Monday, November 14, 2011

Hoe-Down 2011

Two weekends ago, I had the GREAT privilege of photographing the Magnolia Farm Hoe-Down, a fundraising event for the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
The event took place at the Magnolia Farm- home of the Davidson family, who hosted THIS Bridal Shower for my sister in law, and whose daughter Kathryn I took THESE senior photos of last month.
For 9 years (non-consecutive), the Davidson family has held the Hoe-Down on their beautiful property. It is a fun-filled event for young and old that ultimately supports a greater cause, as all proceeds go to the Foundation.

Here is a sampling of the 800+ photos that I took. Get ready for what might be the longest post in Life Through a Lens history.

There were LOTS of activities, including:

A Mechanical Bull

A Bounce House

Skeet Shooting

How awesome is this couple??

More Mechanical Bull Action

Horseback Rides

Face Painting

A Greased Pole Climb


Pig Chases

And just  good old fashioned fun with friends, family, and of course food!

After dinner, Tom & The Cats performed for a dancing crowd,
and the evening was polished off with
the best fireworks show in the greater Southeast.

I wish I knew the name and address of this couple, so I could mail them a copy of this sweet photo. :)

For more information about the Magnolia Farm, the Hoe-Down, and the reason behind the event, please visit

Hope you all enjoyed these photos
because I sure enjoyed taking them!


P.S. A BIG thanks to Emily for helping me give Life Through a Lens a much needed facelift!
Visit her blog. Become a regular. It's worth it. :)

1 comment:

  1. too many to comment on or pick one winner but here is a list of my favorites due to picture, content, or what made me laugh.

    the table set pictures and the overhead shots of the man with the shotgun.

    sunflowers and kid in hoodie.

    i think the ones i react to the most are of the lady dancing by herself with a beer. it's like she wants to break it down but isn't sure since it's a hoe-down. maybe she is trying to redefine the event but keep the name... either way, there is not one but two pictures of her! beer in hand, alone, breaking the thematic tone of the day with some awesome(ly bad) hip hop inspired moves. #happiness

    black and white fireworks are kick butt.