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.