Some birthdays are just special and I’m fairly certain that 90 is the new 60 as far as milestone birthday’s are concerned.
A recent family portrait session in honour of a wonderful lady’s 90th birthday took place at the gorgeous setting of Brazenhall Barns near Fakenham in North Norfolk. Family travelled from all over the UK and South Africa to celebrate the occasion and my part was to take some family photographs both to produce a multi-aperture framed picture as a birthday present and record this unique event for the family on one of my presentation boxed Dvd collections.
As I’m now quite experienced at photographing larger family groups I asked for everyone’s names in advance and started pretty well on arrival at remembering names of at least 21 family members. Of course after a while and with numerous small people running around some dressed in similar outfits I can’t say I got everyone’s name correct 100 percent of the time but it was great trying. We photographed family groups, the big family group, young, old and middling and had great fun in beautiful weather. We even witnessed several grandmothers dancing behind the camera to amuse the little people in front of the camera, although I couldn’t name names.
With both formal photographs and some very informal photographs in the bag we moved onto the birthday cake cutting and it was surprising how many young people couldn’t quite leave the cake table once the cake had been cut. Indeed travelling to and from the cake table in hope of a bit of sweet icing proved such a strong motivator that we got a double bonus in that it proved to be the first time that one young man had walked consecutive steps which were repeated quite a few times to and fro from the table to the sofa much to mum’s, grand mum’s and great grand mum’s joy!
It was a great morning and I left the family preparing some G&T’s and an absolutely awesome looking BBQ!
Great fun and a wonderful way to celebrate a lovely lady’s 90th birthday family portrait photography.