My family and I have always been close. My Grandma Urchek had seven kids, so you can only imagine how many first and second cousins I have. The thing is, no matter where we are in our lives or physically how far apart we are, we're still supportive of each other and keep in touch. In one way or another we all witness each other growing in our lives. I've seen a lot of my cousins grow up, including Chris. Having the opportunity to take his senior photos was so exciting for me because I knew it was going to be a lot of fun and I truly love quality time with my family. Plus, we were shooting at my favorite place on Mosquito Lake in Mecca, Ohio.
We spent a couple of hours talking about life - current and future plans. I loved hearing about his ambition and passions. We also shared a lot of laughs and even an embarrassing story or two :P Chris may be my "little" cousin, but I am seriously SO proud of the man he has become. I know for sure that his hard work and passion is going to take him absolutely anywhere he wants to go in life. And if for some chance his career path doesn't work out, he could clearly be a model. I mean, come on! He's got them James Dean vibes.