He Loves Hunting. She’s Got A Secret. Photographer Captures The Moment He Learns He’s Getting A Hunting Buddy

He loves hunting and she’s got a secret, so why not make an event out of it?

Watch as this hunter learns he’s getting a hunting buddy in this series of photos by Kasey Stringer Photography. Beautifully shot and full of emotion, these pregnancy announcement photos are a timeless treasure that this family will not soon forget.

Congrats Wade and Brandi!

From the photographer:

Brandi called me and said, “I need to schedule a shoot.” I about fell out! I KNEW why! Wade was at the camp hunting and we had to find a way to get him home before we both bust. So I told her I would think of something to tell him. We all know that Wade isn’t shy of the camera so I thought if I told him I needed him to model for a new “idea” I had for sessions…called Hunters and Belles, he was sure to jump on board. Sure enough, he was more than willing. I told him I wanted to announce it pretty early into the New Year so I needed to do it ASAP. So, he agreed to come home early.

Meanwhile, Brandi and I collected wardrobe and props for the shoot. We were scheming in my laundry room when my husband walked in and gave us a crazy look as we stood there staring at him like a deer in the headlights. When Brandi left, he said, “What was that all about?” I told him we were just preparing for a photoshoot..he immediately said..”She’s pregnant!” Aaaaaand because I can’t lie to a wall without passing out, I just started laughing nervously. I had to tell Brandi that someone else knew, so we corralled him into videoing it.

On New Year’s Day, Wade got up, he went out on a hunt and then came home. Me and my husband and daughter showed up at Wade’s grandparents’ home and I had to tell him I brought my sitter along. Wade was still clueless.

We started taking a couple of posed shots, with some of his fresh kill. Then I suggested he put one of the ducks in the blind bag (the bait). He asked me if I was sure and I was just like, yeah, let’s try it. He so thought I was crazy…until he opened the bag and the magic began. The pictures tell the rest of the story.

At the end, I told Wade that now he knows what a woman’s hormones are like. Confused, shocked, excited, crying, laughing.

Kudos to Brandi, holding on to those dead ducks the whole time!


















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Clever Pregnancy Announcement and a Deaf Husband’s Reaction

If you haven’t seen this announcement circling the internet lately, it’s time you see if for yourself. Brittany Welch posted the video of her deaf husband opening a package with a Baby Ruth and Dad’s root beer followed by two positive pregnancy tests. His “You’re pregnant?!?!” reaction and facial expressions are heart-melting. Go ahead and have a look for yourself.

How To Hide That You’re Not Drinking

So, you’re not ready to announce about the little cherub just yet and you don’t want them to notice that you’re not drinking.

We totally understand.

If your friends are anything like mine, they’ve already clued in (or you told them) that you’re in the mood for baby making and they’ll be watching for signs that you’re not partaking in the celebrations. With some clever strategies you can convince them that your glass is full of the bubbly while keeping your secret, well, a secret.


Without any further adieu, here are our 4 tips for hiding that you’re not actually drinking.

The apple kind. Apple juice looks a lot like wine when it’s in a wine glass, so why not drink away on the stash that you bring in your purse. A trip to the bathroom and you’ve got a refill that your friends can actually watch you down.

If you’re a beer kind of girl, prepare in advance for your man to quietly sip away at your beer. If you’re not sure you can pull it off without having much-need hydration, there’s always tip #3.

BYOB – the washed out kind. Bring an empty beer bottle in your purse that you washed out pre-party. If you aren’t sure on what beer they’ll be serving, BYOB. They’ll think that you’ve come to contribute and to drink. They’ll see you walking around with a beer bottle and taking sips from it. For extra effect, fill it with water during your bathroom run, like in idea #1, and dribble a little on your lips to make them think you’ve actually got the good stuff going down the pipes.

Okay, so maybe it’s the worst excuse ever, but you can always say that you’re the DD tonight. If they try to hand one to you anyway, refer to #1 or #2.


10 Creative Pregnancy Announcements

There are so many ideas floating around for creative pregnancy announcements these days that it’s nearly impossible to choose one. For me, announcing to my husband, our family, friends and extended family and friends gave us an opportunity to use many ideas.

Announcing to your husband is one of many announcements you’ll have to make. This is one I hope you take the time to enjoy. As for me, I was in such shock about #4 that I literally called him at work gasping and he showed up at home thinking I was dying.



Hello Dad.

Simple and to the point. Pair a little card with your positive preggo test.



First comes love.

As if this saying isn’t timeless enough. Incorporate it into your pregnancy announcement plans and rock away.


Chalk bumps.

Should we tell this that this is the most adorbs way to use a chalk wall, like ever?

They could keep using this wall as the pregnancy progresses and as baby grows.


Books A Million.
If you’re just going to put it out there, why not…


The Tricycle.

My husband would have loved to have done this when we announced. So simple and sweet. Have we mentioned timeless? Smack this on a photo canvas for forever.


Birth year.

Dad, Mom and future baby’s birth years with cute little shoes.

Le sigh.


Movie poster.

It feels about like a movie, doesn’t it.

Super cute and unique, this movie poster idea is perfect for the mom and dad with a sense of humor.



He thought it was all fun and games.

Until …

This super cute pregnancy announcement for twins is perfect for just about anyone who wants to announce and is going to be pulling double duty.



Okay, so maybe it’s been used a few times, but it’s simple and cute and who doesn’t like Prego smeared all over their pasta?


MMmmmm Chocolate.

So people come over and you nonchalantly place a bowl of yummo chocolate in front of them.

And then … they see it ….


We would love to see your pregnancy announcement ideas. Post a link to your photo in the comments!



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9 Creative Ways To Announce A Pregnancy

If you’re planning on announcing your pregnancy is a creative way via photography, there are so many cute and unique ideas out there that you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your family. Whether you’re including the families first baby – the dog or cat – celebrating a long-awaited pregnancy, announcing the promotion to big brother or sister or multiplying your family by adding twins, these pregnancy announcement photo ideas are super fun.

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