The Best Baby Gender Reveal You’ll Ever See…

To say that I was excited when I found out that my wife was pregnant would be a gross understatement.  We had been trying for the last couple years.  By February we had run into issues on the fertility front and being that the military hospital in Japan was of no help at all, we had reserved ourselves to the idea that we would have to wait until we returned to America to get any real help.  Then in March… BOOM, pregnant!  After we found out, we knew that the pregnancy announcement would need to be original, awesome and slightly nerdy, because that’s how we roll.

Being that my wife is a HUGE Potterhead and simply hasn’t attended Hogwarts because her acceptance letter was lost in the post, never mind it exists exclusively in a book, the only acceptable pregnancy announcement theme: Harry Potter.

Here’s a picture from that announcement and the LINK from the original post…

Photograph by Amy Larger of Amy Larger Photgraphy

Photograph by Amy Larger of Amy Larger Photography

After the pregnancy announcement we started talking about our gender reveal.  We knew that it had to be equally original, awesome and nerdy, so we started pitching ideas.  I started to look around and noticed that among the many photography session ideas there were exactly zero gender reveal videos.  The same way that my wife’s photographer brain sees things in still images, I’ve always maintained a preference for videography and see things in movement, transition and plot lines.  It seemed obvious, and fun, that we should do a video reveal.

But not just any video reveal, it had to be a Harry Potter themed one complete with a wand duel.  It took a little coaxing, but my lovely wife agreed, as long as it didn’t cross the line from nerdy to dorky.  We have some wickedly talented friends in pretty much every area of the arts, to include cinematography.  Enter my man, Jeremiah Karr...

Here’s the creative outcropping of all of our brainstorming and Jeremiah’s ridiculous amount of time spent on editing and CGI, enjoy…

The Paganos and The Genderous Revealous from Jeremiah Karr on Vimeo.

We know; we’re nerds, but we’re the best kind of nerds and it’s awesome.

Again, huge props to my wife, for being a great sport and amazing actor/wielder of wands, Jeremiah for his all around talent and time and his wife, Tori, for her amazing sound engineering and stellar wand throwing.

P.S.  If you’re on the slower end of the Hogwarts houses, say Hufflepuff, the magic coming together and fading to a hot pink color means we’re having a girl.  She’ll be called Hazel Dae… and I can’t wait to meet her.


  1. My youngest daughter is a Potterhead, so I get this 🙂

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