For Dara, the CEO of wedding planning agency and her husband, going through an unexpected waiting period for their first child was difficult at times, however they conquered the hurdle and have welcomed another baby, which they celebrated with an African pride themed maternity photoshoot. “We were so excited when we got married about having children together. My husband loves children and I have been a volunteer children teacher for over a decade. We figured we would wait three months to enjoy our newlywed status and would get pregnant soon after. Little did we know, it was going to be a journey of exactly 4 years and 2 days before we would welcome our first child, a beautiful baby girl called Iyanu. Dara said.
Talking about her choice for her maternity photoshoot, Dara also says “ I sat and thought wouldn’t it be nice to show my culture and wear materials I love and grew up with. Ankara wax print material is commonly used in Nigeria and other African countries. My shoot showcases a pop of beautiful bright colors, The color of the dress is part of the gender reveal it featured a mix of two African prints with beautiful butterflies and flowers all over. which I loved. I also incorporated bantu knots for my daughter wrapped in Gold. Working with all the vendors to bring this vision to life just about 2 weeks before birth was so amazing! I’m glad I went back to my roots on this shoot.”
Congratulations to Dara.