I photographed this little guy, London, when he was just a newborn.
Over the Chinese New Year, he flew from Shanghai to Hong Kong to visit his grandparents. When his mom found out that I would *also* be in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year, we quickly pulled together a special session with the grandparents. I love seeing the doting and deep affection that grandparents have for their grandchildren. And I think I enjoy photographing this older generation as much as fresh babies — perhaps because both age groups are just comfortable in their own skin and can be themselves before the camera. Would love to have more opportunities to photograph the older generation here. Anyways, I had a wonderful time with this family. The grandparents even surprised me with a red envelope when I first walked in. Haha. I felt like a little kid again.
And the bottom right image is to be cherished — three generations of sons. London – you are dearly loved!
Meanwhile, today is the Chinese Lantern Festival, which I believe officially marks the end of the 2 week-long celebration for Chinese New Year. We were hoping to go out and see some Lanterns and take blog-worthy photographs. But the cold and rain kept us indoors. Instead, we learned to make 汤圆 (glutinous rice balls) and 甜酒酿 (sweet rice wine) at home, which are traditional foods you eat for the Lantern Festival.