I love surprise birthday parties. It is so exciting working with family and friends of the guest before the parties. Everyone works so hard to keep the party a secret and purposely does things to make the guest of honor think that nothing is going on right under their noses. And then I the look on guest's face when they come in is priceless.
I'll admit that it is funny until, it's your turn to be surprised. My surprise birthday party was held three months after my birthday. I though that I was booked to photograph a party only to find my family and friends staring at me. I should have know it was a set-up because there were so many cars in the parking lot when I arrived. Normally, when I arrive at a party, I get their early to test the lighting.
Now, I know what it feels like to be truly surprised.