shhh…it’s a surprise

On a warm evening in the Oakland Hills, with the San Francisco Bay glowing in fiery colors, friends gathered to give the unsuspecting Claudia a surprise birthday.  I had the pleasure of  being the professional photographer of  the event.

Claudia celebrated with her friends and husband as they toasted her life, qualities and accomplishments.  The birthday girl was thrilled, radiant and adored.

We staffed a photo booth which allowed guests to show some sweetness and silliness.  Big thanks to my second shooter Michelle Lee for staffing the photo booth.

The amazing dinner was catered by Barbara Llewellyn Catering.

It was such an honor to photograph this event.  Thank you Sam and Claudia.  May this be a happy, happy year.

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