They are a part of me, as they are for anyone who has come to know them. It’s not a choice, it’s something that’s imprinted on your heart after a visit. You become family.
The Shea Center is amazing. The work they do with both children adults is nothing short of inspirational. Every year I have the privilege of photographing their annual gala at the Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach.
For 2012 the theme was ‘Deep in the Heart of Shea’ and the efforts were aimed at showing the focus of the Shea Center – ‘Improving the lives of people with disabilities through therapeutic horse-related programs’. So before moving onward and looking at the event photos, take some time and watch the touching story of my little buddy Cade: Cades Story
Cade’s story is one of many that come from the Shea Center every day. If you would like to get involved you can contact – The Shea Center
Enjoy the photos! I look forward to sharing more stories with you 🙂
My assistant photographer caught me teaching Cade naughty tricks to play on his dad 🙂 The puppy on the right was part of the live auction! Lucky I was busy working, otherwise we might have a 2nd dog right now…
Cade poses for a photo with Gilbert Aguirre, one of the many wonderful sponsors at the Shea Center.
Jenny & Bill Klein (upper right) are huge proponents of the Shea Center. Back in 2007 they donated $1 million and created an $850,000 challenge grant.
Western ‘Belles’ had dresses adorned with cocktails.
Even Emerson has to dress up when he visits the Montage 🙂
The Meticulously planned decor was headed up by the wonderfully talented Michele Holmen of Plain & Fancy Events.
The meticulously planned decor was designed & executed by Michele Holmen of Plain & Fancy Events.
The infamous Shawn Parr of Go-County 105 headed up the emceeing of the evening. His energy helped raise over $600,000 in both the silent & live auctions!
Ok, well if the dog wasn’t going to be mine she would be my first choice. I mean… She kind of looks like a dog person…