CT Shoreline in the Fall is one of my favorite sites. You have gorgeous Fall Foliage and absolutely amazing sunsets on the beach. I met Ashley and her husband Dan at Hammonasset State park in Madison, CT for their fine art maternity photography session. The evening was absoutely perfect with barely any wind and I could already tell that the sunset would be beautiful.
As part of getting prepared for any fine art maternity photography session I like to get to know my couples a little more. Ashley was kind enough to share the stories of how they shared the news with their parents:
“We first surprised my family. I wanted to surprise them in a big way and creatively because that is how we are. Also I thought they had an idea that I was pregnant. My husband is very creative and handy so he thought of an idea to build a yard sign (like one you would rent to announce a birthday) and built a stork. He did a great job! We then thought to have the stork hold a cloth bundle with the announcement inside. I designed a onesie to say “Congratulations you are going to be Grandparents” and we put that in the bundle along with a sign on the front which said “look inside”. So with the surprise planned out we just had to devise a plan on how to execute this. I was having a conversation with my mom and sure enough she invited us over for dinner one Friday night. I found out that my dad and brother would be there too which was perfect. The plan was that I was going to tell them Dan couldn’t make it, start eating and then Dan would set up the stork in the front yard, ring the doorbell and have someone answer the door and see the stork. Everything worked out perfectly as planned! My mom answered the door and saw the stork first, went over to the cloth bundle, read the sign that said “look inside”, took out the onesie and immediately started crying with joy. Apparently they had no idea! We surprised them good!
We surprised my husbands family a little differently. We ended up including our dog Sadie. They had wanted us to stop by the house so we thought it was a perfect opportunity to tell them. We had ordered a bandanna for Sadie which said “Big Sister” which we put on her to see if they would catch it. Of course with her being very energetic it was hard to get her to stay still so we ask his mother and father what the bandanna said. His mother read it and they were so excited for the news!”
Congratulations Ashley and Dan! Cannot wait to meet your new little bundle!
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Catherine King photography is a CT photographer specializing in maternity, newborn and baby photography. We are based in Madison, CT and serve New Haven county, Middlesex county, New London county, as well as nearby areas including CT, RI, NJ, NY, and MA. Click here to learn more.