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This may be one of the sweetest weddings that I have done in my entire photographic career!!!

Ms. Debbie and Mr. John were married on January 16, 2016 at the historic First Concord Baptist Church in Rye, Texas..  The original church was built in May 1845 and General Sam Houston attended services here as well.  Talk about some fabulous Texas history!

The ceremony was very intimate and absolutely perfect.  After the ceremony the wedding party moved to The romantic Retreat at Artesian Lakes  just outside of Cleveland.  Here they had the most wonderful reception dinner – and I should know because they actually invited me to join them for dinner (which I was so thankful for — it was delicious).  Altogether is was the perfect setting for the perfect wedding. 

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Griffin I wish you all the happiness in the world!   Thank you for allowing me to be a very special part of your day.   I so appreciate it and it was a pleasure to work with you all!!!

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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to be a part of a very special event – Greater East Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce’s  Principal of the Day Event.  This event connected local schools and local businesses by allowing business owners (and/or employees of) to be a “principal for a day”.  Everyone agreed that this event “opened their eyes” in a way they have never thought of before.  Sure we’ve all been in a classroom as a student, but how many have actually been in a classroom or school as a leader?  They have a very interesting job to say the least.  I have a very special place in my heart for the education system and think that events like this will help bridge the gap between school, businesses, and communities.

My main “job” of the day was to really photograph everyone who participated with the Cow from Chick Fil A (who doesn’t want a picture with the cow, right???).  However, the cow never showed up.  Lots of questions about where he could be and it wasn’t until after the event that we learned what happened.  The cow had an accident and demolished his car!!!  Poor cow – I’ve heard he was okay after accident and I sincerely hope that’s the truth.  But the big question people we’re asking…WAS HE WEARING THE COW SUIT???  Poor Cow!

So here are a few photographs from the event.  As you can see, the event was catered by Chick Fil A and was YUMMY!!!

As a board member of the GEMCCC and a committee member of the Education Committee…THANKS to all the schools (and the principals) and businesses that participated in this event!  You are both very much appreciated!  And thanks to Chick Fil A of Kingwood for the delicious lunch!

 

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A few weeks back I had the honor of having my CrazyFace Photobooth for the Friendship Center’s Fall Fest 2014 in New Caney, Texas.  This was my second year to be asked and so I knew the drill.  The Friendship Center is an organization that helps our senior citizens.  They provide hot lunches at their location, meals on wheels, transportation, & many other services to keep our seniors healthy and active!  WHAT A GREAT ORGANIZATION!
Last year, I realized early on that they weren’t going to be able to experience the full effect of the photo booth unless I changed something.  WHY?  The photobooth program is set to take a picture every 7 seconds — that’s really just enough time for someone to switch out props and then get into “pose position”.  But what I didn’t think about at first is that our senior citizens are just a little slower paced.  To most 7 seconds is plenty of time, but to them 7 seconds was not even close.  Sooooo…I improvised!  They sat on the bench and I “decorated” them with props.  That sounds easy enough, right?  Well let me tell you, it will completely exhaust you!!!  Imagine trying to beat the 7 second timer for 4 different shots.  Multiply that by about 200 people/groups coming in and out of the photobooth.  And did I mention THERE ARE NO BREAKS – non-stop for 3-4 hours!!!  A great workout for sure!
This year there were even more that attended the Fall Fest!!!  From the time the doors were opened I didn’t stop !!!  It was definitely one of my  top 5 most physically demanding days in my career!  But also as one of the MOST REWARDING days EVER!!!  I loved it…the fact that I made so many people smile & laugh:).   It’s funny that no matter how young or old you are, the words “fart, poop, & pick your nose” can still make you laugh!  And one of the sweetest comments I heard was from an elderly woman.  They came to the photobooth a little nervous, not sure what to expect.  I explained what would take place and then started the sequence.  After they finished and got their print from the photobooth, this lady looked at her elderly husband and said “I’m having fun”!!!  So simple, but so sweet.  That just made my day knowing that at least I helped one person smile and have fun.  I’m sure (KNOW) there were more…judge for yourself by watching the slideshow from the day:)
Can’t wait until next year!!!  I’ll know to get extra sleep the night before:)

Last week I had the PLEASURE of helping out the Lone Survivor Foundation by photographing an event with Marcus Luttrell and the North Cypress Medical Center.  I can’t even begin to tell you what an honor this was for me to be able to give back in my own little way.  Not only did I have the chance to meet Marcus Luttrell (Thank You & God Bless You Sir), but I also was able to meet Mr. Rigby (Mr. Lutrell’s service dog & best friend).  I instantly fell in love with Mr. Rigby!!!  However, the feeling wasn’t mutual – there was no way Mr. Rigby was leaving his owner’s side:)  And that is exactly what Mr. Rigby is trained to do. 

I’m still surprised sometimes that people haven’t heard of Lone Survivor – whether it be the book, the movie, or the foundation itself.  Please take a minute to look at the Lone Survivor Foundation website (http://lonesurvivorfoundation.org/).  It truly is a great cause!  Maybe you can help support LSF in your own small way or maybe you know someone who could benefit from their help.

 

Here are just a few images from the event…

 

 

 

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