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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Jo'd and Steve's Renewal Ceremony

I had the honor and privilege to capture Jo'd and Steve's Renewal Ceremony.  There were a few pitfalls throughout the day, but fun was finally had by all!  After 10 years, and with a little inspiration from someone special, they rededicated their lives and took the plunge.  Literally!!

I was invited to pile in the limo with the family and get a few shots of them all before the ceremony.

I love this shot!

Then we arrived at the new site.

The cake - someone had already stuck a finger through it!

The lazy river cupcakes!

Jo'd and Steve listening to their friend Billy sing "The Broken Road."

The Ceremony

The Plunge!  (Sadly, I was too slow to capture this from the front.  Sorry guys :(

Just a little wet!

Then Jo'd pushed Steve into the pool!

And others attempted to push Jo'd into the pool!

I was treated to a Zumba routine!

Then Jo'd went on the warpath with blue frosting her weapon of choice!

Thank you for allowing me to be part of your special day!!
Check out the rest of Jo'd and Steve's photos at J. Commons Photography 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

KHF Pizza Inn Fundraiser

Monday night Kari's Heart kicked it old school and waited tables at Pizza Inn!  All tips and 10% of the sales were donated to Kari's Heart, for a total of about $1,000!!!  Here's a few shots of the Foundation faithfuls working hard!
Jen looks like she is having fun!

Jeffrey, I think you missed a spot!

The Seabrook Family - One of the many families KHF has helped!
See the rest of the photos at www.jcommons.smugmug.com!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tri-Cities Got Talent Finals, Paramount Theatre

      The Tri-Cities do have talent!  On June 12, 2010, the finalist banged it out at the Paramount Theatre in Bristol, VA.  Special thanks from me to my 2nd, Deanna, who jumped in to take all the backstage photos and then was kind enough to let me take over her camera for close-ups while I left mine on a tripod!
      All of the acts were amazing, but the in the end there could be only one.  Who did the judges decide to send to the America's Got Talent auditions?  Take a look!

Here are all of the finalist.  They started the show off by helping singing the Kari's Heart Foundation song and sharing some of the statistics from the foundation.

Getting ready

The Opening Act

In the end the Judges announced four runner's up and one champ . . .

The Fourth Runner-up - Andrea Hoskins

The Third Runner-up - Open Altar

The Second Runner-up - Galienne Gilmer Park

The First Runner-up - Dominque Dy (Find her on YouTube - she's awesome!)
She fell asleep before the winners were announced!

And the Winner is . . .
Carson Peters, the 6 year old fiddler!

Congratulations to all of the Tri-Cities Got Talent Finalist and thank you for supporting Kari's Heart Foundation.  All of the photos from the night will be available for purchase at www.jcommons.smugmug.com on Saturday, June 18, 2010.  All of the picture proceeds will got to the Kari's Heart Foundation.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

"Second Chance Prom"

Last night Johnson City was rocking as the Kari's Heart Foundation presented "Second Chance Prom: My Heart Belongs To You!" A great performance by the Johnson City Hit-Men was topped off with a visit from a "Special Guest" . . .

The Johnson City Hit-Men, featuring the Schoondykes, themselves!

The three ladies that put everything together - without them there would have been no prom.

The Johnson City Hit-Men on stage

Dancing the night away!

The Special Guest!

If you attended this great event and would like to order your prom portraits, please visit www.jcommons.smugmug.com.