A little playing around with my home made lightbox, and inadequate lighting. Followed by more playing around in photoshop elements. Sprinkle in a few hug quotes and you've got yourself a post.
(all four are the same picture starting with the original straight off the camera, and ending with my finished picture)
A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away. ~Bil Keane, "Family Circus"
You can't wrap love in a box, but you can wrap a person in a hug. ~Author Unknown
There's something in a simple hug
That always warms the heart,
It welcomes us back home
And makes it easier to part....
~Johnny Ray Ryder, Jr., "A Simple Hug"
A hug delights and warms and charms,
that must be why God gave us arms.
[E]very day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. ~Maya Angelou