Edesa - A Beautiful Soul

On October 3, 2009 I had the absolute pleasure of being in the company of one of my dear friend's mom, Edesa. This woman is truly a beautiful soul inside and out. She exudes intelligence and graciousness in how she carries herself and has such a beautiful smile to go with her big heart. Edesa is the founder of "Fundacion Alba y Ocaso" (FAO) and needed some headshots for her organization's upcoming website. We drove down to her daughter's office where we met up with Hencys, the awesome make-up artist. Even though it rained all morning, the overcast sky offered some great light during the shoot, thanks to the floor to ceiling windows in the office....lol.

Thank you ladies for a wonderful time and thank you Edesa for allowing me to capture your graciousness through my eyes!







Here are a few pics of Hencys the Make-up Artist at work!!




Edesa & Hencys


Some info on Edesa's organization "Fundacion Alba y Ocaso":

"Fundacion Alba y Ocaso" is a non-profit organization founded Edesa Mateo to improve the socioeconomic status of underprivileged children in the Dominican Republic. Their goal is to improve their standard of living and help meet their basic needs through locally based events, projects and initiatives.

In Latin American countries, the 6th day of the New Year is when children receive gifts from the Three Kings rather than from Santa Claus at Christmas. The day commemorates the Three Wise Men - Melchior, Gaspar and Baltazar - who followed the star to Bethlehem, bringing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for the Baby Jesus. We are currently working on our annual toy drive, a seasonal project implemented to provide the needy children of the province of La Vega with new toys on January 6th, The Day of the Kings (El Día de Los Reyes).

FAO will be accepting donations September 28 thru November 15, 2009.
There is no magic percentage or dollar amount. We welcome anything that you can afford to give just as long as it comes from the heart.
If you would like to make a donation, please make your check payable to:
“Fundacion Alba y Ocaso”

And mail it to:
1025 Esplanade Avenue #5D
Bronx, NY 10461

**Please note that FAO, EIN# 27-0263269, is a type B corporation pursuant to section 201 of the New York State Not-For-Profit Corporation Law. As such, you will receive a receipt from the organization in the mail for your tax-deductible contribution with our appreciation.

If you would like more information regarding the services of Hencys the Make-up Artist, please feel free to email me directly at Judiejaz2k@yahoo.com and I will relay the message to her.

Hugs to all!!



Marissa Rodriguez said...

The second image is beautiful! Well, they all are :) but that one is my favorite! So awesome of you to be shooting more, you'll get hooked! :)

Emma said...

They are beautiful, she looks so elegant and gracious..

Laura Brett said...

She is beautiful, great job!

Laura said...

Gorgeous shots!!!!

Kim K. said...

LOVE the black and white one!!!!

Kelsey said...

Very nice!

Brianna Phelan said...

This woman is gorgeous. Absolutely glowing. The shot in the brownish tone of her looking out the window is my favourite.