You may have seen a previous blog post (find it here if not!) about Jessie and Jake. We did a styled shoot late last year where she chose to reveal to Jake that she was pregnant. Fast forward to last month, and Jessie wanted to do their baby gender reveal and asked me to shoot it. They specifically chose a Kew Gardens couple’s shoot, and oh boy was it beautiful!
Kew Gardens is this magical garden full of tropical greenhouses and plants everywhere. They even have a tree-top walkway. We went inside one of the greenhouses for some pictures before doing the reveal. I literally felt like I was transported back to Florida and its humidity in the summer! It was overflowing with evergreen trees – my most favourite palm trees and banana trees. There were two beautiful staircases going up to the top where you could see out onto the gorgeous greenhouse (although it’s even warmer at the top!). We got some beautiful shots before heading off to a more secluded place to prepare the smoke bomb.
So Jessie told me that they had asked a friend to look at the gender reveal and write it down so I could choose the smoke bomb. They had bought a pink one for a girl and a blue one for a boy. I had to check the paper twice just in case I picked the wrong smoke bomb! I totally didn’t want to pick the wrong smoke bomb and accidentally have to tell them after they opened their eyes!
As soon as they let the smoke bomb start going, I told them to open their eyes and see the colour. They had the best reaction and were so happy! It was such a joy to be able to capture this special moment for them! I feel so blessed to be able to crystallize these memories in time as my job.
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