Portrait: Candaleria y Martin

Jules and I met this beautiful family outside the church steps in San Pedro La Laguna at Lake Atitlan. Candaleria, 9, her brother Martin, 6, and their baby sister had been up selling since 5 am. Still, they were full of energy and just as eager to ask us questions about our lives as we were about theirs. Later in the day, I ran into them at a coffee shop. They had just gotten back from school and were resuming selling woven bracelets and necklaces. They sat with me for half an hour, mesmerized at seeing the photos we had taken of them up on my computer screen. We sat listening to songs on YouTube and looking at photos until they had to continue selling. Even though I was kicking myself for leaving my camera at home to take a better portrait, I felt grateful to have a special interaction with this sweet family.

San Pedro la Laguna Guatemala portrait

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