I can barely feel my feet, I’ve been at it all day, but I can’t let this day end without thanking everyone who came to help celebrate the new studio and my ten year addiction to photography. It meant the world to me, honestly.
It takes a village, as you know, and I am very lucky that my village is made up of the nicest people on earth and an incredibly supportive family. I am truly blessed. A special thank you to my parents and sister Jen who are always there for me, no matter what, to support my endeavors, to my children who share me with my passions, but who amaze me when they say things like “I am proud to be your daughter” and are learning that no matter what you want in life you can achieve it if you just set your mind to it. To Rita Rose and Anthony Pasquale, owners of the United Martial Arts Center, who have inspired us and blessed us with their friendship – and use of their conference room for the last several years for my shoots. I am glad to not have to impose upon them during the holidays now, but I will miss doing the card shoots at UMAC! Michael Pelonzi of BigShotLogos.com, who is always making the impossible happen with his needles when working on my embroidery designs. I can only appologize – those who have worked with me on projects will understand I am pretty relentless when there’s something I want, so THANK YOU! lol Also, for helping getting things to the studio. Bennett Woolman for taking the gorgeous photos here of the night and for throwing his back off helping to lug my couch up the stairs. To Tom Dennesen for hosting my lovely website and hours of word press support, lol. To Dewayne Davenport who gave Ralph Newhall my number, and to Ralph for suggesting the space next to his gallery might just work for me. To the lovely lady Lynn Shane for cooking for me so I could mingle. To my clients who let me take my creativity out on them. And to everyone who came tonight in support.
I am one lucky person.