I’m a little late with today’s post because I fell asleep while putting the kid to bed. It has been a very long day (starting with a five a.m. wake-up call). The only reason I’m awake now is because the husband and dogs woke me. Today marked the culmination of a perfect birthday trifecta: birthday, party, zombies!
We were up at five in order to be on the highway by six for the three hour drive to Swift Current, Saskatchewan… where the community has come together to help make a zombie flick. And that was something we just had to be a part of! Low budget and likely campy? Right up our alley. After all, what five year old girl shouldn’t have “zombie movie extra” listed in the career experience on her resume.
It really was a cool experience, and worth the six hours of driving today. But yeah… soooo totally exhausted. So much of my sharing is going to have to wait for another day. Hopefully this ear infection will subside enough that I’m able to get back to my photo processing and then I’ll have a bunch of Zombie makeup photos to share. For now though? You’ll have to content yourself with an iPhone capture my husband managed. I have no idea what happened with the lighting here (phones do crazy things at times) but it made for a rather interesting effect:
I promise to share all sorts of details another time, but until then? Head on over to the Zombageddon FB page at https://www.facebook.com/Zombageddon
On March 30th, Saskatoon had it’s first prom… well… first as far as I’m aware, and as far as my parent’s and grandparent’s are aware – and that’s as far back as this city really goes. So I feel I’m pretty safe saying that it’s a first for this prairie city. Anyway…
It was an amazing night. Some folk I talked to were concerned about a city-wide prom, with people from any school welcome to attend. There was talk about things like school rivalries and the possibility of fighting. All I could really do was smile. These were obviously adults who just didn’t get it. This was an event I knew our youth would rally around.
Prom is an amazing right of passage, and one we’ve never had here. We’ve all watched the movies, read the books, heard the stories. Prom is supposed to be amazing, and it’s something everyone deserves to experience. And at 34, I went to prom… and just like all the teens in the movies, my parent’s bought my dress.
Saskatoon’s first prom was made even better by being a part of Pink Revolution (an anti-bullying week which made it’s debut this year). So huge thanks to the Avenue Community Center and all their amazing volunteers for making it happen. Both Pink Revolution and the Pink Prom were ground breaking events and I sooo look forward to them happening again next year.
As the official photographer for the Pink Prom, I organized my first ever photobooth. No, it’s not my typical photography (usually on location in the study of life and love) but it was sooo much fun. I was happy to donate my time and skill for something so incredible.
Yep, that’s me at prom. Wanna check out the rest of the action from my photobooth? Head on over to http://td365.smugmug.com/ Prints and other cool items are available!