I’ve been really busy lately covering a variety of events. From weddings to baptisms, to birthdays and everything in between. Earlier in the week, I got a text from a number that I didn’t recognize asking if I can take pictures at a charity event on Sunday.
Friday I recorded a video with my friends Terry and Ryan of Eat Famous and I brought my friend Megan to add a female touch to the video. I do record video for my own personal projects but this is was my biggest video project to date and had a short turnaround time.
Saturday, I had to travel to Brampton to photograph a birthday party at night and work on editing the video that we recorded on Friday on Sunday morning as it had to be submitted by Monday.
I’ve known Camille many years. Going back to the 10th grade when we were both participants in a high school talent show. Fast forward a few years and her best friend is married to one of my best friends Curtis “Jus” Blaize. Needless to say, she was the mystery person that texted me and she later called me telling me that she asked other people and they were beyond her budget or cancelled on her. I told her that I’m busy but I’ll try. I knew that I probably shouldn’t do it, but I know the person that I am, I’m going to cover her event because I didn’t want to let her down as well.
After doing some finishing touches on the Eat Famous video, I headed down to the Mother’s Day Soirée that was taking place at Cube brought to you by Sugar Cane Enterprises The purpose of this event was to help pregnant teens and young mothers, who are often faced with obstacles such as poverty and social isolation. Camille and her organization collected slightly used and new clothes for children and their mothers in coordination with The June Callwood Centre for Young Women and the New Mom Project. My friend Kavita from Travel Art Henna provided a Henna for the ladies and there were great food and drinks and raffle prizes.
Although it wasn’t planned, I’m glad that I attended and I hope the next Sugar Cane Enterprises event is bigger and better.