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Baby Stubbe | Creative Baby Gender Reveal

Are you guys ready for the sweetest, most creative baby gender reveal? Good, because Rachel and her hubby Matt set the bar high y’all.  Gender reveals really bring the excitement to an all time high!  You are always excited to find out what your friends or family are having but when you get to find out in person with them, it brings on all the feels! We’ve seen everything from couples releasing pink or blue balloons to cutting into a cake to find out what color the icing is. No matter which fun way you choose, gender reveals help celebrate the occasion so well. We hope this trend sticks around for a long time, or at least long enough for us to have a baby! ; )

Rachel & Matt’s Creative Baby Gender Reveal

Rachel or, as we refer to her in the office, the queen of kindness truly embodies love and grace like we’ve never seen before.  We met Rachel through the Rising Tide’s Tuesdays Together (an amazing place to connect with local creative entrepreneurs) Houston meet-up and she instantly stole our hearts.  Overflowing with love and excitement, she generously helped us with styled shoots, weddings, editing, you name it!  She goes above and beyond for the entire creative community. At this point, I honestly don’t know how we could operate without her.  She’s a true light and we know her sweet baby will be blessed to call her mom. Oh, Matt, you’re pretty cool too!

They chose to keep it small and intimate, just the two of them, for their gender reveal.  Pink and blue macarons from Tout Suite will make you wonder if it’s a boy or a girl. Every time I guess what a friend is having, I’m notoriously wrong, without fail. Almost counter intuitively, to the point where if I think it’s a boy, then I know they’re going to have a girl. Peruse below to see the beautiful calligraphed reveal by Dreams & Nostalgia!

 I legit squealed while photographing this!  Surprises are everything to me.      Isn’t Rachel stunning!? She’s making motherhood look like a breeze! 

Rachel & Matt, we are so thankful for you both!  Congratulations on your growing family.  Can’t wait to meet and love on your sweet baby girl!


Michelle, Kellan & Alyssa

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