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Event Phothographer | Shelley Edwards Photography

So last weekend I attended Newman Smith High School, Class of 1985’s reunion – I was there as their event photographer. I’m actually an alumni of Newman Smith (Go Trojans) – so it was really fun seeing some of the peeps. Then again, when I was a senior, they were freshman, so I probably didn’t notice them much.  It didn’t really feel right selling CDs to my friends from the event, so I decided that it’s time to pay things forward.  Life has been really good to me lately, so all profits from the sale of the event CDs will be donated to Operation Smile (www.operationsmile.org).  It’s a great organization that helps children who have facial deformities.  So NSHS friends – please contact me if you want to help us create a smile!

Let’s see – in 1985 – what was going on?

A gallon of gas: $1.09
Movie Tickets: $2.75
Avg Income: $22.1K
New Car: $9,005

Microsoft releases the first version of Windows, Windows 1.0
CDs (Compact Discs) are introduced to American Consumers
Coca-Cola introduces “New Coke” – & then went back to the orginal formula (thank goodness!)

Movies – Back to the Future (Go Marty McFly); Rocky IV
Music – Duran Duran; The Cure; Madonna

Ronald Regan was president

It also looks like it was the year that great friends graduated high school. The reunion had a wonderful turnout – here are a few pix….

[caption id="attachment_681" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="These guys look like they were the ones to watch out for!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_682" align="aligncenter" width="602" caption="Ahhhh - beautiful girls!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_683" align="aligncenter" width="602" caption="Is it me, or has Gena not aged at all?"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_685" align="aligncenter" width="602" caption="These two had me laughing all night! Mary is great a posing!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_690" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="TaDa!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_691" align="aligncenter" width="602" caption="Look at those gorgeous smiles!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_686" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="One of my favs for the night - love the genuine smiles & laughs!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_688" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Pose up if you went to Blanton (Hey - I went there too)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_689" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Dale B Davis (yep, I went there too)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_687" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Class of 1985 - Newman Smith High School"][/caption]

Thank you Class of 1985 – of all the photographers in the D/FW area – you chose me to capture the Reunion Memories – God Bless!

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It’s A GREAT Day at Shelley Edwards Photography!

Let me tell you – I’m so excited about my participation with Operation Smile.  For those of you that don’t know, my son was born with a birth defect.  Specifically, he was born without his tibia in his left leg.  It was heart breaking to see this beautiful baby and not know what would happen to him.  Would he have friends?  Would he fall in love?  Would he find a good job?  My grand father was a Mason and pulled a few strings and got him into Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  My son was looked at by the best doctors in the US – if not the world.  They all recommended amputation at the knee.  It was a very hard decision to make at 22 years old.  Never-the-less, we made it and I know in my heart it was the best decision.

My son grew up very well.  He had lots of friends.  Too many girlfriends to count.  He played football & baseball.  He was very active in high school, and was even named the highest postion in the JR ROTC program in the Mesquite ISD.  Later, he graduated with a degree in Graphic Arts and Multi Media and now works with me at my day job – which was recently named one of the 50th Best Companies to work for in America!

So, as you can see, I feel a special bond with mothers who children were born with a deformity, and I’m so proud to be a part of Operation Smile.  I hope to hear from you soon, to schedule your session with me in October!!!

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The cutest boy in the world!

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October is “Family Portrait Month”

I’m so excited to be participating in Family Portrait Month, a national fund-raising effort in October to benefit Operation Smile (www.OperationSmile.org), which provides free reconstructive surgery to children and young adults around the world suffering with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

October is coming quickly!!  I’m hosting 2 Family Portrait events in October – On October 11, 2008,  & October 18, 2008, both at Prather Park, in Highland Park, Texas.  In the spirit of Operation Smile, these sessions will cost $25 and will be donated to Operation Smile.  The sessions will last aprox. 30 minutes.

Join me – help create a smile!

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