Nina’s Holy Communion


Lord Jesus Christ, pierce my soul with your love so that I may always long for you alone, who are the bread of angels and the fulfillment of the soul’s deepest desires. May my heart always hunger for you, so that soul may be filled with the sweetness of your presence”

Saint Bonaventure (1221 – 1274)


I photographed Nina for the first time (along with her beautiful sister) almost one year ago. This time, when the time for her First Communion came – her mom invited me to their house in Detroit. Even that I don’t specialize in those kind of portraits – I agreed to travel and document that special celebration. What’s more beautiful and pure than a child receiving the First Holy Communion?

I felt honored to be there with her.


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