As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I had two sessions on the same day, and this was the second one. It was with Ola and her family. It was just mini-session and also kind of a unique one. Ola and Andrew are expecting a third child and they decided to do the reveal during the session. So, the idea was to pop a balloon with a piece of paper inside and confetti indicating whether it was a boy or a girl. Before we got that point though, we decided to get some family portraits near the train yard on Simpson Street.
Some people may think that the train yard there isn’t the nicest area but there are a ton of great backdrops and unique spots to use. Plus, Ola’s two sons adore trains so that was another reason too. Along with some family photos I made sure to get the two boys on their own as well as Ola and Andrew. As I always do, I captured some great candids too, which is easy to do when kids are involved.
I made the suggestion of doing the balloon reveal against the huge brick wall on Simpson Street and Ola was completely up for it. As we made our way there, Jack, the oldest son, carried the weighted balloon. Well, somehow it came undone and before anyone realized it, it was way up in the sky, gone for ever. Luckily, Ola had a backup balloon! After finding a piece of glass on the ground we setup for the popping of the balloon. Once they popped it, they found it was another boy! Then, one of the cutest things I have ever heard during a session was Jack asking where the boy was? I think he thought it was in the balloon! It’s moments like that, that truly make my love my job, if I could even call it that.
The day of the session, I sent my usual sneak peek gallery to Ola and she responded with an email saying Jack whined the whole way home because he wanted to keep playing and talking to the ‘man’. Suffice it to say, I cannot wait until we do a future session. By then, there will be three boys!