Last week I photographed a birthday party of a lovely grandmother who turned 70 years old. The birthday girl's daughter found me on Yelp and after we spoke in the Spring she put a deposit down for the party in July. I photographed portraits of the family and captured candid photographs of the party. It was definitely not the mellow party I expected. It was quite fun to capture the birthday girl dancing and seeing her have a ball on her 70th.
I hope I can be this boisterous at her age. My own mother is in her 60s and she is still dancing and has a great sense of humor too.
This party was just a reminder you never know what to expect as a photographer. I had only spoken on the phone with my client and been in touch via email. When you photograph a party of people you've never met you don't know how fun it may be! These photos will always remind me to live life to the fullest no matter what age :) Below she is taking a more fun portrait and the last photo is a shot of the dancers who were hired to entertain the guests. I have photographed 40th birthday parties, 50th birthday parties and 75th birthday parties but Alicia's 70th birthday party takes the cake. It was held at Geezers in Santa Fe Springs, a suburb East of Los Angeles.