#FitCouple And Former Track Stars Go The Distance For Their Child In Maternity Shoot
While some people celebrate the impending arrival of their first child by having your everyday photo shoot (You know: man kisses belly, woman holds belly while smiling, couple embrace belly while smiling at one another, and so on and so forth), Kristina and Sam Sesay decided to return to the place they love almost as much as each other. The track.
The Maryland couple who’ve been Mr. and Mrs. for three years decided to celebrate the birth of their first child, due June 18, by doing an impromptu maternity shoot on a track located at a high school in D.C. The photos caught many people’s attention after the couple’s photographer, Adedayo Kosoko, shared the images on his social media accounts. The pair can be seen running, holding a baton, sitting together on bleachers and doing a lot more in their creative images.
Sam, 32, and Kristina, 30, both say that track changed their lives. It clearly had an indelible impact on their future health and fitness. Both have continued to stay in great shape, with Kristina reportedly working as a Zumba instructor who, as you can see, still has abs despite being seven months pregnant.
And as for Sam, the founder of a non-profit organization called Game Plan that supports student athletes, the former NCAA Division I All-American track star told ABC News that track taught him a great deal that he will teach his own child (whose sex they didn’t share):
“Track has taught me so much and really prepared me for life. The pictures meant so much more than just pictures because all of the life lessons I learned through track, I’m now going to impart them to our child. Everything came full circle.”
He continued, “[Track] taught me simple things like you have to stay in your lane. You can’t look to your left and your right. You have to run your race and not worry about your competitors. Track taught me not to look back and focus on what’s ahead of you because the second you look back you’ll get sidetracked.
It also taught me how to deal with defeat. In life bad things happen, but just competing in sports, you really learn [to say], ‘I’m not going to be undefeated.'”
If only high school sports had not turned from fun to the bane of my existence, I would feel the same way…oh well.
But I’m loving this couple and their beautiful pictures. And are they not a gorgeous pair? That baby is going to be a stunner!
Check out more shots from their lovely photo shoot and get inspired to think outside the box for your own celebratory moments.
Right on Track | #TheArtHype Loved my shoot with Mr. And Mrs. Sesay. It's awesome when the clients being and idea to you and it comes to fruition. Congrats on you bundle of joy and with your athletic pedigree that child is bound to be a champion. Shout out to Sierre Leon! Featuring: @samiam1984 + @mrsklsesay #PortaitHype #BlackLove
Maternity photos on deck! @samiam1984 has been the perfect partner through this entire pregnancy. Thanks so much @thearthype for the super impromptu track inspired photos! Check those abs though! 7.5 months pregnant and they're still trying to hold on! #love #picoftheday #fitmommy #babysesaycomingsoon #checktheabsbro #fitmom #trackandfield