This year's Independence Day celebration was super special. I not only got to hang out with the family but I got to spend the holiday with a baby. A baby I have been watching grow up in pictures my cousin has been sending me since (pretty much) the day he was born. It was also an opportunity to take pictures of a small child, which I anticipated to be tricky, but this little guy is a ham for the camera. He is the happiest baby I've ever met, super comfortable with people, and also a giant flirt. Be prepared to fall in love.
How can you NOT love that face? Oh my goodness, just so freaking adorable. While I was able to capture a few portrait shots, I also got to document his very first time at the beach. Spoiler alert: Sand is apparently delicious.
My cousin and her husband were laughing because they thought everyone on the beach must have been thinking they were famous because there was a girl following them around with a camera like the Paparazzi. Hey, it's practice for me and free pictures of your adorable kiddo for you! (I love you Mike and Mal!)