I started doing birthday shoots when I turned 46, and had grand plans for my 50th birthday. Then things got very craptastic and pandemicky, and I never found the simultaneous energy, motivation, and time to do the shoot I wanted to do to commemorate that milestone.
Having missed that year, I really wanted to do something special for my 51st. And when I saw these pasties from The Playful Pear, I knew exactly what that something special would be.
So here I am, unretouched, as I began my 52nd year, with a sparkly message for all the people who think maybe I shouldn’t still be doing what I’m doing.
Photography by Jerry Seeger
Just before my birthday, Grocery Outlet had the Giant Cupcake Pan which I have always wanted so now I have it and my 51st birthday party was this giant cupcake and a bottle of dessert wine.