Saturday, April 17, 2010

My Aunt Trish's 50th Birthday Prom

Last year, my Aunt Trish told me she was thinking about throwing a prom for her 50th birthday in our hometown of Riverton, Wyo.

Trish never attended her high school prom. Years later, something inside of her yearned for that special experience.

So, after mustering up some courage, she made plans to throw a bash. The party would mark a new chapter life, and celebrate her good health after fighting breast cancer.

She rented a small hall, and invited her friends and colleagues from the Middle School where she works. She wrangled my Uncle Rex into a tux. She granted my little cousin Paul the wish of wearing an orange one. And, cousin Kristin, (oh, my goodness!) looked absolutely stunning.

I wouldn't have been able to take these photos if Manuel didn't loan me his camera. (Thank you, M!)

Aunt Trish

Cousin Kristin and Aunt Trish applying makeup

Special 'do for the special night

My little cousin Paul, the ham

Uncle Rex

My uncle rocking the Wyoming coozie

Regan, the best dance teacher in Riverton.

Aunt Trish and Uncle Rex's first dance.

Cousin Bill and Dawn

Mom and Dad


Chantal said...

Erika, I love this post. thanks for sharing such an intimate family gathering! Your cousin in the orange suit is hilarious.

ValGalArt said...

you take really amazing and wonderful pictures! you are so talented :D

bror said...

Wow - wonderful series!!

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