One of our favourite things to do is B+G sessions. Add to that an incredible location like Havana and a gorgeous couple so in love with life, and we are two very happy photographers!
Before we left for Yendi + Pat's destination wedding, we met with our friends Ernesto and Jackie here in Vancouver. Ernesto came to Canada from Cuba just a few years ago, and he gave us lots of advice and tips for travel there. He also told us about his daughter Arassay, who he hopes will one day be able to join him here.
"She is beautiful inside and out," he said. He is so right.
Arassay welcomed us into her home like we were her own family, even though she had never met us. We felt so honoured to be able to share a small piece of their life: the daily joys of living in such a beautiful country as well as the daily hardships of surviving in a communist country. Spending time with her and Hector opened our eyes to the freedoms we take for granted every day here at home.
Despite its challenges, Cuba is one of the most amazing countries we have ever visited. And Arassay and Hector are two of the most vibrant people we have ever met! They are both dancers (that's how they first met), and they were truly a joy to photograph. One of the few words we know in Spanish is beso so they did a lot of kissing! As well as a lot of laughing at our attempts to communicate!
The beautiful Arassay.
The handsome Hector.Together.It was a lot of fun racing around Havana in a 1950's Chevy convertible, Stopping in a bar for a classic Cuban Mojito,
Dancing in the streets and the plazas,And strolling down the Malecon.
Although Arassay+Hector won't be able to see this blog entry (the internet is banned for them), we can't wait for them to see the images her father will bring with him when he next returns to the country.