It’s a Boy! | Dana Point Family Session and Gender Reveal
This session was one for the books in such a fun way! This session was planned and the day before mom mentioned to me that she was expecting and wanted to do some announcement photos as part of the session, then she says “And its a boy and my husband doesn’t know – I want to surprise him at the session.” I was all “yes, one hundred times yes” (with a little healthy does of “oh my goodness what a big moment to be trusted to capture…”) So as this family is originally from New England and huge Patriot fans, we were going to do a few football pictures at the end of the session, making the announcement to dad during that time.
We started our session off in the morning in beautiful Dana Point, behind the Ocean Institute. Whenever I do a beach session, I like to bring a few sea shells and starfish to let the littles play with. Gives them a nice distraction and love those images of them exploring something new. During our time at the beach I was able to get photos of their beautiful little girl as well as her with mom and dad individually. After snapping a few family images, we headed up to the park. Everyone changed into their Patriots wear and then as we were setting up for some more family photos, mom handed dad a football “It’s A Boy! Oct. 2017” is what is read. His face went from surprise to pure excitement and joy! What an amazing moment to be a part of.
I am so very thankful that I am trusted by some many families to capture such special moments in their lives. From announcements like this one, to the first few days with a newborn, to families reuniting after months apart due to military service, being able to freeze time and memories for my families is such a precious responsibility and one I am thankful to have.