Thanks for taking a picture of me Jana! You are amazing!



Well, it's me of course! Hi, I'm Scott, just an ordinary guy who loves life and all the little nuances that it brings! Simply put, I'm a father to a wonderful son, a husband to a beautiful wife, and an amateur photographer who enjoys looking at the world through a piece of glass! I took up photography a couple of years ago, after having gastric bypass surgery. Since 12/07, I have lost 180 pounds, but found a real passion for documenting life with my camera. I could say that the big names out there have inspired me, and they have, But my true inspiration comes from the people I meet everyday who share the same thoughts and zeal I have for photography. We are truly blessed with some really great photographers around Nashville. So, what are you waiting for.... ...grab a camera, snap some pics, and enjoy life to the fullest!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Nashville Walk From Obesity~ Update!

Well, it's been a week since I last blogged, and I guess that's the norm around here! This last week has been just like the week before, and the one before that! I guess even the one before that to!

I have been extremely busy with a project for the Nashville Walk From Obesity. The Chairperson for this last years event asked me to be the official photographer for the event, and since I love my hobby, I agreed! Well, she then asked me if I would put together a video slide show of the pics. Once again I agreed!

One day I will learn to say no! Do ya think? When it comes to friends, I can never say no. But maybe one day. Anyway, the above video is the finished project. Feel free to watch if you would like, I will tell you though, it is 9 minutes long!

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Walk From Obesity...1 month later!

Wow, I can't believe it's been a whole month since The walk From Obesity in Nashville! We had a pretty good turn out this year. Anyway, here are a few pics from the event.

This years event was held at Nashville's Centennial Park. Originally built for Tennessee's 1897 Centennial Exposition, this replica of the original Parthenon in Athens serves as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture. The plaster replicas of the Parthenon Marbles found in the Naos are direct casts of the original sculptures which adorned the pediments of the Athenian Parthenon, dating back to 438 B.C.

I think this years walk was pretty successful. At last count, we had raised over $25,000. Funds generated from the event support the ASMBS Foundation and its research and professional education initiatives, and the patient and general public educational and advocacy programs of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC).

This year we also tried to involve corporate and non-profit organizations into the walk. The booth displayed above is the organization where I work. The Regional Intervention Program (RIP), is a non-profit organization that teaches parents positive behavior management. I usually refer to it as a way to shape your child's behavior without beating 'em to death!

This is just me reading the proclamation from our great Governor declaring September 20, 2008 as the Official Bryan G. Woodward Walk From Obesity for Children's Health.

And the walk begins. this year we had over 200 registered walkers.

And of course, the team I walked with...The Lunch Bunch! We are a group of people who have had, or working on having some type of weight loss surgery. We welcome all people, no matter which surgery, which Dr. or which hospital you come from. Our main agenda is getting together once a month for a support group over lunch. We also do clothing swaps at these meetings, in turn saving everyone a little money!

If you would like to see all of them, click here!

Have a great day!

Today is about...

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That's right! Today is about me and laundry. No football games to attend, no pressing video or photo projects that have to be done. Well, OK, they have to be done, but it ain't' happening.

It seems like every time I get caught up, another project rears it's ugly head. But not today, I put my foot down and said no! Today is about me and my blog. Catching up on my photos, my life, and my sanity!

I attended a funeral yesterday for a friend! Someone I met only 2 months ago. His wife was scheduled for Gastric Bypass a week after I met them. He was so concerned at what he needed to do to take care of his wife. I totally understood where he came from! When his wife had surgery, he emailed me about 20 times asking what he needed to do to make sure his wife was OK. I admired him, even though I only knew him for 2 months! Life is just too short!

So, today is about watching movies with my son, working on my blog, and doing laundry!

And of course any other thing my wife wants done...