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July 11, 2018

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An Epic Gender Reveal Celebration

I love surprises! They are so much fun to photograph. When my friend Julia Greer Fobes asked me to photograph a surprise gender reveal party, I immediately said yes. Then she told me about all the details they were planning! I was pinching myself when she said that an airplane would reveal the BIG NEWS to the expecting parents, Ben and Brittany. The airplane was a total surprise to Ben, Brittany and all the guests at the party. Brittany’s sweet aunt who hosted the party was the only family member in on the surprise. How fun is that?!

Since Julia was doing both the planning and the florals for this summer soiree, I knew that it would be beautiful. I told Julia that she is the “flower whisperer” and I really think that’s the perfect nickname for her. I love that her floral designs always have a touch of whimsy and are cheerful! I simply could not get enough of the dahlias and roses that she used in the arrangements. They were breathtaking!

Ben and Brittany didn’t even know there would be a photographer at the party, so I was sort of part of the surprise too! I think they were a bit blown away when they arrived. “There’s a photographer?!” were some of the first words out of Brittany’s mouth when they walked into the house. I could tell she was surprised! We squeezed in a few family portraits ahead of the guests arriving and then wrapped up the party with a few maternity portraits once the big news had been revealed.

Of course the actual reveal was really my favorite part of the day! We were all outside playing a “game” just before the airplane arrived. Everyone caught on to the real reason for the game as soon as they heard the hum of the airplane’s engine. I watched Brittany and Ben shield their eyes from the sun and then, BOOM, there were cheers, tears and excitement all around!

Ben and Brittany had the BEST reaction to the big news and I couldn’t be happier for them! Moments like these are ones to treasure for years to come. I’m so happy and honored that I got to document this amazing surprise for this sweet family.

I am still obsessed with this cake by The Little Cake Shop!┬áJulia’s flowers added the perfect touch!

This little family of three is about to be a family of four! Sadie Grace is going to be a wonderful big sister!

The delicious food was prepared by Georgia Roussos Catering!

BEST. REACTION. EVER!!!

I’m so glad the plane flew by a few times so we could take some portraits with it in the background!

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