I came across your site, and then your blog. You photography is amazing! Absolutely beautiful. I am curious though, how did you get the two sisters to pose for you so much? I have a similar background to yours (born in USSR, moved to US when I was 12, visit relatives in Kazakhstan) and whenever I try to photograph grandparents and relatives they get impatient pretty quick!
Anyhow, just wanted to express my admiration. Keep up the good work!