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A pregnant woman was reportedly fired over her viral body-positive photo shoot

INSIDER logoINSIDER 10/2/2017 (Emily DiNuzzo)

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The INSIDER Summary: 
- A Texas woman reportedly lost her job after her boudoir photo-shoot went viral. 
- The woman claims her employers found the photos inappropriate and were concerned they didn't fit with their "family-oriented" company. 
She is pregnant with her first child, and the company has reportedly "stripped her of her insurance." 

A woman's fun and sensual photo-shoot with her fiancé has resulted in her getting fired. The black and white boudoir photos of Stephanie and Arynn, who prefer not to share their last names, originally went viral after being shared on Wolf & Rose Photography's Facebook page. Now, Yahoo News reports they are reportedly the reason for Stephanie's dismissal. 

"I honestly have never felt more attractive," Stephanie initially told HuffPost about the shoot. "I was so nervous to see the final result. I didn’t know what to expect. But when I saw the album, I was shocked. I look so in love and confident. Every person should be able to see themselves in that light. It is really eye-opening." 

But according to Stephanie, her employers at Austin Bank Texas were not fans of the pictures. She told BuzzFeed that the bank was "concerned" about how the photos would reflect on the company. 

Wolf&RosePhotography © Provided by Business Insider Inc Wolf&RosePhotography "They said I was topless and it was inappropriate and we’re a family-oriented company," she said. She continued to claim that the photos were the reason why she was let go from the bank. "As a company, if they feel what I do outside of my job is going to jeopardize their business, that's fine. It’s just disheartening to me because I feel like home life and work life are two totally different things. I was a model employee, I was moving up fast." 

The New York Post reported that the bank refused to comment on personnel matters. Wolf & Rose Photography, however, shared their opinion on the situation in a Facebook post

"[I cannot help but wonder how a company who claims to uphold family values can morally terminate an otherwise model employee who is 20+ weeks pregnant with her first child," the post read, in part. "Their decision not only stripped her of her insurance which is without a doubt a major necessity while pregnant, but also her paid maternity leave." 

Bria Terry of Wolf & Rose Photography told Yahoo Lifestyle that although Stephanie lost her job, she doesn't regret taking the photos. "She said if it helped even one person feel more confident, it was worth it," Terry said, noting that Stephanie has already landed a new position.

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More than one person has definitely seen and liked the photos. The post has received more than 67,000 likes and comments from people truly inspired by the images. "This is probably one of the most beautiful and inspiring things I have ever seen," one user wrote. "This makes my heart so happy and gives me hope as a plus size woman that not all men care about what size you are," someone else commented. 

Although everyone didn't love Stephanie and Arynn's photos, the majority of people were inspired by the couple's chemistry and love that was captured in just a few pictures. Stephanie's employers have a right to their opinion, but these photos promote a healthy practice of self-love and body-positivity and are overall pretty great. 

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