East Carolina University Event Photography: Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc Probate

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Those who follow this blog know I’m a proud member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. As a matter of fact, next week marks 20 years of my membership in this great organization.

During my early years in the fraternity, I was a cops reporter in Greenville, N.C., where I not only chased crime scenes and bad guys, but also helped start the fraternity’s Epsilon Pi Chapter at East Carolina University.

The chapter unfortunately died out and was dormant for 15 years - until Monday.

As president of the fraternity’s graduate chapter in Raleigh, N.C., I played a role in guiding these two men into Iota land, which has revived my involvement in the fraternity’s footprint at ECU.

And judging by the support from brothers, the ECU community, and the interest that came from the probate, I expect the chapter to grow and flourish.

Raleigh Event Photography: LLS Student of the Year

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I’m a strong believer of photographers using their skills to help others.

When I previously lived in North Carolina, one of the groups I volunteered with was the North Carolina Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

I become involved with the organization through shooting a fashion show that benefited LLS, and that grew into me shooting a few of their fundraisers, including Light The Night, Man & Woman of the Year, and Student of the Year. 

When I returned to the Raleigh-Durham area, I wanted to continue my relationship with them, which resulted in me shooting this year’s Student of the Year event. 

Students of the Year is a philanthropic leadership development program for high school students where they raise funds for LLS. The event culminates at a gala at the Raleigh Marriott City Center where they announce the student who raised the most funds.

It was wonderful donating my photography services for a great cause. I’m looking forward to doing more things like this.