the borgas turn four [destination family and wedding photography]

Four years ago today when Laurel and Sisay donned the traditional Ethiopian wedding crowns and capes and started their life together, I couldn’t imagine them looking any more radiant than they did on that October day in Haifa … until I saw them recently in the lush serenity of Green Acre in Maine with their two adorable daughters. As anyone who knows them can attest, their magnetic quality with children has won over scores of tiny hearts that have crossed their paths. How lucky are these two little ones to be set in that path for good? Happy 4th anniversary Laurel and Sisay. If it’s true that the love you give to others comes back to you ten-fold, then get ready to be crushed by a million pint-sized waves.


amelia and shingo - Sisay (dabesh) and Laurel,
We love you and miss you both! Congratulations on your 4th Anniversary.
We will always remember the huge amounts of love you showered upon little Shiori when we were in Haifa. Although she was so young and doesn’t remember much from those days, we do, and we know that those times and that love are a big part of the sweet person she is today.
Wishing you many, many more years of happiness together…now with the addition of two such very beautiful daughters.
much love
ishikawa family

Katharine - Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful family you are. How well we remember the contributions both of you made to our family life here at the World Centre. We hope you have a Sisay-and-Laurel in your community constantly showering love and kindness upon your sweet and precious brilliant stars. Wait. You ARE Sisay and Laurel! Your kids are the luckiest kids on the planet!!

Love and joyous wishes,
The Phelps Family

Sevda and Michael - Dear Sisay and Laurel,
Happy wedding anniversary! It always brings joy to us when we see your beautiful radiant smiley faces and watch how your beautiful family continues to blossom. We always fondly remember our days in BWC when Isabella was tiny, Sisay was one of the few people she always looked for when we brought her to the lunch room, she really had a strong bond even as a baby, with him. And I’m sure those early experiences and love babies and kids receive growing up in BWC, contribute to their character and positive attitude towards anyone at any place. We send you our loving greetings and hope we see you again somewhere someday!

saba & sieni - match made in heaven! look at your beautiful creation! these kids are lucky to have you :) hope to meet them one day when we pass through maine. lots of love from the four of us xoxo

saba & sieni - p.s. LOVE these pics negs!!

Vida & Mace - Dearest Sisay & Laurel, Can’t believe its been 4 years since your beautiful , wedding day. Its so vivid in our memory! We were all so thrilled when you found each other and decided to get married! :) Its been 4 very productive years, resulting in a stunning family!! Your girls are gorgeous. Keep up the great work 😉 Our children (Leili, Milan & Zane) remember you guys very well, especially Sisay’s hugs and love, consistently no matter where they were. You always made them feel so special! Its a true gift! Everyone knew that you guys will make amazing parents and we are thrilled that you now get to daily shower that innate love for children at home. Your children indeed are very blessed to have the two of you as parents. You always have a home in China. Please come visit us!
Prayer and the very best wishes,
Mace & Vida

Laurel Sabera - What a truly perfect anniversary gift Negeen. You made us soooo happy when we saw this last night…there may have been 1 or 2 tears. And thank you everyone for the kind words. We love you all so much!

May T - Congratulations! What a beautiful and joyous family you have! What a blessing! Keep shinning!

shadi Safajou - Happy 4th Anniversary dear ones! We remember your wedding like it was yesterday: your radiant faces beaming with pure joy and now you have two beautiful daughters ( two pearls as a result of the merging of two seas of love) . You are both loved by each member of our family and we do miss you very much.
We wish you many many more years of wedding bliss, health and service.
much love from eacf one of us.
Jeffrey, Shadi, Munis , Nesar and Salim Safajou

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