On June 30th I celebrated my 26th birthday, and I was so excited about my birthday this year simply because it’s been a tough last couple of years for me. Dealing with my health issues, not having the right job; I feel like this year was the first birthday in a while where I felt like me again. I wanted to celebrated my birthday differently, I wanted to capture my day by taking professional pictures. I wanted to be able to look back at the photos years from now and remember just how happy and healthy I was.
My friend Jonathan who is a photographer took me to Dumbo. If you are from NY, I am sure you know where dumbo is; it’s a beautiful location near the Brooklyn bridge. I had such an awesome time taking pictures and capturing the moments. I think this was the first time in 26 years I felt the most confident. I didn’t care who was looking, I was just feeling myself. It was also easy to be me since a friend was taking the pictures.
Looking back at the last 3 years and seeing just where God has brought me really had me in tears. ( I don’t think Jonathan noticed the tears). As a christian you read so many stories in the Bible of how God always turns things around for his children, and you don’t really understand it until you experience it for yourself. God has been so good to me and my family during some of the hardest years of our lives and I am so grateful so his everlasting love. This was indeed the best birthday I’ve had in years.
If you guys are in the NJ/NY/PA area and looking for a photographer, you need to check out my friend Jonathan’s work. He is talented and amazing. I will leave his info and also my look’s detail below. Hope you guys are inspired by my pictures to go out and capture the moments that are dearest to you.
Photography: Dexterity Productions
Dress: Lulu’s (sold out)
Shoes: Steve madden (similar here)
Hair: Her Hair Company