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gender reveal photoshoot…or not

In case you somehow missed the announcement, Roberts baby #5 is a boy! To say we were shocked would be an understatement. You see, this pregnancy was exactly like the last one (a girl) and so not like the 3 boy pregnancies I’ve had. So for months I’ve been convinced I was having a girl. And I guess that had most people around me convinced of the same thing.
 
So that leads me to the explanation of the following pictures–unless you don’t want an explanation. In that case…just scroll down…
 
First let me say that I know some people would think that any special “gender reveal” is going overboard. Especially when it’s your 5th child. I actually debated doing anything special because I was worried about what people would think. But since I think every child should be celebrated (whether the 1st or the 15th) and I love photography, I wanted to do some fun portraits this time around.
I had a few different ideas in my head that were all dependent on how the weather was cooperating. And when we had a 63 degree coming up just days before my ultrasound, I knew that I wanted to grab some paint and paint my face for some fun portraits. 
The problem–
Okay, so with not actually knowing if it was a boy or girl, I knew we were going to have to do both sets of pictures. But painting my face, taking pictures, washing it off, reapplying makeup, repainting with a different color, retaking pictures…it all just seemed like too much of a hassle. I mean, I KNEW I was having a girl anyway. So I decided to make the pink paint a priority and come up with a different idea for the boy pictures…you know, just in case. 
 
But I ran into a few problems with running late and finding the supplies I needed for the boy pictures. No big deal–I only really need the girl pictures. Right?
 
Long story short, (because yes, there actually is more to the story) Rachel, my super talented friend who took all of the photos for me, was able to do a quick little photoshop job to make a couple of the pink pictures blue for me. I think she did an amazing job and I was so very happy with how the pictures turned out. **Also, I should add that she got engaged the day after taking these (YAY!!) and I’m super excited for her and Chris. It added to the craziness with the pictures–but for a very good reason 🙂
 
So now for the very wrong colored photoshoot (just think of it as a little Valentine’s themed shoot instead!!)
pregnant photoshoot
 the pink wig–it was fun to temporarily have neon hair
pink wig gender reveal

 

gender reveal ideas

 

maternity shot

 

heart shaped hands

 

pink paint on face

gender reveal pregnancy photoshoot

pregnant woman smiling

 

maternity photo shoot

 

that would be my “oh my, I was so wrong” face
pink hair with pink paint on face for gender reveal

So after all my pink themed pictures, I just have to say–
happy (almost) Valentine’s Day!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Heather Gwinn February 12, 2015 at 12:31 am

    Awww this is such a cute story! I went through a similar thing with my first and was 100% convinced I was having a boy but God had other plans. Now I have two beautiful girls! Absoutely beautiful photos. Congrats on a boy!!!

    Xoxo,
    Heather

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