The 2009 Tranquil Space Foundation Gala was a lovely time again this year and I had such fun photographing it. The Gala was held in the art infused law firm Steptoe & Johnson and included fun presentations, door prizes, raffle tickets (including some box seat Caps tix that I had my fingers and toes crossed about winning) and lovely auction items (I'll use this opportunity to send a warm hello to the winner of the Mannix Photography photo session - can't wait to photograph your daughter!).
I have to extend support to this year's TSF grantee, Nest, which is a nonprofit aimed at supporting women artists and artisans in the developing world through helping them create sustainable entrepreneurial businesses. Photographing the gala didn't leave me a lot of time to work in shopping, but I think I'll help Nest support artists this year through some mindful holiday shopping. Check out the Nest website to see what cool things are offered by these women artists.
Getting to photograph causes I'm passionate about and people I love to spend time with is a blessing in my life for which I am incredibly grateful. I've included some images below. If you didn't make it this year, come out and support next year. Enjoy!