Everyday is a blessing to be celebrated. With the uptick and rise of COVID-19, we lose track of the great things we have experienced. Sadly everyone is not making it to see another day. Milestones of a birthday should be embraced even greater with the new uncertainty of life. When Debora told me she wanted to have a 60th photo shoot, I quickly jumped at the opportunity to help make her vision come true.
Being a product of Corona, New York, I knew my hands would be full with trying to make the “CITY GIRL” satisfied. Although she moved down south and attended Voorhess College, I was going to try and channel my inner creative spirits to exceed her expectations. So off we went to the South Carolina State House. After Debora, hit the scenes for her first shot, I was like, “Hmm. Where do we go next?”
She was in the moment. With the help of Debora’s sister, Yolanda, we were able to find our groove and create some breath taking images.
Debora, the mother of 3 and grandmother of 11, planned a birthday party and travel to Las Vegas for her celebration. She has always been a straightforward and gentle person, since meeting her years ago at our church, Brookland Baptist Church. Yes, I can sing. 🤦🏾♂️. I pray her 60th birthday, which was December 19, was grand and all she hoped it would be.
Well, this is where I get off. Chat at you. Be ez … click clique.
At a young age, we are told to do our “lesson”, graduate and get a good job. With that job, rarely do we think we will be an employee for over 30 years. Yes, reaching 50 years of service is common. But to reach 50 years on the job when you were “recruited” for the job 59 years ago is rare.
While on the job over the 5 decades, Rev. Jackson has been the leader of a church, whose mission is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, through evangelism, education and economic empowerment. A few building highlights of his tenure that have served the community in a mighty way are:
On October 17, 2021, it was time for the community & church to thank Jackson for his services. The service was held at the church and broadcasted via Facebook: Rev. Jackson’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. There were a plethora of dignitaries and speakers who shared reflections. Some noteworthy persons are:
Yup! You read that right! The First Lady made her way to the city of West Columbia. Not only did she bless the crowd, Pastor Jackson was blessed with the privilege of having an interchange named after him … right around the corner from his job. How cool! Here are a few pictures from that day …
Sometimes you go into a battle, knowing you are ready. However, there can be a thought in your mind if you planned well enough. Months ago, I started communication with one of my fellow Brookland Baptist members. Angela is on the Praise Team, led by the legend John Lakin. Me: I’m just the lowly camera man. lol. We entered into conversation about me capturing her STYLE for her 40th Birthday. Although Angela’s is known throughout these United States as THE QUEEN OF THE SELFIE STUDIO, I felt as if I could do some justice.
We figured we’d manuever the city of Columbia for her birthday images. Although she attended the University of South Carolina, there were a few spots around the city she wasn’t familiar with. She trusted me enough to pick the location(s) for our session. I challenged myself to find some cool angles to compliment the young lady who has hobbies of reading, singing, spending time with family/friends, traveling and experiencing new adventures. Speaking of new adventures, I’m beyond happy for this North Charleston native. In early 2021, she opened Inspired Wellness, LLC., where she is the Psychotheraptist/Business Owner, specializing in Counseling and Therapy. FANCY! I likes.
Our session was relaxing and calming. Here are a few images we created …
And that is how the battle ended. The Selfie Queen and I met in the middle of the battle field to call the battle a win in favor of me. Angela left pleased and I left blessed she chose me to experience her 40th birthday pictorial explosions. Much success to this Business Owner and singer of the gospel.
Well, guess this is where I get off. Snap at you later. BE EZ. PEACE!!! #moseawell #clickclique #beEZpeace