This sweet family was the winner of the Auction for Dmitriy for his cancer treatment. They also happen to be great friends of ours! Matthew is in class with Nate and I have both boys in my Spanish class. It was so much fun to see their personalities outside of the classroom (which, of course were the same as they're in the classroom). Elya's sister also happened to be in town - all the way from Russia, so it was so nice to be able to capture the time she spent here.
Elya's hope was to capture the beauty of Virginia's mountains and I think we found the perfect spot (quite randomly, actually). It's not a park, or venue, or anything really. Just a piece of land off Port Republic, but it was seriously gorgeous! What a blessed evening it was indeed!