With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I couldn't help but scour my archives for some amazing bling. Every ring is so special and unique; it's one of my favorite details I capture during the wedding day.
And, I realized, I have a thing for "hands"...
What are your plans for Valentine's Day? Hope its magical!
People are often surprised I was born in the Philippines. My family and I packed up our lives, trekked across the Pacific, and landed here when I was 4, almost 5, years-old. In 2008, my family and I finally went back. We explored our beginnings and reconnected with extended family. With my dad passing away about 3 years later, I'm fortunate we did. So, when the opportunity to celebrate my Great Aunt's 94th birthday presented itself, my huge family decided to visit her in Portland, Oregon. The memories created during our visit will last a lifetime.
We visited Portland's Saturday Market first and enjoyed the street vendors and entertainment.
My mom's best friend is her sister, Cecil. They spend hours on the phone several time during the day. It's a beautiful friendship.
My Great Aunt's 94th birthday weekend was full of food, laughs, and my personal favorite, tons of photographs. My Uncle Bobby collected and archived these photos with my Great Aunt (his mom)... the outcome was albums upon albums of our history. Even a beautiful photo of my ancestors on their wedding day.
Yup, this is them...
Our hotel was pretty awesome. And, they, of course, wanted a photo.
Off to The Grotto for Sunday mass. The Grotto is an outdoor Catholic shrine & botanical gardens. I can only imagine the beautiful weddings they host here. If you're considering it, I volunteer to capture it!
The Rodriguez fam bam. The genes are strong within this group.