Thursday, January 31, 2013

Father Daughter Dance | Kansas City Wedding Photographer

Above is one of my favorite images of a father daughter dance at a wedding. Notice the gleam and hearty warm smile on her face while dancing with her father. The groom is in the background watching. The wedding and reception took place at Long View Mansion.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Kansas City Keys 20th Anniversary Celebration at Negro League Baseball Museum | Honoring Harrel and Myrtle Johnson | Two Coaches Given Awards

This past weekend was jammed packed with all sorts of activities for the Kansas City Keys 20th Anniversary Celebration. The weekend activities started Friday morning and ended Saturday evening at the Negro League Baseball Museum where they honored two local basketball coaches: Coach Darryn Craig and Coach James Couch. Special guest appearance by NBA Kansas City Kings basketball legend, Sam Lacey was also present. That man is a giant! During the program, Jermaine Reed, Councilman 3rd - District presented a special proclamation in honor of the KC Keys founders, Harrel and Myrtle Johnson. Mayor Sly James presented Coach Darryn Craig and Coach James Couch with special plagues for dedicated service and leadership. Councilman Michael Brooks - 5th District, presented founders Harrel & Myrtle Johnson with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Coach Ken Carter from the famous "Coach Carter" movie presented Ollie Gates, owner of Gates Bar-B-Q with the prestigious Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. The food was good and the ambiance was spectacular. One will never know the rich heritage and compassion our city has for one another. Congratulations to you all for your tired less efforts.

One tid-bit of information...Coach James Couch is married to my cousin, Connie. Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro League Baseball Museum was the master of ceremonies.

The Kansas City Keys is now being managed and operated by Harrel Johnson Jr who plans to pass the torch on to his son in the coming years.

Above and below are some photos from some of the people who attended the event. You might recognize some of them :)


Monday, January 28, 2013

Worship Center of KC Five Year Gala at Sheraton Hotel of Overland Park

A few images from The Worship Center of KC's 5-Year Gala at the Sheraton Hotel of Overland Park, KS. Thank you Pastor Eric Cobbins and family for the opportunity. ◦

Thursday, January 24, 2013

King Day Youth Parade and Rally Celebration | Hosted by Bethel AME Church


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

SCLC Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Mass Celebration | Andre Butler, VP of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City is Guest Speaker