My dearest friend, Pei-San (incidentally, she is a fabulous culinary and wine adventurer: www.sassywinebelly.blogspot.com) asked me to photograph a family milestone; her mom’s birthday. The day I photographed Gloria and her family it was the actual day of her birth 70 years prior. We spent some time together this day in a beautiful tropical setting that was chosen specifically by her oldest daughter because it reminds her mom of home. It was a thoughtful gathering of family; of three generations together all at once celebrating Gloria’s birth and existence in this life. This is a woman who raised two beautiful, kind, intelligent, strong, and fiercely loyal women. A woman whom I admire for her strength, tenacity, generosity of spirit, and wonderful sense of humor. I was honored to have been asked to document a part of this day. You know when you hug someone and you linger a little longer than usual because they feel like home?