Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Special Events

Special Events is a big portion of the photography jobs I work, and I had two recently: daughter Sara’s graduation from George Washington in DC (above) and a fund raiser for the Pink Ribbon Story Foundation in Crabapple, GA (below).

Some events may not be particularly special for me, but my interest always grows when I research the what and why of the occasion.  I was already very involved in these two affairs because the first was all about Sara (I paid) and the other was my fourth job for the PRSF (they paid me).                    

Graduation at GWU was five different gatherings over three beautiful days.  It began when Sara and friends served Friday dinner on their apartment roof in Foggy Bottom.

Saturday we stopped at Whole Foods on the way to a breakfast for GW athletes.  Afterwards we walked to the school ceremony (Public Health, BS Exercise Science).  Guest speaker Mike Milken is front row left.  

Later that evening we hosted a family dinner at Montmartre in the Eastern Market neighborhood.

The last event was the university commencement, all students and families, on the National Mall.  The guest speaker was José Andrés, a noted Spanish American Chef.  He remarked on immigration policy and his first real job: keeping the cooking fires lit in a small restaurant in Mieres, Spain.  

Facing East to the Capitol

Facing West to the Washington Monument

Of course we couldn't actually see Sara when she stood up.

Two days later I was working a contract for the Pink Ribbon Story Foundation.
( PRSF, )

Their mission is to empower women with breast cancer to share their stories, and to be better advocates for their own recovery.  
This year the event combined golf and wine tasting and was titled “Reds, Whites, and Greens”.  My job was to photograph golf + wine tasting + food + the auction.

After lunch and a shotgun start, the participants played 18 holes and sampled four wine distributors.  

Antica Posta Tuscan Restaurant & Bar

The crabapple course is in north Georgia near Milton.

Wine tasting continued through dinner and the auction. 


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