baby announcement

Merri + Matt's Surprise

Merri and Matt started talking to us this fall about doing a Day In The Life for their one year anniversary. All of their family was going to be in town, and they wanted to do a "One Year" later video back at "their" barn. It sounded like a fun video to us and we were on board.

As the date got closer, Merri and I were talking on the phone and she sprang on me the REAL reason they wanted the video. They were pregnant with their first child and they wanted to tell their family all at one. They wanted us their to capture this next major event in their life. We were ecstatic! We were so happy for Merri and Matt and could not wait to capture their big reveal.

On 11/11/12, we met Merri, Matt, their dogs/wedding party Callie & Link, along with our friend and photographer Jack at "their" barn. The place where just a short year ago they were getting married. We talked to Merri and Matt before their family arrived. Hearing about their first year of marriage and getting their thoughts on what their family will think.

Once their family arrived, we recreated the group photo from their wedding. After the first "WOOO" photo, Merri said "be really excited because we're having a baby." Everyone's WOOOs turned into WHATs! My favorite is Matt says "No, she's serious." I (Ashley) must admit, I lost it and tears were streaming down my face. (I still get teary-eyed every time I watch it.) The moments following the announcement were so precious. The air was filled with sniffles, laughter, congratulations and love.

Merri and Matt, we are so blessed to have been a part of such special moments in your life. Thank you for trusting us to preserve your story! We can not wait to meet the newest member of the Crow family!!

Don't miss the day that this special family started on 11/11/11.