Love stories. For me, a maternity session is all about them. Not just the obvious one of anticipating your new little one into the world, but also the all too important one of looking back and remembering why you both fell in love from the start. I love love, and always want to know what your story is. I love to see how milliseconds after I ask how did it all begin, my couples always look at each other as if to read their living history in each other’s eyes. I love to see how this unabashed smile spreads across their faces, and sometimes a perfect little chuckle comes from one of them. There is nothing more beautiful than the simplistic joy that love gifts us with.
Ken and Shanita, well, they fell in love shortly after high school and it shows. There is a certain level of being together that comes with the passing of time. The way Ken would merely smile when Shanita would recount a hilarious story about his enjoying Hawaii a little too much during his time stationed there, while she on the other hand had the scenery that our very own concrete jungle had to offer her in exchange. Or the way as a couple, they moved about and around each other so effortlessly and sometimes even without saying a word. They got each other and soon they will get to know just as perfectly a little one of their own. My New York maternity session with them celebrated all the new beginnings that were awaiting them and here we were welcoming another one.
Congratulations you two.