I have been shooting quite a bit this month for the community. I am a big believer in giving back to our community. I photographed a bunch of ribbon cuttings for the Woodland Hills Tarzana Chamber of Commerce and their Wine Event and luncheon. One of the ribbon cutting events was for me - a Mix and Mingle with Champagne and Nibbles from my neighbor - Nicola's Kitchen. Since we were in the French Quarter - I thought we should not take ourselves too seriously and as they say in Nawlin's "Let the Good Times Roll" - so we had Mardi Gras Beads and Feather Boas to go with the Champagne and Smiles!
The Woodland Hills Chamber Connection Magazine is out and my image of our Congressman Brad Sherman made the cover with some of the ribbon cutting images from last month. I have been covering a few events for the West Valley News as a Photojournalist (and I have been writing too!) and last month's edition included images from the luncheon with Congressman Sherman and Councilman Dennis Zine. The next edition will have images from The Valley Cultural Center's Dancing with the Valley Stars Event held at the Warner Center Marriott - it was a really fun event with many of our community learning to dance and a competition was held. I was invited to take photos of the event and particularly the dance competition. Thank you, Ed Crowe (Publisher). You can visit the images for the Valley Cultural Center or any of the ribbon cuttings on my website www.flashfrozenphotography.com/events/
I also was the official press photographer for Light the Night - The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's annual fundraising event in Woodland Hills at Warner Park. I featured Linda Mallut's Ear-Resistible Bunnies Team (http://www.mybunnyandme.com/) because Linda's team raised $13,000 plus dollars for LLS and Linda inspired so many people to participate. The power of one small business is amazing!
Finally to bring people up to date, I donated a portrait session to be the Grand Prize at the Cabrillo Music Theatre's Casino Night event and I was there last night while Chief Executive Officer Carol W. Nussbaum invited me to make a display of my work in the main lobby so I thought it would be fun to show you a display of my images. It was really fun to meet so many people who were attending the performance of Guy's and Dolls at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Cabrillo Music Theater holds a special place in our hearts - we have been season subscribers since they built the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and our Cairn Terrier, Daisy, was their Toto in their production of Wizard of Oz. Cabrillo is the resident musical theater company in the Conejo Valley and is a non-profit organization. The productions they put on are really top notch. If you haven't seen any of their musicals, I encourage you to go and tap your feet to the music and have a good time!