4th Annual Run for the Roses {September 23, 2012}

Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry is quite honored to have been the official photographer for the third year in a row for one of the largest motorcycle runs in Massachusetts. Run for the Roses is an annual event that raises funds and awareness to help prevent domestic violence. Born out of the tragic murders of Rachel and Lillian Rose Entwistle, the annual Run for the Roses has grown to involve thousands of people coming out in support of ending domestic violence.

This year saw over 600 motorcycles participate in the run, all makes and models, all shapes and sizes, all coming together for a one greater cause.

A sea of motorcycles coming together at the Whitman VFW for the annual Run for the Roses motorcycle run.

This run isn’t supported by motorcycles alone. Classic cars line up to join in and become part of this yearly event.

Classic cars of all types come from all over New England to be a part of Run for the Roses.

 

Lined up and ready to run…

Every car and every motorcycle have something in common… the people who make Run for the Roses the huge success that it has become. People come from all walks of life to this common ground, hoping to make a difference. Check out just a few of the faces who care enough to make this annual motorcycle run a priority in their lives.

The amount of time, food, raffle items, and service donated to make this all come together and happen every year is truly a sight to behold. As always, the event cumulates with a purple balloon release, sending those balloons up to the heavens where the Run for the Roses namesakes reside.


All photos from the Run for the Roses 2012 can be viewed here.
Please visit The Run for the Roses website for information on how you can help fight to end domestic violence.

We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo… You can come too, too, too…

Full disclosure: Capron Park Zoo is the first zoo I ever visited as a kid. So of course I was giddy with delight when I found out that Joe and I would be the official photographers for their Passport to Rio fund-raiser. I can also tell you, with no shame, that Capron Park Zoo is by far my favorite zoo. You’re sure to agree that I have visited some truly world-class zoos when I tell you that I have been to Roger Williams Park & Zoo, The Cincinnati Zoo, The National Zoo (Washington, DC), Lowry Park Zoo (Tampa), The Metro Richmond Zoo (Virginia), and even The London Zoo.

The one thing all zoos have in common is they need money stay open. Capron Park Zoo hosted their annual fund-raising gala this past weekend with the theme of Passport to Rio. This event raised over $15,000 for the zoo, and having attended this incredibly fun and well run event, that amount comes as no surprise to me.

Genuine Brazilian music filled the air throughout the entire night, provided by Samba Viva! along with their authentic Samba dancers who engaged the crowd and had every person, old, young and in between, on their feet.

Attleboro’s own Capron Park Zoo’s president, David Spenciner, poses with the Samba Viva dancers at the Passport to Rio event.

Patrons of the zoo had full access to viewing all the animals. The animals really do “come alive” at night. If you didn’t get to see the rare albino alligator currently on loan, you may have missed out, as she is going home to Florida on September 25. Her name is Betty White, and she really is a looker!

This rare albino alligator named Betty White has been on loan to The Capron park Zoo for most of the summer.

The lionesses were enjoying the cool beat of the Brazilian music, not dancing to it, but obviously enjoying it.

The lionesses at The Capron Park Zoo just hanging back and chilling to the Brazilian beat.

The lionesses weren’t dancing to the beat, but the zoo supporters sure were!

No one could resist the allure of Samba Viva as they danced throughout the night and among the crowd.

The many volunteers did such an amazing job transforming The Capron Park Zoo into a night in Rio.

Strolling anywhere in The Capron Park Zoo during the Passport to Rio Gala gave every guest the look, feel and sounds of a night in Brazil.

Guests were treated to authentic Brazilian cuisine, served up by Papgallo as well as other foods and desserts provided by Scorpios and Uno.

So much delicious and authentic food being served up here by Papagallo of Attleboro.

If you missed out on all the fun last weekend, it’s never to late to help this wonderful zoo stay in business. You might ask, what’s the best way I can help? Visit the zoo! Even better, buy a Capron Park Zoo membership. This could very well be the most economical yet personally rewarding way to support The Capron Park Zoo. Membership includes reciprocity to over 125 other zoos and museums, including the Boston Museum of Science.

Visit The Capron Park Zoo’s Facebook page for up to date information on events and happenings, and maybe we’ll see YOU at next year’s Passport fundraising Gala.

To view all the photos taken by Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry at Passport to Rio, click here.

The Capron Park Zoo’s Passport to Rio Fundraising Gala Event was a huge success, raising over $15,000 for the zoo upkeep.

{July 21, 2012} Taylor & Nathan: Smooth Sailing at Wychmere Beach Club!

Most brides can’t wait to walk down the aisle. But when Taylor was escorted to her groom’s side for their Wychmere Beach Club wedding in Harwichport, there would be none of that. She sailed over to her groom, with her dad and bridal party right by her side. A unique entrance for sure, and we will share that moment with you, captured forever in time, in this blog post.

The whole day had a certain¬†sui generis which lent itself to the people, the surroundings, and the excitement that encompassed all who were here to bear witness for Taylor & Nathan’s vows as they began their life together as husband and wife.

Take, for example, the music you will hear playing as the bride sailed over to be given in marriage. The music was played by The Scorton Chamber Ensemble, and as you listen to the crisp, clean audio we captured from their musicians, take into consideration the song they choose for their processional. While they choose an instrumental version, think of these words as you watch the video:
If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you.
When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me.
Kind woman, I give you my all, Kind woman, nothing more.

Have a look and a listen for yourself. We think you’ll enjoy this short clip as much as we enjoyed filming Taylor & Nathan’s whole wedding.

Videography: Photo & Video by Joe Goldberry

Photography: Fournier & Malloy

Venue: Wychmere Beach Club

Florist: All About Flowers

Wedding Cake: Montillio’s Bakery

DJ: Charles Bernard

Ceremony Musicians: Scorton Chamber Ensemble