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Catwalk to Camp Fundraiser for Autism Society of NC | Raleigh Event Photographer

Did you know 1 in 57 eight-year-old schoolchildren in North Carolina may be diagnosed with autism? I had the honor to take photos for the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) for their annual "Catwalk to Camp" fundraiser benefitting the Camp Royall scholarship fund. Camp Royall is the nation’s largest and longest operating autism specific camp, and offer recreational, therapeutic, and educational programming to more than 3,000 children and adults each year!

Before we kicked off the evening, we took a group picture of all the participants who were modeling in the fashion show. The models were past campers with autism, their loved ones, and ASNC staff. I remember one of the campers eagerly came up to me and said "it's really good to meet you!" and kept vigorously shaking my hand because he was so happy and excited! I then took a photo of him and his mother (see second photo) as well as photos for each family, and you can truly see the joy in their faces!

After the group photos, it was time for the event to begin. Renee Chou from WRAL kicked off the night and did a fantastic job emceeing the fashion show and the event. Then it came time for the key note speaker, Temple Grandin, one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. Besides having a Ph.D, being a professor, writing books, and more, she is one of the most prominent spokespersons for autism. She shared her story and attribute a lot of her successes to her mom, who was a huge advocate for Temple and was the one to seek help for her. It was inspiring to say the least, and you can read more about her here. The Live Auction then took place and the auctioneer, Ben Farrell, did an outstanding job!! By the end of the evening, the ASNC raised over $170,000 for Catwalk to Camp!!

Below are some of the highlights from the evening, and you can visit this link to see the full gallery. Enjoy!

Venue: Angus Barn at Bay 7, American Tobacco Campus, Durham, NC


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A Beautiful 50th Wedding Anniversary | Raleigh Family Photographer

How many of y'all have witnessed a 50th wedding anniversary?! I had the honor to document this rare occasion for the amazing couple, Don and Polly. It was beautiful seeing all of their close family and friends attending to celebrate their love and commitment to one another! There were a number of things that stood out to me that evening...

1. The decorations. Since 50 years is known as the "golden anniversary," the theme was gold. All the details were so elegant and carefully designed. What blew me away was that their daughter was the one who did all the decorating and planning! I especially loved the wooden signs that said, "All my love, all my life" and "Home is wherever I'm with you." This was significant because Don and Polly moved a lot during their marriage--I believe it was about 14 times! Don was in the navy, so moving was something they were used to.

2. Polly still has her bouquet from her wedding. I mean seriously, WOW! After all the moving, it has been carefully preserved and looks outstanding. You can see in the photo below!

3) Celebrating 50 years of marriage runs in their family. Don's GREAT grandparents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1904, and Polly's grandparents celebrated their 50th in 1952! In addition, they had their 50th anniversary photos at the party! You can take a look in the gallery below!

4) Don and Polly know their grandkids well. They clearly knew their grandkids well because they got their two grandsons fidget spinners, which in case y'all didn't know is super popular now!

5) Most of all, what stood out for me was Don and Polly's love for each other!

The rest of the evening was full of stories, tons of laughter, and delicious food. Truly a night to remember! Hope y'all enjoy the photos!


Venue: Bloomsbury Bistro, Raleigh, NC


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