Dallas Event Photographer: Baby Secrets Revealed
It has been a very exciting season in my life, as babies are starting to pop up throughout our family. We happen to have an absolutely adorable 5-month old named Jack, who gives the kind of smiles that make this Dallas event photographer’s day every time he sees them. My wife’s cousins have babies here and on the way, so we will probably have to buy an old school bus at some point soon. However, the reason of the post today is to celebrate one certain baby, and the gender reveal of that baby!
My wife’s sister and husband announced that they were pregnant not too long ago (though I did have inside information before the public knew), and so we absolutely could not wait to find out if they were having a boy or a little baby girl. Once the party date was announced, we were stoked. Now you know, since I am a Dallas event photographer after all, I was going to have a camera onsite. I may have even had two ready for action. #overkill? Probably fine for a Dallas corporate event shoot, but not necessarily for a gender reveal party. It reminds me of the time that Tim from Home Improvement installed a new disposal under his sink. It just happened to be a pull-start gasoline powered one.
In either case, the reveal party was a beautiful and very festive occasion. There were all kinds of opportunities to guess the sex, from writing your vote on a chalkboard to wearing a blue or pink clothespin. Though there were plenty of people with strong opinions of the gender, this Dallas event photographer was not one of them. I just don’t really have a read on these things; it isn’t a part of my skill set. Since voting ‘undecided’ was not an option, I did go ahead and vote for a boy, though I made sure to rock pink and blue socks to show my indecision. I voted boy just because I figured that would give Jack someone to get equally covered in mud with at some point.
Obviously pink and blue everything abounded, but one of the cooler amenities, at least to me, was the dinner option. Unless you’ve been under a rock you have probably seen a food truck somewhere, and hopefully eaten from one. This Dallas event photographer has been known to partake for sure. They are on the rise, and a very cool concept to me. At this party they took this idea and went a step further: pizza oven on wheels. I’m talking actual brick and clay oven. On a trailer. Amazing.
Franscotti’s pizza was there making personal pizzas en force, with great names like The Babymaker, Grandma’s Favorite and Sweet and Spicy Lullaby. I tried one that used ranch for the sauce… great I just drooled on the keyboard. In either case, they were quite popular the entire night. They also had a lovely cake with a mystery filling, as it wasn’t to be cut until after they found out. They didn’t cut into the cake to find out. No, that would be too neat. Instead, there were forty cans of silly string, loaded with the proper color of string. A friend had been given the sonogram results, which is a secret I’m glad I didn’t have to keep.
When it came time to find out, they stood up on the gazebo, and looked over the crowd with very intense anticipation. The crowd was quite gleeful as well, and I know plenty of gentlemen in the crowd who couldn’t wait to encase Thomas, the dad to be, in silly string. The ever-ready Dallas event photographer, I had my camera locked in and flash in position. Here was the countdown… 3-2-1- Explosion of color! And what color?! I couldn’t event tell, I was just firing away. Then it became clear: it was a girl! A sweet baby girl! Everyone was so excited, and I could barely see the expecting couple through all of the string on them and on my lens. What an amazing evening with such joy! Enjoy the action photos; this was a great memory I won’t ever forget!