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02nd Oct 2017

Pregnant woman fired from bank job after posing for body positivity shoot

She was five-months pregnant.

Jade Hayden

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A woman has been fired from her job in a bank after posing for a photoshoot to promote body positivity.

Stephanie and fiancée Arryn posed topless for the shoot with Wolf & Rose Photography – a group who specialise in couples portraits.

Texan Stephanie was five-months-pregnant at the time of the shoot.

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Austin Bank Texas N.A dismissed the mum-to-be after the photos went viral.

According to Stephanie, the bank said the images would reflect badly on their “family orientated” firm.

The photos were originally part of an open call from the photographers for “boudoir shots.”

The images were then shared on Wolf & Rose’s Facebook page, where they garnered a lot of attention.

On the post, the company said that they were “proud” to share the intimate photos of Stephanie and Arryn.

Users were quick to applaud the couple for their shoot, with some saying that they wished they had the confidence to share their bodies in this way.

Wolf & Rose has also responded to the bank’s decision to terminate Stephanie.

Bria Terry took to Facebook to say that while she understood that the firm was within their right to dismiss Stephanie, she couldn’t 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.”

“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.

“Despite bit any negativity that comes with this, I am eternally grateful for the overwhelming amounts of positive feedback we have received from this shoot.

“I am also so grateful for Stephanie and Arryn. When we shot these photos, we never imagined they would go viral. These two have remained steadfastly composed and poised through all of it.”