A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of shooting a BIG 80th birthday SURPRISE bash – for Mr Manuel Kiser. It’s not something that I typically do….but it’s fun to “shoot outside the box” some here and there! When I arrived for the party they were putting the finishing touches on everything….and just walking around looking at all the pictures and memorabilia gave me a feeling for Manuel’s story……a sailor…a politician….an entrepreneur…..and very obviously a man loved by many – friend and family alike. I had one of “those moments” myself….wondering what my own story will look like 50 years from now….made me think a bit about what I “am” and perhaps in some cases “am not” doing to weave the story I’d really like to tell….made me think back to a sermon series at Elevation Church back in January of this year (2012) – called “Living a Better Story”…check it out by clicking here – I particularly loved the “Part 3: Cancel the Audition”…..hope you’ll check it out!
So the birthday boy arrived….and there were lots of hugs and tears…some sweet talks at the microphone…a HUGE birthday cake…and lots of good country cookin’! I sure enjoyed this “outside the box” shoot…and think you’ll enjoy some of the sweet photos below! Thanks Jennifer for calling on me to do this for ya’ll!
Here’s the handsome birthday boy….
Some of Manuel’s lovely family….