Last week, I spent Spring Break with my family in Deer Valley, Utah. My sister’s stepson, Will, had some exciting news to share. He and his wife, Jenna, were expecting their next big adventure and asked me to shoot their pregnancy announcement. I’m excited to share the photo shoot with you!
You might remember this happy couple from the beach themed rehearsal dinner we planned a few years ago. I was very excited to be part of another major milestone in their lives.
A perfect photo consists of good lighting, composition, color and a captivating moment. As out of towners, we relied on the locals for location suggestions. At the top of everyone’s list was the St. Regis (a close second was the Stein Erikson). I suggested Will and Jenna wear some red to pop against the snowy mountains of Deer Valley. Jenna selected a crimson, silk blouse for herself and a red/white/blue plaid shirt for Will.
Engagement and baby announcements both present opportunities to showcase personality and interests. Will and Jenna both grew up in New Jersey and moved to Texas last year. They are both avid travelers, and wanted to incorporate travel elements in their photo shoot. Jenna’s friend gifted her an adorable postcard themed pregnancy announcement from Etsy. We placed the sign in front of three backpacks with luggage tags.
We had to sneak behind the wall to get this shot with the beautiful Deer Valley landscape. Don’t tell anyone from the St. Regis!
They even managed to incorporate a little bit of Texas into the photo shoot with the most adorable miniature cowboy boots from Retro Cowboy!
Will and Jenna, thanks for letting me be part of this special moment. Can’t wait to meet Baby K!
“A baby is something you carry inside for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart for the rest of your life” ––Mary Mason