"I did not suspect anything until about 2 hours before we took off. My husband Steve had arranged the flight as a birthday and anniversary surprise and he had kept it completely hush-hush. Then he got the confirmation phone call about the departure time while I was sitting next to him."
"Steve hired Adventure Helicopter Tours to celebrate our special weekend.
Our birthdays and our anniversary happen on three consecutive days at the end of March. And I did not organize it that way so that it would be only a one-event-production! When we got married I was a teacher in a rough part of Chicago and I had no idea I would end up in the event industry in Los Angeles."
"Flying over our city was a beautiful experience. We had the perfectly clear Spring day. Here a view of Hollywood including our client Starwood's new W Hotel."
"It was the first time I got this overview of Downtown. We work here a lot but you never get to see it so serenely calm from the air."
"As usual, I could not help myself. Landing spots everywhere. Now that's an idea for a really impressive grand entrance to an event!"
Copyright all photos: Steve Elkins, March 2010.