Jack McBrayer Helps Dementia Spotlight Foundation

Some of you who follow me on Facebook know that I spent lots of time enjoying my Mom's sense of humor and calm spirit before she died of Alzheimer's earlier this year.

I know first hand that those diagnosed with dementia can continue to live a meaningful life full of loving relationships. I actually grew closer to my Mom during the years she lived with Alzheimer's.

Mom learned to play Wii bowling after moving into a memory care facility in Decatur.

Mom learned to play Wii bowling after moving into a memory care facility in Decatur.

That's why I was excited when the folks at the Dementia Spotlight Foundation, whose mission is to help families see past a dementia diagnosis, called to ask me to photograph their fundraiser showcasing Jack McBrayer of 30 Rock.

With a focus on LIFE before loss, RIGHTS before research, and CARE before cure, we are dedicated to changing perspective and improving life experiences of individuals, families, and communities affected by the increasing and always changing condition of dementia.
— Dementia Spotlight Foundation

Robin Andrews, one of the co-founders of the foundation, attended high school with McBrayer, who was happy to help raise money for the cause.

 Dementia Spotlight Foundation Fundraiser at the Buckhead Theater

Improv comedians from around the southeast joined McBrayer in a series of hilarious skits.

 Dementia Spotlight Foundation Fundraiser at the Buckhead Theater
 Dementia Spotlight Foundation Fundraiser at the Buckhead Theater

Also present, to help spread the good news that people diagnosed with dementia can continue to live a fulfilling life, were three men living with dementia. One offered a tip for jogging one's memory. Take a selfie.

Members of the audience joined in on the fun.

Those in attendance were given a basic lesson in improv.

Those in attendance were given a basic lesson in improv.

Looking for someone to document your event? Give us a call (404) 298-6263.

Atlanta Event Photographer C Brown Photo

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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.

Mother's Day Family Portrait Session in Pine Lake

It's taken me a while to post these family photos of the Spencer family, that I took a week before Mother's Day here in Pine Lake.

It can be hard to come up with a gift for Mom that she likes and hasn't seen before. This Mother's Day gift, much appreciated by Mom, can be given yearly, and will always be different. 

Of course, family portraits make great gifts for pretty much any special occasion.

Outdoor Family Portrait near Decatur
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Oh, and don't forget Sugar, the family Corgi.

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Give us a call to set up a family portrait session of your own. 404 298 6263.

Atlanta family photographer, C Brown Photo

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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.

Summer Engagement Session in Pine Lake

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While we are happy to capture personality in classic portrait style, like the photo above, we are all about throwing an unconventional twist into our engagement photography.

Darien and Erika were happy to play along. Here are a few of our favorites:

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Engagement Photographer near Stone Mountain
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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.

Renaissance Fair Wedding

 Holly and Tyler wedding at the Georgia Renaissance Fair

Hear ye, hear ye ... Holly and Tyler's Renaissance Fair Wedding. What more must thou say, me lord and lady?

Unless of course, we put a little southern twist on the theme: Here ya'll, hear ya'll ... Holly and Tyler just got married at the Renaissance Fair!

 Holly and Tyler wedding at the Georgia Renaissance Fair
 Holly and Tyler wedding at the Georgia Renaissance Fair
 Holly and Tyler wedding at the Georgia Renaissance Fair
 Holly and Tyler wedding at the Georgia Renaissance Fair
 Holly and Tyler wedding at the Georgia Renaissance Fair
 Holly and Tyler wedding at the Georgia Renaissance Fair
 Holly and Tyler wedding at the Georgia Renaissance Fair
 Holly and Tyler wedding at the Georgia Renaissance Fair
 Holly and Tyler wedding at the Georgia Renaissance Fair
Wedding at the Renaissance Fair in Peachtree City
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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.

AGLCC Fourth Friday at the Westin Perimeter

 Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, AGLCC, Fourth Friday, Westin Perimeter

Networking ... some folks love it, others ... not so much.

Well, I'm someone who loves it. I mean, what's not to love? Friends, fun, food and for some, a little alcohol to wind down from the work week.

 Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, AGLCC, Fourth Friday, Westin Perimeter

April's Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Fourth Friday event was hosted by the Westin Perimeter and sponsored by Luis Ruiz and his friends from Mass Mutual. Jan Levie, from Handy Entertainment provided the photo booth, enjoyed by all.

Friends from the Westin Perimeter hosted the event.

Friends from the Westin Perimeter hosted the event.

Luis Ruiz and his Mass Mutual group sponsored the event.

Luis Ruiz and his Mass Mutual group sponsored the event.

Incoming AGLCC President Dan Dunlop welcomed everyone.

Incoming AGLCC President Dan Dunlop welcomed everyone.

Networking at the photo booth provided by Handy Entertainment.

Networking at the photo booth provided by Handy Entertainment.

My favorite dish of the night? Shrimp on grit cakes!

My favorite dish of the night? Shrimp on grit cakes!

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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.