November 12th I was on the way to Chapel Hill late per usual, stressed out from driving in Raleigh traffic and not being able to find a Starbucks and just ready to get to the salon for hair and makeup for the Southern Wedding V8 launch party. As soon as I walked in the door my phone rang and it was Maggie. At first I was quite nervous because we had many mutual brides get married that month so of course my mind automatically went to a bridal malfunction. haha Well needless to say what started as a totally normal conversation ended with me trying to fight back tears. Not only did Maggie let me in on her little secret, but she asked me to document her reveal to Sam. I mean how sweet is that! I seriously felt SO honored I didn’t know how I was going to keep myself together much less act like nothing was going on at their session. Fast forward to the session which surprisingly was completely normal until we used what Sam thought was my Christmas gift from them as a prop and I asked him to open it. Poor thing totally thought they were surprising me with a gift when really the entire time well, the joke was on him. 🙂 Words cannot even describe his reaction it was seriously priceless (scroll below for more) and I am so glad I was there to capture it for them to cherish forever. Like any job, there are good days and bad days, but days like this make me realize just how blessed Michele and I are to have such amazing clients and friends that trust us with their biggest secrets and to document these special times in their lives. Baby H is already so very loved as you can imagine. I mean i’m sure he/she already owns something monogramed and doesn’t even know it yet (Maggie LOVES monograms for all that do not know) and I know his/her dad is OVER the moon excited. I mean, Sam was so in shock afterwards he even forgot to turn the headlights on after the session and left driving in dark. . hahahaha Many, many congrats Maggie, Sam and Heyward on your exciting news! Thank you for having us be apart!
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