“POP!” A stream of blue gushed from the balloon after it was hit with the dart. “A BOY!!!!!” Everyone shouted, hugged and congratulated Matt and Amy as they discovered the happy news during the dart game at their newborn gender reveal party last summer.
Matt + Amy spent the next few months planning and preparing the nursery and getting life ready for their new little boy to enter the world. They had to do a lot of work to his room including removing old flooring, painting, and of course adding in all the cute furniture a baby could need. At some point along the way, Matt + Amy talked with me about working together for their newborn photos once their little guy arrived, so we began our plans for our photo session as well.
William Matthew made his debut just a few days before the beginning of 2016. A couple weeks later, I spent some time at Matt + Amy’s house photographing them spending time together as a new little family. Even their dog Strummer wanted to get in on the fun! Little Will was trying his hardest to stay awake so he didn’t miss a moment of the party, but after awhile he finally gave in to his urge to nap. We were able to spend lots of time creating great portraits of everyone together. And then afterward I was able to collect their favorite images into a beautiful album that they will enjoy for years to come.
Thanks again Matt + Amy for working with me – I am so happy for you as you begin your new lives as a family together. Congratulations to you all!!! (You too, Strummer!)