The Steve Gleason Foundation and Wounded Warrior Amputees Flag Football Game

The Steve Gleason Foundation and The Wounded Warrior Amputees teamed up a couple days before the Superbowl to play a flag football game.  Being familiar with the Steve Gleason story and his foundation, I volunteered to shoot this event when I heard about it.  I'm not one to get overly emotional at events, but there was such an amazing atmosphere at this.  Groups of people who have encountered extremely difficult circumstances, fighting to make their lives and the lives of others better.  Seeing the lineup of NFL players show up to support the cause;  seeing the soldier amputees answering questions of crowds of high school kids; and hearing Steve Gleason address the crowd (thanks to some impressive technology); you can't help but be moved. This was one of those events that sticks with you for a while, leaves you wanting to use your time better, do more with what you have, and stop complaining about all the trivial little inconveniences in your life.

Thanks guys~

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Here's to 150 - St. Charles Avenue Magazine Event Photography

While doing some spreadsheet work today I did a quick sum and discovered that I've now covered over 150 events for St. Charles Avenue magazine.  Getting dressed up and going all over the city to see people working their butts off for charity has been both fun and eye opening as to all the different causes that need support.  It would be amazing to get a dollar figure on just how much money has been raised at all of these events.  When ticket prices go for upwards of $300 each, the sum is very easily in the millions. Keep doing good things - I'll keep taking the pictures.  Here are just a few of the things I've seen.

Cake Pops! Oh, and a New Orleans Bride event

I do some work for New Orleans Bride magazine, including photographing a vendor event that they've started hosting twice a year.  They get a great group of the city's wedding professionals gets together for some drinks, food, and networking at the Ritz-Carlton.  And let's not forget the cake pops.  It's unhealthy how much I love cake pops.  Quite literally - unhealthy.