Arizona State Fair // Kodak Portra 400

“The smells were as many as the thousands of colors we saw that night, carnival-festival foods, ferris wheels, flashing ballon lights of every color – we took sight of them all. Laughing through the paved shimmering roads, looking to our left and right beholding such colors and shapes. And then we realized how small we were when we towered high above the flickering festival lights, remembering where we came from and how blessed we were. The sweetness and joyfulness of life interconnected at one point.”

Enjoy. Be inspired. Do good. Be generous.

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Baby Anaëlle // Maple-Ash Tempe

“By the window on the cold floor, I knelt. Bare knees, bare feet. I sent up prayers strung with the hopes and dreams confirmed by sweet whispers. My Lord answered me and Anaëlle became the keepsake of those quiet moments.”

Thank you to James and Leontine for the opportunity to capture your portraits. Beautiful family. Beautiful hearts.

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Romero Family // Arizona State University

How do you capture warmth? It takes a long history of love, commitment and patience. This family is the perfect picture of that. Family, affection and love are just part of who they are. I caught a glimpse of this kind of culture and it runs deep in their family. I pray that your family will continue to grow stronger and more loving as the years go on. Thank you, Cindy and Mando for allowing me to capture these photos for you guys!

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