Special Events Photography

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City-Center-Marriott

City-Center-Marriott

 Surprise Birthday Celebration Photography

So you only turn 60 once and some may not think of it as a joyous occasion, however, that would only be if you weren’t married to Grace. Grace, the model wife and mother, thought that Dr. Ridley’s birthday celebration should be a little bigger celebration this year. Grace pulled off a once in a lifetime event with the help of Tanya of Graceful Designs.

Revealing-Birthday-Celebraiton-Photo

Revealing-Birthday-Celebraiton-Photo

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Fake-Award-Ceremony-Photo

Fake-Award-Ceremony-Picture

Fake-Award-Ceremony-Picture

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Surprise-Birthday-Photo

Surprise

Surprise

Surprise-Photo

Surprise-Photo

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Surprise-Happy-Birthday

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Revealing-Surprise-Photo

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Revealing-Surprise

If you know the phrase “putting on the dog” You know the one that means to make things extra special or dress formally for a special event? It’s like putting on the Ritz. Dr. Ridley’s birthday celebration was just that.

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Marathon-Man-Cake

Amazing cake artist: Patti Cakes

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A year of planning and organization went on for this surprise birthday celebration. The Newport News Marriott at City Center was grand central for the special day.

Some of the vendors that helped bring this vision to life was floral and linens by Graceful Designs, lighting by East Coast Lighting and make up by Jasmine Hines.

Grace and Tayna worked feverishly on every detail while communicating with friends and family all over the country.

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Birthday-Prayer-Photo

Hundreds would gather for this special event, in honor of Dr. Ridley. At moments it was like a classic episode of “This is Your Life” as people spoke and shared of the impact that Dr. Ridley has had on their lives. For us, it was a time of learning what an amazing and honorable family man, doctor and friend he was and continues to be.

Video-Tribute

Video-Tribute

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Sharing

Sharing

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Teacher-Sharing

Teacher-Sharing

Teacher-Sharing

Time-Of-Reflection-Photo

Time-Of-Reflection-Photo

Reflecting

Reflecting

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This-Is-Your-Life

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Reflection-Photo

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Fun-With-Friends

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Daughter-Sharing-Photo

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Daughter-Dad-Photo

Loved by so many, it was a night of reflection and thankfulness that he is in our lives.

The celebration would not stop at the Marriott, but would continue onto the next day. On Sunday, the family gathered on the Chesapeake Bay. With a stunning backdrop and a lavishly designed brunch, the family continued to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Ridley.

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Beautiful-Outdoor-Brunch

Mom

Mom

Dog

Sweet Boy

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Chesapeake-Bay-Birthday-Celebration

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Brunch-Chesapeake-Bay

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Family-Photo

What a day to remember. What a year to remember. What an event to remember.

What a blessing to be chosen to serve them with our photography to document this momentous event.

This celebration impacted our lives as well. We left the 2 day celebration questioning ourselves and our impact on the world. One can only hope that you could be loved as much as Dr. Ridley is.

Happy 60th birthday! Cheers to many more birthday’s to come.

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