Sunday, March 8, 2009

Congratulations Marcio and Rosilene

Congratulations Márcio and Rosilene!

This wedding was special for me. I have known Rosilene since she was 2-3 years old. I met her and her family while serving a mission in Brazil. I affectionately refer to her mother as my "Brazilian mom" because she did so much to take care of me for the first 7 months of my mission. So in that sense, Rosilene is like a little sister. :)

Later in life, Rosilene and her sister Roseli, came to the U.S. and lived with our little family for about 6 months while they looked for a place to stay of there own. (long story, we've had several Brazilians who have lived with us over the years, mostly as foreign exchange students, but these two gals came up for the purpose of starting a new life in the U.S.)

And so with that background, I wish all the best to Rosilene and her soul mate Márcio. May they have long and wonderful lives together.

These are some of the pictures I captured to help them remember their wedding day:

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Maternity is Beautiful

I've been wanting to do a Maternity Photo Session for a long time, even while being afraid to suggest the idea to potential customers. I just haven't known how it would be received ... or, for lack of experience, how it would even turn out.

Saturday was my first ever attempt at this sort of thing and I am so pleased with how it turned out that I had to ask Jennifer if she would allow me to post them publicly. She, without hesitation, said yes ... telling me that they turned out more beautiful than she could have hoped for.

And so here I am posting the images on my blog so that you, too, can see just how beautiful pregnancy can be.

A note to the photographers out there: All of these images were done with natural light coming through a bay window in her home. Some of the images used a reflector to bounce the window light.

Thanks go out to our wonderful model Jennifer and her beautiful family. And thanks again for allowing me to post these pictures.