A warm summer evening, a wide open field to run in, buildings full of character as backdrops, and water to skip rocks in – John R. Park Homestead was the ideal backdrop for the Cacilhas family’s portraits earlier this month.
We had the privilege of photographing Monica and Bruno’s wedding, so when it came time to document their growing family, they reached out to Manifesto once again.
We met in the parking lot as they climbed out of the car and greeted us, catching us up on their lives as they made last minute adjustments – combing the littlest’s hair, straightening Domenic’s shirt. The kids showed up full of energy and were ready to run.
The sun had already started to lower and was peaking through the line of trees, creating a beautiful glow as we started our session. Domenic brought the jokes and silly faces, making us laugh right off the bat while Madelyn was more reserved, full of giggles and sweet smiles. Both showed such care as they doted on their little sister, Leilani, who soaked up every ounce of their love (when she wasn’t squirming out of someone’s arms! In true one year old fashion, she liked to move!).
At the end of the session, Monica and Bruno took a few moments to themselves by the water, enjoying the quiet of the empty property as we took a few portraits of them as a couple. It was past sunset by the time we wrapped up the fun and the kids climbed back into the car, everyone a little more tired than they started, ready to head home to their beds.
Monica and Bruno, thank you for trusting us again with your family’s memories. We’ve loved being with you as your family grows, documenting the love you pour out on your family and getting sneak peaks into the unique personalities each one of your children adds. Together you make an amazing team. Can’t wait until next time!
“We want to thank Arica and Kristle for the amazing experience we had with our family photo session. The entire process was fun and effortless. They are able to take a situation which would otherwise be stressful and awkward and make it relaxed and comfortable.
Arica and Kristle were so great with the kids, had them laughing and playing games. The kids are still singing Arica’s improvised song to get the baby’s attention! I especially love their personalized approach – they really took the time to get to know all of us before and during the session.
We have so many beautiful photos which showcase our emotions and personalities! They are just so talented and genuine, which is why we have kept coming back, and will continue to rely on them to capture these beautiful moments in time for us.”