Celebrating a remarkable milestone birthday

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“You have to have a Jell-O shot! Come on, it’s just one!”

Such is life when you’re photographing a 21st birthday party. I chuckled and politely declined to a chorus of bemoaning. This quickly changed to laughter and I had to laugh as well.  The laughter just filled the air. It traveled from room to room, from indoors to the guests outside. Everyone from all ages was festive and mingling and why not? The guests of honor were a set of triplets, Aaron, Natalie and Jessie. Friends, family and extended family were there to bid a happy 21st to these remarkable siblings.

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In photography the things unplanned can be the best opportunities.

Sometimes in life you have to be in the right place at the right time. Recently I had a week which epitomized this thinking and provided great opportunities for photography. I was a part of four wonderful events and only one of them was planned.

It was a whirlwind kind of week and it all started with a friend’s 50th birthday party.

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