Sunday, June 15, 2008

a DAY in the life

not long ago a normal work day for me began at 8:30 and ended after 5. i'd get up from my desk, leave the office, and come back the next day to do it all again. it was a good life, but when it comes to interesting excitement, this life knocks that one out of the park.

last saturday i began my workday in on my favorite campus in chapel hill at 8 a.m. with heather and chase. this pretty pretty couple will be married on january 31st and i guarantee that it will be as sweet and as much fun as they are. love you two!

at 10 a.m. i headed over to hasentree, an luxury development just off of highway 98 in raleigh, to capture the grand opening of the family activity center. residents gathered at the pool for a full day of activities, music, and food to celebrate their surroundings and socialize. i documented their entire day until 5 p.m. did i mention it was 102 degrees?

"by the way," i was told, "we'll have a helicoptor here for you at 3:30 for you to take some aerial photographs of the community." no sweat.

when my watch hit 5, i hit a shower (thank goodness for the locker room in the hasentree fac!) because at 6, i was scheduled to be energized and smell nice with a camera in hand at the north carolina education ball.

benefitting our state's school children through communities in schools of north carolina, this is one of my favorite yearly charity events in the triangle. the evening took place at the progress energy center for performing arts. it began with a progressive dinner and silent auction, followed by a live auction, (a false fire alarm...oops), and some incredible performances by the perfect mix of local students and professional entertainers including tina fabrique, brandi massey, michelle jennings, scott pearson and more. i had a front row seat for the show that made me love my line of work even more - even at the end of such a long day!

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