Warmth in September

You ever meet a person that is just so incredibly kind-hearted, warm, and genuine?  I haven't met a lot of people like this in my life time but I had the great opportunity to work with two truly warm souls, Rob & Dominique, who are expecting their first child.  We did a maternity photoshoot at Astoria Park in Queens.  The weather was absolutely perfect.  After days of rain, clouds and cold temps, one Sunday afternoon in September, the sun reappeared and provided a perfect fall day.  Out of three years of living in Queens I had never been to this park in Astoria but it was really a charming place to hold a maternity shoot.  Great views of the Manhattan skyline, tree-lined streets, and fields of grass that stretched for miles. I really wanted to capture Rob & Dominique in a way that would portray a reflection on this exciting time in their lives.  At that moment, they have each other, but before long this tiny person will enter their lives and bring so much joy and love in their hearts. I like this one.  It was hard keeping a straight face after so much posing.  But I took this one after they finished posing to get the natural smiles that usually come after a posed shot. I love how they both look so calm and peaceful in this photo. Dominique & Rob, I'm so happy for you both and I know you two are going to make wonderful parents.  Thank you for choosing me to not only photograph you as two proud parents-to-be, but for being the wondeful kind souls that you are. I look forward to seeing your beautiful baby boy.
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