Susan G Komen | Raleigh Photographer

Last week it was my privilege to do a photo shoot for the Susan G. Komen for the CureĀ® Foundation. In 1982 Nancy G.Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen that she would do everything within her power to end breast cancer forever. That promise launched the global breast cancer movement “The Race For The Cure”.

This year the NC Triangle division approached us about the possibility of doing a photo shoot for them, the subjects of which, would be breast cancer survivors.

The treatment of Cancer is something that is close to my heart with my own mother being diagnosed with Gastro-Intestinal cancer some 20 years ago. Fortunately my mother survived and is still going strong at age 79.

After some discussion we decided that we didn’t want to do something that would be viewed as depressing, bur rather “A celebration of life”.

The photo shoot took place at Bay 7 of the American Tobacco Campus, who kindly donated the use of their space for the day.

The day started with Jessica, owner of Lather Hair Salon in Raleigh doing hair and make-up for all the subjects.

As each one was finished I then proceeded to photograph them in the outfit of their choice. I’d told everyone to bring some colorful clothing and something that represented who they were. I was amazed by the courage of these “survivors” and really think that their personalities came out in the finished images.

All of the images are to be exhibited at Raleigh’s “First Friday” in June and will also be on display on race day, which takes place on June 11.

I also want to thank Canvas On Demand for their donation of the canvases for this display.

So for the first time, please enjoy the images………

Neil

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Grand Marquise Wedding | Raleigh Photographer

Bridget & Adrienne had an awesome wedding last week. They photographed the beautiful Ashley Hamilton’s wedding to Jordan. Now being an ex-member of the Carolina Hurricane’s storm squad, Ashley wasn’t exactly what you would call “camera shy” but she looked absolutely stunning on the wedding day! The wedding was held at the Grand Marquise Ballroom in Garner and it really was a venue fit for a princess!

Bridget and Adrienne kicked off by doing some getting ready shots of Ashley and her bridesmaids (This is always one of my own favorite parts of the day). They quickly moved on to take some photos of Jordan and the groomsmen and then prepared for what was to be a beautiful ceremony.

The wedding was directed by Shawn Schindler (Your Special Day) and, as would be expected of a true professional, it ran with the precision of a military operation. Shawn, of course, also brought her own creative flair to the proceedings.

After the ceremony Bridget conducted a photo shoot with the happy couple and their love for each other is really captured in the images she took.

While this was happening, the staff at the Grand Marquise did an amazing job flipping the room in time for the reception.

Jeff Simpson (Simpsound) did a great job at the reception getting everyone on the dance floor and creating areal party atmosphere and a great night was had by all.