2020 was not an ideal year for an abundance of folks and reasons. Although there were some high points, there were some untimely deaths and the arrival of a pandemic. Yes, a pandemic ya’ll. However, we made it through. And then came 2021! At the conclusion of last year, Jacquetta and I devised a plan […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha, benedict, hbcu, School

… and then came 2021!

… but that was over 22 days ago. But to capture the excitement of an progressive, young lady in pictures is almost as fantastic as my birthday in the early 20’s. I won’t harp on the fact that she attends the greatest institution of higher learning: South Carolina State University. Word on the street is […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Formal Wear, hbcu, School, South Carolina, South Carolina State University

I Used To Be 22 …

For a whopping $0.31, a gallon of gas was yours.  There was a baby boy born that went onto become the 44th president of the United States, while answering to the name of Barack.  A young Seward found it not a crime to make a stunning Barbara his wife.  The year was 1961 and life […]

President, School, South Carolina, United States

Not 1, Not 2, Not … but 58 Years of Bliss!!!

48 hours is a long time.  48 hours is so long that A&E created a show called The First 48. Though that show is centered around crime and murder, Amaya’s first 48 hours of her prom weekend was quite eventful and lead to no one being placed in a body bag. On Saturday, Amaya and […]

Event, Formal Wear, School, Seniors, South Carolina

Long Weekend for The Baby

Life is interesting.  You can make a choice to walk to the mailbox or  you can run to see what the USPS left.  You can decide that you want to get up on time or you can decide to smack the snooze button one (or two) good time.  A few weeks ago, I had a […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Education, Event, hbcu, School, South Carolina, South Carolina State University

I’ll Take a Slice of the SkeeWee

Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is something that not everyone feels.  To find love is a beautiful a thing. But to be birthed from love is something worth talking about. Being a resident of Orangeburg is to be a product of love.  Though a small city in the state of South Carolina, the […]

Pageants, School, South Carolina, Uncategorized

The Queens of My Heart

Strong and determined: this girl stood out to me.  Big smile and commanded attention by her actions: this girl stood out to me.  The oldest daughter of parent educators that openedly loves the Lord: this girl stood out to me. At the conclusion of the 2017-2018 school year, I completed my SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHY SEASON with […]

Event, School, Seniors, South Carolina

And The Beat Goes On

Friendships can be fun. Friendships can be memorable. Friendships are taken to new heights when emotions are involved & you are asked to do grown folk stuff. After graduating from South Carolina State University, one of my dearest friends, Tiffany, was blessed with a child that she named Tyler. During the pregnancy, she asked me […]

Event, School, Seniors

Well Done, My Son

When asked, the average will person say they’re strong.  When someone touches a person’s muscles, one will be quick to say, “Yes, I am strong!”  When an achievement receives high reviews, you will hear echoes of, ” … yes, I am strong.”  Rarely do we allow for our strength to be shown.  My client, Justen […]

School, Seniors, Sports

You Can Say You’re Strong or You Can Show Your Strength!

Graduation is a time that everyone gets excited. Whether it is the graduate, the next door neighbor, an old teacher or the usher at church, graduation time is a joint effort of cheer.  I was extremely excited when John Lakin, III started talking about graduation.  I wasn’t excited because John FINALLY met all his requirements […]

benedict, Education, hbcu, School

Dead Man Walking His Graduation Walk

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