Lake Forest Country Club: Jennifer’s 40th Birthday Surprise

What a pleasure it was to photograph this special 40th birthday party. Jennifer knew a party was being planned by her husband Mark, but some of it was a surprise to her. I think the moment she walked into a room full of close family and friends singing, “Happy Birthday” was a memory she won’t forget. ¬†Jennifer has been battling cancer for a couple years, but the celebration of her life was something incredibly special. ¬†She spoke about her faith in God in such a confident and assured way and friends and family attested to her faith in everything they had to say about her. It was very clear to me that she is a light to those around her and I pray that God continuous to fill her with a tremendous amount of peace, joy and hope. Happy Belated 40th Birthday, Jennifer!

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Cuties and Cupcakes

My daughter’s friend, Lauren had been asking her mom to have a tea party with her friends for quite awhile so her mom called up Main Street Cupcakes to see what we could do there.  She found out that they do cupcake parties.  They provided drinks, cupcakes, frosting and sprinkles for $5 a person and we had 30 minutes fun.  We all seriously had such a delightful time. From the excitement on their faces of showing each other their fancy dresses, to the hugging (I mean, lots of hugging), to the fun of decorating and all of the laughter, giggles, smiles and joy shared in between…I highly recommend setting up a cupcake decorating party for yourself at Main Street Cupcakes in downtown Hudson.   I love that these are special memories these sweet friends will share for a long, long time.

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Hope you enjoyed some sweetness today!

~Jen