This spring I was commissioned to photograph a memorial service at Arlington National Cemetery. When I was initially approached by the family about this job I wasn’t sure since I have yet to document a funeral.
Photography for me is about capturing the moment as well as an opportunity to listen and experience new wonderful things–it’s similar to meeting a new friend. I was honored to photographed the presentation “Saving the White Lions” given by Linda Tucker. During the session I was photographing and listening to the presentation about the Whilte Lion their role in the natural habitat, they unique DNA markup, and ways to save them. It was really moving to be part of the gathering–Ms.Tucker spoke with genuine passion and love that I just wanted to visit their preservation ground.
Last week, I went to the 2nd Annual Oxfords & Oysters Party, which raises awareness and supports the Recovery Partnership (ORP). Oysters provide a plethora of benefits to the water and the sea life around them, such as filtering the water and improving its clarity, and ultimately, attracting other sea life and animals (since we all want clean water). If you enjoy fishing, surfing, or just days at the beach, please support ORP and our fellow shelled friends.
BodyByDonavon is an awesome personal trainer in Baltimore–and I speak from personal experience. He conducts group classes (such as Fit Club and Boxing Clinic) in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon and Federal Hill neighborhoods. After a session of classes is finished, he holds a wrap-up party. This party was held at Howard’s of Mount Vernon. The size of the party was just right, with good food and drinks.
Last month I was invited to photograph a poker game held by a group called “The Golden Sperm.” It is a monthly game composed of fathers in Baltimore’s Federal Hill neighborhood. The game took place in an office space and was attended by about twenty people. Poker Table Craft provided the Primus table for the gentlemen to enjoy for the night.
One of the many joy as a photographer is being asked to document various stages in our life, one of which is the 60th wedding anniversary. What a milestone in life–experiencing various seasons of both lives, witnessing changes in our society, and participating in the growth of our youth. Such are these that makes our time so invaluable and remarkable.