All in Event Photography

The Dempsey Family Baptism

Recently, I was invited to capture the baptism of the newest Dempsey, who we'll call "Baby Dempsey" for the sake of the family's privacy. I made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, a quaint building in the Bay Ridge neighborhood in Brooklyn, early on a perfect Sunday morning to meet the Dempsey family -- even Sarah's parents who flew all the way out from Washington State for the event! Pastor Wade Miller performed the baptism, and he was incredibly welcoming to my camera and I.

It Works Global "One Team One Mission" in Whippany, NJ

Holy cow. If you've never been in a room with 300 crazy, excited people before, then I'd suggest getting to one of these events as quickly as possible.

Kim Haber -- a Presidential Diamond leader with It Works! Global, a top-earner in the company, and the mother of my lovely fiancé Caity -- hired me to shoot New Jersey's largest-ever It Works! Wrap party. "What's a wrap," you might be saying out loud to yourself (hopefully I didn't embarrass you too much!) Basically, it's a cloth that can be applied anywhere on the body from the neck down, and it tightens, tones, and firms loose skin, but the kicker is that It Works! Global distributors are the only folks in the world who have them! Pretty cool, eh?

Silversun Pickups and Bad Books, 5/5/13

Washington, D.C.-based music blog All Things Go was gracious enough to invite me to photograph Bad Books at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. (Thanks again, Jared!) All "Cinco de Drinko" jokes aside (if it's going to have a stupid nickname, shouldn't it at least be "Drinko de Mayo"? Who do I talk to about changing that?), the band put on a great show, complete with faux-Counting Crows covers and plenty of witty banter. Bad Books, a side project of Manchester Orchestra and solo act Kevin Devine, were invited to support Silversun Pickups on a US tour.

One Team One Mission, Rockaway, New Jersey

What an exciting day!  I've shot plenty of events before, but this was the first I'd actually been specifically asked to come do. Below, you'll find over 100 photos from the It Works! Global One Team One Mission in Rockaway, New Jersey. This event was the first of its kind to come to New Jersey, brought here by Kim Haber, a New Jersey local and a Triple Diamond Executive with the company. Pam Sowder, Co-Owner and Director of Marketing at It Works! Global, gave a rousing presentation about the company, its products, and its "extended family," the independent distributors that sell It Works products.