Pregnant Plus-Size Woman Fired Over Risque Engagement Photos

By Grace Vasquez

In our social media obsessed society it’s almost a guarantee that we will post photos of every life changing event along with pics of our food or pets (guilty). Here’s the question: do our photos sometimes cross the line and create a reaction we didn’t expect?

This happy couple, Stephanie and Arryn, expecting their first child and recently engaged wanted to share their love and joy with the world. Problem? They shared a tad too much in the pics, well, according to the bride-to-be’s job so they fired her.

The couple opted to go topless and the photos were done professionaly and posted on the photographers website facebook page and received over 66,000 comments most if not all positive! So, what happened?

Stephanie’s employer, Austin Bank Texas, said the photos were too revealing.

“They said I was topless, and it was inappropriate and we’re a family-oriented company,” Stephanie said to BuzzFeed.

Wolf & Rose Photography posted on their own Facebook page  “I completely understand that it is perfectly within the company’s rights to terminate someone. Texas is an at will state, and legally her employer did nothing wrong, but 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. 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.”

While I agree the company did nothing wrong and has every right to terminate Stephanie, on the other hand, whatever happened to a warning or simply keep your photos private?  This couple was celebrating their love and a new baby on the way and isn’t that the core of family values? ~grace


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