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A Conversation with George W. Bush: Saskatoon, SK

Well just another day, another President…

What a crazy day we had!  Yesterday  Robin and I were the Official Photographers for A Conversation with George W. Bush at TCU Place put on by the fabulous Andy McCreath from tinePublic.  WAY TO GO!!  It was a great honor and experience to meet the 43rd President of the United States.  Our shot even made front page of the Star Phoenix!  He was witty and funny and seemed to have a genuine interest in the people he met in the VIP room before the event.  We did a photo line of 110 people in under 15 minutes. Whew! If you are one of these special attendees you can click here to download your image as a souvenir of the day.

George gave a 45 min speech followed by a 45 min Q &A with Brett Wilson.  It was so interesting to hear him talk candidly about his family, life after the White House and his point of view while President.

I can truly say I did not know what to expect yesterday, but I was pleasantly surprised by how Human he really was, by that I mean he was candid, funny and genuine.  And no matter what your opinion is of him is, you left there feeling something. For some they were confused, some excited, but I think most left TCU Place feeling that hey maybe he’s not that bad.

Here are some of the highlights of the day…

Here I am with the President, people who know me well will not be surprised how ‘up close and personal I got in this photo’ … oops!

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Mallory Hamre - October 22, 2009 - 9:04 pm

Wow,you guys look like dignitaries!! Great pictures! What an experience of a life time!!!

juanita malcolm - October 22, 2009 - 9:38 pm

great great shots kira……that’s so great that someone like you took our place. andy was bugging us to shoot this event!!! and i’m so glad someone like you rocked it!!!! we shot the bill clinton event , similar to this…..and it was so cool to meet him…..glad you snuck in there for a picture with him…..(like we did with clinton!!) GOOD JOB!!!

Amanda Sakundiak - October 22, 2009 - 10:26 pm

Kira…….. great pics – an what an honor to meet this man. when we were asked to photograph this event and turned it down – i knew you could do the job beautifully………… and you did. i am so happy that i have such a trust in your work.
keep up the amazing work and shining like you do.

we need to hook up one of these days and we will hear all about it.
amanda

Adam + Erin : Married

There wasn’t a soul who didn’t know. Downtown streets parted , cars honked,  people shouted their congratulations when the beautiful couple floated past them,  and store owners even let us into their storefront to applaud such a momentous day. There wasn’t a soul who didn’t know Erin and Adam were two of the happiest people in the world–marrying each other. Their smiles were contagious and if their love was a color, it would be bright orange! …they were happy. Ecstatic. Elated. And everyone knew.

Adam & Erin were high school sweethearts who stayed by each other’s sides through all of life’s up and downs. Happy. Ecstatic. Elated. And everyone knew.

The suns rays  brightly painted that Saturday afternoon and illuminated the already bright and happy day. Two amazing souls were uniting and the world–no, the universe–wanted to congratulate them. Adam & Erin soaked up all the attention wedded bliss affords. They waved to strangers, hollered back at the honking cars, from their fabulous ’54 Bel Air and thanked strangers for their well wishes. They were happy. Ecstatic. Elated. And everyone knew.

Adam & Erin…would it be weird if I told you I felt your love? The way I feel the warm sun on my face, I truly felt the love you share. Thank you for allowing me to document the day when God stopped to give you the blessing of foreverness. I felt so incredibly happy to commemorate your lives together and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for one of the best couples I know! I hope your Hawaiian honeymoon was all you hoped and dreamed for.  Congratulations Mr. & Mrs.!   Much Love and Appreciation…Kira..

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To see more of their awesome wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

Erin Jensen - October 16, 2009 - 11:16 am

Hi Kira! We met at the Jasmine Star Workshop! Great new blog! Beautiful work!

Julie - October 17, 2009 - 8:23 am

Kira! Very nice new blog setup. Now, come to the mountains!

Amanda Sakundiak - October 18, 2009 - 8:58 pm

kira……. your new blog is beautiful. just like your work :) love it all. keep up the amazing work. your rockin it i tell ya !