303 from 5:30-7:30 PM on Mar 6 for advice from local attorneys.

  • Two Instore Performances at End of an Ear

    Ain't no party like a record party... End of an Ear is excited to welcome Little Mazarn on Feb 18 at 3pm. Later in the month, on Feb 25 at 4pm, they will host Ralph White & Steve Marsh celebrating the release of "Two Distinguished Gentlemen" out on Feb 23rd on Self Sabotage Records.


  • Sock Sale at InStep

    InStep knows that they best way to stay warm in these waning days of winter is to keep your feet warm and dry. They are having a sale through Feb 18. Buy two of your favorite merino socks from SmartWool, Darn Tough or Sockwell and get one pair free! Pretty sweet deal for your sweet feet!


  • Retirement Tax Clarity with Austin First Financial

    Even when the stars are aligned and you have a large nest egg saved for retirement, you experience the very real risk of losing a large portion of your investment. A retiree with an income of $50,000 may be taxed 55% on their next $1,000 withdrawn from a retirement account. That’s a lot of hard-earned money and a lot to lose. Overcome the danger of halved income withdrawals through this presentation on Mar 7 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at 9420 Research Boulevard Echelon III hosted by Scott Campbell of Austin First Financial.

  • BookPeople Presents Sean Penn

    BookPeople is excited to welcome Sean Penn in conversation with Douglas Brinkley at the Central Presbyterian Church on Apr 3 at 7pm. Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff by two-time Academy Award-winning actor, writer, and director is Mr. Penn’s first novel. The darkly humorous novel tells the picaresque story of Bob Honey, a middle-aged, divorced, disillusioned man living in a nondescript house on a nondescript street in Woodview, California.


  • Upcoming Events at Waterloo Records

    Waterloo Records is excied to present the following shows. On Feb 16 at 5pm they welcome Chase Atlantic (with priority admission for those with physical copies of their self titled record). On Feb 21 at 5pm, Shiner Beer and KOKE FM presents Mike & the Moonpies. On Mar 4 at 5pm, Shiner Beer presents Sue Foley with her new album the Ice Queen. Party on!


  • All You Need From Assistance League

    The Assisance League of Austin is gearing up to supply you with all you need for the upcoming spring holidays. Go Hollywood for the Academy Awards, get your crew ready for St. Patrick's Day and shop their selection of vintage books and other can't miss clothing, shoes, accessories and more (all for 25% off).

  • New Central Health Report from Austin Bulldog

    The Austin Bulldog is reporting on Central Health's latest checkup. Central Health, aka the Travis County Healthcare District, got its Valentine present delivered early last night. The treat was not a perfect confection but did not ruin the occasion either. To read the comprehensive report with links to the 42-page assessment and management's response to it, as well as related Bulldog coverage, click here.

  • Amplify Barton Springs and SOS!

    Mark your calendar for Amplify Austin 2018  Mar 1 at 6 pm and get ready to give to support Barton Springs and the Save Our Springs Alliance.  You can make a donation starting Mar 1 or schedule your donation early! Invite your family, co-worker, or special someone in your life to join in our community-wide day of giving back. If you would like to help to extend their reach by becoming a fundraiser on this event, please email

  • BIZtoBIZ: Legacy and Achievement Building with Business Success Center

    It's never too early to focus on your legacy and achievement. It is useful for marketing purposes, planning, decision-making, and overcoming business and personal challenges. On Feb 19 from 12 to 1pm at Mangia Pizza on Burnet Road, Jan King will lead an exercise to get you started thinking about your legacy using her unique process that really makes you think and re-evaluate who you are and what you have accomplished. This is a program of the Austin Biz Success Meetup and the Business Success Center. RSVP here.

  • Maximizing Social Security with Austin First Financial

    Scott Campbell of Austin First Financial will be teaching a class called Maximizing Social Security on Mar 28 from 6:30 to 8pm at the Thompson Conference Center on UT campus. There are 81 ways to claim social security and they affect your monthly benefits. Develop your strategy to maximize social security retirement benefits in this course. Cost $25. RSVP here.


  • The Wazir of Oz at Austin Scottish Rite Theater

    Austin Scottish Rite Theater is proud to present the Wizard of Oz Feb 3 to Feb 25! When the Wazir of Oz gets word that the girl with red sandals is headed to Oz, he and his sidekick do all they can to stop her. Join Drithi and her fellow travelers as they learn the benefit of seeing things from a new perspective. Live music by Austin’s Sacred Cowgirls and an original script and choreography bring together an American classic with traditions and culture from South Asia.


  • Great Read and a Great Cause at BookPeople

    BookPeople is so excited about Francisco Cantú's moving memoir about his experiences near the Mexican border, The Line Becomes a River, that for each copy sold they're making a donation to Casa Marianella. Casa Marianella works to support homeless immigrants here in Austin. If you're not convinced yet, join BookPeople on Feb 12 at 7pm to meet Francisco and hear him speak about the book which covers his time as a Border Patrol agent, his decision to join, and why he ultimately left. This tale will shift your perspective on immigration, and is an important contribution to the ongoing national conversation.

  • Love at First Bite at Tiny Pies

    There’s nothing quite like being with the right person, at the right time, for the right reasons. Tiny Pies may not be able to help you with the right person part, but they definitely provide a tasty treat for someone you love. Like this 4"x5" edible valentine made with tart cherry filling wrapped in our golden crust.  Gift box included. Call it a made up holiday if you want, but Valentine's it's as much of an excuse to celebrate joy as any.  And... we'll take it! Pre-orders through Feb 10.....don't miss out!



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