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 ;)
Normally a Rochester area family photographer, it’s so exciting when I get to ‘come home’ to New Jersey and photograph in fresh (yet very familiar!) settings. The park this sweet family was photographed in was actually my neighborhood playground! I love that I was able to photograph my friend’s sweet girls where I used to play as a kiddo. I’m fairly certain I was never dressed as preciously as this duo was, though! It’s no secret this precious family is one of my favorites to photograph. Without getting too mushy (you know I’m notorious!)- I’ll just say they’re the real deal: fun, genuine, kind and loving. A wonderful little family <3
After their family session, mom requested a special first birthday session for Katherine. She is seriously SUCH a doll! Happy and smiley during both sessions. She never fussed once. What a beautiful little sweetheart! She’s a keeper for sure! ;)
If you are looking for a New Jersey family session or a lifestyle newborn session, I may be able to accommodate you! I make several trips down to North Jersey throughout the year and would LOVE to help tell your story!
Send me a message and let’s chat!
Behind the Lens:
Jessi lives near Rochester, NY with her handsome hubby and their two 'Lovebugs'.