This was a special portrait session for the Rebelo family because they’ve all moved to California from South Africa. This photo represents this family’s new chapter as Californians. However, let the record show that Gabriel and Marcia’s youngest daughter Angela, who is a professional ballerina living in Geneva, is not in this photo.
Gabriel has spent his entire career in the printing business. One of his first jobs as a young boy was working at a printing press in Johannesburg, South Africa. When he moved to California several years ago, he purchased a franchise of Minute Man Press in Encinitas. If you ever need a quality, quick printer, Gabriel is your man! I’ve used his services many times and am always happy with the results.
Their son Matthew and his wife Lee and their kids joined their daughter Julie and her husband Matthew and their three kids … so now all 5 grandkids are close, and everyone is so happy and easy together.
The whole family is sporty (soccer players!) so they were keen (South African lingo) to run along the beach and jump in the waves. The whole vibe of this day was full of fun and laughter. To get the kids to giggle during some of the shots, Gabriel and Matthew were behind me making animal sounds and being goofy. Even I was cracking up throughout all of the antics.
I wish this beautiful family the best of luck as they settle into life in America. Glad to have you here!!