Photos by Manda Renee Photography
Anthony and I are so excited to announce that baby number four is coming June 2018! This came as quite the surprise at a really rough time in our lives, but we feel like this was a wonderful gift from God at exactly the right time.
As a birth and family photographer, I wanted to come up with a creative way to announce our (possibly last) pregnancy. My best friend Manda from Manda Renee Photography was offering Christmas Mini sessions this year with Santa Claus and we thought this would be a great place to shoot the pregnancy announcement. We also waited to surprise the kids with the news of baby number four until we went to visit with Santa. It was the perfect opportunity to film their reactions, and Manda’s reaction! She had no idea and I’m surprised she didn’t scream during filming, HAHA!
The kids were beyond excited that not only did they get twenty minutes with Santa, but they didn’t have to wait in line for hours and hours for Santa at the mall. Since this was only a twenty minute session, I had to be sure to get enough clips to create the story and I think it was just the right amount of time to capture it. This is probably even longer than necessary, but it was impossible to cut clips of that cute baby’s face! So you will see quite a few shots of sweet baby Avery (who was supposed to be the last baby, haha).
I hope you enjoy this sweet moment of Santa handing over an early christmas present to our kids!
Are you looking to film or photograph your pregnancy announcement? I would love to help you capture a creative way to share the big news with your friends and family! Shoot me a message HERE to start planning!!
Here is the film that shows how our other kids reacted to the news!
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Kelly Laramore is a St Louis maternity, birth, fresh 48, newborn, baby and family photographer and filmmaker serving the St Louis and surrounding areas and is available for travel worldwide
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