“The rhythm of breathing is a constant accompaniment to life” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Rebecca Lee by © Lori Maloney

“This beautiful mom drove down from Edmonton to Calgary and back for hers and her 5 year old daughter’s Birthday Book sessions and then left on an international trip the very next day…THANK YOU, REBECCA!  As soon as you stepped in front of my camera it was clear that you had modeled…talk about ‘tough’ trying to pick ‘the’ shot for The Book!  You and Ava are such beautiful ladies and I so enjoyed getting to meet you both…thank you again for the yeoman’s effort in travelling to me so that we could get your portraits done before you left on your trip!  Life – and you – are beautiful!”

Image © Lori Maloney

An Interview with Rebecca

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

A. My champagne birthday was the best with my brothers and close friends – and lots of champagne!

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. One birthday there were no plans and no cake so we had to run out to get one last minute – cake is a big deal for me.

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

A. On a milestone birthday the guy of my dreams got me the bag of my dreams. I felt so special.

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

A. Cake and more cake!

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

A. Family and friends for sure as you embark on another year.

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

A. Growing up and even now my family insists on cutting cake together. We’re lucky enough to carry on this tradition and pass it onto the kids now too.