Telesha and I did a consultation for this 30th birthday photo shoot that would be taking place some time after her birthday. We did something a little different than my norm, and I'm happy that we did! Her honey, Sim, is fellow photographer and I felt a little pressure to impress him haha. So my girl showed up to FD Photo Studio in Long Island City, got her face beat my Isabelle, and this mother of twins did her THANG!
"To this day I can’t believe I’m someone’s mother, two somebody’s at that. It’s exhausting and trying most times--the crying, the fighting, the not sharing, etc. But it’s also double rewarding--double the hugs, love, smiles, and all the happy things. One thing I wouldn’t change about my twenties was having them."
I love photographing mothers because it's their chance to get away from the kids for a few hours and just focus on being cute. Self-care is of paramount importance, especially for new mothers. It's the number one tip that I give to my friends when they have just had a baby--make sure you take care of yourself.
"Going forward into Chapter 30, this momma of 2 is carving out time to make sure she is taking care of SELF first--discovering and exploring all of me, doing all the work (well, attempting to), to heal and make me better for these two tiny humans, to figure out my purpose and strive to fulfill that. Whatever it is."
Ok, so we know that Telesha is beautiful and she loves her babies. But fun fact: she's a beauty AND brains.
"My proudest achievement occurred in the chapter I just closed (my 20s): I graduated undergrad 2013 with a BS in Human Biology and then two years later another BS in Diagnostic Medical Imaging (Ultrasound) which was pivotal in the start of my professional career. Shortly after that (another 2 years) I found out I was gonna have twins 😱😳😩 and though they aren’t an achievement per say, they are one of my biggest blessings ever."
Oh, Telesha. I'm so proud of you! Your children have an amazing example to look up to. It was great photographing you!
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