Did you know as a family photographer, I’m often one of the first people who know about a special announcement, such as a pregnancy? It truly is an honor to be given this type of personal and exciting news, and I’m always humbled by how much families open up to me!
I recently had the honor of photographing pregnancy announcement photos for the Cassell family. Elaina made a cute chalkboard sign that said, “I’m leveling up to Big Brother, April 2019,” which I thought was SO fun and creative! I learned her husband is a professional gamer, so it was fitting for the sign to say, “leveling up,” right? We captured announcement photos of their family together as well as photos of her son holding the chalkboard, and it was seriously the cutest thing EVER! Baby R was such happy and smiley boy, and was incredibly adorable in front of the camera.
We also captured a lot of lifestyle and candid portraits of them as a family of three! They live on a beautiful farm and we had so much fun playing in the open field during golden hour. Baby R is a HUGE lover of the outdoors and nature (just like his parents!), and they are a family who loves to rescue animals! It was such a treat being able to capture some photos with their dog, horses (Gunner and Sunny), and their miniature horse. In addition, Elaina is a horse trainer and had Gunner since she was 14! Gunner was such a sweet horse and also LOVES the camera. During our shoot, he walked up to the pregnancy announcement sign and posed for me (seriously, see below!).
Lastly, another memorable part of the session was the 130 year old oak tree in their front yard! It was incredible and HUGE, and I wanted to incorporate it somehow into the shoot. So, I had them next to it and interacted with one another because I wanted to play on the idea of a family tree! :)
Enjoy scrolling through these sweet photos!