Children of Bosco Charity

This past Christmas our family went down to spend time with Maritza’s family in Loreto, Mexico.  We had a very good time while we were there, especially the day that we brought presents to the Children of Bosco.

We had shared that we were going to use the profits made from our photography business for charity causes and we decided that we would use them for 2013 to bring presents to some financially disadvantaged children.  At first we were going to use the money to fund higher education for selected students in Mexico but that turned out to be difficult to get started.  In many places in the U.S. there are charity’s that run programs where people can adopt a family and buy them gifts, but there isn’t anything like that in the town of Loreto where Maritza’s family lives.  We had done this in 2012 as well but we were not able to make it down there to actually see the children receive their gifts from all of their donors.  It was a priceless experience to be able to take part in this event and hopefully we will be able to do it again.  Without further ado I will share a couple of the event pictures and give a little more information about these children.

The Children of Bosco live in the slums of Loreto.  Many of their parents work in agriculture and earn a living of about $6.00 U.S. dollars a day, which is barely enough to feed their families day by day.  This project was initiated by Maritza’s cousin Blanca and her family who live in Loreto.  They saw the crude reality that during Christmas time these children do not have the opportunity to celebrate like most of us do.  On the contrary, it is a very depressing time for most of them.  Thanks to the help of many donors who adopted children, Christmas was made possible for over a hundred of these children.

It was hard to capture the emotion of the children with the camera after they received gifts because they were pretty scared to get their pictures taken, but it was amazing to see the joy they had in getting even the simplest gifts for the holidays.  Below are a few of our favorite pictures from the night.  You can see a handful more if you go to the Bosco Kids link under the charity tab or by clicking here: Bosco Kids Pictures.

We want to say thanks again to everyone who donated gifts for all these children and also to everyone who used our photography services in 2013 to help us pay for presents for multiple children.  We will probably make this a yearly tradition, so we hope that you use us for our photography services for 2014 to make Christmas even better for them next year!

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If you are interested in donating presents to the children of Bosco for the 2014 Christmas, please visit http://childrenofbosco.wordpress.com/ to stay up to date later this year and see all the kids that would really enjoy another great Christmas.

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Noah – Cherry Creek Senior Portrait

Noah is graduating from Cherry Creek High school and wanted some urban portraits.   It was nice to change it up and get out of the parks and into downtown Denver.   He brought his VW bus down to get some photos with it as well, which was very cool.  We had a great time walking around the highlands and finding new places to take pictures in Denver.  

Looking at the picture now it looks like he even color coordinated his outfit to match the van!

 

We didn’t only take pictures of Noah with his VW van, (can’t use props or anything in actual senior picture) we went on to take more pictures in a different areas.  The following are some of our faves from the session.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for choosing us to take your Senior photos.  We hope you enjoy them.  Also, thanks for being a great subject and making our job easy!

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Jez and Chris – Aurora Colorado Engagement Photographer

Jezabel and Chris decided to come to us for their engagement pictures and also booked us for their wedding that is scheduled in late 2013.  Chris went to high school with Maritza and we were very excited that they had seen our work on Facebook and decided to give us a call for their wedding and engagement pictures.

We took them to Bluff Lake Nature Center in Aurora, which we had never been to, to try to get some of the fall colors in the pictures to make them pop.  The trees were low enough to the ground that we were able to get a lot of color in the pictures.  They also decided to bring their new puppy to join in on the picture fun!  We had a lot of fun joking around, taking pictures, and trying to keep up with the energetic puppy.

In the beginning of the photo shoot Maritza was going to scout out a place back in the trees and decided to jump over a log.  Little did she know, there was a big bee nest inside of it.  She ended up getting stung a couple times but was able to make it through the rest of the photo shoot.  Luckily Jez, Chris and I had not made it to where she was yet.  Thanks for taking one for the team!

We really enjoyed the opportunity to take your engagement pictures Jezabel and Chris.  Can’t wait for your wedding next year!

 

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