When I planned our blogging schedule last year, I knew I had several categories for Wednesdays - What to Wear, Wall Art, and Wild Horses. Apparently we've made it almost half way through the year with no wild horses? How did that happen?! So here you go. Our first Wild Horse post on this blog (we did have some on the old blog which is now gone). This beauty was the cover of last year's Currituck Chamber of Commerce Annual Guide. If you would like to help the wild horses of Corolla, you can find more information through The Corolla Wild Horse Fund.
A great time was had by all at the Currituck Chamber of Commerce's Spring Social this past Saturday! Stacey and I had a lovely time, as always, at this annual event. It's my favorite event we cover for the Chamber! This is the only time each year I get to see some of the attendees, but this is also when many friends have a great time supporting the chamber. Thank you to all you who attended in addition to those who donated and contributed through the silent auction. A portion of the proceeds supports the Corolla Wild Horse Fund and the Currituck Senior Nutrition Program. Images are now available for download here (there are many more than displayed here!) and are printable up to 11x14. Should you want to print larger, please let us know and we will be happy to send you an appropriately sized file. :) Feel free to share!
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Thursday, October 27th was the First Annual Currituck Chamber of Commerce Sporting Clays Championship presented by TowneBank. It was a perfect day! Powell's Sporting Clays hosted the event, with five teams competing. We finished the afternoon with an oyster roast and BBQ, provided by BJ's Carolina Cafe/Creative Catering by Wanda. A great time was had by all, and I think it's safe to say this event was a success! Much gratitude to our chamber for the invitation to capture the event. It's always so much fun to cover these events for them! You can find the entire gallery here.
Friday, November 04, 2016
Last night was the Currituck Chamber of Commerce's annual member meeting and awards dinner. This is the second year that I've had the honor to attend this wonderful event as a part of photographing the chamber's major events. I have to say that photographing these events for the chamber is something that I began doing somewhat reluctantly. You see, events just aren't my thing! As an introvert, I find it difficult to relax. And as for photography, it's no secret that portraits are what I enjoy most for the control I have in creating them. Events? Well, I have very little, if any, control! But you know what? It turns out that I love chamber events! I actually look forward to seeing the many fabulous people and members. And Josh, the chamber president, helps me to feel like I have some sort of control - at least as much as possible at an event. ;) I arrived at the venue, Black Tartan Tap Room, about an hour before the event was to begin in order to set up for the group photo of the award recipients. This was an entirely new venue for me, and as we looked around at options, I was a little worried to find that the best option was to do the group photo outside. No biggie, right? No, except that we wouldn't know who the winners were until it was dark! We found a great space on the back ...
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Currituck Kids is a 501(C)3 organization enhancing the educational experience of school-age children living in Currituck County. They do so much! In addition to helping children, they have so many FUN events in the community! On October 15th, they had the First Annual Scarecrow Fest. It was an absolutely perfect fall day! Scarecrow kits were purchased by various community organizations, businesses, and individuals. The scarecrows were put together and displayed for all to see, including a group of judges. The judges had their work cut out for them, for sure - there was no messing around when it came to creating these scarecrows! Once the awards were given, some of the scarecrows, at the option of the creators, were then auctioned off in order to raise additional funds. And I have to say, things got very interesting and competitive during the auction! There were fun activities to keep the kids entertained throughout the day, including face painting, pumpkins to be painted, live music, hula hoops, hay diving :) and of course food. The event was sponsored by:Kempsville Building MaterialsCurrituck BBQPowell's Roadside MarketandPJ's Thrift Store Students from Currituck County High School built the displays for the scarecrows with lumber donated by Kempsville Building Materials. Live ...