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A Stylish Birthday Party With Views

In hot pink and full of rambunctious energy, Mary W. is a fiesty, well-traveled, fun loving 80 years young with a heart of gold and an acute sense of humor. She is an influential matriarch who has shaped and continues to impact the lives of her loved ones. Without a doubt, this group of adoring loyalists knows exactly how lucky they are to count her as auntie and friend.

When I photograph private events, especially birthday parties or family reunions, the love and happiness are often so contagious I’m left buoyant for days. This gathering was especially heart-warming with roundtables of funny stories and poignant moments shared that paid homage to her rather unconventional and beneficent existence.

They hosted Mary’s birthday lunch in a private dining room at the Hotel Angeleno. Adjacent to Beverly Hills and sitting below the beautiful Getty Museum, this boutique hotel is distinctive by its circular shape and incredible panoramic views of Santa Monica and environs.

In addition to the requisite group shot and interactive candids, we made sure to get Mary one-on-one with each guest for a celebratory print album and capture some details of the lovely decorations and place settings so carefully put together by her friends, Mark and John.

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