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Maternity // Gender Reveal

Being able to follow a family throughout a major life change is an honor, and with this family, I got to do their pregnancy announcement, gender reveal party, maternity, baby shower and lifestyle newborn photos!  Admittedly, the baby shower photos were a given since I hosted the shower at my house.  But still, how unbelievably cool is that?  However, I was on a blog hiatus at the time, so I’m blogging them now.  🙂  Forgive me?

Here’s how this momma set it all up.  Earlier in the week she had an ultrasound to learn the gender for baby #2.  She had the doctor put the ultrasound pictures & info in an envelope which she quickly gave to another friend who was helping her plan the party.  You read that right– this gender reveal was even a surprise for the mom-to-be!  Scroll down a little further to see how they organized the actual reveal!

Family of three… ready to find out if they’re expecting another boy or a little girl!

They asked everyone to wear a bowtie or bow– whichever team they were on!Here are the teams!  Team pink is on the left… team blue is on the right.  Big brother is on both teams.  🙂

Technology is awesome!  The dad’s family lives across the country, but were able to watch the reveal live!

And now for the big reveal!  Danielle (the mom-to-be) took her friend to the store & picked out a set of girl colors & a set of boy colors.  Then she gave her friend the envelope with the gender information in it & left.  The only person who knew the gender was this friend!  She got the appropriate color tubes of pain and covered them all up with silver tape.  Each person got a tube & at the same time everyone squirted them on the canvases!Hampton_Roads_Wedding_Photographer_0042

Look at this momma’s face!  I believe that says it all!

Let me tell you– the level of excitement here– I never knew it could be so excited to find out whether it’s a boy or a girl!  Seriously- they took a fun moment & shared it with all of their friends, taking the excitement level through the roof!