From Forest Hill High to Boynton Beach, Florida
The Vissa family is a family I’ve had the pleasure of photographing for the last five years. The Vissa family lives in Boynton Beach, Florida. Kristina’s dad. Mr. Carlos Rosello, was the High School principal at Forest Hill Community High School while I attended as a student there. Growing up, I’ve always had a father. He was my biological, nuturing, loving father. Fortunately, Mr. Rosello was my second father, my academic father. As an introvert, there were very few situations I’d put myself in to that involved public speaking. Mr. Rosello did just that. He placed me in a position to deliver a class inspirational speech at our senior awards ceremony. This was a moment that would rewrite my entire future.
Equipped and confident from that point on I would conquer all challenges that would come my way thenceforth. Since Mr. Rosello’s life was cut short in 2005 due to cancer I’ve always remained connected to his family. I’ve had the honor to photograph all of their important family events and have great friendships with them. We seem to be on the same page of life as their daughters, now with children of their own, are raising their families. Being the literary people that hey are, reading books together is the Vissa’s favorite hobby as a family. Mike’s parents were over their house on the day of the photoshoot and it was only natural to include them, the grandparents in a few shots. The result was pure fun and emotion.