Family Day at Oz

Family Day is OZ Arts’ annual public festival of indoor and outdoor arts activities for young people and families, designed to spark creativity, activity, and imagination. Dispersed among the grounds of OZ Arts, dozens of local artists and community organizations set up activity stations enabling kids to tap into their imagination while having fun with friends and family members.

Being a big kid myself, I enjoyed the skate show, the Chinese dancing instructions, and all the other fun activities at this event.

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Raymond and Nancy's wedding

Raymond and Nancy got married on a gorgeous September day. The skies were blue, the wind was cool and not your typical scorching September weather in Nashville. They had their ceremony in the beautiful church of St. Mary's in downtown Nashville. The reception was held in a lovely room of ceiling to floor windows at the Hilton Doubletree Inn across the street. I love shooting weddings, and wish Raymond and Nancy many years of love and happiness!

Nashville Creative Group's 5-year Birthday Party

Beth Inglish started the Nashville Creative Group as a way for creatives to get together, show their work, and discuss ways to remain sustainable in a tough marketplace. It's been a great way for creatives to meet each other, network, and collaborate.When I first moved to Nashville 3 years ago, the Creative Group was where I made my first friendships, friendships that I still have to this day. I am grateful to Beth Inglish and the Nashville Creative Group and I know many people in this city are too.

Beth Inglish has done a lot for the creative community, and many of us came together to celebrate the 5-year anniversary of the Creative Group. Here's to 5 more years of sharing ideas and supporting each other!

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Austin's Surprise Proposal to Randi

I love doing surprise proposals! The girl is so shocked, often to emotional tears, and it's quite moving. In Austin and Randi's case, he proposed to her on the rooftop of the George Jones Museum, and when she said yes, the rest of the bar erupted in applause. It was fantastic!

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Team Chad Fundraiser

Team Chad is an organization who aims to help cancer victims and their families. Sip & Support 2017 was an event at The Richland Country Club in Brentwood where dozens of people sipped wine, nibbled on delicious food, and participated in an auction of items donated for Team Chad. Led by an auctioneer, the crowd delighted in trying to outbid each other for the sake of charity. 

If you'd like to find out more about Team Chad and donate to this great cause please visit their website. 

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Skedaddle app Hits CMA Fest

 Skedaddle is an app that allows travelers to reserve a seat on a professionally driven luxury bus with others headed in the same direction. An East Coast company, it has  taken the country by storm with buses all over the country. 

Skedaddle had one of their buses parked at CMA Fest.They invited people who were passing by to come on the air-conditioned bus and take a break from the heat. Not only was it cool and comfy on the bus, there were also lots of local musicians on board like Ponce and Mountains Like Wax.  A super fun part of CMA Fest this year!

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Sidonie's 50th Birthday Party

Friends and family threw a 50 birthday party for Sidonie and it was decked out with all the birthday tidbits you could wish for. You're never too old for cake!

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Chess Super Nationals at Opryland

The Chess Super Nationals of 2017 was held at Opryland this month. It was put on by the United States Chess Federation. I was hired by American Chess Magazine to cover the juvenile division. Even though these are kids, they are masters. The concentration in the room was palpable and you could hear the wheels turning in the kids' heads as they plotted their next move. There was a book signing by Chess Master Gary Kasparov and other chess activities throughout the resort.

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