For those of you who know me well, you know that fall is near and dear to my heart. Something about this time of year just sings to my soul. So when my dear friend Angela wanted to do a fall photo session of her precious baby boy, I sprang into action.
First of all, Angela and I go way back. All the way to freshman year at the University of Kentucky. She lived two floors below me and we both pledged the same sorority, besties for ever more. Throughout the past 12 years, we have cheered each other on all along the way. From studying for calculus tests, to living in foreign countries, to moving to strange big cities (me to D.C. and Ang to Chicago), to meeting the men who would ask us to be their’s forever, to standing next to each other the day we each said “I do”, to eventually making a full circle and moving back to the Cincinnati area. Did I mention Ang and her hubby Chris have the most amazing little baby named Hudson?
Hudson has big blue eyes that could go on forever. He is super expressive and inquisitive. He has been labeled a baby genius for hitting some of those down the road milestones as a 3 month old. He is a TON of fun. He loves it when his mama sings to him, and quotes her favorite books, “Hudson, you is kind, you is smart, you is important” – The Help. We got some of the best smiles of the day when Angela repeated that little line over and over again. So sweet.
We took photo breaks to make sure Hudson had plenty of rest and outfit changes. Angela, Hudson, and I took a stroll through my neighborhood with my puppy, Rumford on one of our mini breaks. Rummy and Hudson are only a few weeks apart and it was a bromance from the start. Cars rolled by very slowly, and neighbors ooh aned ahhed over the siting of not just a cute puppy, but a cute puppy AND a cute baby?! Life could not get more adorable in Cincinnati that day.
It has been an amazing journey to watch little Hudson grow over these few short months. Did I mention I also took Angela and Chris’s maternity photos? Hudson and I go way back. I am so grateful to be able to capture special moments of this little guy’s life. I wouldn’t be surprised if he hates us later for the picture of his Halloween costume, but his mamma couldn’t help herself. Too cute for Friday indeed!
PS – I think Hudson loved this photo shoot as much as we did!