Shawn and Sonja… I saw them as two young kids ‘hooking’ up in high school. I always thought that Sonja must be one of the most beautiful girls on the planet. I never really got to know Shawn. But about four years ago, I have actually gotten to spend time with him. It was then that I did their first shoot. They were fairly newly wed. Hear my heart when I say that he must be one of the most beautiful men I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Those that know this gentle man, will know what I mean when I call him beautiful. This is a father and husband that understands how to lead his family with gentleness. I consider myself blessed to know two individuals with hearts like this couple. I really do consider myself privileged to be growing a friendship with them.
Their little boy, Logan, is the same age as my little boy. Now my little boy is known by pretty much everybody as extremely busy. Yeah, I know all moms claim that their children are busy. But you know it is definitely something different when every single public outing results in at least five people saying something to the effect of “Gheeze that kid is really, really busy” and when a play group teacher says she doesn’t know how you will manage ‘that’ with another baby because he is really, really busy. I get to photograph many children. In all the years I have been photographing them, there is none – but one – that can even compete with my little mr. Busy. That but one is Logan. When Logan turned two, I actually said to Sonja that he really reminds me a lot of my little boy. They have the same likes and dislikes. They have similar habits. As they get older, it seems to be more and more evident that these two really are very much alike. Well Sonja, if ever anybody asks you how you are going to manage another baby with such a busy little body, I am pretty sure that you will find your second little boy to be a breeze. We have seen it all with our first babies 😉
This lovely family is waiting for Lihan to arrive. There will be a year gap between him and our baby boy, Eliya. But I am hoping that the two of them will also have a friendship between them like their older brothers.
I am going to end this with a quote…. I will forever keep the Tuck family tucked in my heart.
“At the end of the day, you will not remember the person with the beautiful face but you will remember the person with the most beautiful heart and soul.”