MedAssist Executive Luncheon

Attorney General Josh Stein – Keynote Speaker for NC MedAssist Executive Luncheon

NC MedAssist’s Executive Luncheon, sponsored by UNC REX Healthcare, Duke Raleigh Hospital and WakeMed, was held on Thursday, May 25 at 11:30 am at Raleigh Marriott City Center. The free luncheon is open to anyone with the desire to promote a healthier North Carolina and learn how the uninsured play a huge role in current and future outcomes. More than 500 community and corporate leaders were in attendance. 

Attorney General Josh Stein was the luncheon’s keynote speaker.  The Attorney General discussed North Carolina’s current healthcare landscape and the importance of access to important health resources like prescription medication. 

“I am honored to speak at the NC MedAssist Executive Luncheon in Raleigh,” said Stein. “The health of our North Carolina community is extremely important.  By partnering with organizations like NC MedAssist, we are filling the gap for those who don’t have access to prescription medications and other health care resources.”

NC MedAssist is a charitable pharmacy that is currently serving patients in all 100 North Carolina counties through its Free Pharmacy Program.  Patients enroll in the program through partner enrollment sites throughout the state or through self-referral.  In the last fiscal year, MedAssist served 14,230 patients and dispensed 125,702 90-day prescriptions. 

“We believe that no one should choose between putting food on their table or filling their doctor prescribed medications,” stated NC MedAssist Executive Director Lori Giang.  “Together with UNC REX Healthcare, Duke Raleigh Hospital, WakeMed, our luncheon sponsors, and our many supporters, we are educating executives and community members on empowering our vulnerable neighbors on how to take care of their health.  It is the entire community’s responsibility and we are so pleased to see so many of our local companies expanding their support.”

Funds raised at the luncheon will go towards the purchase of generic prescription medications and other programming costs.  For every dollar donated, NC MedAssist will be able to dispense $15 in prescription medications back to the North Carolina community.  To donate to NC MedAssist or for more information on the 2017 NC MedAssist Executive Luncheon visit www.medassist.org.

Novelty Items

Novelty products are good for all occasions. Maybe you are running out of stationery at home and would like a set of personalized notecards with an image of your choice and your name on them. Or you’re a huge fan of lists and would rather have a set of custom notepads: one for at home, and one for the office. Playing cards are great for fun times with family and friends.

For more information on our Novelty Items, see our Online Store.

Interested in Prints for Mother’s Day. Take advantage of our $45 Mother’s Day Gallery Print Special.

Mother’s Day Gallery Print Special

Mother's Day Gallery Print Special, Aesthetic Images Photography

Mother’s Day Gallery Print Special

Order by May 8th to ensure delivery before Mother’s Day.

Many of us fall victim to the last minute flower orders or picking up chocolates from the grocery store. This year, let’s do more. Our Print Special includes an 8×10, 2 5×7, and 2 4×6 archival photographic prints for $45. Our image professionals will fully retouch and enhance an image of your choosing for print.

Do you have an image in mind? Be sure to write down the image number. You can order by sending us an email using our Contact Page, calling the studio at 336-275-9797, or by selecting an image from your online gallery and adding it to an image list with “Mother’s Day Gallery Print Special” in the Notes.

Archie Manning addresses 111th GMA Annual DInner

Archie Manning, GMA, Bourbon Street Bash

“We have been very blessed,” Archie Manning said many times, as he answered questions at the 111th Annual GMA Dinner.  More than 775 people enjoyed the Bourbon Street Bash themed dinner at the Koury Convention Center.  Manning was the featured speaker and encouraged the group of business leaders to set goals, respect others, and work hard.

Aesthetic Images Photography was on hand to document the event.

GMA 111th Annual Dinner Gallery

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Archie Manning is a former College All America (Ole Miss), NFL All Pro Quarterback (New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings), successful businessman, author, and father of Peyton and Eli Manning (NFL quarterback greats).  Learn More Here.

During the Dinner on February 23, Manning told stories of his days as a player, of his family, and the lessons of the game of football.  He gave inspiration for future success, no matter what what one does.  He stressed hard work and sense of humor.

The Manning family has enjoyed a life of success and love based on faith, family and football. Archie and Olivia Manning raised their sons with the philosophy that “it’s the right thing to do, so do the right thing.” The result, which Archie and Peyton capture so clearly, is a tribute to the values Americans hold in high regard: work hard, stand up for what you believe in, treat each person with respect and be grateful for what you have and for what you have achieved.

The Guilford Merchants Association is a business membership organization focused on supporting member companies with educational programming, lead generation activities, marketing opportunities, and overall enrichment while serving as a catalyst for community growth and prosperity.

GMA is comprised of approximately 1000 members throughout the Triad.  Although the name suggests that most members are in the retail business, we are actually comprised of 74% Business to Business/Consumer Services, with the remaining 26% including Restaurants/Hospitality, Retail, Non-Profits, and Universities/Colleges/Government.

 

Toys for Tots, 2016

Toys for Tots

Our team at Aesthetic Images Photography has partnered up with Ward Black Law and the United States Marine Corps Foundation’s Toys For Tots program.  Our Studio is one of the Collection drop off places.  Please bring unwrapped toys before December 1.

Tanto Captures Greensboro

Kris Paronto – “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles – was part of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours. Mr Paronto’s story is told in the book “13 Hours” written by Mitchell Zuckoff and his five surviving annex security team members. For more information, see www.kristantoparonto.com.

Kris’ newest project is a movement to call radical Islam what is it, terrorism, and to take specific actions to protect western civilization and our children’s future. See www.LeadingFromTheFront.org. Aesthetic Images Photography had the honor of documenting Paronto when he visited Greensboro to share his story with the Greater Greensboro Republican Women’s Club.

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View the Full GGRWC 2016 Gala Gallery

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Raleigh Children’s Business Fair

The Raleigh Children’s Business Fair, co-sponsored by the John William Pope Foundation and the John Locke Foundation, was held at The Commons at North Hills to promote entrepreneurship. The Aesthetic Images Photography team was there to document the event.

Pope Foundation Vice President Joyce Pope said the fair was “a great way for children to learn in a safe environment with the support of our community.”

Fair organizer Kayla Nguyen said 63 children between the ages of 7 and 14 participated in the fair, operating businesses at 43 booths on a hot September day.

Nguyen said the fair helps kids learn things like responsibility, hard work, and how to interact with other people.

“We’re definitely very much behind entrepreneurship,” Nguyen said. “They say teach a man to fish and you can feed him for life.”

“The kids have been incredible,” Nguyen said. “They have exceeded all of our expectations. It’s one thing to read about their business on paper but to see them come to life has been amazing.”

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Click to see the entire article in the Carolina Journal, written by Barry Smith.

 

Mugshots turn into Professional Images

Kevin Williford started Williford Insurance Group 26 years ago. They are seasoned specialists who pride themselves on being experts in all things health insurance. Since 1990, much has changed in the insurance field. As Kevin’s company has grown, so has the need for a better marketing presence, and professional images.

Kevin received a recommendation from a business ally and called AIP to get information on some “mug shots.” He needed them for his new website.

“I thought we were just getting pricing on a commodity, but turns out, we got a very professional image consultation on the first call.”

Williford Insurance Group purchased our Your Story Image Set. Kevin says he would highly recommend our services to others.

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“Aesthetic Images should be an easy choice for any company.  They are pleasant, professional, energetic and creative.” Kevin Williford

Kevin described his experience this way. “I was impressed right away by the interest shown in our company and purpose of the images. The staff at Aesthetic Images Photography was genuinely interested in our company’s image needs and delivering the best possible photography to tell our story. They made suggestions, in a very professional manner, to help our team understand what to wear, make up, and basically how to make a great impression on camera. We really appreciated this advice.”

Once on set, the Williford Insurance Group were quickly made to fell comfortable and at ease in front of the camera.  “The photography team complimented each other so well. They took time to explain each detail and made my staff feel confident in their image. They reduced all anxiety. ”

“The morning turned out to be fun and enjoyable and our folks had a good time. We were pleasantly surprised.”

Once the session ended and the editing and selection process began, Aesthetic Images continued to impress Williford with their attention to detail. AIP provided them with professional images for the website, mailings and brochures.

– Jeff Hyde

Joyous Occasion “Enhanced by AIP Team”

There is always a little anxiety about planning anything that carries an expectation to it.  Wedding ceremonies and receptions are such events.  Families and couples plan for a beautiful and blissful experience, wanting to enjoy their special moment together.  There is a lot of emotion and capital extended to making it all perfect.  There is also worry about how it will all turn out.

“Aesthetic Images allowed us to be in the moment.  To enjoy each other, our friends and family, to relish the day, instead of being in the moment while also managing the moment.”  Matt McInnis.

Careful planning, with a focus on their family and guests, helped make Matt McInnis and Mary Katherine Strong’s wedding in Hope Town, Bahamas a “joyous” one.

“It was joyous! A beautiful few days with the one I love, surrounded by the people that care for us the most. It was truly special. You could see and feel the love that surrounded us.”

It is remarkable the amount of planning detail which went into this celebratory weekend on a remote island in the Abacos.  Flights, ferries, carts, accommodations for 100 people on an island with a year round population of only 400.  It was an amazing body of work. Although Matt and Mary Katherine thought they had lined up every detail and vendor before the wedding, there were still many urgent, on the spot, concerns to solve every hour.

Matt compared it to a jump ball situation in basketball.  The ball is in the air and someone has to gain control and tap the ball to the right place.  In most cases, it was the bride and groom responding to the whistle.

“That was not the case with Aesthetic Images,”  according to Matt.  “Every time there was a jump ball, and there were many, we could count on Natalie to tap it in the right direction.”  Natalie Carter Hyde was the lead photographer for the Strong-McInnis wedding. All AIP weddings have two Professional Photographers, and Natalie and I (also her husband) worked this wedding together on Elbow Cay.

“Natalie was proactive! not only in the planning before arrival, but also nurturing us throughout our time together.  She guided us through every step and each event,  She had a perfect balance of pressure and ease, pushing us gently into photos and poses that enriched the wedding process.”

Matt McInnis, a High Point native, recently married Mary Katherine Strong, from Greensboro, in April.  The series of events and ceremony were “all he could have hoped for.”

– Jeff Hyde