Last week I made a new friend – though this friend probably doesn’t yet realize it. Her name is Sandra – and Sandra is about to turn 40. (Now she REALLY might not be my friend since I’m spilling the beans on her age on the internet!) So really, I’m hoping that if I’m Sandra’s friend for the next decade, perhaps age will be as kind and beautiful to me as it has been to her! Seriously, does Sandra look like she could be a mom to a teenage son? Well she is! Not only that, but Sandra “mothers” a whole group of teenagers as a teacher at the local Porter Ridge High school! (I am speaking from personal experience when I say this…..teaching high school will age you a bit!!! Many of those students just worried me to death when I was teaching!!! :))
So Sandra contacted me awhile back about doing some pictures of herself in celebration of her 40th birthday – in her favorite area of course – uptown Charlotte! I was thrilled to do something a little “outside of the box” (and by that I mean shooting somewhere other than a meadow for a change!) So I did a little “homework” and figured out a few places we could get shots of the skyline…and then planned to wrap up with some shots in what has become one of my favorite areas of uptown Charlotte – and that is NoDa! NoDa is an area of “North Davidson Street” where there are all kinds of little “artsy” places – and lots of brightly painted brick walls! LOVE!!!
So I picked Sandra up and we headed uptown, camera and outfits in hand! Not only did we take some awesome pics, but we had some great conversations too!
Hope your birthday is amazing Sandra! And like I said, send some of those fresh and fabulous forties my way! :)-