Chris & Jen’s Wedding – 01.01.10

Lesak Wedding
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I know this blog post is very late, but I still want to share. My cousin Jennifer was married to Chris on New Years Day. Nadia was the flower girl and the ceremony was in Galveston, TX. It was the perfect wedding – everything from the colors to the food to the decorations were awesome. As a guest it seemed to me that everything went perfectly and I have never seen Jen look more beautiful. Her and I are the oldest of the cousins on my mom’s side and share a special bond.

Lesak Wedding - Mike's Camera
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When I saw Jen’s mom out of one eye and then her outside with her dad for the first time, the waterworks started.

Lesak Wedding - Mike's Camera

Nadia and I waiting for her turn to go down the aisle.

Lesak Wedding - Mike's Camera

Lesak Wedding - Lou's camera

Lesak Wedding - Mike's Camera

I L-O-V-E this photo!

Lesak Wedding - Mike's Camera

Lesak Wedding - Mike's Camera

I love you Jen and thanks for letting us share in your day. And to Chris – welcome to the family!

Two and a Half at the Gardens

2 1/2 at the Botanical Gardens
“Where’s Nadia?”      (Click the above photo to see the entire album.)

Nadia crossed two-and-a-half years old a couple of weeks ago, and we took her to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens to take some nice photos. It was an overcast day and getting late, but after a bit of color-correction and some prodigious post-processing, you’d never know it from the photos. I think they turned out wonderful. Turns out college actually IS good for something. 🙂

Nadia is a delight, and we still feel privileged daily that God saw fit to allow us to be her parents. She is indeed our great blessing. To watch her discoveries, her happiness, and her delight in almost everything around her is something that we could not have imagined, and it is beyond anything we hoped for. Not a day passes without us at some point wondering how we could be so blessed. She is truly loved and we are truly fortunate.

Here are a few of my favorites from the photo shoot; you can see the entire album on the Photos page. One last comment…I was thrilled that I was able to capture so many shots of her happy, playful smile and attitude. We see that joyful expression constantly, but because of her shyness at events and when around new people, many people don’t often get to see that side of her. That really is her demeanor most of the time, as anyone who gets to be around her for any extended period of time will tell you.

Discovery in Solitude
“Discovery in Solitude”

Joyful Abandon
“Joyful Abandon”

Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens 2009-04
“On Your Mark!”

Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens 2009-04
“A Cartload of Fun”

Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens 2009-04
“Double Blessing”