My Best Friend's Birthday [In 5 Frames]


I think birthday portraits should be a thing. I've done several sessions in honor of milestone birthdays like turning sixteen or twenty five, but I think ever year there should be a few photos to commemorate the day. Birthdays are like your own personal New Year's Day, or at least they can be. You learn a lot in a whole year. You might move to a new place, you might make a few friends, you may even lose some. There's a lot that goes into rounding out another year of life. This is what Stephanie Hinrich's birthday felt like. Cold temperatures, warm friendships, a few surprises here and there and a margarita or two. We had pizza & cake. I took her to lunch to and we talked about growing up. I asked at one point what she'd learned this year and she told me this: 

Life is too short to do things you don't want to do or pretend to like things you don't like. 
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Happy Birthday, dear friend! Love you to the moon. I'll join you at 25 in just a few short weeks.