Here we go! This post is the first in a 4-part series devoted to my cousin Mike - his wife, Laura and their super-duper cute son, Hunter. I took so many pictures that day that I ended up with many, many good ones - and with this guy...really, even the bad ones were good ones because he is just.so.adorable. So, I will have to do a series of posts just to give you the gist of the day - otherwise, you will be on cute overload for the rest of the week. :)
First up in the series... Hunter with his Daddy. I love seeing these two together! I know I mentioned it before, but Mike grew up very close with my sister and I - even though he is 10(?) years younger than me, we spent so much time together that he really felt like a brother to us. We were annoyed by him, loved on him, played with him and occasionally kicked him *gently* into the wall. :) He had so much energy that he kinda liked it! lol Let's just say we made a game out of it to drain that excess energy. He kept coming back for more! :) haha! Good times.
All kidding aside, we love him like a brother, and now I am really proud of the man he has become...and I really miss him now that he lives in Florida with his family. I had no idea just how much I missed him until after they packed up in the van and left this shoot - and I was left with a longing that could only be described as homesickness. When life separates you geographically, your mind sometimes soothes that gap automatically by making you feel alright with it - but the moment he left, I really wished we all lived closer - I can only imagine what his parents are feeling!
Anyway, since he is like my little brother, I feel such pride seeing him with his first born son - seeing how gentle and sweet and loving he is with Hunter makes me very, very happy.
Here is my attempt at documenting just how cute they are together. :) I noticed today that my favorites in this series are mostly black and whites - I think they do a better job at isolating and freezing the emotion between them.
playing with a vintage, textured look:
Yep, I snuck a duplicate in here - did you notice? I really like how intimate and cozy this finish is, how it made the picture so different than the vibrantly colored one. What do you think? Which one strikes your fancy more? :)
Stay tuned...next in the series: Hunter and his Momma! ♥