Last week I had the honor of photographing a presentation given by Meryl Comer for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Her story was so heartfelt and compelling. She shared the journey she has been on ever since her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. I felt lucky to be in the room photographing the event. Her words of wisdom were very eye opening for me personally. Northwestern Mutual Financial Network specializes in helping individuals plan for their future. Meryl’s life experience really clarified why planning is so important. It brought up some great conversations around my household.
Last Thursday I had the opportunity to give back to my community. I participated in volunteering my time to Flat Irons Community Church to photograph an event called Shine. It was one of the most moving and inspirational nights of my career. It was an event where the proud got humbled and the humble got elevated. The idea was to throw a prom for disabled people in the community. It was a prom for those people that weren’t invited or able to go to their own prom. The age range was from 18-88 and they had 400 people come to the event. I was blown away by the preparation that went into this event. Everything was donated including the food, decor, photography, attire for guests, carnival games and so much more! To view a small video clip of this event you can click on this SLIDESHOW link. Most of the night I worked a portrait station with Sarah and Pilar. The best part was making the guests feel special, loved and honored. My portrait team girls were so sweet. I did run out to the dance floor for a few candid shots.
My portrait team with Sarah, Pilar and I.
The entire photo crew!
I decided to post a few shots from a couple of events I photographed last year. I was in awe of who I got to meet and photograph, I can’t believe it took me this long to post them. I have photographed a charity event for the American Transplant Foundation, Brownstein-Hyatt-Farber-Schreck and The Creative Coalition. They planned the event during the DNC in Denver. I bet you will recognize a few familiar faces.
One might ask, how do you photograph a group of 100 adults? My answer, see below. There is an art to arranging 100 grown men and women. I have my long time friend, Tom Moore, to thank for teaching me how to do it. I had an opportunity to put my skills to work while photographing an event for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network at The Broadmoor Hotel. After accomplishing the big group photograph we broke it down to each district. I always enjoy photographing this event.