Gwinnett’s summertime models
By Loralee Beard, Magic Moment Photography
Every husband and wife I know would agree that Marriage brings out a lot of surprises. In many cases those surprises occur during the first few months of married life.
However, in the case of Jamie Chesin and her groom Daniel Griffith, the first “You're kidding" came during the wedding ceremony, when Darth Vader and a Storm Trooper interrupted the ceremony. Jamie is the Director of Operations for Abeo, a medical supply company while Daniel is the owner of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures. They met at a conference centering on their mutual fascination with Star Wars. Neither bride nor groom knew that the bride’s parents, Brad and Judy Chesin had found a very noticeable way to build that into the ceremony.
Due to not only talent but opportunity in Gwinnett, several of the Barracudas are active in other summer sports. Column regular Jason Barber, Keaton Spiegel, Holden Lewis and twin Wyatt Lewis also spend the summer on Coach Steve Sewell’s 10 and under baseball team .
Another thrill this summer was photographing the Archer Athletic Association Tee Ball team. “We are Archer” is evident even when the athletes are tee ball size. It was our first time photographing a team for this league and we loved the idea of the team congregating around the pickup truck but did ask that young Mr. Wofford not drive (his father is head Central Gwinnett football Coach, Todd Wofford).
While swimming and baseball are in full swing, Gwinnett, high school football athletes, albeit guided by 2012 Georgia Heat Acclimatization Guidelines, prepare for the Friday night lights of fall. With approval from talented head Coach Tommy Jones, I photographed some of the Seniors at Dacula High School. DHS, although they are a small school in their division, plays some of the toughest teams in Gwinnett, which means some of the toughest teams in the US, and does well year after year.
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