Roody and I were asked to photograph NorthEast Winterfest in Rochester, NY again this year. I came across some of the photos I took last year and I got a little nervous--how on earth was I supposed to top that?! Well, Roody and I took turns shooting this year and I think what we came up with was good. I tried to focus on the congregation and the whole sentiment of the weekend. I'd like to think that we accomplished that goal :) Anyway, here's what went down on Friday evening.
|NorthEast Winterfest 2015Friday Evening||NorthEast Winterfest 2015Mount Bethel New Jersey Drama Team|
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NorthEast Winterfest 2015Friday Evening This dance group, DOAHL Dance Academy, was SUPER hype!
NorthEast Winterfest 2015DOAHL Dance Academy
I really enjoyed the Spoken Word piece by David Bowden.
Omar Binda prayed for us.
|NorthEast Winterfest 2015David Bowden||NorthEast Winterfest 2015Ron Binda|
Shana Wilson did an AMAZING job leading us in praise and worship.
David Blair did a presentation on the YWEA trip that we'll be donating towards for next year, and it was so touching.
|NorthEast Winterfest 2015Shana Wilson||NorthEast Winterfest 2015David Blair|
NorthEast Winterfest 2015Friday Evening Curtis Bridgeman is an amazing Praise & Worship leader. I got the song "Deep Cry Out" stuck in my head haha.
NorthEast Winterfest 2015Curtis Bridgeman Grainy photos used to bother me when I first started out as a photographer. Now I appreciate a good, old-fashioned-looking black & white photo of pure emotion, grain and all.
NorthEast Winterfest 2015Friday Evening NorthEast Winterfest 2015Friday Evening NorthEast Winterfest 2015Friday Evening It was as if the guy in charge of the lights knew I was trying to photograph the congregation, because all of a sudden there was light, and I managed to capture this :)
NorthEast Winterfest 2015Friday Evening Kevin Wallace preached from Ephesians 1. One of my favorite quotes from the sermon was, "You are blessed because You did not choose Him; He chose you."
NorthEast Winterfest 2015Kevin Wallace
And that's it! Be on the look out for the next 4 sessions :) View photos individually here.