Brighter December 11, 2014 by LB The event was a success and the monies will help many in our community. Children, the elderly, the hungry, the abused, and those without homes. The future is a teeny bit brighter for them. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
Beautiful shots, both of them!
Thank you! The natural light and the Christmas lights made for pretty images.
“Magazine shots”!!!!!! Gorgeous!!!!!
Doreen – that is the kindest thing! Love that comment!
Those were the words that immediately came to me when I brought up your site. In the short time I’ve been your friend, I have seen a forward movement in the artistic quality of your photos!! As I’m not any type of an avid/pro photographer, I cannot speak to the technical aspects, but I can say (as a professional “viewer”) that your skills are “art”!! Hugs………
Thank you, my blogging friend. ❤
These photos just sparkle right off the page. Simplicity at its best, with added prize of your reflection! Though I don’t know what the event was, i’m happy for you that it was a success!
Thank you, Stacy! The event is one where women gather, and donate whatever spare cash they have. The money is pooled together and we elect that evening, the recipients of the money. IT’s all done anonymously. I can tell you that because you don;t live in my community 🙂 This was our 10th year and our largest amount of money. My theme is “the power of women giving anonymously” and also “the best cocktail party with a purpose 🙂
Laurie, I just saw this comment. What a wonderful event! Great community you live in 😀
Wow! Love the red “pop” and sparkle!! Nice shots, Laurie!
Thanks Lori! Perfect for the holiday, right? 🙂
And those are all worthy causes. You are an inspiration. Thank you, LB.
and I forgot to say that this year the animals got a donation, too! It was our best year of giving.
Thank you, Jim!
So shiny and colorful.
Yes! and I had a hard time not taking more and more shots. I’m posting a B&W on Monochromia tomorrow. The natural light and the Christmas lights made a wonderful combination
🙂 Oh, I can feel the self-constraint all the way out here.
Smiles over here in VA!
It is good that those who are in pain are cared for, especially at this time of the year. I still wish it wasn’t necessary though, I always feel sad about that. The photos are the epitome of Christmas and you in the red ball is so perfect – it’s a seasonal partner to that shot with you reflected in the window from way back ……. ❤
you have such a good memory, Pauline!
and I forgot to say that we donated money to the Humane Society,too, so we did not forget our furry friends!
By the way … special email coming to you soon!
You are so good – the furry friends suffer from neglect this time of the year too!
Yay for the message – hope we have a skype session booked in!
You really are an inspiration, Laurie!!! Your images are gorgeous as well! Love, Amy
Amy, you are so kind to me, well, and to everyone! Thank you so much!
I like to be kind, Laurie. It makes me feel good and I LOVE to tell others how much I enjoy their work! (((HUGS))) Amy
Reblogged this on S.O.U.L. S-P-A-C-E.
JoAnn, thank you!! I need to visit S.O.U.L.S.P.A.C.S. soon!
Beautiful..and I love your image reflected in the christmas ball. And indeed, isn’t a succesful fundraiser, a lovely thing! Love, Johanna
Oh my yes! And when I make the total money announcement each year, I cry 🙂 It’s incredible to be surrounded by people who give so much!
Gorgeous! Especially the selfie!
Thank you! Great minds, eh? 🙂
Beautiful!! Love the lights..Great that the event was successful. Great to spread the love to those who especially need it during this festive period.
Yes! It’s an annual gathering of women who donate whatever spare cash they have and collectively give it away. I forgot to say that this year we remembered the Humane Society, too!
Gorgeous Christmas photos Laurie! Sounds like a wonderful event! 🙂
Of all of the things I am involved in each year, this may just be my favorite.
Thank you, Elina!
The first photo is CHRISTMAS! Love those berries, and what a lovely decorating idea. Your self-portrait in the ball made me smile. Thank you for the work you do every day and for the time you gave in this fundraiser. (maybe they can use your photos for future promotions, too)
You know, Crystal, that is a great idea (to use the photo for promotions). I do all of the promoting and I’ll remember this for next year! Thanks for the suggestion!
How wonderful that the fund-raiser was so successful! And your photos add to the festive, exciting feel–the selfie in the ornament made me smile!
Thank you, Kerry. don’t you just love the colors and brightness of the season? I’m anxious to add it to my home this week!
Beautiful images Laurie 🙂 I love the selfie.
Thanks Joe! Kinda fun, eh?
I love love taking this type of shot during the holiday season. I can never get enough of it. You sure did capture the season with this post.
Thank you, Laurie! It took me a couple shots to get that sparkle and color, but I loved the result. NOW – to put some of that color and sparkle in my home! The travels are over for a bit and I can focus on putting my house to rights after this fundraiser and putting up a bit of holiday color and lights!
Thank you! The photos reflect an amazing evening!
Ah…and here is the update. I read in order this time. I’m happy for your success and all it entails. Thanks for making a difference in the world.
Thank you, Alys! You do so much for others, too. It just makes things better … for us and for those we give to. ❤
I'm anxious to hear the response to the email!
Thank you Laurie. Givers attract givers. I hope it goes viral. I too am anxious to hear.
Agreed! And what a response it has been.
Good for you for doing for others – and for sharing the sparkle along the way!
It always feels good to give … and it’s an added bonus to do it in a room filled with sparkles!
Thank you, Tina!
gorgeous, so festive Laurie! You have such a wonderful way with your camera! you see things that I often miss…thank you for reminding me to take in the view…
Heather, thank you for that! Means alot!
and glad you liked the images 🙂
shiny and beautiful 🙂
Thank you, Joshi!
The shot is not unlike yourself LB. A self portrait in a way. You sparkle and shine in the most natural way. It doesn’t seem like you’d be a girly girl, but I think you light up a room just as bright as this festive vignette. xo k
I’m almost speechless … what an incredibly lovely complement.
Simply … thank you! Love to you!