I enjoyed listening to Camilo talk to Jessica in Portuguese. Her English is improving every day, but some instructions I gave needed to be relayed. I want to say it was like their own language–it obviously was, but the ease and comfort in their communication and interactions with each other are what made it seem like their own love language. Yet, despite two separate native tongues, it still felt incredibly easy and relaxed spending the evening with Camilo and Jessica.
Jessica asked if I could take some portraits of her and her husband in Stanley Park, a beautiful setting always, but especially in the summer months. In December of this year they will head back to their homeland of Brazil to wed in a church ceremony in front of family and friends after already having made it official in a legal ceremony. Jessica will get to do the dress, the flowers, the aisle walk…so it was only right for them to do ‘engagement pictures’ of sorts. I was happy to oblige.
I love it when moms let their kids be kids and get dirty. My husband and I totally disagree on this one, but that’s a different story.
I met up with the Rochats last week at Kit’s Beach to do some family portraits. Maybe it’s because I’m not from around here or from an area that offers a beach to shoot at so readily, but this location is quickly turning into a favorite place to shoot. It’s really gorgeous. You have the city behind you, the water in front of you and the mountains behind the water. Pretty perfect.
After a few family shots, I just told Emilie to let the kids run, play in the sand, splash in the water…let them be kids. Emilie and Alain had no problem with that, in fact they got right in there with them and played along.
Emilie, Alain, Malissia, Nateo (or Potatoe, as Evelyn calls him), and Solenn are from Switzerland, and a family we would’ve never met had soccer not crossed our paths. I’m grateful to the role soccer has played in our lives for that. The Rochats embody, to me, a genuine, loving family. It’s always a joy to be around them.
Thank you, Rochats, for a great morning out and a reason to walk by Siegel’s Bagels after our session. Enjoy…