The big reveal is here!
Not long after we found out I was pregnant, I started scouring Pinterest for the cutest inspiration for baby announcements, sex/gender reveals, and keepsake pictures to take during this HUGE milestone of life.
In total ‘Sydney’ style, I knew with our busy lives that we would want to ‘batch’ the content for our full pregnancy announcement AND Gender Reveal. MEANING we were prepared at the shoot with both PINK AND BLUE items to reveal whatever Gender little one would be. So after a few scrolls of Pinterest I landed on my favorite ideas – exploding golf ball with gender colored powder, and smoke bombs hehe. The golf balls because poor John didn’t get a cute ‘hey you’re going to be a daddy’ announcement, so I wanted to be sure to give him that special something.. since I kinda ruined the initial opening experience.
Chris Kruger Photography
So we enlisted our amazingly talented friend, Chris Kruger Photography to take these photos for us. A new-to-the area Charlotte Wedding Photographer (he and his wife, Kerri, are a dynamic duo when it comes to wedding photography! I always love seeing what they’re up to on the weekends in their IG stories at weddings!), originally from Florida, they have an amazing eye and aesthetic to their photos. Soft, bright, just enough of everything I look for when it comes to branding for my accounts (since, as you know, I’m a Social Media Manager and that’s a huge part of what I do) We were so grateful that he took some time away from shooting weddings (what they specialize in) to do this photo shoot with us!
Now, before I start into this part of the story, John will tell you this too, so don’t think I’m throwing him under the bus AT ALL – lol – he has this goofy side that gets captured 9 times out of 10 in photos and we call it his ‘Chandler Bing’ [from Friends] face. He has a fantastic smile but ONLY when he doesn’t over think it! This is a constant “struggle” (in the loosest form of that word) we encounter when we set forth to take photos. BUT, Chris was FABULOUS at pretty much telling him to cut that out! He was also very helpful with posing me – telling me when to pop a hip out more or bend my knee a bit more to give the illusion of more leg lol. It’s really hard to find a photographer that is able to communicate things like that in such a manner that is understandable & gets results!
The MOST impressive thing during the shoot was how diehard Chris was about getting that perfect shot – spiders, ledges REAL close to falling into the lake, holding onto tree branches – this man did IT ALL! We enjoyed walking around Lake Norman State Park with him!
Friends in the Charlotte/Lake Norman area, please be sure to check Chris Kruger Photography out for any wedding needs! They also have a spin-off company that does more family style shots called Paper Tree Photography! Check them out today and tell some friends!
Now, the GENDER REVEAL!
What was this blog post about again??? ……
I’m just kidding.
So, you read my Gender Myths blog post where I tried a TON of gender myths and wives tales. AND you made your own educated guess as to what we are having. Are you ready for the REAL science, doctor and ultrasound tech verified truth?!
I know, I know, ‘YES HECK YES TELL US ALREADY!’
& just in case you think that’s dirt… (the golf balls were a little lackluster) here’s a better one!
It’s a GIRL!!!
We are SO excited to share with you that little Miss Amelia Grace DeLucchi will be joining our family in late March of 2019 (or whenever her sassy little self decides to join us!). Watching her move during our ultrasound was the most wild thing EVER. I knew something was happening but wasn’t sure if it was baby moving, but watching her wiggle on the monitor AND getting to feel it at the same time – this girl is FIESTY already! Propped up with her hands behind her head for the whole time during ultrasound, she’s ready to chill with her fur-siblings, I’m sure of it! We can’t wait to meet her and see her little [big] personality develop!
Check out our full gallery of Baby Photos from Chris Kruger Photography here: https://www.ckpstore.net/Portraits/Sydney-John/ (password is DeLucchi)
Many have asked so we are now sharing our Baby Registry! Baby Amelia is registered at BabyList because mama is obsessed with how you can categorize and add notes to make browsing the list even easier!
[please note that since we are sharing this online,
we are utilizing my dear friend, Michelle’s P.O. Box for deliveries.]
Thank you so very much for reading and sharing in this journey with us! Stay tuned for more fun details of Miss Amelia’s journey to the ‘outside’! lol