For those of you who don't know, "Paul Smith, the photographer" is our studio mate. What you may or may not know is that he and Jonathan have been buddies since high school.
Well, they've blossomed from "buddies" to "actual friends" in their adult life, but you get the idea.
And today is his BIRTHDAY, so we wanted to celebrate (rain and all.)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Paul. We are so excited that today is your birthday, and don't worry, we won't mention your age to anyone. But we promise, your 30s will be even better than your 20s! We should know, we've been here for awhile.
On this, the day of your birth, we wanted to articulate a few things we particularly love about you. In no specific order, Paul we love:
-Your dance party moves. (He breaks them out in the hallway of the office at random times of any given day.)
-YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR. You're hilarious and you make everything so fun.
-Your generosity. You are a very giving soul.
-Your kindness. We know you'll put aside your work and listen to us when we need you.
-Your patience and empathy.
-Your teaching skills. We've learned so much sharing a space with you and our girls loved having lessons with you!
-Your honesty. (We won't tell the masses about the times you've helped Layne with her design [lack of] skills.)
-Your creative vision and commitment to quality.
We love, you Paul! You make every single day a bit brighter and more wonderful. We're so glad to know you, to call you our friend, and to celebrate "with" you today (even if we're celebrating down the street.)