Thankful for the Military

Thankful for the Military

Thanksgiving is approaching quickly and I have so much to be thankful for. Considering that Veterans Day just past, I thought I would share this. For several years, I had the honor of being the photographer for the Marine Corps Birthday Military Ball in Bakersfield, Ca. The Marine Corps Birthday Military Ball is a perfect blend of honor, respect, tradition, and fun. To watch the activities from the perspective of an outsider is an experience I am grateful for. I witnessed the frenzy that takes place before it begins. The Marines charged with making the event happen run around making sure that the POW/MIA table is properly set up, that they all know their part in the ceremony from cutting the cake, to presenting the Colors, and the many other details that go into honoring the tradition of this event. The ceremony begins, and everything takes place as it should. The honor and tradition that these men and women share is moving, and after all is said and done, the pressure is released and they get to cut loose and have fun! Throughout all this activity, I shoot formals of these Marines with their significant others, who also deserve our respect and appreciation for the sacrifice they make by being without their Marine. I want to say thank you to our Military for doing what you do and to their families for supporting them! Here are a few images from those...
Gypsy Time Travelers

Gypsy Time Travelers

I had the opportunity to shoot some promotional shots for a wonderful show that took place at the Kern County Fair. The Gypsy Time Travelers. The Gypsy Time Travelers are a husband and wife team, Michel and Christy, that travel the country in their land yacht “Florence”. Christy, the story teller, tells a story about dragons or knights and princesses or some other flights of fantasy, while Michel, the blacksmith, hammers and shapes iron into dragons or unicorn shoes or something else related to the story. At the end, they give the gifts away to audience member. If you have an opportunity to see them, it is well worth catching a show! They are doing something they love, and they are...
2015 Stockdale Senior Football

2015 Stockdale Senior Football

I had the pleasure of shooting the Bakersfield’s ’14-’15 Stockdale Mustang Football games. I’ll share some of those in a later post, but for now, these are the graduating seniors from the Varsity Team. I know what a few of them have gone on to do, but I’d love to know what they are all up to now! If you know them, leave an update in the comments! If you like this, be sure to share it with your friends and comment...

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