Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wedding Photography

– An Evening of Love, Happiness & Gratitude –
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Lynsey & Christopher were so grateful that I was available to photograph their wedding on such short notice.
What they didn't realize is that it was an honor for me to have the opportunity to bring some happiness to a Military family! 

 It was a cold, windy, and rainy day, so any outdoor photos were quick!
This didn't even feel like work... September 18th was just a wonderful evening I will never forget.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Festive Design

– Oktoberfest! –
All graphics: L A Promotional Design & Photography

In the land of Every-Festival-Known-To-Man (and a bunch we made up!) it is that time of year that we all look forward to: 
the Autumn Equinox with lots of German Beer!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Enlightening Photography

– Raising Awareness –
All photos: L A Promotional Design & Photography

My incredibly thoughtful friend, Tricia, posted that she was holding a prayer vigil in recognition of the First Ever Lung Cancer Survivors Day, August 1, 2012. 

Upon reading that the event included a balloon launch, I immediately contacted her about the dangers of deflated balloons and their effect on wildlife and the environment, with this very informative link:

What goes up must come down, and millions of land and sea animals view shriveled balloons as food, ingest them, or feed them to their babies.  Many get tangled in the string and suffocate.  

After reading about the hazards, Tricia decided that candles and bubbles were the way to go!  (I held my breath as the group did launch a sky lantern, which the description swears is 100% biodegradable... I can only hope)

Attending this event was very educational for me, as I spent an evening talking with the most fearless, courageous people I have ever met – some cancer survivors, some in the battle of their lives.  I learned that anyone with lungs can develop this cancer, at any age, even though It carries the stigma of being a "smoker's disease".  It usually goes undetected for way too long, and this type of research needs much more funding!

So with this post, I am attempting to bring awareness to these life and death issues, involving our fellow beings. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tiny Critter Photography

– The Nursery That Is Our Yard –
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I just love their fuzzy little heads... they are so punky!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Artistic Photography

– Exhibit @ Roz Steiner Gallery –
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I recently attended a reception at the Roz Steiner Gallery at GCC – 
an exhibit by Tom Mac Pherson entitled Documente: The Italian American Family Album 

Tom's painting is extremely colorful and visually outstanding.  
In keeping with traditional style, he explained his use of "egg tempera" paint.  It is simply 
(but not easily, in my opinion) made from a mixture of artist quality finely ground dry pigments, egg yolk and water.

This interactive exhibit also included stories about many (literally) 'colorful' characters wound in his interesting family history
in mid-twentieth century America.

Until this day, I hadn't been to a gallery opening since college (a very long time ago). 
We spent a lot of time at  Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center back in the day, when I was cool!  Believe it or not, this fantastic, diverse space is still open and loaded with creativity.