2016 NACE Awards!

February is awards show season!  Triangle NACE is an organization of event professionals who know how to have a good time.

NACE loves a theme and this year's theme was Gone with the Wind. There are so many things I adore about that film and I always cry when Mellie dies.  (I hope I didn't just ruin it for you)  

When I walked into VIP Formal Wear for the tux, I told Mimi that I was attending a gala that would have a "vintage vibe" about it.  She said, "Like 1920s?"  I said "More like 1860s."  "Whoa,  Thant's going back a bit, but I have just the thing."  Yes she did.  Waist coat, ascot.  I was dressed up like a million dollar trooper. (you finish the song from there)

 many thanks to  Robin Lin  for the photos!

many thanks to Robin Lin for the photos!

This year I was in the running for two different categories.  One was for photography, (duh) and the other was a joint entry with Southern Bride and Groom for best published editorial for the flower spread we produced together.

Spoiler alert!  I didn't win the photography category, that honor went to my friend Robin Lin, but I TOTALLY DID WIN in the published editorial category!  I got a cool crystal trophy!  Here's a photo of the whole team.  High fives all around!

 many thanks to  Robin Lin  for the photos!

many thanks to Robin Lin for the photos!

How will history remember you? Okay, that's heavy, and we just met, so I'll take the pressure off and begin again by introducing myself. My mission is to help you answer that first question. I want to show you and your world in a way you haven't seen before and at some point hopefully incite a small riot inside your head. An unapologetic Gen-X warrior for self-expression, I help people tell their stories. Not just the pretty and polished, "made for Linkedin" version, but the real essence of their legacy. At my core, I'm a visual artist. The still photographic image has been my story telling medium for decades. Now I use words, images and on the rare occasion images in motion to push others to be more, do more and express more than they originally thought was reasonable. Are you still reading this? Really? I'm impressed. Moving on... I am Southern, though not fried. In my view, Bar-b-que should be enjoyed with any sauce on hand at the time. There is no need to quibble over which style of sauce best compliments. The real question is, "slaw or hushpuppies?" The correct answer is, "yes!".