surprise birthday | brookline, ma

One of the best parts in working with others is remaining connected and after documenting their wedding years ago, I was happy to accept the opportunity to document yet another milestone - that of Michael's 40th birthday. Planned by Claudia as a surprise that included parents and family from across the country and surrounded by local friends, it landed with complete disbelief and a warm embrace. 

Held in an exquisite home of a talented artist who's beautiful work graced the walls alongside inspirational elements that were simply fascinating. As a bonus, we were all able to see the Claudia's design for an extension of the kitchen onto a back yard deck. But the true highlight of it all outside of seeing his parents and family, were the expressions and embraces, the connection of family and friends, and the memory of this beautiful afternoon.