I’ve wanted to write a bit more about what I do and so far this year I think I’ve done a good job of sharing what my days are.
Aside from working during the daylight hours to get good natural light, The Magazine also has me cover evening events: galas, balls and auctions many with the purpose of earning money for local charities or good causes.
Of course when you work them you aren’t there to party, but I always try to have a good time. Usually a few co-workers attend or else restaurateurs, business owners or other members of the community I might recognize. I’ve even met a few local celebrities: Josh Hartnett (he’s handsome and really tall!!!), politicians, some new anchors and NHL stars.
An editor co-worker and I will attend a given event together with the point of capturing guests. I always try and keep my eye out for celebrities or great fashion. We photograph them and write down their names. Then the photos are published.
I have to wear press passes and I love them—everyone knows why I am photographing and often I am given VIP status :)
So here I am with all the press passes from 2011 and 2012, I attended quite a few events!
The Fun Stuff:
Sometimes I get to bring a “plus-one,” I’ve brought Becky and Ashley to events.
The food is usually scrumptious and I’ve seen some incredible desserts.
Bands, music and entertainment are always interesting. Once there were women in lingerie pole dancing, my mother didn’t believe me until I showed her a photo. Another time there were giant clowns on stilts! Oh and a pretend paparazzi, too.
I loved Hope Rocks where everyone was encouraged to wear “rocker chic” attire and they had free henna tattoos, feather hair extensions, two music performances and delicious food by Crave. The Children’s Theatre did an Allison in Wonderland theme and the tablescapes were out of this world incredible, mind blowing. They also had drinks in viles that said, “drink me.” Dad happened to be attending that event, too so we did the photo booth to flipbook for fun.
They can eat up my Friday and Saturday nights in the summer and fall, but I love attending them!