{Reis Family Photos}

“I may not always be with you
But when we’re far apart
Remember you will be with me
Right inside my heart”
― Marc Wambolt,

 

The Reis Family photo shoot was worth the wait!

When Machado Photography donated a gift card for a family photo shoot to a Cancer Fundraiser, we got an email from the lucky winner, Cathy, asking us to come out and take some pictures of her husband Alex’s family when they came to Canada from Brazil.

Unfortunately, the family had some issues with their travel visas and couldn’t get here. But a year later, we got another email telling us that the issues were resolved (hooray!) and the in-laws were on the way!

I seem to always have the luck of great weather on my side when I have an outdoor shoot booked, and this day was no different. It was like the Canadian weather had something to prove to our Brazilian guests!

With such a great group, we were able to switch up the dynamics to get wonderful photos of the family. Alex and Cathy wanted to have a lot of focus on little Maya and her grandmother, Ozelita; there is such a beautiful contrast between the generations! Ozelita had met her grand-daughter once before, when Alex, Cathy & Maya went to Brazil in 2011, but as everyone knows, a child can change A LOT in a very short time!  Interestingly, they both have the same sparkle in their eyes!

Maya definitely stole the show! Between giggles she demonstrated yoga poses and tried to teach us how to copy them. I think she was more than a little bit motivated by the promise of a treat when the session was over…a delicious lollipop! I love working with kids; they have such boundless energy and I’m always amazed at how they have such a developed sense of humour.

The Reis family now has a beautiful album to remember their summer visitors, and Alex’s mother Ozelita, brother Edison and sister Patricia have amazing souvenir photos to take back home to Brazil.

A family portrait can go beyond a Mom, a Dad and their kids. It’s a shame when people go through all of the work, effort and expense of planning family reunions and/or gatherings, yet they don’t think to get a photographer to come and document their wonderful memories! Let the professionals at Machado Photography take the pictures so that you can relax and enjoy time with your family but still have the tangible memories for the rest of your life!

 

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2 Comments:

What a beautiful photo shoot and presentation. So well done. Gorgeous family! You can feel the atmosphere of love and celebration. The black and white photos have a vintage quality to them. Thank you for sharing this special moment. Mark

Thanks Mark for all your wonderful compliments! And no problem! We love posting blogs, and we especially love it when we have others comment on them:)

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