Their Day: Nicotra's Ballroom
Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY
Mena reached out to me asking if I could capture a gender reveal party for him and his wife Marian. I hadn't captured one before and was super excited to join them at the Trevi Garden at Nicotra's Ballroom! It was also an excuse for me to travel to Staten Island, which I don't recall ever visiting.
We started their day with some photos of just the two of them. I'm so happy we had an opportunity to spend time together and have a little anniversary-maternity-couples sesh before joining them at their party! We took advantage of the autumn weather; my favvv. 😍 These two cuties were laughing and giggling the whole time; they definitely seem like a perfect match!
Marian and Mena had invited family and friends to join them in their gender-reveal-baby-shower. They had lots of cute decorations and details. I absolutely LOVED the moon table centerpieces and plush star ornament favors! (I may have one or two of the ornaments floating around the house! 😇) And balloons are such great a way to convey a joyful and energetic atmosphere! Guests were seen sporting "Team Boy" or "Team Girl" stickers. There was also a guessing game to figure out whose baby photos belonged to either Marian or Mena.
These two cuties learned the gender of their baby by popping an oversized black mystery balloon. I can't believe the energy and sound of the crowd when they did; it sounded like I was at a football game and a team just won! I won't spoil the surprise for you and will let you discover what they were excited to welcome to their family in the photos!
Marian & Mena:
Thank you so much for trusting me to capture such an exciting time in your lives for you and your family! I'll never forget the roar of your loved ones who were so excited to celebrate with you! This was such an unforgettable event that I will always cherish. Wishing the best for you and your family! xoxo