Touch a Truck at Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A in Fair Lakes hosted an awesome event for kids this summer called Touch a Truck. There were firetrucks, a moving truck, a garbage trucks, police car, school bus, race car and many other fantastic vehicles. The event was sponsored by my wonderful church, Community Bible Church of Fair Lakes.

Enjoy some photos from that day!

Freedom Is Not Free

Freedom is not free. 

Thank you beyond measure to the brave members of our armed forces who give their time and their lives for our freedom. We should honor you every day of the year.

Some veterans and active servicemen I'd like to honor specifically:
Fred Picini Sr. (my Pop-Pop), Albert Borsos (my Grandaddy), Brian Asman (my cousin), Kyle Arnold, Michael Baker, Nathan Jones, Steven Dregits, Jake Lehman, Heath Wharton, David Parks

Happy Veteran's Day.

Mount St. Dominic Academy

Mount St. Dominic Academy is a Catholic, Dominican high school for girls in Caldwell, New Jersey. I had the opportunity to photograph their 2014 school year orientation. I forgot how much energy high school girls have. It was a solid two days of laughing, hugging and posing. Such sweet girls, with so much life in them. It almost made me want to be in high school again.... almost. 

Enjoy!

An Italian-American Fourth of July

I am blessed with the most wonderful family in the world. This July we got to snatch some of them up and spend a weekend at Smith Mountain Lake. If I posted all the photos taken in just that weekend, your computers would explode. So here are some highlights. Amo la mia famiglia!

Cent'anni! 

 

Into the Wild Blue Yonder

I have such respect and gratitude for the brave men and women who serve our country. I was honored by the chance to photograph the retirement ceremony of United States Air Force Lt. Colonel Dan Franzen last month, who has spent years serving our wonderful country. It was a beautiful ceremony, but one ceremony could never come close to giving the honor that our country's defenders deserve. 

TWLOHA Benefit Concert

I had the privilege several months ago of photographing a benefit concert for To Write Love on Her Arms at Empire. These are photos of just of a few of the many talented musicians that performed. If I'd been timely about posting this, I would have the band names for you, but I seem to have lost the program. Please excuse my failing.

I do want to throw in a shout out for To Write Love on Her Arms, however. It is an incredible non-profit organization that works to provide hope for people struggling with addiction, depression, self-injury and suicidal thoughts. This is a real and devastating problem that we so often brush over in our society. I praise God Almighty for organizations like To Write Love on Her Arms that bring awareness and help to the fight against this sickness. Please follow the link to read more about To Write Love on Her Arms and support the cause.