When I think of my friend Alena, I think of her contagious laugh, and the way her face lights up when she is talking to you.  She was the first person we met when we moved to Yorktown, and I have loved getting to know her family.  When she asked me to take her family's photos, we started brainstorming some ideas for her session.  I told her that I love incorporating things that really tell the story of each family I photograph, so we came up with the idea of doing activities centered around some of the things her family loves to do most: playing games, and just having fun being together.  In her game room, where she wants to display the photos, she wants to put the scripture up on the wall from the Book of Mormon that reads, "Men are, that they might have Joy."  I am so grateful to Alena for her example of having joy in everything she does- especially in raising her four beautiful children- and the light she is to so many people.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

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