Behind-the-Camera of Photojournalist Nic Coury in Monterey County, California.

January 2, 2012

Extending the Family Tree.

Vincent Chang.

This past holiday was a bit different, mostly due to the fact that it was the first Christmas with my sister's nine-week-old son, Vincent.

She and my brother-in-law Mike came up to Monterey for a days and it was really fun hanging out with three generations of family.

It is also fun being an uncle. That kid and I are going to have some good times when he gets older. And matching sneakers and I'm going to tell him a bunch of dumb jokes.

On a serious note though, being an uncle is more exciting that I thought it was going to be. Mike and my sister are stoked and my parents are enjoying being grandparents, but it is nice to be able to be a positive influence on the next generation, because, well, you have to and it is going to be nice to see that positive influence show itself in the next few years, and 18 years...

Oh yeah, and happy 2012.

My favorite family "portrait". Not surprisingly, it's a candid...

My sister and Vincent.

Mike and Vincent.

Uncle Nic and Vincent.

Grandpa and Vincent, courtesy of the Polaroid app on my iPhone.

Grandma and Vincent.

Grandma and Vincent.

My "creative" angle of the above photo.

Kristen and Vincent.