I remember the day like it was yesterday in Rice Village. It was a slightly chilly, overcast morning. According to the “ever so reliable” weather app on our phones, the forecast wasn’t on our side. Despite the 60% chance of rain for most of the day, there was a small window of time this maternity session was going to be dry. We certainly ceased that moment!
We greeted Tenika and Kendrick early, that morning. Guys, as they stepped out of their car, my heart was on cloud ten (lol being that it was such a cloudy day, the phrase is so appropriate)! They looked STUNNING!
The choices and the thought behind their outfits were so well put together. The details of her turquoise form-fitting dress, matching his boutineer, was spot on. This was a shoot I could not wait to get started. It was super fun!
Kendrick practically grew up with Ope. They were teammates on the same summer basketball team, throughout middle school and high school. There is never a dull moment when Kendrick is around. His personality is very lighthearted and infectious. As he typically does, he brought up lots of fun childhood stories during the shoot. It was my first time hearing some of them since Ope likes to shelter me from some of his more “interesting” childhood mishaps.
Tenika is such a pleasure to be around. She is extremely sweet and is always keeping Kendrick on his toes. She is of Liberian descent and is deeply enriched in her culture. For the shoot, it was very important to her to pay homage to her roots. Tenika had both her and Kendrick’s second outfits custom made from West Africa. Her two-piece ensemble incorporated vibrant prints, made from Ankara fabric, and showcased her beautiful baby bump… STUNNING! A ruffled top and a long skirt with a train was the design. Guys, this outfit completely stole the show. Playing to her outfit was so enjoyable.
Tenika and Kendrick, it was an honor for us to be able to share in this sacred moment of your lives, as you nurture your unborn child. Having the two of you as parents, your daughter will truly be a joy and blessing, not only to each of you but to others. We believe that each of your beautiful infections personalities will live within her. We are so grateful you chose us to capture your bliss. Can’t wait for the next one 🙂