Who here is good at keeping secrets? I always thought I was, but after the panic I had before shooting this gender reveal, I'm not so sure anymore haha. Normally, I'm just as surprised as the parents since someone else usually sets up the reveal. But this time I got the know the sex of Baby Ponder before Mom and Dad so I could set up the surprise! I was completely nervous I would accidentally let it slip, but I kept the gender neutral phrases going strong and managed to keep the secret (Thanks to lots of practice in the care). So now you know, if you need me to photograph your reveal, I can also successfully set it up ;).
We started the session with some classic maternity portraits to celebrate these amazing soon-to-be parents. Marissa is the type of person who lights up a dim room with her laughter and outgoing personality and her excitement to be a Mom is out of this world. She really has been glowing with beauty for her entire pregnancy and being able to capture a part of this joy for her and her husband was an absolute privilege! We decided to go with appropriately colored party poppers for the big reveal and it ended up being the perfect choice. The excitement on Mike and Marissa's faces was priceless as soon as they saw that colored confetti. It makes me smile to see it every time. To add to the fun, Marissa (The greatest gluten-free baker I've ever met) made cake pops to celebrate and also reveal the gender for their pup Charlie. Because even fur kids need to know what kind of sibling they're getting right? It really was such a joyful afternoon and I'm so happy for this beautiful little growing family!
Keep scrolling to see for yourself: Will Baby Ponder be a Boy or a Girl?
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