Saturday, December 28, 2013

A Debonair Affair | Hosted by Beta Lambda Educational Institute

I had the pleasure of photographing Alpha Phi Alpha Beta Lambda Educational Institute's first annual A Debonair Affair. This program introduced and awarded young boys from the greater Kansas City area on scholastics and community involvement. During the formal event, these young boys accompanied with their parents - dressed in full black tie attire. The young boys performed a couple of dance routines, formal dances along with special tributes to their parents.

The event was held at the Holiday Inn CoCo Keys early December. Above and below are a few images from the event.


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Chiefs Lose to Colts 23 - 7 | Kansas City Final Home Game

The day after a treacherous winter snow storm (ice and snow) could have played a part in Kansas City's loss to the Colts today at Arrowhead Stadium. The stadium was 90% full and the cold brisk 26 degree weather kept the Chiefs fans cheering. Me on other hand was freezing my fingers tips off. It seemed that no matter what I did to keep my hands warm, it was so cold that I couldn't feel my fingertips on the shutter release button. Yes, it was that cold on that field. I envy these players for having the spark to play in such weather. Getting hit and being slammed to the cold ground is a gladiator sport. One day, I'll ask one of the players what kind of mindset they have to have to play in such weather. Jamal Charles was explosive but the Colts defense kept him at bay. D. Johnson, Avery, McCluster, Berry, Bowe and Smith clinched a few key plays in the second half. Despite a final home game loss, I am sadden that the season is almost over. I'm looking forward to traveling to the playoffs. I believe all will agree kudos is a well deserved honor to Andy Reid for pulling the Chiefs out of a rut this year despite our disappointing past seasons. We are a work in progress and I can stand tall and say that we are a work in progress. Good job Chiefs for a 11 - 4 season this year.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Adrian + Carmen's Sunday Wedding at The Hawthorne House

This post is long overdue. Adrian and Carmen's wedding took place on a Sunday afternoon in October with some beautiful weather at The Hawthorne House. Both were a referral from some loyal fans and past clients. To be honest, I actually remember Carmen's mother from Lincoln Preparatory Academy as I did some photography for the school a few years back. Just goes to show you how Kansas City is a small place and six degree separation rule. What made their wedding the most sentimental is Adrian's mother - who couldn't attend the wedding - watched the entire wedding from her hospital room via a iPad. A friend of the family skyped the entire ceremony so his mother could have a bird's eye view. It's very evident that Carmen loves her some Adrian. The reception took me back to my college days as it turned into a Alpha and AKA party step show - the floor was rocking!

Congratulations to you both and I hope you all enjoy the below images.