This past weekend I had the pleasure of photographing a book signing event for the fabulous photographers Kahran and Regis Bethencourt of CreativeSoul Photo. This event marks the release of their second book, The Me I Choose To Be.
This second book is a children’s book and the signing was held at Brave and Kind Bookshop in Decatur, Georgia. This book is filled with wonderful images of beautiful, black and brown children. Along with the images are beautiful words that help share the idea that you can be anything you want to be. The possibilities can be limitless and they are up to you.
It was such a a great event with really good turnout. The weather was fantastic. Maybe a little chilly when the wind blew but aside from that it was great! There was face painting for the kids, along with sweet treats and delicious lemonade. There was so much going and I wanted to capture it all.
Just in case you’re wondering, no, I’m not an event photographer. However, I do sometimes do event photography for special occasions. Some of those occasions are special events for friends and charity events. I’ll photograph a charity event every once in a while. Years ago I used to photograph events but realized that was not where my heart was.
Anyway, it was truly a great event and I’m sorry if you missed it. Knowing them, they will be putting out another fantastic project soon enough. Also, they have their new calendar entitled, Heirs. It is also available at Brave and Kind Bookshop. If you’re looking for the book, you can also find it at Amazon, Target, Barnes and Noble and on bookshop.org. Those are the places I’ve seen it.
If you’re looking for a gift for a child’s gift and they love to read, they would love this book. Their first book, Glory, is also a good book for older children and even adults. If I had thought about it, I would have added both of these books and the calendar onto my gift ideas blog. Oh well, better late than never.
Anywho, if you’d like to see some images from the day, click here.
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” ~ Aristotle