Tookes and Borrero chose a black-and-white, minimalist style for the imagery, inspired by Ralph Lauren archival ads and Peter Lindbergh photographs. To keep the set intimate, they asked Tookes’ mother, Cary Robinson, to style them. She dressed the couple in sleek, tailored pieces: In one photo, the model wore a Marcela London coat, in another a white button-down jacket by Theory and Frame jeans. (Borrero, meanwhile, paired Tom Ford pants with a Rag & Bone sweater.)
As it turns out, Robinson has given her daughter parenting tips and fashion tips. “She said to me, ‘Don’t go overboard, just buy what everyone tells you,'” Tux said. “She basically told me that you really only need the bare essentials.”
What was the most important thing she learned when it came to pregnancy? Tookes says it’s to keep himself from stress. “I’m a firm believer that whatever I’m feeling — and any stress I’m under — can easily be transferred to the baby,” she says.