After four years in Colombia, my very good friend Amanda has come home to the UK with her two, now grown-up children. She arrived just in time to celebrate her 50th birthday and decided to mark the occasion with a studio shoot. Beyond the clothing choices, including Colombian football shirts!, Amanda gave me free reign to try different light setups and compositions to deliver a portfolio of individual and group portraits. Thanks to my very obliging models, In just a couple of hours we’d got plenty of images in the can. These are some of my personal favourites.