“My family is everything. It’s my legacy, my reason for being and my ground I step on to reach” Professor Huerta graciously declared while we asked him what family means to him. Words could never ring any truer especially this Holiday season. Marco and his lovely wife got married just about 10 years ago and today they stand firm with their pride and joy: Elias and Judith.
Marco is one of the wisest people we’ve ever come across and speaking as former students of his, we were so honored to be able to create these portraits for their family. We’ve seen Marco as a single man to newly married to now father and esteemed professor. Erika’s heart for helping others is one that also inspired us and we believe she’s the perfect complement to her husband and a leader for her family. As they’ve gone through these different seasons of life, we know that they have yet to scratch the surface of all that’s in store for them individually as well as a family unit. Their children are a testament to who they are and served as an inspiration for us while we walked away from their portrait session, Victor and I concurred this is what we would like to have one day.
Family is legacy. It’s proof that we were loved and no matter what corners of the earth we can disappear off to, we’ll always be connected. We hope that one day, as Judith and Elias walk to future seasons and chapters of their lives they could look back at these photos and remember where they come from. We also hope that they can look forward to the many things that await them, achievements, life lessons, changes, growth and the many desires they’re two parents pray for over them.
As the Holidays come and go, our wish is that all of us, as well as the newly married this year, could hold onto each other, maybe a little longer. That we can laugh and maybe let nostalgia creep into our hearts in remembrance and appreciation of where we come from. So here’s to family this Holiday season, may we make more memories and continue the legacy for generations to come.
Location: St. Vincents School-Boys, San Rafael
Scans: The Find Lab