Every once in a while I give in to opportunities that I don't necessarly feel comfortable doing but the possibility of creating lifetime memories to a dear friend conquered my fear. I was invited to photograph a surprise birthday celebration of an 83 year old grandmother who spent her entire life taking care of her beautiful family.
She was invited over for a casual lunch to her granddaughter's ( my dear friend ) house while the rest of the family was hiding down in the basement. At the beginning I was a bit scared and I was not sure if I was about to photograph a look of disbelief or pure joy of this beautiful lady.
Enjoy the event as it unfolds.
I feel so lucky that I was able to catch her first reaction of seeing her grandson and his fiancé from the West Coast.
Real feelings, real emotions, lovely family.