category: Events




Quail Hollow Championship

The Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte has grown into one of the premier stops on the PGA Tour and I spent last week documenting the event for tournament officials.

With the exception of Saturday when I photographed a beautiful wedding here in Charlotte, I spent most of my waking hours at the south Charlotte golf course.

With Tiger Woods in the field again this year the crowds were large and the weather worked out well with very little rain all week.

I'm glad to be associated with such a top-notch event and it seems no detail is too small as officials pull out all the stops to make the tournament successful.

It was good to catch up with old friends and to see some great golf action.

Be sure to check back later in the week for some images from Kelsey and Connor's wedding.

(A reminder that these images are all copyrighted and are not to be used without permission).

2009 Quail Hollow Championship winner Sean O'Hair receives his trophy
2009 Quail Hollow Championship winner Sean O'Hair receives his trophy

Last year's winner Anthony Kim has some fun early in the week at Quail Hollow
Last year's winner Anthony Kim has some fun early in the week at Quail Hollow
Tiger Woods hits an incredible, unorthodox shot from a bunker in an early round
Tiger Woods hits an incredible, unorthodox shot from a bunker in an early round
Camilo Villegas takes some notes during a practice session
Camilo Villegas takes some notes during a practice session
Phil Mickelson fires his second shot to the par-5 9th hole during an early round
Phil Mickelson fires his second shot to the par-5 9th hole during an early round
Tiger Woods was in a good mood during Wednesday's Pro-Am
Tiger Woods was in a good mood during Wednesday's Pro-Am
Tiger Woods was paired with NFL quarterback Peyton Manning during the Pro-Am
Tiger Woods was paired with NFL quarterback Peyton Manning during the Pro-Am
Carolina Panthers coach John Fox reacts after barely missing a putt during the Pro-
Carolina Panthers coach John Fox reacts after barely missing a putt during the Pro-Am
Young fans work hard to get Padraig Harrington's autograph
Young fans work hard to get Padraig Harrington's autograph
NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson hits from a fairway bunker during the Pro-Am
NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson hits from a fairway bunker during the Pro-Am
Anthony Kim congratulates playing partner and NASCAR racer Jimmie Johnson after Johnson hit a great shot in the Pro-Am
Anthony Kim congratulates playing partner and NASCAR racer Jimmie Johnson after Johnson hit a great shot in the Pro-Am
Tiger Woods lines up a putt in an early round
Tiger Woods lines up a putt in an early round
Jim Furyk blasts from a bunker on the 7th hole
Jim Furyk blasts from a bunker on the 7th hole
Furyk's caddie Michael "Fluff" Cowan lines up a putt
Furyk's caddie Michael "Fluff" Cowan lines up a putt
Former Masters champion Zach Johnson was among Quail's impressive field
Former Masters champion Zach Johnson was among Quail's impressive field
It's easy to find Tiger on the course - look for the crowds
It's easy to find Tiger on the course - look for the crowds
Tiger donned his Sunday red for the final round
Tiger donned his Sunday red for the final round
Tiger blasts from a bunker on the 5th hold during the final round
Tiger blasts from a bunker on the 5th hold during the final round
Tiger, who had trouble keeping his drives in the fairway Sunday, waits to putt
Tiger, who had trouble keeping his drives in the fairway Sunday, waits to putt
Sean O'Hair tees off on the 4th hole on his way to victory
Sean O'Hair tees off on the 4th hole on his way to victory
Funny moment at the 17th hole when Danny Lee's drive landed in this lady's chair. He got a free drop and the woman got a souvenir
Funny moment at the 17th hole when Danny Lee's drive landed in this lady's chair. He got a free drop and the woman got a souvenir
What does it look like when the golfers walk up to the 18th hole at Quail Hollow?
What does it look like when the golfers walk up to the 18th hole at Quail Hollow?
Sean O'Hair walks up the 18th hole on the way to the biggest win of career.
Sean O'Hair walks up the 18th hole on the way to the biggest win of career.




Winter Gala Fundraiser

I don't photograph many parties but Heidi, a good friend and one of our former brides, asked if I could help out on an event she was organizing with her friend Shay.
The event was a fundraiser for the Charlotte Preparatory School, where Heidi and Shay's sons attend school.
Held in the magnificent home of Walter and Meredith, also Charlotte Prep parents, the event included a silent auction, casino games and plenty of food and drinks for the guests.
Saturday was a busy day that started with a bridal portrait shoot at The Duke Mansion. Check back soon for some of those images.
The fundraiser took place in a beautiful home in Charlotte

The fundraiser took place in a beautiful home in Charlotte

Guests ready for a spin of the roulette wheel

Guests ready for a spin of the roulette wheel
Waiting for a winning spin

Waiting for a winning spin

Gaming for a good cause

Gaming for a good cause

We have a winner

We have a winner

More fun at the tables

More fun at the tables

Hosts Meredith and Walter bid on a silent auction item

Hosts Meredith and Walter bid on a silent auction item

Having a good time at the gala

Having a good time at the gala

Heidi, left, one of our former brides and now a good friend, and Shay, a new friend, did a great job organizing the event

Heidi, left, one of our former brides and now a good friend, and Shay, a new friend, did a great job organizing the event

Beautiful setting for a party

Beautiful setting for a party