To make my birthday more memorable, I was given the opportunity to photograph our former Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Paul Martin on Friday. This follows the series of speakers The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area hosts each month. Typically I take a couple of portrait shots to be safe. I took one and only one of Mr. Martin and thank goodness it turned out well.
I photographed our 21st Prime Minister on my 37th birthday. Doing this started my day very early which enabled me to fill my day with lunch among family, a patio drink with a friend and end the day with a super fantastic meal hosted in my backyard underneath a big, overhanging tree with my lady friends. My dinner was magical, just as I envisioned it to be. I was feeling freaked out about turning 37 b/c it seems so old, however I’m quickly settling into this number…I think I like it…it’s going to suit me well.
Yesterday I attended and took photographs for The Community Foundation of Kingston & Area‘s Speaker series which hosted author, editor and veteran journalist, Lawrence Scanlan. He spoke on the subject of his latest book, “A Year of Living Generously: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Philanthropy.” I was very interested in learning about his experiences volunteering both within our community and abroad. Spending an entire year dedicated to volunteering allowed him to see first hand the truth behind people’s suffering: unemployment, homelessness, without food, friends or family. We were educated on some of the programs that work, and the political policies that do not and what our role is as a part of the global village to help make it better. Thank you Larry for an inspiring morning!