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Photo Shoot Captures Moment When Wife Surprises Husband With Baby Announcement

By Hanssie on February 4th 2015

As photographers, we all have our dream photo shoots. We have those out of the box ideas that we want to try someday, a bucket list of creative concepts that we are just looking to execute.

For photographer Kendra Swalls of Paisley Layne Photography, one of her ideas was to photograph the moment where a man finds out he’s going to be a dad. She thought about trying it with her husband, but “knowing that I couldn’t keep a secret long enough to pull it off myself, I knew I needed to find a client that would be willing to make my idea a reality.


Kendra talked about her idea to Camille, one of her clients, during a pre-wedding shoot last year. When Camille became pregnant, she contacted Kendra to ask if she was still interested in photographing the announcement to her husband, Kyle. Of course Kendra was very excited at the prospect of being a part of the special moment. Under the ruse of taking photos for Camille and Kyle’s first Christmas card, Kendra and Camille set their plan in motion.

During the photo shoot, Kendra had both Camille and Kyle secretly write something special to each other on pieces of paper. Camille wrote, “We’re Having a Baby,” while Kyle wrote a “short essay.” Kendra then snapped a few photos of them before the big reveal. When Kyle turned around to read Camille’s note, Kendra was there to capture his priceless reaction to the happy news.

I placed them back to back, counted to 3 and waited for the reaction. It was the most perfect reaction! I am so excited for this adorable couple and can’t wait to capture more priceless moments in their life.

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The photos have gone viral since Kendra posted it on her blog a few weeks ago.  Congratulations, Kendra & Kyle!


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See more of Kendra’s work on her website, Paisley Layne Photography, and follow her on Facebook here.

CREDITS : Photographs by Paisley Layne Photography have been used with permission for SLR Lounge. Do not copy, modify or re-post this article or images without express permission from SLR Lounge and the artist.

[Via Yahoo News]

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

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  1. Murray Severn

    cute!! Hope there are other surprises out there that could be captured like this.

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  2. Graham Curran


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  3. Jason Boa

    Very cool idea , but I am afraid we will now see it done over and over and oiver again , and sadly not as well as this has been done.

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  4. Calvin Robinson

    Beyond Awesome!!

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  5. James Rogen

    i once was a part of a photoshoot where the wife tried to surprise the husband with a “surprise we’re having a baby” cake, but the husband had a vasectomy 2 years earlier. It ended the shoot and I still have yet to deliver the images because I’m not sure who to deliver them to…

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  6. Tosh Cuellar

    cute idea, well captured

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  7. Geoffrey Van Meirvenne

    True emotions well captured

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  8. David Hall

    Awesome idea!

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  9. William Marshall

    My wife and I are expecting our first and she told me by waking me up screaming, this way is better lol.

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  10. Lex Arias

    very nice!!!

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  11. Steve Kenney

    This is super cool! I am going to talk to my daughter about this. Gawd… If only I could come up with such a wonderful idea.

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  12. Basit Zargar

    Awww so awesome !!

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