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CAMBODIA // A DAY FULL OF SMILES

It seems just like yesterday that I took a trip, a trip around the world.

A trip that completely changed my life.

I could go on and on explaining to you why this trip completely changed my life, but I am not a novelist. But, lets just say that it opened my eyes and made me reevaluate everything I was working toward. You could say this is the trip where my photography career began. It started with me, my backpack, my camera and two amazing friends.

It ended with countless memories.

So why now? Why, almost four years later am I barely getting to edit these pictures of Southeast Asia? Well, maybe because now I am less intimidated opening a file filled with thousands of pictures and not knowing where to start. It started with photography being a personal thing, and lately, its become less and less personal. I want to change that. I want to remind myself that this started because I wanted to do it for me, because it was something I was born to do.

So here is the start of many posts from that epic trip. And it starts with one of the most magical days of my life. 

Meet the orphan children of [The Lighthouse Orphanage] in Cambodia. It was a day filled with smiles that warmed my soul. They have almost nothing, but everyday they find a reason to beam those wonderful laughs and smiles.

I will never, ever, forget that day. That day they allowed me to play hangman with them. That day they shared their fruit with me. That day that their laughter was so joyous and boisterous that, if I think hard enough, I can hear it just as if it happened yesterday.

That day that a small group of children taught me to always smile.  

Also, if you have forgotten, they sang that [I Was Their Sunshine].

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