A Dear Friend's Birthday

A very good friend of mine had her birthday last Saturday. I took my camera along for the evening, but I was equally happy making the table arrangements from her garden's plants and flowers. I also rode a skateboard for the first time in well over five years and didn't come off (unlike someone else - but I'll leave that well alone). 

As a professional photographer I pick up my cameras fairly regularly to make pictures for other people, and it's a great job, but it's the times with family and friends, where there are no briefs, no ideas for shots, just free spirits and my own reaction to the things around me, when I feel most connected to the image making process. Good times.