Today's blog is very special to me. On the blog today is Pablo and Kaitlin's engagement session. Pablo is my first cousin. My dad, and his dad are brothers. My dad passed away a very long time ago when I was 17. He is the person whom I was and am inspired by the most with my own photography. My dad had an amazing eye, and he loved having a camera in his hands.
My Uncle Frank, Pablo's dad is someone whom I always felt so incredibly close with. After my dad passed away, I visited my Uncle Frank in England, where he was living at the time with his family. I spent time with him and my Aunt, and my cousins Pablo and his brother Javi. It was a restorative trip. My family is awesome.
When my Uncle Frank and my Aunt got married, my dad and my mom traveled to Spain for their wedding. There is a whole photo album devoted to the trip, and it has some of my Dad's favorite work. He has many pictures of my Uncle and my Aunt. They remind me of Engagement pictures. When I was in Brooklyn, with my cousin and Kaitlin a few weeks ago, I felt like I was having a full circle moment. I found myself thinking of my dad.....wishing he was there with me. I believe he was. I just adored spending time with my cousin. Kaitlin is amazing, and they have the sweetest little baby Thomas who is absolutely adorable. They really love living in Brooklyn, and it was easy to see why. Brooklyn is awesome. We had such a fun time. Pablo and Kate took me to where they first met, and some of their favorite places to hang out. We spent out time in Wiliamsburg. We walked all over. It was a gloriously warm day, and we were able to explore until it was dark. The sun set was epic. I loved the Manhattan Skyline and Statue of Liberty in the distance down by the water.
Many thanks to Kate's sister who took care of little T while mommy and daddy got some photos.
I'm so looking forward to Kate and Pablo's wedding in February in Philly. It's going to be so fun!
Thank you Pablo and Kate. You two are the best. Love you both so much.