“Synchronicity is the primary law of the Universe” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Kellie Amantea by © Aaron McCullough

“Kellie was super nervous coming into the studio because she hadn’t really had a picture done since she had lost 115 pounds!  She said the images didn’t really look like her but they did! She is a self confessed oil brat who has lived all over Alberta. I thought her eyes and hair looked great together and soon as she relaxed she was a smiling machine! She runs her own dance studio in Black Diamond. She has been in dance for a long time and spends her time teaching and adjudicating. Presently she is undergoing renovations at the studio and she is looking forward to when it is completed. She is also a hair and make-up artist. She even did her own hair which I think looks fantastic!” – Aaron M

Image © Aaron McCullough

An Interview with Loren

Q. What is the best memory you have from a previous birthday?

A. Going to Mexico with my mom for a girls trip for my 21st birthday

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. I don’t have a worst. I love my birthday no matter how big or small.

Q. What was the present you’ve received for your birthday that surprised you most?

A. My husband wanted to take me on a helicopter ride, I am deathly afraid of heights so kind of funny…

Q. Is there a food or dish that you insist on eating on your birthday?

A. No…food, drinks, and laughs are all I insist on.

Q. What do you believe is the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday?

A. It allows me to get together with friends near and far to celebrate and enjoy the moment, continuously thankful for another year.

Q. Do you have any traditions or thing you always do to celebrate a birthday? What is it?

A. I have made a ritual: my mom was in labour for a couple days so I jokingly say I get to celebrate two days before as well as the day of, because it was about me for two days before and the day of ☺