We are a little late posting these photos to the blog but here they are. We did a photo shoot of some of Maritza’s family in Aurora, Colorado. It all began with Maritza’s grandmother wanting some pictures by the roses that had bloomed in her daughter’s garden. They wanted pictures of both Vicenta, Maritza’s grandmother and her grandfather Meliton. The roses had a very special meaning to Vicenta, she recalls being in her hometown in Mexico and her father having these roses all around his property. She told us how every time they went to church all the women from the town picked roses from his garden to take as an offering to the Virgin. These roses in Spanish are known as “Rosas de Castilla,” and they are known for their powerful fragrance. Vicenta says what she remembers most is the entire church smelling like roses during service.
She no longer lives in Mexico but two of her daughters continued the tradition of growing these beautiful roses. So we took Maritza’s grandparents there to capture these roses that were filled with memories of the motherland.
During the grandparents’ session Camila and Cristian came out all dressed up. We were not expecting them to come out for pictures but we made the best of it and captured some nice photographs. Camila had recently been baptized, and this is a big right of passage within the Catholic and Mexican culture. These pictures were taken days after the baptism, but Camila and Cristian’s mother wanted to have pictures taken of them to send to Mexico for their grandmother.
Here are some of our favorite pictures from the session.
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