Wednesday, September 30, 2009

an eye opening day

well this isn't my regular kind of blog post... i'm not announcing some exciting promotion or images from a successful session...

i've had an interesting week to say the least regarding my own health.  yesterday i was in quite a bit of pain after having a biopsy on my leg.  sulking in my own pitiful moment i decided to have lunch with my hubby before i headed home to lay down and elevate my leg.

just before i reached my honey i received an unexpected phone call from the area coordinator for an organization called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.  she informed me of a family in need of my services.

immediately i forgot my own pain and my thoughts turned to this family that was dealing with so much more than a little pain on their leg.  this young couple had just given birth to twins, a boy and a girl, but their precious daughter had unexpectedly gone to be with Jesus.

as quickly as i could i hobbled my way up to the NICU at UT Hospital.  the moment i stepped into the family's room all my pains were forgotten.

i met the parents, grandparents, and other close relatives.  it was obvious this family was dealing with a lot of grief.  the grandmother was holding this precious baby girl and fighting back the tears.

i sat down and talked to the family for a few minutes, introducing myself and letting them know what to expect from me.  we soon began our own little portrait session, including all the family members and even hospital staff.

i feel so honored that i could be a small part in this family's day of both joy and grief.  the family was incredibly thankful and the nurses were so sweet and helpful.  i was able to capture some truly intimate images that this family will be able to treasure forever.

days like this really remind you of what's important in life.

suzanne brewer
{ b real photo }

p.s. - learn about Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep and help support them by visiting {here}

Thursday, September 10, 2009

b real photo gives to east tennessee children’s hospital golf tournament

amazing things keep happening for us... we are so blessed to be able to give, give give!!!

have you heard about the 5th annual fall classic golf tournament to benefit east tennessee children's hospital pediatric intensive care unit?? well now you have!!!

the tournament will be held on thursday, october 1 at willow creek golf club in farragut.

not only is this event hosted by my wonderful employer (claris networks - trust me, your business needs their amazing IT solutions!)... but i am so excited to be donating $600 worth of gift certificates for this cause!!!

tournament registration and the driving range will open at 11am, and tee off is set for 1pm. the entry fee is $150 per golfer or $500 for a team of four and includes green fees, cart rental, range balls, gift bag, tournament t-shirt, luncheon, drink ticket and a chance to win great prizes (like our gift certificates!!).

to become a sponsor or register yourself or your team please visit {here}. you can also rsvp to the event on facebook {here}.

all proceeds will benefit children's hospital's pediatric intensive care unit. for more information, contact bill piper of claris networks at 865.545.5021 or email

p.s. - with all we have going on, please take part in helping these great causes... {pink saturday}, east tennessee's children's hospital golf tournament, and {images for a cure}

suzanne brewer
{ b real photo }

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

b real photo is participating in pink saturday! - knoxville event photography

we're at it again!!! this time we will be participating in pink saturday and we are so excited!!!

this is event is being put together by franklin square and will benefit the knoxville affiliate of susan g. komen for the cure and the cathy l. hodges memorial cancer foundation.

here are all the details:

(click on the image to see larger version)

not only will we be providing images of the event as part of our donation but we are also throwing in a {free} session from us for the drawing! you can get your name in the drawing by a donation of $20 or more.

in case you are not familiar with franklin square... the shops at franklin square are located at 9700 kingston pike in west knoxville.

we hope to see you september 19th... come do some shopping and enjoy food and events while giving to a great cause at the same time!!!

p.s. – we have so much going on that you must get caught up on!… learn how we are paying you {here} and find out how to get a free engagement session {here}

suzanne brewer

{ b real photo }

Sunday, September 6, 2009

marie's senior portraits - maryville high school

so maryville has again become one of my favorite places to do our sessions.

this was one of the first places i photographed after the move to tennessee because my wonderful friend megan is from there and was kind enough to model for me.

in case you don't remember the session i'm speaking of, you can read the blog about that session {here}.

so here i was again... this time with marie... i can't believe it has been 10 months since i was here!!!

no worries though, i already had a few spots in mind i wanted to be sure to capture...

if you missed my first blog about marie's session you can catch up {here}.

over the past year i’ve been hearing about something called the "green belt" in maryville that was supposedly this pretty park that winds thru the town.

marie and her dad were kind enough to walk us there and it was sooooo beautiful!!! it almost made me wish we lived in maryville!!

the park really does wind thru a big part of the town. it has huge grassy areas, benches, walkways, a stream... it's just beautiful!

so we took advantage of the beauty and got more images there.

i had also asked marie to bring her violin. she had played up until her senior year. looking back on my senior pictures i knew she would one day treasure images that captured something that was a big part of her school years.

so fortunately we had the perfect place to get those violin shots.... a STAGE!!!! right there in the park!!!! oh it was wonderful. :)

so all in all the session was great. marie was a natural.

if you ever have the chance to meet her, or if you know her and have never seen it, have her show you the trick she can do with her eyebrows!!! hee hee.

thanks marie!!

p.s. - be sure to check out how you can get $ paid $ thru our referral program!! all the details are right --> here <--

suzanne brewer
{ b real photo }