Samantha's 30th

My friend Sam turned 30 this week. So many people don’t like to fuss over their birthday. It’s very normal to try to treat your birthday as unremarkable or as any other day.

Sam. Wanted. To. Celebrate.

She wanted to mark this occasion in her life and this new decade she was embarking on… and I loved it. I always encourage people and try to remind them that documenting their own story is important too.

She chose to celebrate with her own cake smash. We had so much fun and I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard on a shoot. There is also a group of Boy Scouts somewhere in Austin, Minnesota right now who saw more on their nature hike than I think they anticipated. To say that when the shoot was over that she had a severe sugar rush (after all that delicious cake and champagne) is an understatement. Here are some of my favorites from her session!

Happy Birthday, Sam!