This photo means a lot to me. The couple in the middle, the man, is like my father. After my dad died when I was nine years old, Tom and his wife Kitty always welcomed me in their home. Now Tom has an extended family with his new partner as Kitty passed away about ten years ago. This day was a celebration of both their birthdays. I took this group portrait. The reactions are heartwarming. A large part of the thrill of being a photographer is being able to create joy with an image.