Today I’m sharing another fun session I had the opportunity to shoot last month in Port Aransas! This was the first gender reveal I’ve ever captured, and it turned out SO good!! I’ve known Kristen and Gabe for a few years now. Before I moved to Austin and started doing photography full time I nannied their daughter Hathaway! She is seriously the cutest and I honestly felt like a part of the family when I worked for them :’) Even after moving to Austin we still kept in touch and I’ve loved getting to see Hathaway grow. Now they are adding another little one to their family and I can’t wait to meet HER!
Kristen and Gabe are based out of Corpus Christi (which is where I’m from and my family still lives). So Avery and I drove four hours south of Austin to meet up with everyone at Cinnamon Shores in Port A! Cinnamon Shores is a really adorable little community where a lot of people around Texas like to vacation. It made such a cute backdrop for this gender reveal!
Once everyone got to the meeting spot, Avery and I helped to get them into position. I really wanted Kristen, Gabe, and Hathaway centered in the shot but I also needed to make sure that no one else behind them would be covered up, since I needed to capture everyone’s reactions. The only person who knew the gender of the baby was Gabe’s nephew (so that he could order the supplies online) so the anticipation was high!
When everyone was in place, Avery counted down for them to pop their powder and confetti cannons and a cloud of PINK sprinkled the sky! I love Kristen’s excitement in these shots!
After the reveal, I took Kristen, Gabe, and Hathaway aside so that we could get a couple of family photos around Cinnamon Shores before they spent the rest of the evening eating dinner with their closest friends and family at one of the island pizza joints.
They really are the cutest family and I can’t wait to meet their newest little addition!