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Today’s guest blogger, is Christy Whitehead of Christy Whitehead Photography. She specializes in newborns and pregnancy photography and she has some tips and ideas for Gender Reveals!
Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times of your life with so many special milestones along the way. I know with my first pregnancy, all I could think about was that little one growing inside me, what they would look like, and of course, if they were a boy or girl.
Finding out whether you’ll be welcoming a little boy or girl has been a fun thing to share with family and friends. One option is to have a fun gender reveal photo session. There are so many creative ways to tell the world whether your little one is going to be a he or a she.
Below are just a few creative ideas that you can use to reveal the gender of your new little bundle of joy.
1) Bake a cake.
Cake reveals are more popular than ever. Bring your surprise gender reveal cake or cupcakes along to the shoot and capture the moment that you and your partner find out the gender of your baby. Bring the family along too so that you can photograph the excitement on everyone’s faces as they share this moment with you.
2) Bring on the balloons, nix that, go for a smoke bomb!
Actually nix that. A lot of people love balloons, or want to release balloons for their reveal, but let’s go against the grain. Why?
1-Have you ever not had a balloon pop on you by surprise? LOL. Can you imagine having blue or pink confetti ALL over your car before you ever make it to the shoot?
2-Balloons are bad for the environment. And if they take off, they could end up in the waterways.
Smoke bombs are a lot less worrisome for your car and the environment!
Gender reveal powder, it’s like a smoke bomb stick: https://amzn.to/2IquIhT
Or you could do a biodegradable confetti launcher! https://amzn.to/2EWr7az
If you must do a balloon, here’s a smoke bomb balloon! https://amzn.to/2Wt7hhZ
3) Mix up some paint.
While paint can be a little messy, it’s definitely one of the more fun ways to announce the gender of your new baby. Have a paint fight, get the siblings to paint a pink or blue mural or paint your tummy for a cute effect.
Gender revealing photo sessions are a great way to announce your wonderful news to family and friends. You can print your announcement, share it on social media or even create a holiday card. Take this time to have some fun during one of the many wonderful moments of parenthood.
4) Let Santa reveal the secret.
We get a lot of parents who want Santa to do their reveal, this is def. a cute way to do it. He can point at your belly or you can make him a sign.
5) Have some fun!
One of our couples had us make a movie poster for them as a way to tell everyone. They printed them out to give to the grandparents and then posted them on Facebook.
I’ve seen some sports related ones. Amazon has some gender reveal baseballs! https://amzn.to/2MwmiLp
Or get golf balls! https://amzn.to/2Wsi8Zl
And a basketball: https://amzn.to/2WlgCDA
Christy Whitehead is a newborn and family photographer with a studio on Jacksonville’s Westside. She is licensed and insured and her creative photos often get featured online in geeky newborn posts and on Buzzfeed. To book your own newborn session, email her at Christy@jaxphotographer.com