“I am a human being from the planet Earth'” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Natasha Beynon by © Cyndal Lorch

“Nothing like spending an afternoon with some Grand Prix horses. I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of horses, but with the additional help on set (Thanks Julz and Kim), and worthy models, how can you refuse. The stables at King Ridge were a perfect setting for the shot we were hoping to achieve.

Natasha has been riding horses forever and is a major animal lover, not to mention a bit of a fashionista. So with those traits in mind, mixing the elegance of a gown with the natural beauty of a world class competitor, we knew it was bound to be a win. You won’t believe how high and how far that horse can jump! Kudos to Natasha for being brave enough to stand next to him and still looking super natural in front of the camera.” – Cyndal L

Image by © Cyndal Lorch

An Interview with Natasha

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

A. I have many wonderful birthday memories! One that comes to mind quickly – a few years ago I spent my birthday in California swimming with Dolphins and visiting with some beluga whales. It was a very memorable experience.

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. I’m very fortunate to have an amazing family and wonderful friends. Each and every birthday has been special in its own way.

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

A. When I was 11 my dad gave me a horse named Casey. She taught me a great deal and we became great teammates and even better friends.

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

A. Baskin n’ Robbins mint chocolate chip ice cream cake – every year no matter how old I get!

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

A. It’s an opportunity to celebrate with friends and family. Being with family and close friends on your birthday is the only way in my opinion to spend the day.

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

A. I typically take the day off to celebrate or travel with family and/or friends. I’ll book the day off and do something that I choose to do. Something special. I’ve spent birthdays in California, Florida, Bermuda etc. Each year – the day generates a new memory that’s unforgettable.