I had a great evening last weekend when I was invited to the Hilton Hotel in Maidstone to photograph the family celebrations of a joint 30th and 40th birthday party. Here are the birthday girls, I’m not going to be so bold as to identify whose birthday was whose . . . . It seemed to me that they had a lovely evening with a lot of warm welcomes and plenty of chatting and laughter. I took plenty of casual photos and then grabbed some more staged family shots towards the end of my time with the family. The contact was via Claire and Richard’s wedding (see blog post)that I shot earlier in the year so it was really nice to meet up with some familiar faces again. Here they are again, six months or so after their wedding. I was made to feel really welcome so hopefully I will meet this family again. I was offered food and drink and had to remember that this was really supposed to be work! I didn’t get a chance to photograph the buffet but it did look and smell terrific! I did get a shot of the cakes though . . .