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        2014 Lake City Chamber Ball – Unmask the Night – Event Photography

        I truly had such a great time capturing this year’s 4th Annual Lake City Chamber Ball held on January 25, 2014. This year’s theme was “Unmask the Night” and guests were invited to wear masks if they so chose to do so. I must say that everyone looked absolutely amazing!! Fantastic entertainment and laughs all around. I’m proud to be a member of such a great community of people. 

        Here are a few images from the night. If you are a guest who is looking to get prints from the evening. You can access all event images at


        Event Planner: Imperial Productions by Amy Francis (previously Francis Event Designs

        Location: Columbia County Fairgrounds Banquet Hall

        Event Hosted by: Lake City Chamber of Commerce

        Contact us if you are in need of an Event Photographer and we can discuss what you’re needs are and provide you a quote.

        Event Photography for Lake City, Jacksonville, Fl  and beyond

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        The Magic Hour Foundation – Charitable portrait sessions for cancer patients and survivors.


        So, I wanted to introduce you to the Magic Hour Foundation. I have been a member of the Magic Foundation for almost a year now and have yet to have to take any portraits for them. I can hope that means we don’t have anyone suffering from cancer in our area but sadly, I know that is farthest from the truth as I have discovered a few friends and family members suffering through this horrible disease.

        I ran into the Magic Hour Foundation at PPA’s Imaging USA in Atlanta in January. They were on one of the very last rows and I almost turned around to leave before going down their aisle but, something tugged me that way. As I walked up curious and asked “What’s this all about?” I learned that this amazing foundation was created for cancer patients both currently undergoing treatment and survivors. Really? How great was this?! A foundation of Photographers who are willing to give their time free of charge to photograph some of life’s precious memories for those who have struggled and conquered or are currently struggling with this disease that seems to be a more and more common occurrence.

        The first person I thought of when they told me what the foundation is, would be my sister. You see, she was one of the lucky ones. She was diagnosed with pre cancer which quickly turned into stage 4 in a matter of months. She kept putting off the treatment, thinking she didn’t have full blown cancer, what was the rush? Until one day a family member’s friend passed away from cancer. That tragedy kicked her into getting the treatment! Thank God she did finally have the procedures done when she did because, that was when they discovered it had changed and grown to stage 4 that quickly. The doctors were able to get everything and she was cleared and might I add, she felt great! She had gotten her energy back and felt like a new person. Of course, she has to follow up every so often to make sure it doesn’t return.

        Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky. I thought… what can I do to help these people? Well, I’m not a doctor. I can’t heal them but, I can do my small part. That’s where joining Magic Hour came into play. I love to do anything I can to help people. In fact, that’s why I became a member of our local chapter of Altrusa. Any way that I can give back to the community, I will.

        With Magic Hour, that means using my talents to capture memories for those suffering from cancer. I know they are out there and I wanted to let you all know about this awesome foundation. If you know someone who is suffering or is a survivor, I totally would love for you to fill out an application nominating them for a Free portrait session. I would be honored to play a part in creating memories for them if they are in my area but, they don’t have to be in Lake City….we have photographers located all over the country.

        Tomorrow is not promised for anyone and pictures are something we all should have. Doesn’t have to be cancer…. things come up in life. I truly believe whether it be professional or candid shots, make sure you have pictures to hold onto. I know if I was to go tomorrow, my children will have images of me that they can hold onto and share with their children and so on and so forth.

        To visit the Magic Hour Foundation for more info visit

        If you would like to nominate someone you know

        If you’d like to learn more about Altrusa visit

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        New Year New sale

        NEW YEAR

        Happy Happy New year!! New year, new babies and new families being made and I LOVE capturing them! Have you recently got engaged or expecting a baby (or know someone who is)? Reserve your spot now whether it be for a spot this month or 9 months from now!  This will get you guaranteed at this rate even if rates increase later on. Sale ends Sunday, Jan 19th!! Gift Certificates can be purchased for these offers and make a great gift. Contact me for more details.

        FREE 16″X24″ Canvas with booking of a Wedding package. Dates are subject to availability.

        Newborn sessions have 2 options: $50 off a single Newborn session OR Half off a Maternity session with purchase of Full Price Newborn session ($100 discount). We understand that your newborn date can not be scheduled in advance as birth dates can not be predicted typically. Reserve your spot now and lock in current pricing. Date will be scheduled once baby is born or if have scheduled birth, we can set it up as soon as date is known.

        Email or call (386) 623-0111 for any questions.

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        Welcome to my new blog!

        WOW! It has been a long time coming and I am excited to welcome you to my new blog. I got tired of my old site design and decided it was time to move to the land of bloggers. I am excited to start this new design and  am looking forward to sharing a little more about sessions I do now and into the future. If you see anything that looks out of place, please contact me and let me know as this is very new and I may have overlooked something. Over the next week, I’ll be moving more samples of my work over. I can’t wait to start filling these pages with pictures of all the amazing people I have been blessed to work with.

        If you would like to see more samples of my work while I am moving photos over or to access Proof Galleries, please visit my old site HERE

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