More October/November Events

Hey shutter fans! It’s Harmony here wrapping up October’s events and kicking off November’s.
Starting with the Sweet haven Christian Academy’s Rewards carnival which took place on Friday October 28th 2011. The day started off a little dreary but, the children, parents, and staff were in such high spirits I hardly noticed. The carnival was held on the soccer field which was quickly transformed into a child’s dream event. The first thing I noticed was the smell of the delicious food provided by church volunteers which included: homemade hotdogs and hamburgers cooking over a giant char grill located next to a popcorn, snow cone, and cotton candy machine. What is a carnival with out bounce houses? This one had 10 and a rock wall! Of course Ryan the balloon guy was on hand to craft the most creative detailed balloon creatures I have seen thus far two that stuck were cookie monster and a smurfette. The children were so surprised when the petting zoo arrived with llama’s, ponies, and chicken’s. I was with shutter booth right in the middle of all of the festivities to capture all of the smiles!

The next day Saturday October 2011 Arianna and I had the honor of working the 2nd annual survive Norfolk. Despite the frigid cold there was a tremendous amount of people both zombies and humans who tuned out to show their support. The event was organized by urban playground with the goal of bringing the 757 community together and judging by the turn out it was successful. Vendors included blue horseshoe tattoo, silent disco, and tasty sandwich samples provided by Jimmy John’s. Shutter booth was in the midst of all the zombie mayhem to capture all of the realistic zombie costumes. We had such a fun time! Especially since we survived mauahahaha J

On Sunday October 30th Arianna hosted the Hermitage annual Halloween festival at the BEAUTIFUL Hermitage foundation museum and gardens. On a sunny clear day tons of families from the surrounding neighborhoods dressed in their best Halloween costumes turned out to show support for the hermitage foundation. Face painting and balloon characters were provided by none other than Ryan the balloon guy which is the second time shutter booth ran into him that weekend. Yeah he’s good. Food and refreshments such as hot dogs, popcorn, and cotton candy were provided by a generous ODU fraternity. Entertainment featured a puppet show and tours of the Hermitage museum. All in it was an Eventful Halloween weekend!

On Friday November 4, 2011 Arianna and I had the pleasure of sharing in Brent’s surprise 40th birthday party in the attic at the Waterman’s. Upon arrival I was in awe of the venue’s tasteful details which included stained glass window panes and ornate crystal palm tree chandelier’s all overlooking a stunning view of the Atlantic ocean. In the center of each table held a custom center piece adorned with a single fresh vining flower placed in a vase of water accentuated with the vibrant glow of led lights. The party officially started when Brent arrived to a room full of his closest friends and family who jumped up from around the corner to surprise him on his special day. After chowing down on all of the waterman’s signature entrée’s and appetizers DJ Joe Fu dropped the beat . Eventually there were two giant costume boxes brought out filled with fun hats, boas, glasses, and wigs each guest chose something to wear and proceeded to dance the night away. In between scrap booking and running the booth Arianna and I danced along by the booth. It was an amazing party and I feel so fortunate to have contributed in the festivities!