Philadelphia Family Photographer | Museum of Art | Hudson & Co.
Pamela contacted me to photograph a lovely combination of events. In the span of one week, her son, Hudson, was turning 11, graduating elementary school, and receiving a visit from his grandfather from Hong Kong. She spoke of it as, “celebrating a milestone moment in time.”
And it was. The original plan was to go totally casual but Hudson had picked out a sharp blue and white striped blazer so they started off looking a little extra special together.
There are big things coming up for the family. Hudson will be going to sleepaway camp for the first time this summer and, later, going to a Minecraft summer camp. I honestly never knew there was such a thing.
Meanwhile, Pamela is going on a dreamy yoga retreat/vacation to Iceland with a good friend.
Hudson’s birthday surprise was a trip to Chicago. Pamela told him about it the day before and the three generations set off to the Windy City and dined at the Michelin-rated Alinea. Hudson had learned about Alinea on TV a few years ago, had researched it, and hadn’t stopped talking about it since. What an incredible treat!
They are a jet-setting family. With visits to grandpa in China every year, they also check out Jackson Hole, Miami, and spent two weeks in Italy last year.
Despite being a tween boy, Hudson is sweetly affectionate with his mom.
Those sparkling blue eyes probably get him out of any trouble too.
I loved spending a few hours with them around Waterworks and the Philadelphia Art Museum. Happy travels!
“Family is the most important thing in the world.”
~ Princess Diana