Yesterday was a very special day for my dear friend and second photographer at our weddings. Paulo Rigon has been shooting weddings with me for almost a year now and besides the fact that he is so much fun to work with, has talent in photography, but he also is such a fantastic friend that he, his wife, and children have truly become family to Noel and I.
Yesterday was a significant day for Paulo because he became a proud American. We attended a citizenship ceremony and I of course got to document the special events that took place. As you can tell, Paulo was filled with a whole lot of joy.
We're all walking in to see Paulo become an American...
As you can see, Paulo is so excited that he is kissing the American flag
The new US Citizens watch a presentation video given by the President.
It is official now, Paulo is an American citizen
Paulo's happiness pours over as he hugs his beautiful wife, Bruna
Paulo is definitely proud to be an American
Here's Noel, my honey, with Paulo
I get to hug the new American too
Jaden, our son was so excited for Paulo. When we came home he told his sister this..."Hey guess what Miranda? Paulo is not Paulo anymore. He's American." It was so adorable!!
Congratulations Paulo...welcome to our...slash that.... YOUR country too!!!