I'm a little behind in sharing our big announcement here on the blog- we shared a few weeks ago on social media! But I've been wanting & needing to share these photos of Emmie- she is just SO excited to be a big sister!
I took a test after a weird hunch one afternoon- and in true Ashley fashion, I cannot keep this big of a secret for long! I was super surprised & shocked and couldn't wait to We had a swim meet scheduled for that evening, and in a rain delay we were hiding out in the car & I told Michael! He was super excited & probably a little bit in shock as well! Poor Emmie was SO nervous for her swim meet- it was a big night for her- her first time swimming in 4 events so we were all a little disappointed for her when the rain cancelled the meet and they rescheduled for the next night. So, in our drive home, we went ahead and told her. She really didn't believe us at first, but once she realized we weren't joking- she was thrilled! And immediately began to tell anyone she saw- but thought that was okay because she told them it was a secret. ;)
Baby is due the very end of March! We don't know what we're having yet- but are super excited to find out! We have our appointment scheduled for Monday, November 13th! The same week as Emmie's birthday so there will be lots to celebrate! I was pretty sick for quite a few weeks there, but I'm finally feeling better- hopefully getting some energy back- but glad to be able to eat again!
I am for sure still shooting weddings & portraits sessions this year and next! In fact, baby has come along for 12 weddings already this year and still has a few more to go! I'm planning on taking a few weeks off after baby, but thankfully I have an amazing associate photographer program with awesome photographers to help me out & Brides even have the option to hire an associate photographer under my brand and still get the same, customized Ashley Eiban experience.
If I haven't said it enough- we are beyond excited & know that Emmie is going to be such an amazing big sister & helper! She's already policing what I'm eating, asking if coffee is good for the baby, and helping us out if I'm not feeling well. I can't wait to share more along our journey with baby #2!
AND in case anyone wants to comment about how easy it is to photograph Emmie... the outtakes... haha