Sometimes beauty just IS. Like the day I photographed this little lady Ciara and her two adorable brothers, Liam and Finn. You might think that we are alone here… THE ONLY ONES living outside our home culture by living in Bujumbura, Burundi. You would be wrong. There are loads of us… singles and couples and young families and older couples. They’re all here. Being brave and living out a journey far away from the place they first called “home.” It’s funny because at school drop off and pick up and on the weekends near the shores of the hippo-prone Lake Tanganyika you can’t help but feel “normal.” There are other parents from far-away places pushing strollers down impossibly bumpy roads. We are not alone. This particular family is an American+Irish combo living right in our neighborhood and we love spending time with them.