It's my beautiful bestie's birthday today ... Happy Happy Birthday Ilona xx
We've known each other for most of our lives and I still laugh the most with her. We are on the same page when it comes to the beautiful, intricate details of life and balance each other out in all the other stuff.
My friend is sincere but sassy, inspired and traditional, loyal and fun, bold and driven, supportive and genuine in her friendship. And my husband loves her almost as much as I do!
She's snuggled my newborn babies with so much affection, listens intently to their stories now they're not babies anymore, she makes herself at home in our home, she encourages my big dreams - and we dream big together. Our life is so much brighter with her in it.
My birthday wish for her is that she is always, always surrounded by love and joy and loyalty and encouragement and celebration and sincerity.
Apple Tarte Tatin, by Ilona...
We took these photographs a couple of years ago, at a time when she had found her strong, wonderful spark again and I can't tell you how happy I am that I stood in her kitchen with her and photographed it.
I found my spark again too when I got these photographs back, I fell right back in love with film.
Happiest of Birthdays my beautiful Lona, we love you lots and lots. xx
Nikon F4 | Portra 400