April ISES Meeting at The Rental Place in Alpharetta

This month's ISES event took place at The Rental Place in Alpharetta. If you think a Rental Place is an odd place for a networking meeting, think again. Everyone in attendance had the opportunity to take a look around the showroom floor filled with table, chairs, linens, serving trays, sculptures in the shape of musicians, lights, ..... etc. etc. (I can't tell you how many different items perfect for entertaining they had on their showroom floor.) In addition, two tents were set up behind the showroom -- one for the meeting, with flavorful food from Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q and one for the Iron Table Design Contest that was the highlight of the evening.

Here are a few of our favorites from the evening:

ISES Tablescape Design Contest
ISES Tablescape Design Contest
ISES Tablescape Design Contest
ISES Tablescape Design Contest
Winners ISES Tablescape Design Contest
Winners ISES Tablescape Design Contest
ISES in April
ISES in April
The Rental Place ISES event
The Rental Place ISES event
Smoked BBQ Wings from Jim N Nicks
Smoked BBQ Wings from Jim N Nicks
Tending bar at the ISES April event
Tending bar at the ISES April event

Don't you just love Sharon's close-up work?

ISES is now the International Live Events Association

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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.