Category Archives: Events

March of Dimes Signature Chefs – Illinois Valley (Central Illinois Event Photographer)

I was honored to serve again this year as the event photographer for the March of Dimes Illinois Valley Signature Chefs event in Utica! There’s no event quite like it. You’ve never seen an event with so many smiles, hugs, … Continue reading

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Another Unique 60th Birthday Celebration (Central Illinois Event Photographer)

If you know me, or are a regular reader, you know I always say I have the best in-laws ever! Such a fun family, full of love and laughter. The latest party was this weekend, when Nathan’s Aunt Sharon turned 60, and … Continue reading

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March of Dimes Illinois Valley Signature Chefs’ Auction, Utica, IL (Event Photographer)

Last week, I was honored to cover another March of Dimes Signature Chefs’ Auction, this time, in Utica, IL. While very similar in nature to the Signature Chefs’ event in Normal, IL, this one did have it’s own unique touches … Continue reading

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Illinois Wesleyan University – 2014 Homecoming Festivities (Normal, IL Event Photographer)

Last weekend I had the opportunity to work as part of a team of photographers covering Illinois Wesleyan University‘s 2014 Homecoming celebration, including the festival activities on the quad, the Alumni Awards Luncheon, and tailgating prior to the football game. … Continue reading

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March of Dimes Signature Chefs, Normal Illinois (Event Photographer)

I was honored to document the March of Dimes of Illinois‘ annual Signature Chefs fundraiser this week, held at the Marriott Hotel in Uptown Normal. Such a unique and fun event, full of creative details (eggplant and cabbage centerpieces!), beloved … Continue reading

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Road Trip Themed Birthday Party (Preemie 1st Birthday Party Ideas)

We recently hosted celebrated our miracle baby‘s 1st birthday. Rawley overcame enormous odds to reach this milestone, so we pulled out all the stops for this bash! Theme Rawley is a 21-week pPROM survivor, a 62-day NICU graduate, and has logged … Continue reading

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Natalie’s Bridal Shower (Scottsdale Event Photographer)

Last weekend, I flew to Phoenix to celebrate the bridal shower of my very-soon-to-be-sister-in-law with family and friends in the Phoenix area. Naturally, I offered my services as the event photographer to the hostesses. 🙂 Natalie is a treasure, and … Continue reading

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Baseball-Themed Baby Shower (Oklahoma City Event Photographer)

Three days before my water broke, I had the pleasure of co-hosting a baseball-themed baby shower for my friend Catherine, who is expecting her baby boy any day now! We displayed framed photos of Cat’s husband Nic playing baseball as a young … Continue reading

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Dennis’s 60th Birthday (Event Photographer)

This weekend the best father-in-law in the world celebrated his 60th birthday in St. Charles, MO, with about 30 friends and family. Nathan and I drove in from OKC to surprise him, and it was such a special weekend seeing … Continue reading

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LG Product Launch Party (Oklahoma City Event Photography)

On Sunday, LG launched their new phone, the Nitro HD. Last night, Freeman hosted an event for LG at the Fox and Hound in Oklahoma City to train  AT&T reps from around Oklahoma about the Nitro’s features. Guests navigated among three … Continue reading

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Price Waterhouse Cooper Alumni Event at Skirvin Hilton (Oklahoma City Event Photography)

Last week, Price Waterhouse Cooper invited me to capture candid shots at their Oklahoma City Office Alumni Cocktail Party at the Skirvin Hilton downtown. The Skirvin just celebrated it’s 100th anniversary, and it’s a really, really beautiful hotel, with amazing … Continue reading

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Children’s Action Alliance: Through the Eyes of a Child Fundraiser, 2011 (Phoenix Event Photography)

On October 14th, Children’s Action Alliance hosted their annual luncheon fundraiser, Through the Eyes of a Child, at the Wyndham Phoenix Hotel. I was honored, as a supporter and former employee (yes, I am biased…) to cover this event for … Continue reading

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Laser Spine Institute, Part 1: Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting (Oklahoma City Event Photographer)

The Laser Spine Institute recently opened a new surgical center in Northwest Oklahoma City. To commemorate the occasion, guests witnessed an official ribbon cutting ceremony replete with a champagne toast led by the OKC Executive Director, Bert Lindvall, and Dr. … Continue reading

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Social Media Mack 2nd Anniversary Party, Colcord Hotel (Oklahoma City Event Photographer)

Last week, Tess Mack, owner of Social Media Mack, celebrated two successful years in business at the beautiful Colcord Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. The hotel sits right next to the Devon Tower construction site, so it’s a bit dusty around … Continue reading

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2010 Wrap-Up #1: 2010 Tear Sheets

FAQ: What’s a Tear Sheet?   Answer: Published Work.  Here’s a sampling of 2010 HBP publications. Arizona Foothills Magazine The October 2010 issue carried an HBP photo from the 2009 Festival at the Farm in a blurb promoting the 2010 … Continue reading

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CARD’s Autism Study Release Press Conference

Last night, the Arizona branch of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) held a press conference and cocktail party at the Hermosa Inn to announce the results of a three-year study funded with state dollars. Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, CARD’s … Continue reading

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AWGA Festival at the Farm #2 – 6 Reasons FATF is Phoenix’s Coolest Event

Saturday was the big event following the AWGA Industry Awards Banquet on Friday night: the Festival at the Farm! Aside from being (like last year) an amazingly, fun, educational, friendly, well-attended (about 900?) event with creative touches in a beautiful … Continue reading

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AWGA Festival at the Farm #1 – Industry Banquet

This weekend marked the 2nd annual Arizona Winegrowers Festival at the Farm, and my 2nd year covering the event. This year, to kick off the festivities, AWGA hosted an industry awards banquet for Arizona winemakers at Quiessence restaurant on Friday … Continue reading

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Children’s Action Alliance: TEOC 2010

You know how some fundraisers feel obligatory and heart wrenching? Well, this is NOT one of those kind of fundraisers! 🙂  For the third year, I’ve had the honor of shooting Children’s Action Alliance’s annual luncheon fundraiser, “Through the Eyes of a … Continue reading

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