Maternity | Gender and Pregnancy Reveal

We have had the pleasure of doing a few pregnancy reveals in the past couple of weeks and we wanted to share some from recent shoots and a few from previous shoots that we never shared.  If you or anyone you know is interested in brainstorming a session, please contact us at PhotographybyZook@gmail.com.  We love coming up with new and creative ways to reveal!!

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Mr & Mrs | Rakeem and Katie

This was one of the weddings we’ve been waiting to attend for years.  But, it was even better because we got to photograph it.  It was so much fun getting to take part in the entire day!  Katie has been been friends with Jenn for over 20 years, so needless to say she has been a huge part of our lives for as long as we can remember.  Her and Rakeem met and high school and although life took them in separate directions for a few years, their roads eventually met back up.  Katie planned such a beautiful day filled with amazing flowers, gold sequins, a fun dance party, and a little rain.  Good thing we had umbrellas.
Katie you looked so gorgeous and Rakeem looked so handsome.  We are so happy for you and the beautiful family.  We can’t wait to see what life has in store for you four.
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Mr & Mrs | Reggie and Abby

On April 30th, Kristin and I had the pleasure of photographing Abby and Reggie’s wedding at Harbour View in Woodbridge.  When we showed up, we got a chance to walk around the venue and we knew it would make for some memorable images.  The ceremony was beautiful and what was even more memorable was the way Reggie looked at Abby, not only as she walked down the aisle and during the ceremony, but, as they danced together.  The smile and look in his eye was so absolutely pure and we were lucky enough to capture this for them to have forever.   After the ceremony, the rain held off long enough for us to get some great pictures of the bride and groom and their wedding party.  The docks made for an amazing backdrop!!

 

That took us to the reception… You know the guests and reception were a blast when you double your picture count during the dancing.  We love that everyone had such a great time during the Soul Train line.  We have found it makes for the best pictures!
Abby and Reggie, we hope your day was as perfect as it felt.
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Newborn | Annie, Conner, & Roman

I can be heard saying, “give me all the babies,” regularly.  Well, 2016 has not disappointed.

Meet Annie

Earlier this year, we got to photograph this baby girl.  Annie was such a sweetie and did such a great job.  We got to photograph her asleep and awake.  Can’t beat that!!

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Meet Conner.

We got to take pictures of Travis and Danielle when she was pregnant and were so excited when we were asked to take Conner’s newborn pictures.  Honestly, Conner’s personality could be summed up in one word: chill.  He was such an awesome model and so laid back.  He made our job so easy!  And how awesome is that, “sweet as pi,” onesie?  Momma is a math teacher.  We love it!!

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Meet Roman.

We travelled to the Arlington area to photograph this beautiful baby boy.  Roman was two weeks new when we met him and as a photographer that can be a little scary, but, photographing him was no problem!  We sure lucked out!  What a cutie, and how about that yawn picture?

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Birthday | Emerson is One!


Emerson has been the most amazing gift Robel and I have ever been given.  This past year has been extremely exhausting and more rewarding then I could have ever imagined.  Em doesn’t always sleep as much as I wish (or think) she should and she’s always hungry, but, she is the sweetest, most outgoing, smartest (not an understatement), cutest little girl and we couldn’t imagine a more perfect fit for our family.

When planning her first birthday, I knew it would have to be Alice in Wonderland.   Alice in Wonderland is my favorite Disney movie ever and how cute is, ‘Welcome to Onerland.’   So, I started planning her birthday almost as soon as she was here.  I knew I wanted to keep it small, but, I knew I was going all out on her decorations and a dessert bar.  I thought I had given myself more than enough time, but, with not being in our house yet, it was a lot of work.  It was further complicated by Emerson’s gluten sensitivity.  I knew I would have to make everything if we all wanted to enjoy it.   Well, thanks to my family we were able to make everything, including the decorations.  Months before her birthday I started practicing royal icing cookies hopes I would have a handle on it.  And weeks before the party, Mom, Lauren, and I created and watercolor painted the roses and fondant cake toppers.  And I am sooooo thankful for my Cricut.  We used it for everything: all the signs, circle garland, Drink Me labels, etc.  The party planning was so much work, but, I was so happy with how everything turned out and I wouldn’t have changed one thing.  We, once again, want to thank everyone who attended Emerson’s first birthday.  Also, we loved that almost everyone came in costume.   I can’t wait to outdo her party next year.  Thank goodness I have a few months to rest before the planning begins.

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