As mentioned in my pregnancy announcement post, my good friend Elaine back then suggested I do a gender reveal photoshoot / party.
I was toying with both ideas for a while and finally decided on a gender reveal photoshoot! Party sounds fun but there's so much stuff to prepare plus I really wanted Skai and Aidan be part of my photoshoot! If it was a party, I would think all girls would be better!
So, we set the date, chope-d Withminn, who took my pregnancy announcement pictures, Fidelis to do my makeup again and also to get my #mysterymakangirls to join in!
As our luck would have it, things did not go as well as we had planned. The weather didn't seem as ideal, weather forecast showed that it would rain, Aidan was unwell and I was starting to feel under the weather.
Thankfully the stars were finally aligned and we managed to pull through. Aidan wasn't as energetic as his usual self but I think we did fine. He loves looking back at the pictures and always points at them.
What to wear for the Gender Reveal Photoshoot?
I wanted to wear something white. Nothing blue or pink as I had asked my girls to wear the colours that they thought baby #2 would be!
I think I looked through all the blogshops and maternity shops with BFF Jacelyn and couldn't find what I wanted. I had ordered a few from some blogshops in preparation (like 3 different outfits) and in the end decided on this cream dress that I had bought in November for CNY. HAHAHAHA.
One of the blogshop dresses was so pretty but unfortunately I couldn't even button up past my belly. SAD. Hopefully I will be able to fit into it post delivery.
So.... I actually did not needed to buy any dresses cos I already have this dress. LOL. Time to shop for another dress for CNY then! I wore it with my comfy Melissa flats!
What sort of makeup and hairstyle did I wanted for my shoot?
I pretty much left it up to Fidelis who I trusted. I told her I wanted something brown, like a more light hearted smokey look (oxymoron I know! But I didn't want black black black smokey ya know?)
For hairstyles, I told her as long as my hair was down and there is some braids, I'm good. I LOVE all of her braided looks so I was pretty easygoing. Prior to the shoot, I visited Caely at Leekaja and she gave me some highlights heh.
Fidelis braided one side of my hair and curled the ends. Something different from the previous shoot where she braided both sides.
Official pics from Withminn below. The wind was a bit strong so hair was hair was slightly messy oops! I should have taken pics at the beginning. Sorry Fidel!
Deciding on a location
While deciding on a location, Withminn and I discussed on places to go. I wanted somewhere with lots of greenery. We thought of locations such as Coney Island which was beautiful but was not ideal. Being pregnant and going to Coney Island with the long walk / cycle was one thing but bringing a toddler was another. Plus having to cart around huge balloons was gonna be a pain in the ass.
We decided to stick to my hood, being the northeast areas, Sengkang and Punggol instead!
Withminn asked what sort of props I wanted and I kinda over prepared. HAHHAHAHAHAA. We had props such as:
Letterboards - I already have the black one and borrowed the pink one from Jacelyn. Previously wanted the blue one but couldn't find anyone who has it! And I didn't wanna buy another since I had the black one already lol!
The words on the pink one doesn't seem so clear in pictures but it says 'Or a girl'.
So basically together it says.... "Is it a boy or a girl" HEH
Rompers - We wanted a contrast so we prepared a blue stripes one and a pink polka dots one!
Diaper cake - Tiny T Diaper cakes together with Absorba Nateen Diapers sent over a diaper cake in the colour of the gender alongside #2's name.
Balloons - Been looking at Pinterest and there were so many different gender reveal balloon styles! There was the classic pop the balloon where confetti would fall out and the recent trend of revealing the balloon in the box.
In the end I decided on the classic pop as I thought it was cuter! Btw I'm scared of balloons popping but I still chose that. HAHAHA.
I had also ordered side bunches of pink and blue balloons from Celebloons and got my girlfriends to wear the colours that they thought #2 was. Only Jace chose pink! HAHAHAHA. Both Fidel and Esther (together with their spouses) chose blue!
Alrighty, this entry is getting a tad long.... so let's reveal #2's gender!
We are having a.....
I was pretty surprised as my gut feel was that #2 would be a boy. But of course, I was extremely happy. It's nice to not be outnumbered anymore. HAHAHAHA.
Unveiling the diaper cake! I hadn't seen the design nor made any specifications so I was really surprised looking at it.
Unicorn, pink with her name! #2's name is Davina! It's actually a combination of Skai's english name David and my name. I LOVE the diaper cake
I'm HUGE on names as you can tell... with Aidan being the opposite of my name and Davina being a combo of our names.
Now... just to anticipate Davina's arrival in April 😀 And soon... Aidan will no longer be an only child heh.
Listing down all the services and vendors that I worked with here for this shoot!
Hair colour and highlights
Caely from Leekaja located at Mandarin Gallery.
Location: 333A Orchard Rd. #03-13 Mandarin Gallery, 238897
Contact: 65 8133 0818
Promo code: 'nadia' for a discount
Hair and makeup
Contact: 65 81212296
Contact: 65 88080521
Contact: 8484 8549
Promo code: 'nadia' for a discount
Model's own. HAHAHAHA. I got my dress from Temt and my shoes from Melissa Shoes. Ages ago though! TIME TO GET TWINNING SHOES FROM MELISSA SHOES. hahahhahaa.
Bought the black one from Amazon ages ago before any Singapore shops brought them in LOL, Pink borrowed from Jacelyn!
Our own personal stash. HAHHAA. Pink one is from Carters. 😀
Team blue: @theiceangel and @fidelistoh
Team pink: @daintyflair
And of course, the fam.
Thankful for the support from my talented friends <3
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