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Joy and Cake

Photo taken by first-time contributor Samantha, a 25-year-old living and working in Atlanta. She loves to write, take photos, cook, travel, and spend time with her favorite people. Her little sister Brie is autistic and has severe OCD. Brie is one of the most inspirational people Samantha has ever known.

About this photo: “I took this photo on Brie’s 22nd birthday. Birthdays are her favorite days of the year because she loves to celebrate with good food and cake. This photo captures her enthusiasm for the simple things that can bring us joy.


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12 comments on “Joy and Cake

  1. Paula McLane Jennings
    August 18, 2013

    what a wonderful little sister and great photo of her. You can see how much she is enjoying her celebration!


    • Samantha
      August 19, 2013

      Thank you, Paula! 🙂 She had a great day. I took this shot while she was singing “happy birthday” to herself. Hehe.


  2. Carolyn Hughes
    August 18, 2013

    What a joyful photo. Love it!


  3. Samantha
    August 19, 2013

    Reblogged this on sometimes, Samantha writes and commented:
    This photo I took of Brie on her birthday was featured on Broken Light: A Photography Collective. Thanks for featuring my photo! Everyone should check out other people’s work on the BL site!


  4. adewun44
    August 20, 2013

    Reblogged this on adewun44's Blog.


  5. Sheri
    August 20, 2013

    Great photo!!


  6. thehappyhugger
    August 20, 2013

    I like the happy photo!


  7. blueribbonfair
    August 24, 2013



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