I met Thembisile (Judith) in December 2015 at her friends’ Tselani & Zola’s wedding in Mthatha. We met again at another recent event and she asked me to capture her forthcoming 50th at the impressive new Royal St. Andrews Hotel in Port Alfred. And what an occasion it was! Judith’s invite read “Fifty & Fabulous” on the cover and FABULOUS she most definitely is. Judith is an elegant, poised lady who is young at heart and playful in nature and a joy to be around. She is evidently very loved, respected and appreciated by her nearest and dearest. There were many awesome locations for me to capture portraits and family photos around the pool area and in the gardens. Judith’s intimate and elegant birthday was celebrated by 50 close friends and family. The speeches were hysterical and I found myself laughing so much. Judith’s friends came up to present their gifts and each shared a story of Judith, many of which had the guests laughing in stitches. I managed to capture many of these moments and great expressions on Judith’s face. Her hubby and three beautiful children were there to support her. The bond that they share is undeniably apparent and their group family embrace at the end of the evening was very touching. Thank you Judith for asking me to capture your glam 50th – it was a most enjoyable evening and wonderful too to see many familiar faces. May your year ahead be filled with good health, much laughter and new adventures.