I photographed Brittany and Matt's engagement session in early 2011 and fell in love with them. They are so genuine, and it's so obvious they're madly in love. So when Brittany asked me to shoot their baby's gender reveal, I have to admit I "eeeeeee!"'d a little. And so the research began. And by "research" I mean "pinterest-stalking". Now, there is nothing wrong with looking for a little inspiration, but if I saw one more photo from a session with a pregnant mommy and daddy opening a big box with a painted question mark and watching pink or balloons fly to the sky - I might just scream.
So I threw a few ideas at Brittany - which I'll keep a secret, but in the end, just a few days before her session, Brittany had an idea. Her best friend Brittani (You keeping up? That's Brittani with an i) got the magical envelope with the baby's gender and went to work baking two delicious cupcakes for the new mommy and daddy-to-be. Brittani filled the cupcakes with frosting - pink for a girl, or blue for a boy - and handed them over to Brittany the day of the shoot. Guess who was a nervous wreck the hours leading up to her session...
We met at Sloan's Ice Cream in West Palm Beach. The bright colors and candy-nostalgia were the perfect backdrop for their session. I teased them for a bit as I grabbed detail shots - like the hershey's bars Brittany "designed", and then brought them outside for the big reveal...
(Brittany ran in to tell the girl behind the counter- how cute is she!?)
As you can see, Mommy and Daddy are so excited to welcome Ms. Kennedy Grace to the world this fall. It's a GIRL!
Hair and Makeup | Ruby Megan Renee (561) 870-9319
Cupcakes by Brittani Brooker | (705) 988-8276