Photographer and MunaLuchi Bride coterie member, AJ Shorter and wife Pia, are expecting their first child! The pair lovingly shot their maternity session in Miami, at the beautiful Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and in the city’s celebrated Wynwood “art district”. The two adorably drew inspiration from the cult classic film, “Grease” and the shoot later moved into a Grecian theme with the lush botanical gardens complimenting as their backdrop. Read on for more from this beautiful couple
Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court. (Psalm 127:3-5)
Couple: Arlester J Shorter II & Pia Shorter
Expected Due Date: Feb 10th 2016
Maternity Shoot location: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden & Wynwood “Art District” – Miami, Florida
Tell us about your maternity session! Did you have a theme?
Our maternity session started with the idea to create images inspired by the final scene in the classic movie Grease. This is the scene where Sandy tries to show Johnny that she can be a Pink Lady while at the same time, Johnny attempts to show Sandy that he can be her preppy boy. The shoot took place in Wynwood near the graffiti walls to give it the images a more edgy feel. The session later evolved into a Grecian inspired and a formal look shot at the Fair Child Tropical Gardens. There we had a variety of backgrounds to compliment each look.
What are you two anticipating most about becoming parents?
The most exciting part of having our first child is the anticipation of seeing, holding, and kissing him for the first time. The thought of what it will be like to see him smile. Have him grab our fingers. It’s just exciting to imagine and know that soon our two will become three and all the adventures that come along with that.
Any advice for expecting parents-to-be?
To expecting parents, I would recommend that they take as many birthing classes as possible. Classes are available at Babies R US, your hospital or birthing center, and/or with your doula service agency. We’ve enjoyed the various classes we attended and were surprised by the depth of information shared as well as how useful it has been in us feeling confident and prepared for our baby’s arrival.
Update: AJ & Pia, welcomed their first child, Arlester James Shorter III, at 4:41pm on Feburary 14, 2016 – so lovely! AJ III, weighed 8 lbs 6 onces and was 20.5 inches long! The above photo is the couple’s favorite picture from his newborn photoshoot! We spy an emerging musician on the horizon! We at MunaMommy can’t wait to see more images from this gorgeous photography family!