I’ll never forget the moment we decided to have another child. We were on a family vacation, sitting on the couch in a friend’s beautiful family cabin in the Black Hills of South Dakota. We were talking about our future as we listened to the rain ting off the tin roof above our heads. I had brought up the subject and Mark was as gracious as ever about timing for the third child as he knew my hesitation of wanting to have my “own body” for a while.
The first time I thought about how we should actually document some of our own funny behind the scene moments was after so many people asked us what it was like to hang out with llamas at Peter & Hannah's wedding day but I wasn't re-reminded until Matt & Laura's wedding day when Mark graciously attempted to hold all 8 opened umbrellas in his arms. I missed the funny moment as I was more focused on him not flying away but from that point on we made an agreement to try to stop and snap a photo of the silly moment before moving on. There are so many things that happen behind the camera or when it's down that you never see, so this year we stopped to capture some of the funniest and truest wedding photography behind the scene moments that we could find. Being a husband and wife photography team in the Twin Cities has been a dream come true because we get to work with our best friend and relive our wedding day all over again as we live vicariously through our amazing brides and grooms.
Mark hadn't been wrong with our first two and he was insistent that this baby was also a baby boy, so insistent that even though I had thought at first baby was a girl, he had me convinced that we were going into the realm of three boys. I love being a boy mom, so I was totally game for our third little one being a boy. After all, my pregnancies were all so similar, so according to almost everyone we talked with, that had to mean baby was a boy just like the big brothers.
As I look over at you from the passenger’s seat of the van on our latest adventure, I can’t help but wonder where has the time gone. It brings me back to preparing for my first road trip with you. My parents had sat me down and asked me if I was interested in going to LIFE 2007 with the Wiggins. Your parents had offered to drive me from Toledo, Ohio to Orlando, Florida with you and your sister. The five-day youth event would take us two weeks, because we’d be stopping to visit with your extended family in Georgia both ways where I’d get to meet your grandpa and grandma as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins. I definitely had liked you; we had exchanged emails and even seen each other at youth events from time-to-time, but two weeks? I wrote in my journal to God that if I still liked you and wasn’t annoyed with you after two weeks of constant contact with you, then you must be the one. Classic 15-year-old girl, yes, but here we are! It's 11 years later, two boys in the back seat and you jamming out to the latest Hillsong Young and Free album.
Meet Deacon Aaron. He came into the world in quite the rush on a Sunday morning and was born at 9:20 am. It was quite a blessing in disguise as we had gone to the hospital to do fetal monitoring because we weren't feeling him move and while we were there contractions started & things going moving! He's 20 inches long & 7 lbs 2 oz. His name means "Servant, Messenger." Our prayer for him is to fulfill his life verse found in 2 Corinthians 6:8, "We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors."
We're adjusting to life as a family of four but loving every moment! Thanks for your support in this new journey!
Ladies & gentlemen! We are proud to announce we are having another little man. We found out right before Thanksgiving so had fun sharing the news with both sides of our family over our Thanksgiving vacation. Ethan is still too little to fully understand having a baby brother -- so naturally, a mini ice cream cone is enough to make anyone excited! Baby 2 will be due April 10, Palm Sunday :)
Wondering what this means for Wiggins Photography? We'll be taking all of April & May off for portrait sessions and have chosen at this time to not take on anymore weddings for 2017. We made this choice because you deserve the best! We want to provide a quality service versus quantity.
We're pretty excited about this new little addition to our family! We appreciate all the prayer, love, & support :)
We know, a personal post? What? Yes, we decided to finally break the ice and give you an update on our family. Our little dude, Ethan, is going to be a big bro and we couldn't be more excited! Check out a few of our adorable baby announcement photos that I and my brother, Travis, tag teamed. If you're wondering, it is an expectation in my family that you can get behind the camera, so kudos to Travis to taking us on as "clients."
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