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I’m having such a blast working on Living Intown magazine! If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re in for a treat. It’s a lifestyle magazine produced by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that gives you an insider’s perspective on what’s going on in town, like walking tours of neighborhoods with unique personalities, along with lots of shopping, restaurants and cultural events.

The AJC has actually made one of my shots available as wallpaper for your desktop. You can download the JPEG file at http://www.ajc.com/about/livingintown/. I’m not sure how long they’ll keep it posted so please download it while it’s there!

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If you don’t technically live “in town” as defined by the AJC– like some of our folks on the AEP team–you may not have seen the magazine yet because it’s only being automatically distributed to specific zip codes. But you can still snag a copy at a handful of local businesses, like Highland Bakery, Alon’s Bakery, some Fellini’s locations, the Decatur Visitors Center and V’s Barber Shop.

Some great topics will be covered in upcoming issues, like profiles of Smyrna/Vinings and the Old Fourth Ward neighborhoods and a look at the best al fresco dining and BBQ.

Let me know what you think if you have a chance to take a peek!

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I was lucky enough to photograph Jimmy and Lynn Hayes’ holiday party at their gorgeous Atlanta home earlier this month. Jimmy, CEO of Cox Enterprises, and wife Lynn treated guests to an evening replete with holiday spirit and sparkle galore. Among the guests in attendance were Cox executives Doug Franklin and Sandy Schwartz, as well as many of the Hayes’ friends from both Atlanta and St. Petersburg, Florida.

Lynn is known for decorating elaborately for the holidays, and this year proved to be no exception. Guests were greeted by the glow of a beautiful Christmas tree in the grand entry of the home.

The stunner you see above was only the first of many—so many, in fact, that partygoers were asked to guess the number of trees gracing the home’s expansive interior.

Lynn used nearly every corner and surface of the home to create beautiful holiday displays. We loved the combination of elegance with playful whimsy.

Kudos to Bold American Events & Catering for presenting a buffet that offered both a feast for the eyes as well as a host of savory and sweet bites sure to satisfy real appetites.

In a fun twist, the hosts invited guests to burn off the delicious refreshments with some time on the dance floor. Everyone was treated to performances by dance instructors from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Sarasota, FL, and to a ballroom dance lesson.

I count this party among the many gifts I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy this holiday season. Thank you, Jimmy and Lynn, from all of us at Atlanta Event Photography!
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We were honored to join Cox Enterprises on October 8 for the kick off of their annual employee giving campaign. This is the fifth year Atlanta Event Photography has shot the event, and the passion Cox employees show for giving back to the community never ceases to impress.

This year AutoTrader hosted the college sports-themed event, complete with food and games to satisfy fans and players alike! The crew from B98.5 FM provided music.

We loved the competitive spirit Cox employees brought to the games. Whether it was baseball, football, basketball or the beanbag toss, they were in it to win!

Harry the Hawk, mascot of the Atlanta Hawks basketball team, made a special appearance at the festivities. Quick to show his athletic versatility, Harry even tossed a football for the cause.

While they were giving it their all on the playing field, this was not all fun and games. The serious business of giving was also underway. Throughout the event employees pledged their support for The United Way, EarthShare and other non-profit organizations. The festivities took place right on the Cox campus on C-Tech Lawn so Atlanta employees could easily drop in as their schedules allowed.

Many Cox senior executives dropped in throughout the afternoon. Cox’s Chief Operating Officer, John Dyer, and AutoTrader’s Jim Franchi spoke to the crowd to help get everyone in the spirit of giving.

Special thanks to Christina Carter at Cox for getting us involved in this worthwhile event!

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Make plans to sign up at your office.  Kick off is in October.

Here are a few more from last year for inspiration!  Team Cox builds the house.

 

Day 6 was the final building day for this awesome house and the last day for the volunteers from Cox Enterprises to complete the finishing touches.

 

Tasks on day 6 include touching up the interior and exterior painting, finishing soffit and fascia, installing doorknobs and internal hardware, and installing the porch and ramp railings. 

 

 

We all know Habitat is dedicated to constructing quality houses, but did you also know they’re committed to protecting the environment? They use smart building practices to minimize waste, like utilizing advanced framing techniques to minimize lumber scrap for all headers and ensure adequate insulation at wall corners. They use smart design, like standard 8-foot ceilings to minimize off-cut waste. They even plant drought-resistant landscaping, and all lots include additional trees. 

 

 

 

Stay tuned for Day 7, when the house was dedicated!

 

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Our friends at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta threw a beautiful retirement party to honor Doug Hertz at the Cherokee Town and Country Club in Buckhead.  

 

 

Mr. Hertz, President and CEO of United Distributors, Inc was the 2012 chairman of the board of trustees for CHOA. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He has used his influence to lead both CHOA and the Woodruff Arts Center and has spent two decades dedicated to improving children’s healthcare. Congratulations, Mr. Hertz!

 

 

 

 

 

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