I met Margarita almost a year ago at a birthday party and captured some candid moments of her kids. When she saw the photos, she immediately expressed interest in booking a family session with me. But life with three toddlers while pursuing a tenured faculty position has a way of piling items onto your to-do list exponentially. We were also waiting for the weather to cooperate – for the snow to melt and the flowers to begin blooming. Finally, July came around with great promise. And yet, we faced rainfalls after rainfalls – the likes that gave us flash flood warnings almost every day of the week! Fortunately, we were able to hold our photo session in between these downpours!
Our weather patterns and climate changes are really interesting, to say the least. We sometimes forget that these changes are affecting our ecosystems. In fact, Margarita’s research specifically addresses how changes in the environment affects bee populations. Ultimately, her goal is to find effective strategies for conserving and restoring bee populations. How fascinating!
With her love for nature and the environment, it’s a no brainer that we selected our local arboretum for the photoshoot. 🙂 You can’t tell from the photos that thunder clouds gathered, right? 🙂 What a beautiful and sweet family! I had such a wonderful time chasing the twins’ camera shyness away and re-affirming big brother’s cheerful presence. 🙂 I think, though, that my favorite moment from our hour together is when mom and dad got a chance to re-experience a private world of just the two of them. Margarita and Luis, I love your affection for one another that sets the stage for an unconditional love toward your children. Your enthusiasm and ability to bring out your family’s best smiles are so endearing!
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