Yesterday was my friend Dani's birthday. Her boyfriend, Jose, secretly contacted me a week before and asked me if I could take some portraits of Dani as a surprise present from him to her, and I agreed instantly, even though I am temporarily retired from freelancing. It was a pretty fun and casual afternoon birthday party, and the orange trees around the house provided an excellent background with their citrus bokeh. I even made some of my pink punk cupcakes for the occasion.
I haven't even submitted these to Dani and Jose yet, but I just can't wait to post them. I am loving the flare and the jump series!
P.S. I will miss Steve and Pavlova, Dani and Jose's dog and cat - I am no longer Steve's walker... But there's always a silver lining: the less we see each other for business, the more we'll see each other for fun events like these.