Monthly Archives: June 2012

Raise Your Glass for a Cure Fundraiser, Van Roekel Winery

I was given a great opportunity to photograph this event last Sat. Organized by two wonderful ladies this event took place at the gorgeous location Van Roekel Winery in Temecula, Ca.  Jackie Hahn Mann and Andrea Newton McCullough worked hard to make it a fun filled day! The benefit ran Silent Auction baskets, Raffles, Wine tasting and delicious appetizers. Vendors who volunteered their time including Murrieta Cold Stone,  a DJ Service and myself. When I asked Andrea what inspired her to organize this fundraiser she wrote me this wonderful note:

“When I 1st signed up for the 3day 60mile walk to help the Susan G. Komen foundation I did it for a selfish reason. I at that time didn’t know anyone personally close to me that had breast cancer. After a gal from work lost her good friend I thought I would do this so that hopefully someday no one else has to lose a friend to this horrible disease. But after registering for it I learned a childhood friend was diagnosed with cancer and a few days before her 34th birthday had a double mastectomy. That is when it really hit home for me, knowing someone that I had grown up with, so young that had 2 children like me and now had to face this deadly disease head on. Thankfully my friend is now in recovery and has  shown amazing strength, courage, and hope. My devotion to this charity is even stronger now. In order to participate in the walk you need to raise a minimum amount of $2300 per walker, but with the help of friends, family, and complete strangers the Raise a Glass for a Cure Fundraiser at the Van Roekel Winery helped me leap closer to that goal, and gave the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation a huge step in the right direction to help find a cure for this disease someday!”

Andrea immediately struck me as a genuinely sweet and caring person. You go girl, you gals did a great job!


Posted in Benefits and Fundraisers

Kittens for Adoption!

We are so happy to announce that 2 of the 4 feral kittens we rescued have wonderful forever homes! There are still two kittens available. They are boys and very sweet. We hope to find homes for them very quickly as they are at the age where they will bond closely with their new families. First shots will be provided. They are still very small only about 6 weeks but are growing fast and becoming very cute and playful now. If you are interest please call or email us!



Posted in Professional Pet Photography