I photographed a beautiful 70th birthday in Willowbrook IL the other weekend. Once in a while I get to be a part of families gathering to celebrate one another in some special way. This celebration was so fun. Of course I got the green light to photograph kids being kids, which is always at the heart of what I do. Capturing childhood is my jam. This family was absolutely beautiful inside and out. I love to see the generational differences. I am someone who deeply values cultures, and it was so cool to be in the presence of theirs. Their backyard was the perfect venue for this get together. All of the kids toasted with juice in the cutest plastic flutes. & of course when I was offered a slice of cake I didn’t hesitate. It was delicious.