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10.16.09Weddings

NC Wedding Photography - Ryan and Tracye




W
hat makes a wedding so special? Is it the wedding dress or the flowers? Could it be the fellowship, the food, or the family and friends? Of course all of these things make a wedding special, but to me the greatest wonder of all is that two people, out of all the people in the world, have found their own special someone ... their soul mate, the person that they will spend the rest of their life with. They will share the joys of life as well as the sorrows. They will share the responsibility of being the one who encourages, and they will have comfort knowing there will be someone there to encourage them.These things they will do out of an indescribable love and commitment they have for each other. When two people realize this, their wedding day is perfect, no matter what else happens. You could tell by the way Ryan and Tracye looked at each other that this was true for them.

Their wedding was rather small and intimate, very fitting for them. Mingled throughout the wedding were tiny details that made it very unique. The boutonnieres and the bouquet were designed with tobacco leaves that were shaped like roses. Like so many southern ladies, Tracye's heritage is in tobacco farming. The venue they chose was Childress Vineyards. a place where Ryan and Tracye like to spend time together just hanging out. It was a very cloudy day that gave the outside photos a very ethereal look that I think complimented Tracye very nicely. The actual ceremony was held in the barrel room, a first for me. It was a perfect wedding and I really appreciated the opportunity to be their photographer, but more importantly, becoming a lifelong friend!









































10.14.09Personal

Run 4 Revolution






Karen and I believe in making a difference in the lives of others. That is one of the many reasons we support Run 4 Revolution.

So what is a revolution....
Derived from the Latin word "revolutio", revolution means "a turn around".

Our daughter, Lindsey, is very passionate about the fight against human trafficking and she has had an ache in her heart for innocent children (over a million of them) all over the world who fall victim to sex trafficking - children who are ripped from their homes and sold into prostitution.

Lindsey has educated herself about human trafficking and her heart and soul has been on fire to do something ... to raise awareness and to fight to protect innocent children. She, along with her friend Lindy who is a missionary in Kenya, have joined to make a team to raise funds to fight this horrible crime. How are they doing this? They are running for the cause ... Run 4 Revolution.

So, Lindsey and Lindy are starting, what they hope, will be a monster of an organization that works like a worldwide track club where members sign up to run races and raise money for the International Justice Mission's effort with human trafficking under the banner of Run 4 Revolution. If you have not heard of IJM, please take some time to check them out here.

Lindsey is 8 months pregnant with her second child, Adalei. The two will be running the Ardmore 5K in Winston Salem this coming Saturday, October 17th to raise money for this great cause. Want to learn more? Check out her site at:

Lindsey Broere
or
Run4Revolution

In the meantime, some other ways you can help...

~Educate yourselves on human trafficking
~Read books on human trafficking. Lindsey recommends "Terrify No More" by Gary Haugen
~Pray about joining R4R- EMAILEmail R4R if you would like to learn how to get started or get involved.

We support this cause 100%, in fact, we will match each donation made through Run 4 Revolution for IJM up to $100 per person, just mention Autumn Song.

We have decided not to post the third Thursday "you name it contest" this month to focus on this very worthy cause. We invite you to join us in the fight against heinous crimes against children. Let's make it count! Be sure to mention Autumn Song when you contact Lindsey to give your support.

Help us in making a difference in the lives of millions of innocent children! Thank you for your interest and support for this great cause.

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little ... do what you can. ~Sydney Smith~







10.11.09Seniors

NC Portrait Photography - Brooke




W
e recently did a senior session with Brooke. She will be graduating next May, not only with a high school diploma but also with an associate degree. When she starts college next fall she'll go in as a junior ... how 'bout them apples! She has been working really hard to accomplish what she is doing, that's for sure. Her plans are to go in to nursing. Her bright and cheerful smile will make anyone feel better!

Thanks Brooke and Penny (mom) for a fun time.
















10.07.09Personal

Home Alone




K
aren has left me here unattended since Sunday. Things have been tough, but I think I have a good chance of making it until Thursday ... that's when the peanut butter will run out. Karen usually plays with Layla on Tuesday while Lindsey teaches class at the local college. Since Karen was away, it was my duty to "fill in". I normally keep Bradyn on Tuesday and we meet Karen and Layla at the park in Lexington. Well, this Tuesday I had them both ... just me, alone. " What do you guys want to do?" I asked. Without even a pause they replied ... "let's go to the candy store" ... I am so easy ... I put them both in the wagon and pulled them right up to the front door of the "Candy Factory" and said "get what you want, but just get one". They rushed in and went straight to the biggest piece of candy in the store. When we got back to Lindsey's house this is how they looked.








10.03.09Children/Families

Greensboro Children's Photography




"What are little boys made of, made of?
What are little boys made of?
Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails
That's what little boys are made of!"


We kicked off our "Fall at the Farm" this week with the Hargett boys, Nick and Zachary. We have gotten to know this family pretty well through the years. We first met Brandon and Tiffany when they booked us to photograph their wedding in Greensboro and since then we have enjoyed watching their family grow.
Nick, the oldest, is two and a half years old and Zachary is one year old. As you can imagine, Tiffany and Brandon have their hands full. Both the boys are active and, being typical boys, are full of energy and all over the place. Needless to say, photographing them was a wonderful challenge!
























 
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