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21 April 2011

Refresh {greenville, sc event photography}

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My church hosts a ladies retreat every other year which is a whole lot of fun. However, it’s a long time between retreats and someone had the genius idea of having a quarterly ladies night out. Rebecca, one of the organizers as well as our lovely emcee pictured above, asked me to come take photos of the event and I was more than happy to oblige. After all, church fun + photography=WIN.

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We started out with a giveaway and my friend Nicole won!

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And then two audience members were chosen to play two rounds of “Minute to Win It.” They played Chocolate Unicorn and Junk in the Trunk. They were such good sports and it was so much fun to watch!

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This is our lovely all-girl band! We’re blessed to have such a talented bunch of musicians at North Hills and these ladies did a wonderful job leading us in worship.

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For our first quarterly meeting, Heather taught. “Ladies in Waiting–What does waiting for Jesus, our Bridegroom’s return have to do with my day today? Everything!”

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Flowers by Simple Stems and the lovely Louisa manning the food.

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It was a popular event and were were too crowded for the room in which we met–I, along with several others, sat on the floor during Heather’s teaching time! But that was a great thing, because it meant that so many women were able to come and be blessed with worship time, teaching, and fellowship with each other.

You can see more photos from the event here.

21 April 2011

Extraordinary Women Conference {greenville, sc event photographer}

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I had the opportunity to go to the Extraordinary Women Conference with my friend Alison Storm, the features editor of Belle Magazine. Michael O’Brien, above, led worship songs on Saturday.

 

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This woman came to speak a few minutes for Compassion International, one of the sponsors of the conference. She was sponsored when she was a child and grew up to know the Lord. She’s now going to college in America and hoping to return home one day and witness there.

 

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We got to hear several women give wonderful talks: Jennifer Rothschild, Lysa TerKeurst, and the very funny Chonda Pierce.

 

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After Lysa TerKeurst’s talk, there was a very moving altar call.

 

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The Chick-fil-a cows made an appearance before lunch and gave away some free t-shirts. I got hit with one while I was taking photos! (I handed it off to the person behind me…didn’t think a free t-shirt would fit me.)

 

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Candace Cameron Bure (you might remember her as DJ Tanner!) gave a wonderful talk at the conference. I LOVED hearing her testimony and I’m pretty sure I may have teared up once or twice. And I realized, after looking at the details for other conferences, we were pretty lucky to see her. Candace isn’t scheduled to speak at the EWomen conference in the other cities!

 

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We stood in quite the line to see the lovely Candace. Our friend Rebecca bought her latest book, Reshaping it All, and Ali wanted her to have a couple copies of of the issue of Belle in which Candace was featured.

 

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5 April 2011

Chick-fil-a Daddy & Daughter date night {simpsonville, sc event photographer}

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Who are all these adorable couples? Daddies with their little girls having a date! My friend Jaclyn does marketing at one of the local Chick-fil-a stores and she invited me out to take some photos of the Daddy & Daughter date night. I am SO glad I went because it just warmed my heart. I am such a daddy’s girl and I even cry when there is a sweet daddy/daughter moment in movies.

 

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This event was more than just dinner at a fast-food chain. Chick-fil-a clearly took this event seriously! First of all, you had to have a reservation to be a part of the date night. There were name cards and fresh flowers on each table. And each girl was given a carnation–which all the little girls loved. :)

 

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There was a hostess (that’s Jaclyn!)…

 

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…waitresses…

 

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…and even live music!

 

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How adorable is this little princess out on a date?

 

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And, of course, what would a Chick-fil-a event be with out the cow?

5 March 2011

Worldwide Steak’n’Shake Lindy Bomb {greenville, sc event photography}


Last month, February 12th, to be exact, was the “World Wide Lindy Bomb a Steak’n’Shake Day.” Lindy bombing is when a group of lindy hoppers dances in a public place where there is not normally dancing, such as a park or restaurant. And what exactly is the lindy hop? It’s the most fun you can have on two feet.


Half of our group, enjoying some food & shakes before the dancing begins.


Picking out the first song. While the jukebox was very convenient (we didn’t have to lug around our own music), I wish it had more swingable songs, even rockabilly. After all, Steak & Shake has a very retro feel!


What I love about this picture, is the manager in the background getting a video on his phone. During the 1st dance, at least half the staff was crowded around with their phone out, taking photos & video! They were so accommodating and even invited us back!


Why Steak’n’Shake? The manager asked me the same thing. I think it’s because its open 24hrs and so many lindy hoppers will frequent the diner after that evening’s dance…or after the late night dance (which can go until 5am!)


LOVE this skirt!


Jose, singing his heart out!


If these photos looked like fun, that’s because there was much fun to be had! Do an internet search for local swing dance groups and thank me later :)


Robert & Beccy and Jose & Candace showing off their dipping skills in front of the Steak ‘n’ Shake


To see more photos from the event, click here.

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