I first encountered Amanda Saab on a little show called Master Chef! If you know me, you know I loooove a cooking competition, but add some interesting competitors and it becomes a show I cannot stop watching.
Amanda Saab pulled me in, not only is she Arab, she is also visibly Muslim and representation in media has always been lacking. I was so happy to see her competing and slaying it all the while. I immediately found her on social media and continued to support her there as well – even after Master Chef was over. We connected, and eventually I had a trip planned to the US. I knew I wanted to work with Amanda and she just so happened to be expecting – so we planned a maternity session together.
For Amanda, I knew a lifestyle session would be great because it would capture her and her husband doing something that is part of their day to day but also what Amanda Saab herself was known for.
We started off at home while her husband and her lounged together and decorated a cake, and then headed to a second location in Dearborn where it did indeed start to rain just as we were wrapping up.
Meeting Amanda Saab and documenting this beautiful time in her life was a great experience and I LOVE how the photos turned out.
Congratulations Amanda & Hussein!