SMACNA’s (Sheet Metal, Air Conditioning National Association) Annual Convention is its premier event that blends exceptional education with world-class networking and social events–and this year is no different as we journey to the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina for the 75th Annual Convention, October 14-17, 2018. Photography by Steve Exum & Nathan Richards
Having seen Steve’s other work, I expected the final product to be great – and it is! What I was not prepared for was the organization and efficiency with which Steve and his team tackled the project. Taking portraits and candids of 30+ people in three separate locations require careful preparation and a tightly managed schedule. Exum Photography made the process easy and painless for us. And by carefully listening to our vision upfront, Steve was able to deliver exactly what we wanted – crisp, contemporary photos that beautifully reflect our greatest asset – our people.
CFO, Trust Company of the South
Cancer Survivors and those who rally to support them are true superheroes. This year our commercial photography studio worked with local every day heroes to contribute marketing photography and filmmaking efforts to the Pink Ribbon Fund a non-profit breast cancer organization that provides 90-day non-medical cost-of-living expenses to breast cancer patients in active treatment for breast cancer, so they can focus on healing, raising their families, and returning to the workplace. After planting the seed for this year‘s theme of celebrating heroes with the organizers
Every year the Charitable Foundation of Alamance Regional organizes our local Pink Ribbon Luncheon and selects breast cancer survivors to participate in efforts to raise money for the fund. Having recently shot a series of super hero portraits for one of our clients, Photographer and Filmmaker Steve Exum helped event organizers Patty Brothers and Katie Boon by planting the seed for a “Hero Themed” luncheon. We also shot the video stories of survivors Sandy Cobb, Cindy Dixon, Donna Harris, Sara Rich and Rene Lefler documenting their personal battles.
To help raise money for the Pink Ribbon Fund, Exum Photography and Bloomatini sponsored a photography project called the Pink Ribbon Super Heroes, which is series of superhero portraits of a group local luncheon entertainers called the “Tutus for Tatas.” Over the last five years, this group has have been an integral part of entertaining attendees at our local pink ribbon luncheon. In keeping with our theme, the team of entertainers put on Superhero costumes and choreographed a skit that brought attendees to tears of laughter. Their skit also involved another piece with all dancers dressed as every day heroes, like nurses, policemen, teachers, doctors, scientist, etc. We have the portraits of these everyday heroes, too.
We are selling framed portraits on a live auction site of each of these local celebrity heroes to raise money for the fund. If you are a friend, family member or co-worker of one of our heroes consider helping the Pink Ribbon Fund cause and purchase a framed print of your favorite local hero. The prints can be purchased and shipped to you. Many thanks to the Tutus for Tata dancers Chris Huneycutt, Chip Schmid, Eddie Gant, Brian Flaherty, Rusty Huffines, Greg Lunsford , Mayor Ian Baltitus, Dan Danielly, Michael Garland, Mike Walsh, Robert Boon, Sean Gilliam, Willy Fisher and Mickie McGinn for collaborating with our studio to make this project a success.
Help our studio raise funds by clicking on the following auction link to find your favorite superhero framed poster print … https://one.bidpal.net/prl/browse/all