Monday, March 16, 2009

Shayla's Music Benefit!

Last night, hundreds of people and ten bands and musical acts came together to show love and support for our dear friends Jennifer, Savannah and Shayla Garrett. Shayla was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma several months ago and has been undergoing treatments at Mission Children's Hospital and will soon take a trip to Chapel Hill for a bone marrow/stem cell transplant. Shayla, you never cease to amaze us. . .you are going to win! All of the money raised last night will go to the family to help offset living and medical expenses as well as other organizations who help children like Shay all over the country.

A special thanks to Shay Brown, owner of Shay Brown Events and Palettes of Perfection in Asheville for her last minute help with arranging food from 12 Bones Smokehouse also in Asheville. The BBQ was great, thanks 12 Bones! Also, big thanks to our friends at M7 Events & The Crest Center for providing the desserts!

And a very special thanks to everyone who took the time to come out on a wet, chilly day to help this little girl and her family!

Last night we were introduced to the Skinny Legs and All Band! The lead singer, Jesse Barry, is only fifteen years old but she has a mature, seasoned stage presence and the girl's got some pipes folks! I think the rest of the band were also fairly young but they were hot! Check em' out when you can.

And finally, one of our all time favorite singers, the amazing Kat Williams, took the stage with her entourage of 7-8 kids including Shayla! If you've never heard Kat she is powerful, she is soulful, she is just a beautiful person and man can she SANG y'all! And, she gives the best hugs in the world! Thanks to all the bands and musicians that donated their talent and time!

Here's a couple of images from the night:

Shayla's beautiful smile

Kat Williams

Shay + Kat

Jesse Barry - The Skinny Legs and All Band

It was a good night for a good cause. . .

brian + gry

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Yes. . .we're here!! Only two more weeks to save with Winter Rates!!

Talk about being slackers! Yikes, it's been awhile but we promise to catch up over the next few days!

OK! First, our Winter Rate reduction/stimulus plan will expire in two weeks at the end of March! So get off the fence, give us a ring and save some money on remaining 2009 dates! We'll also extend this offer to Spring 2010 dates that are still open!

Next, here are a couple of images from Cat + Andrew's e-session that we did last week out and about the streets of Asheville. They are a great couple from Philadelphia and we will have the pleasure of photographing their wedding this May. The amazing Shay Brown, owner of Shay Brown Events and Palettes of Perfection in Asheville, will be pulling everything together at the Crest Center for them, Shay and her team always do an amazing job and we love working with them! It was about 39 degrees, wet and windy but we had a great time, sometimes yucky weather makes for the best images. . .here's a couple from the day:

photographers Asheville wedding

Asheville wedding photographers

And finally! Watch out for leprechauns!!! Not so scary really, I think Sara makes a pretty dang cute leprechaun!

More to come soon! No really!!


brian + gry