event photography

Riverwest Follies

Got a new update to the website thanks to the 2017 Riverwest Follies. I was asked by one of the co-producers, and dear friend, Shelly Schauer, if I could lend my photographic talents to this year's event and I was only too happy to oblige.

I had never attended the Follies previously so I didn't really know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised to see neighbors of all ages filing in to enjoy the performances at the Polish Falcon that night. The acts were just as diverse as the crowd, from songwriters to comics to belly dancers. It was a great turnout with a record number of acts, and a write-up in the neighborhood paper, the Riverwest Currents, so I think it's safe to say the 2017 Follies pretty much nailed it. And I've got the pictures to prove it.

I've updated the LIFE section off my homepage with an appropriately titled "Riverwest Follies" section that you should check out the second you're done reading this but for now, here's a little teaser of what you may find...

Walk to End Alzheimer's

I recently had the pleasure of volunteering at the Sheboygan County's 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's at Evergreen Park. One of my friends is a committee member and asked if I would be willing to volunteer my photography services for the event, so last Saturday I loaded up my Honda CR-V and headed off for Sheboygan, double-checking that the forecast did indeed call for rain and grabbing my raincoat as I ran out the door.

And rain it did. Apparently rain had never actually fallen on the day of the event, so while the rest of the volunteers and committee members scrambled to tie down tents and tip tables to avoid water-log, I outfitted my camera with the ever-resilient plastic grocery bags I threw in my pocket to create my own cost-efficient rain protector. Not the most glamorous of choices I know, but hey, a girl's gotta eat.

Despite the weather, the walk was huge success. The turn-out was great and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, even if they did have to don their raincoats for the day. Families of all shapes and sizes enjoyed not only the walk through Evergreen Park (which is as gorgeous as it's name suggests) but also a symbolic flower garden for those with love ones affected by Alzheimer's, an activity tent for the youngsters, and all the hot dogs you could eat (literally). So even though we were a little damp, there were still lots of smiles, and even some sunshine. If this type of do-goodery sounds like your cup of tea, then you should definitely check out the Walk to End Alzheimer's website to find a walk near you.