In addition to my portrait photography, I love working with area non-profits who have event or promotional photography needs. I've also helped several organizations rebuild their website presence with fresh images. We all have a story to share - whether as individuals, families or organizations.
I recently had the opportunity to work again with a local organization, the Hawthorne Community Center, as they celebrated the retirement of their Executive Director in January. After 50 years spent working at Hawthorne, the last 32 as executive director, Diane Arnold retired from the community center on the westside of Indianapolis.
I had already created images for their new website. So, when their new Executive Director asked me about creating a retirement present from their Board of Directors, we had a great starting point! We wanted to tell Diane's story and show the legacy she helped build in the heart of the community. We obtained many historical images from a lifelong friend and colleague Betty Harris, who still works at the center as their Financial/IT manager. I'm also grateful to LISC Indianapolis and to Kelly Wilkinson from the Indianapolis Star for allowing me to use some of their photos for the album.
At their May meeting, Hawthorne's Board of Directors and Staff presented her with her gift. For me, it was truly a blessing to be a part of celebrating the heart of a community - Diane Arnold.
Keep telling the story!