A year ago this March, I was contacted by the sweetest couple from Tennessee to photograph their pregnancy announcement photos. They were married at Utah’s Canyons Ski Resort 3 years prior, and wanted to announce their pregnancy with images from the slopes as well.
We met for Paige & Garret’s photoshoot at Snowbasin Resort with perfect weather – sunshine and a mountain full of snow! They had printed up the cutest onesie’s with “Guess What?” and ” Best Day Ever” on them. I was able to borrow a toddler snowboard from the Lifthouse in Salt Lake City, along with the cutest little snowboard boots to use for props.
I had such a great time hanging out with these two on the mountain! They were so fun, easy to talk to, game for any ideas, and really excited to be new parents.
On the ski lift, Paige told me their story… they had been trying to build their family for a while now, and had gone through 3 miscarriages. This was their 4th pregnancy, things were going well, they’d made it past 10 weeks and were so excited.
Sadly, I heard from Paige shortly after their trip that they had miscarried once more. My heart just broke for them.
But guess what? They never lost their positive attitude and faith that someday… they would be parents. That struck me from the first time she had shared their struggle, and as sad as I felt for them I was equally amazed and inspired by their strength and positive attitude.
Fast forward one year…
I just received an email from Paige, AND THEY ARE PREGNANT!!!
You couldn’t peel the smile off of my face as I read that email! They are in their second trimester and are due in August 2017!
Still living their inspiring, positive attitudes, this is what Paige wrote… “I really don’t think I would change a thing about our story because it has strengthened my faith and truly enhanced my appreciation.” This couple is truly blessed, and not just with this new baby coming.
They are excited to share their joy with family & friends, and show their fun images!
I cannot wait to someday meet this little one on a future Utah trip to introduce that darling baby to Utah’s ski resorts! hint hint Paige & Garret 😉 come back out to UT anytime, I’ve got a huge hug waiting for all 3 of you!
Ok… now that you know the full story, please take a look at their images and see if your smile doesn’t reach your ears too!
With a new baby on the way, this adorable family wanted to capture those last days of their daughter being an only child. It was so nice to be welcomed into their beautiful mountain home to photograph them in their own space … a family excited to grow.
The best way to end a portrait session is to take off on your sweet ride! Thank you for a fun session!!!
2016 Winter Sessions!
Let’s get out in the snow and play!
I have great locations available with fresh Utah snow, beautiful mountain scenery & my favorite… tall pines covered in snow.
Contact kari@karisikorskiphotography to book your Winter Session.
This adorable couple is very excited to be having a baby this Fall!
They set up pregnancy progress sessions, and we will be documenting baby growing every two months at this beautiful location until the special delivery!
To help you plan your Fall portrait sessions and Holiday cards…
Kari Sikorski Photography is fully booked for September.
Session dates are available in October and November.
December 1st will be the last available session date of 2013, and KSP will reopen on 1/6/2014 for the new year.
I am excited to wrap up the year with some gorgeous Fall color and snow!
Anna’s maternity session was on the first night of Summer. Gorgeous weather and a glowing, beautiful mom to be!
She and her husband are so excited to meet their baby girl!
We talked during Anna’s session about how when you’re pregnant, it’s hard to imagine what life will be like with a new baby… and once they are born, you can’t imagine life without them. It’s the start of an amazing new chapter for their family.
Thank you Anna for a great session, I can’t wait to meet your precious baby!
The children outside all are laughing under perfect skies
The shapes and patterns in this season make me feel alive
I wanna shout it from the roof top and tell the world
That, “I was blind but now I see what’s right in front of me!”
It’s a beautiful world I see, everything looks differently
It’s a beautiful world I see, these moments are changing me?
When I look at the sky I see the reason why I know,
When I look out from the window,
The moon and stars shine all their lights down from the heavens
A choir of angels strike a chord and lift their voices
And then we sing out,
“I’ve been lost but now I’ve found what’s right in front of me.”
~ Tim Meyers, It’s a beautiful world
Banner & Harry… I’m so excited for you, and I know Cael & Van are going to just love their new baby brother!