Celebrating a Landmark Birthday in Style

I think it's only natural that we hope/want to have photos that capture how we look and feel when we reflect upon our lives. I recall taking a sociology class about time and memory at Rutgers - okay, I didn't pay attention nearly as much as I should have - but I do recall discussing how we retain "recent" memory and attribute importance to rather insignificant days. There is nothing significant about a one-day difference in any generic sense of the time except when it leaps us into a new category. For example, remember turning 21? 

There was no real difference between the day before your 21st birthday and the "big day" except that suddenly you were granted new freedoms you didn't have only one day earlier. Those few hours before we turned 21 were not much different than the following hours except that we could finally drink legally or get into certain lounges, right? (haha) But, as we age, there is a difference between turning 23 and turning 30. For example, maybe we can rent cars, maybe we qualify for new discounts, maybe we check a new box on a survey or on the census or maybe it's just that stepping into a new decade. After all, a lot of us have the "by the time I'm 30 I hope to be ... " in which case we have these kind of outlandish desires we hope to achieve because we consider it a landmark event. 

 I'd argue that birthdays impact women more than men. With that being said, the days leading up to a significant birthday are perfect for a photo shoot. Why not end a decade in style ... then again, why not begin a new chapter of your life in style as well -- with a fashion photo shoot?!

Photography by Liesl Marelli of Girona Consulting. To view the entire gallery visit www.LMarelliPhotography.com/Portraits/Samantha

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Photography by Liesl  Marelli of Girona Consulting (all rights reserved)

Samantha Photography by Liesl Marelli of Girona Consultingwebsite  ⁞ blog  ⁞ e-mail   ⁞  facebook Watermarks do not appear on purchased prints
Photography by Liesl  Marelli of Girona Consulting (all rights reserved) 

Samantha Photography by Liesl Marelli of Girona Consultingwebsite  ⁞ blog  ⁞ e-mail   ⁞  facebook Watermarks do not appear on purchased prints
Photography by Liesl  Marelli of Girona Consulting (all rights reserved) 

Photography by Liesl Marelli of Girona Consulting www.GironaConsultingINC.us (all rights reserved)
Photography by Liesl  Marelli of Girona Consulting (all rights reserved)



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