Saturday, August 29, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
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Sunday, August 2, 2009
For more images from the Albemarle County Fair, please visit the website at http://www.bigdoorphotography.com/ . More in depth galleries from musical highlights will follow soon.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Upon arriving in North Carolina, my parents and I opted for a night out. We drove to Concord for an evening of live music courtesy of County Line. With one uncle on Drums and another running sound, it was quite an enjoyable night!
Saturday morning I had the pleasure of meeting this fun family! Mom and Dad were very laid back and Dad even suprised us all with his spontaneity while expressing his love for his wife. I LOVED IT!
Miss "A" struggled to keep from yawning after a long night with a friend, yet still managed to show her sweet spirit and her beautiful smile.
Mr. "L" is cute as a button and kept me on my toes as he challenged us to have more fun! Luckily, we discovered the secret to bring him out of his shell and really get into what we were doing. Sorry, Mom & Dad, but you'll have to wait just a little longer for that one!
A little later in the day, I was happy to reunite with an old friend from high school when she met me in the gardens with her favorite nine year old. It was so sweet to see all the love and admiration "H.G" has for her cousin, who had also driven hours in order to make this happen. Thanks, J. You look great!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Now sporting a new name and with a new album on their lips and fingertips, Parachute packed the sanctuary with family, friends, and lots of dreamy-eyed teenage girls as they put on a fantastic show full of energy, and emotion. If you’ve never heard of Parachute, you certainly will soon! Check them out at http://www.weareparachute.com/.
As always, you can view additional images of this stellar performance at http://www.bigdoorphotography.com/ under “What’s New?!” in the gallery.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Invisible Children's goal is to create awareness regarding the plight of the people of northern Uganda, caught in the midst of a civil war between the government and Joseph Koney’s Lord Resistance Army, a rebel group that makes extensive use of kidnapping children and forcing them to become child soldiers.
Friday night, students from Western Albemarle High School held their second Battle of the Bands at the Music Resource Center, raising money to support Invisible Children. Each band took the stage not only to display their musical talent, but also to raise consciousness and put an end to this social injustice. Charlottesville's own, Grey Matter also performed and judged the performances.
If you’d like to see these kids in action, please visit http://www.bigdoorphotography.com/ under "What's New?!" in the gallery. Further information on Invisible Children can be found at http://www.invisiblechildren.org/
Sunday, May 17, 2009
The farmer’s tan and red chest that I am currently sporting reflects the 7/8 mixture of German & Scot-Irish that are my most notable cultural features, but on this day I was there to celebrate the 1/8 of me that is Cherokee, while honoring my grandfather. Thank you, DeeDee, for your part in making me who I am today.
As usual, the festival proved to be a colorful learning experience that encourages love, understanding, and respect for all people…the Indian Way…and I left grateful for the opportunity to make this event a lasting part of my spiritual journey, as I look forward to the next reunion!
Executive Director, Sibley Johns, steadily cut through local government’s red tape in order to have the sculpture placed in the churchyard at 105 Ridge Street that the Music Resource Center calls home. Volunteers gathered at the MRC to undertake the rather interesting process of moving the sculpture approximately twenty feet from inside the church doors to its brick pedestal in the front yard.
After the excitement of the guitar raising, I sat in with some members of the center as they passionately played with their creative tool of choice, making their music come alive!
For more information on the MRC, please visit http://musicresourcecenter.org/
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Selling The King.
And there's no better end to a great day than taking time to enjoy the Masters!
To view more, visit "A Good Day to be in My Shoes" under "What's New" on the website (http://www.bigdoorphotography.com/) . Contact me to schedule a day in your own life today!