aamina & ibrahim: aqiqa

sara and i go about ten years back, to when we were both students at college park. we still live close by each other, but after marriage and first kids, have found it harder to keep in touch face-to-face. so it was a crazy surprise when she facebook chatted me one day late last summer (2011) and each of us suddenly found out the other was pregnant - both due in november!however, sara was actually expecting twins! as twins often do, they came a little early - aamina and ibrahim, welcomed home by their insanely adorable two-year-old sister mariam. by the time the twins' aqiqah (traditional islamic head-shaving ceremony) was planned for january, i was so excited to have recovered enough from my own childbirth to be able to photograph the event. in fact, the aqiqah was the first night i had taken zayd out of the home to someone's house for an evening - and he didn't cry once! at three months, the twins already had such distinct personalities - hope these come through in the pictures! so - hooray for babies, and for picking up the camera professionally again seven weeks postpartum :)