Sameer is the newest family member to one of my past brides! Lisa and Vivek welcomed baby Sameer or “Sam” into their lives about a month ago. Their wedding was one of my most amazing and beautiful events I had ever witnessed. Lisa is Jewish and Vivek in Hindi–Two very different backgrounds, but the families meshed so beautifully, it literally brought tears to my eyes. And even now, their mothers still talk on the phone once a week and the in laws plan trips to visit each other–sometimes without Lisa and Vivek. My absolute favorite line from Sameer’s photo session was when Lisa told me they call Sam their own little “Hin-Jew!” LOVE IT! Congratulations, you guys. He is absolutely perfect!
Isla was born in late summer and I met her mother months and months before. I feel like she was long-awaited and worth every minute of suspense. Her parents decided to not find out her gender prior to her birthday (which was super exciting). It also meant I couldn’t plan too many props ahead of time–I had to wait to choose appropriate pillows and such.
Her shoot came out stunning. Based on the chats I had with Isla’s parents, we used props that were meaningful and pointed…such as the Shel Silverstein books which were a gift to Isla from her grandmother. And her father’s fireman helmet (obviously, he is a firefighter here in the city and without being a cliche, I’ll say it just once, he’s a hero to many).
Here are a few of my favorites from the session–Isla, welcome to the world, beautiful girl. Your daddy is going to have his hands full once you’re old enough to date! Maybe I can introduce you to my nephew when the time comes. ;0)