I photographed this event at The University of Richmond. The theme of this conference was “CELEBRAT10N.” I photographed The keynote speaker Dr. Cecilia E. Suarez while she was addressing the conference. Dr. Suarez joined the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication at The University of Florida as Assistant Professor of Leadership and Intercultural Communication. She also serves as a faculty affiliate for the Center for Latin American Studies, the Education Policy Research Center, and serves as the Director of the Women’s Mentor and Advocacy Program at The University of Florida. Afterwards I captured images of workshop sessions with speakers Janaya Khan and Mariah Williams.
Janaya Khan is the international ambassador of Black Lives Matter, Canada. Janaya currently serves as executive director of Gender Justice LA.
Mariah Williams is an urban planner who is dedicated to creating and advocating for spaces for the being of black bodies, specifically, black women and girls. She is the founder of Black Girls Meet Up.
I photographed the Freshman class of 2022 and the Senior class of 2019 on Sunday at The University of Richmond Westhampton College. There are almost 400 students in each panoramic image. I used a Canon 5d mark 4 and shooting vertically, created these images, stitching 7 images together in photoshop.
After the group images were taken there was a ceremony in the chapel. Freshman write letters to themselves to be opened when they are Seniors. The Seniors opened the letters they wrote and their reactions were very amusing, from laughter to tears.
Virginia Beach residents Ralph and Brenda Knapp started this non profit after Ralph was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer and realized the need for more research in this field. For the past 2 years they have hosted a fundraiser at Cavalier Country Club in Virginia Beach. This year Arie and Lauren from the Bachelor were part of the evening. I had the pleasure of photographing the boat parade, dinner and auction for the evening.
The Cavalier Hotel just opened this year after a three year, 80 million dollar renovation. I headed to the beach to get a few images of the fireworks. Photographing fireworks is relatively easy if you have a steady hand and a little patience. I bumped into some friends that were staying at the hotel and ended up hanging out with them at the Cavalier Beach Club. It was a nice night by the pool, and the fireworks were beautiful. The fireworks image below is a composite of 6 images.