A Surprise Photo Session! | Pregnancy Announcement | Powder Mills Park | Victor Portrait Photographer
When Adriana called me a month after her beautiful wedding, I couldn't even image the exciting news she was about to share with me.
She was pregnant!!
And Mychal didn’t know yet!!
Facetiming her and seeing the pure, ecstatic joy on her face was such a special moment to me. I felt truly honored to be one of the first to learn this amazing news and was simply thrilled for one of my all time favorite couples!
I had a surprise to share with Adriana, too... I was pregnant as well!
And no one else knew! We had both only found out a day or two before we talked, and are due the same week in June! What a once-in-a-lifetime phone call!! <3
During our chat Adriana revealed her adorable plot to surprise Mychal with the big news. We decided to fabricate a photo shoot and to pretend that I had reached out to her requesting they model for me as I did a portfolio-building-photo shoot.
Poor Mychal probably severely resented me haha- he had showed up to the session after taking a red-eye the night before, and after taking 1000 wedding photos less than a month prior. He probably thought we were nuts. But man, was he a trooper! I’ve said before that the love these two have is truly special, and it shone through once again at our ‘couples session meandering through the park’. ;)
At the end of the session I (well, really Adriana!!) had ‘one last idea to try’ .... and the rest is history!
I told Adriana and Mychal to write three things they love about their spouse and to reveal it on the count of three...
I love how happy he is here - and he has no idea!
Truly. the best secret I've ever been in on!! <3
The sweetness is overwhelming.
You two have moved beyond clients and are permanently lodged in my heart. So happy for you guys and Ellie!!! Cannot wait to meet your bound-to-be-gorgeous baby (just a few months away!!). So much love to you!
Looking to capture your own pregnancy announcement? I'd love to dream up a session with you!! But watch out, because I feel big feels and will probably tear up while photographing it ;)
I had been putting the brakes on wedding photography ever since I started my business. I had a million silly reasons why, but Adriana gave me the push - and I've fallen head-over-heels in love. It would have been impossible not to!
Adriana and Mychal's love story has quickly become one of my favorites. Truly, I keep tearing up editing photos from their beautiful day. The vows they wrote to each other and Ellie, the love notes Mychal had chronicled for months before proposing, even the way he looks at 'his girls' - ALL of it is so absolutely precious.
We beat the rainy forecast with lots of time inside a lovely old farmhouse.
and had a beautiful (dry!) outdoor ceremony. It all happened in perfect timing- including a stunning rainbow shortly after the ceremony!
Your family and friends are fantastic (and seeing Adriana's dad's expression while he walks her down the aisle has made me cry more than once), and you put such thought into every detail :from the handmade bouquets, the 'cannoli cut', and the amazing food truck, to the yummiest homemade cookies I've ever tasted - the details of this day took my breath away.
Thank you for making me fall in love not only with wedding photography, but with you three as well!! <3 <3
Congratulations to my beautiful first bride and her handsome groom!! I am so thrilled for you two as you begin this next adventure!! So, so much love to you!!!
And, yes, I am now booking Rochester area brides looking for laid-back, luxury wedding photography! If you're in love and starting to plan your 'ever after' I'd love to chat!
Behind the Lens:
Jessi lives near Rochester, NY with her handsome hubby and their three 'Lovebugs'.