Tuesday, May 20, 2008


It's been a while since we last wrote, and we've been up to a lot of things we wanted to share with you. First of all, we attended the workshop of Yervant and Joe Buissink in Atlanta. I was so inspired and excited to get back and implement the things we learned. Since we first met Joe Buissink back at the WPPI conference in the spring of 2007, I have admired his work and his passion for wedding photography. He understands the importance of the day, and he connects emotionally with the couple and is able to get the most intimate beautiful wedding photos. Craig and I are consistently studying under other photographers and challenging ourselves, and as a result every event we shoot is better than the one before.
Joe is also a huge inspiration for us, in his willingness to give back. We have been searching for a way to give back to the Greenville community, which has given us so much. We have decided to work with the Greenville Hospital System to volunteer our services for children with cancer. Two weeks ago we spent the afternoon at Camp Greystone in Tuxedo, NC with the teenagers attending Camp Courage (a summer camp sponsored by Greenville Hospital System for children and teens with cancer). We did individual and group photo sessions for all of the teenagers, and I can't even begin to explain how rewarding the experience was for us. Not only were they a lot of fun to work with, but they were all great in front of the camera! We have finally selected our favorites for printing, which we will send to them shortly. I hope they will enjoy them as much as we enjoyed taking them. We have also volunteered to make home visits to photograph families with children who are not well enough to go to a photography studio. It is hard to see these beautiful children suffering from cancer, but the reward is so much greater and it really helps us to put things in perspective.

1 comment:

  1. We appreciate all you did for our teens. Not only did they walk away from their photo shoot talking about the experience, but I honestly think it made their self-esteem go up. I could see how they stood up straight and really thought about how beautiful they are even without hair or with not being able to get all dressed up for the dance. Thank you for spending your time with our teens, and we loved having you there with us.