February 3, 2023
True Story… A few days before Steph and Lou’s wedding, We were on our “wedding week catch up” call and they told me that they were planning on having a gender reveal for baby #2 at their wedding. Of course I was SOOO down! But then, Steph asked me if I could be the one to check the envelope before the gender reveal and help set it up, I was floored in the best way. I have never felt that deeply touched on a “wedding week catch up” call before and I felt so blessed!
Fast forward to their wedding day, I was in the middle of capturing all of Steph’s amazing bridal details when she handed me the envelope with the gender of their baby in it. As she walked into the other room, I quickly took a peak. Smiled and thought to myself “I knew it! I was so excited for them! Words couldn’t even describe it!
About six hours later, thousands of photos later and hundreds of happy tears later, it was time for us to do the big gender reveal and god knows I was doubting myself, “UH OH!”
Am I remembering the gender correctly?
Did I misread it?
Am I going crazy?
I asked the maid of honor if I could read it again, of course we left the envelope in the hotel!
“You got this!” She smiled.
“I got this!” I said questionably
Lexi, my associate and I, had the entire bridal party close their eyes, we lit the color bombs and let them go, when they opened their eyes, we were all in tears. The sky was filled with a beautiful pink hue! They were dancing, hugging and everyone was screaming “We are having a girl!”
Trust me when I say, It hit me on a whole new level!
Steph and Lou, you are loved, you are cherished and you have created such a beautiful life together. You have surrounded yourselves with the best people, have the sweetest little boy and share a love that runs so deep and so strong that there should be at least dozens of loves songs written about you two!
I cannot wait to meet your baby girl! She is so lucky to have you two as parents!!
Steph and lou, being your wedding photographer was something I will cherish forever. You have welcomed me into your community and your family and I will forever be grateful! I became a photographer with the hopes of working with people like you, and it is truly a dream come true!
Cheers to you, your marriage, baby number 1 and baby number two!!
The Creative Team
Venue: Bay Beach Club | @chesapeakebaybeachclub
Bridal Gown: Havasu Dress by Pronovias | @pronovias
Floral: Valley Forge Flowers | @valleyforgeflowers
Band: Gypsy Wisdom | @gypsy_wisdom
Voice Guestbook – After the Tone | @afterthetone.co
Videographer: Just Hitched Films | @justhitchedfilms
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Jos A Bank Custom Suits | @josabank
Invitation Suite: Main Line Print Shop |
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I'm Yael, an award winning wedding photographer based out of South Jersey serving fun loving, warm hearted, madly in love couples who want to be totally present, cherish every moment of their wedding day and walk away with photos that make them feel the magic each and every time they see their wedding photos.