If I only had three words to summarize the past decade of summers, there would be no hesitation, Panama City Beach. Host to sketchy night life, the single craziest wal-mart I’ve ever visited and Bigstuf. Anna was basically raised by the combination of Bigstuf musicians, communicators, staffers, and infamous interns. Not only did Anna and I meet there during the most awkward stages of the 9th grade but we were married there…just kidding, but we’ve never missed a summer since. Now that we’ve outgrown attending as students we just go hang out with her incredible parents and the rest of the Bigstufers. Because all I had during my student days was a single use film camera (which never made it home) I decided to do a little better documenting this time.

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The Man. The Legend. The Father-in-Law... Danny Dukes

There is only a short list of things that make Anna feel that all is right with the world; sunny days with nothing to do, daschunds, the movies with $15 popcorn and a coke, me (most of the time), and babies. No matter how late we are for anything there is always time for babies. Babies, babies, babies. Last week, one of our good friends, Christina, asked Three Pennies to take some photos of the Sullen family’s newest joy, five day old Evan. Of course we excepted and I don’t think Anna has stopped smiling since. To all the baby Evans out there, thank you for keeping Anna occupied… for now! So, everyone give Anna and early Christmas present and let her take photos of your wee little ones.

Also, thanks to Karen Nickel for making the early morning rise and helping us out.

The day Three Pennies decided to be official is the day we booked our first couples session. Now, either I’m the master salesman (doubt that) or I was just at the right place at the right time. Kala works for the Forsyth County Business License Office and we started up a conversation. Didn’t take long before to find out that she was engaged and looking for a photographer and I was a photographer looking for some jobs. A few months later we took them to Marietta Square and spent an evening together.

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to photograph the Do Good *Experience.* A two day experience created  for students to come together and do something very simple, very practical, and very impactful… to “do good.” The ultimate goal of the Do Good organization is to combine 200,000 students into impacting their communities.

I think that the greatest part of this experience was meeting people who have dreams similar to that of  Three Pennies. People that want to serve their communities while doing what they love and were created to do. The Do Good lineup included Jamie Tworkowski (To Write Love on Her Arms), Jon Acuff ( Stuff Christians Like) Rob Crow (Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee) Rodney McClure (One Need), Carlos Whittaker (Ragamuffin Soul), Eddie Kirkland (Eddie Kirkland Music), D’Hati Lewis (Blueprint Church) and the guys from Live Love. Check out these links and see what these amazing organizations/people are doing.

Some of the photos from Do Good: