Twins… double the delight

I love my iPhone. I profess my love to it almost everyday. iPhone… I love thee. One day, upon checking my e-mail, I started screaming like the mad woman that I am and all Chan does is shake his head. I told him to shake his his head all he wanted, he’s stuck with me. Forever and ever… muahahahahhhh.

I received an e-mail I was really hoping on getting from a woman named Maj.  She starts it off by saying “I’m a friend of so and so and they love you.”  The idea that my name was reffered out of love absolutely makes me melt inside. Could you think of anything nicer?!? Anywho, she continues on to tell me she just had twins and would like to do a photoshoot. TWINS?? I’ve never photographed twin newborns! You see here’s the thing about photographing a newborn… they’re teeny tiny. But when it’s a twin newborn, they tend to be even smaller and my oh my, was I… um, nervous. Upon entering their home, I immediately start to calm down. Her husband opens the door with a wide smile and says “my wife’s been expecting you. All I keep hearing is “Astami’s coming!!!” I laugh… gush… then continue oh-so-smoothly “well, I’m Astami, in case you were wondering.” That was when I wanted to kick myself for saying something so corny but he politely laughs along and says “the giant camera bag kind of gave it away.” Phew… corny joke swept aside. Thanks man. At this point, I proceed to set up. In case you were wondering where the so-called jitters I talked about on an old blog post went, simple… I allocated myself plenty of time prior to going inside to sit in the car and talk to myself. “Okay. Get yourself together. You’ve done this before. ” Yup. I talk to myself. It’s silly and probably looks absolutely ridiculous but I’m telling you… it works. However, please note that you should probably do this away from your shooting location. We wouldn’t want your client to think you’re completely nutso.

To be blessed with a baby is I’m sure a feeling like no other… but when there’s two? Gosh… one could only be so lucky! Please meet baby amani and baby jasmine. Yup… one boy and one girl. With an occasional smile, the flash of a dimple, and the ridiculously cute yawn comes plenty of squealing. Don’t worry, I apologized to their father for gushing so much. He laughed and said he understood.  -phew-

And now…

Big sis Jasmine

already a daddy's girl

And now lil’ bro Amani. Already a gentleman letting his sister go first.

this almost killed me

Meet the twins…

And I just had to throw this next one in. It was long after we were done. Mom had to step away for one second and as I’m about to finish up packing, I hear someone talking. Dad was having a full blown conversation with the babies and let me tell you… they were listening. Intently. Or maybe they were just looking at him, trying hard to memorize his face. Whatever it was, I knew I had to take the camera out again. It’s a side of a man that I find so endearing. It’s the instinct inside of him that you know, no matter what… he would never, let anything bad happen to his children. He loves them so…


Happy Tuesday!


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