Reyes Vohra Family
The Reyes Vohra family was so sweet to photograph. Nothing like girl power with a loving father and husband to support that “shakti,” as he said. This beautiful family is one who fully embraces the merging of their Mexican and Indian cultures. Not only did I get to know a little bit of who they are, but I got to admire Ruben and Ayesha’s gentle & nurturing guidance with their daughters even when the girls wanted to do their own thing, like running off or being fierce in front of the camera they did not ask for. And I loved it because I have a daughter of my own and I know what it’s like to bring someone she doesn’t know around us. No matter what, children are so honest and confident in their emotions. I don’t discourage that at all. They should be able to state their needs and have their boundaries around people they don’t know. Luckily, I was able to take my time and earn my trust and by the end of the shoot we had them laughing. This was one of those shoots that reminded me of why I love to photograph families. It’s not about perfection, it’s about being real and in the moment.