Dear Santa... | Pregnancy Announcement / Gender Reveal
For our second baby, I wanted to make sure to announce our pregnancy in a fun and creative way, that incorporated the whole family. I also knew from the start, that I wanted Jayden to be the focus, as he is the one becoming a big brother for the first time. With it being so close to Christmas, we decided that a "Wish List" for santa was the perfect theme for our pregnancy announcement. Now, you can't have a santa theme, without a fireplace, so I borrowed my friend Olivia's living room for the morning and decked the halls for the occasion.
Pulling together this shoot in three days was a bit of a challenge but in the end I was thrilled with the finished product. We did a faux tree, since we shot pre-thanksgiving and most of the decor I found at Target. We arrived at Olivia's apartment an hour earlier than our photographer to set up. So by the time she got there, Jayden was already exhausted! Luckily, I made sugar cookies for the shoot, which that combined with a little Justin Timberlake, perked Jayden right up. Who doesn't love sugar and a little music to shake your booty too ;)
Amy, our photographer for this shoot, outdid herself again... which is why I have shamelessly included so many photos in this post (please don't judge).
So far this pregnancy, has been quite a bit different than the first, as they say each pregnancy is unique. For one, being pregnant with a toddler than not only walks, but runs... is no joke! Oh, how I miss the days where I could just take an evening nap when I got home from work, or better yet go to bed early, with my first pregnancy, but alas... "mom life"!