Saturday, November 29, 2008

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Rhonda and Cameron Are Engaged!

Congratulations to such a fun and beautiful couple! We got lucky with one of the last warm days this fall.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

An Awesome Opportunity!

I am so behind on my blogging it is shameful. This fall has been INSANELY busy for me, but that is a wonderful thing! I have so many beautiful weddings and engagements that I will have up soon, but I had to do a quick post to share the incredible experience I had today.

I was contacted late last week inquiring about availability for a VIP event today. It turned out that the VIP was the First Lady, Laura Bush, who was scheduled to visit Lincoln's Birthplace National Historic Site. The National Parks Foundation, in partnership with The History Channel's Save Our History Campaign, kicked off a fundraiser event called "Give a Lincoln for Lincoln" to raise money for Lincoln related historic sites and in conjunction with the upcoming Lincoln bicentennial. (That's a lot of Lincolns for one sentence!) :)

I was pleased to pass the Secret Service's muster, and was granted all access during the event. I had a special Secret Service pin, as opposed to a regular press pass.  I was allowed to shadow the White House photographer, which meant I got to be much closer and have more access than the other media. It was really amazing; I got to walk right along with her as she toured the park and participated in several activities with local schoolchildren. I felt like a VIP myself!

Here are a few photos from the day that I wanted to share. It really was an incredible experience, and I am so grateful I was asked to be involved!

(Oh, and to those who know me, don't worry, I haven't turned republican on ya :)