Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Season's Greetings from WNP!

We would like to thank everyone for a wonderful year of photography!  We have enjoyed working with everyone and look forward to a new year!  

As a part of a new feature to our services, we now have some helpful videos on our homepage to make your gallery experience better.  Please take a look at your leisure!

May everyone have a blessed holiday and enjoy their family and friends!  Remember the ones you love in your life!  Happy Holidays!!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Draughn Leaves Madison County in Their Tracks!

Draughn quarterback Keith Loomis runs through and over several Madison Co. defenders on his way up field on Friday night in the first round of the State 2A playoffs.
The Wildcats from Draughn High school ran wild and were successful in winning their first ever playoff game!  It was a challenging game against Madison county but in the end, the wildcats came out on top!  Be sure to check out the photo gallery to see some of the action!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Holiday Season 20% Off Sale!

Starting today, get 20% off all 2011 fall school prints including team portraits, homecoming and of course actions shots!  Use coupon code:  Save20Now   at checkout.  This promotion ends on Sunday Nov. 6th so don't wait!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Cavaliers roll over Red Devils in double overtime!

The East Burke Cavaliers steam rolled over Newton-Conover in double overtime crossing the goal line 4 times in OT to defeat the Red Devils 36-35.   The Cavalier defense had many great plays all night to give the offense time to rally with standout running back Robbie McGee having a stellar night carrying the ball. Check out the main gallery for full game coverage including overtime!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

An Evening of Weather and Gifts

East Burke High School celebrated their 2011 graduation exercises on Friday night, June 10th.  About 80 minutes before the event was supposed to start, mother nature decided to display her fury with everthing except a snow storm!  The only ones that were safe from the storm were the graduates who were tucked away in a secure building they had endured for 4 years.  With school staff, volunteers and parents being caught in the bad weather, everyone moved to the school gym and the festivities started only 20 minutes behind schedule.

The ceremony proceeded as practiced with only a few kinks and soggy shoes here and there.  With first year principal Mrs. Debbie Jennings finally able to relax and take off her weather person hat she had worn all day, the evening was a night to remember.  As the graduates proceeded across the stage, most handed their beloved principal a rubber bouncy ball in their handshake.  This resulted in many additional smiles and something you just had to be there for.

All in all, the night turned out to be terrific.  As I wandered around taking photos, I never once heard a complaint from anyone.  With many people sitting in the stands still soaking wet, this was a night for the graduates and nothing was going to ruin their special evening.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Records Fall at the Western Regional 2A Track Meet

East Burke and Draughn High Schools sent their Track & Field teams to Polk County High School on May 14th for the Western Regional 2A track and Field meet. With threatening weather forecast for the day, the only storms were at the competition with 2 Burke county records falling by the end of the day.

Draughn High school's Adam Mann's started out early with a 1st place win in the Men's Shot put with a distance of 51' 10". He then proceeded to surpass that challenge and won the Discus Throw of 178' 11" breaking Freedom High Alumn Frank Gardin previous record of 174' 1".

Not to be out done, the East Burke Lady Cavaliers Pole Vault team put up high scores and finished Kailey Robinson-2nd, Dakota Fulton-3rd and Austin Hoffman-5th place. This qualified 2 for the State 2A track meet.

East Burke High's Rachel Picciano placed 2nd place in the running long jump competition and also qualified for the state meet in Greensboro which will be held at A&T University.

The East Burke Men's 4x800 relay team finished 3rd place but with a new school record of time 8:27. Chance Sigmon, Cody Ross, Devon Foster and Matt Cook all did personal bests to accomplish this new Burke county record. Chance Sigmon also blew the field away in the 400 meter dash winning it and placing him in first place in the state going into the State 2A competion.

All in all, this was a great day for Burke County sports!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

It's Spring, lets go shoot something beautiful!

Spring time brings so many possibilities for fantastic backgrounds.  We are now offering a low $25 sitting fee to follow you to a location of your choice.  Let's go out and enjoy the season with some wonderful portraits.

Friday, April 01, 2011

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cavalier Nation Overcomes Strife

If you didn't make the trip to Brevard on Wednesday night, you missed the game of the season.  Not because the game play was the best the Lady Cavaliers have played all season but because their team hung together through thick and thin throughout the game.

When the girls from East Burke put the beat down on Newton-Conover a month or so ago, most people thought that was the game of the season.  To out match and power Newton was nothing that anyone expected.  But then again, this is the Lady Cavaliers whom seem to always show up to play no matter what obstacles they may be up against.

Skip forward a month to the 2nd round of the state playoffs.  The Lady Cavaliers faced what I deem as the most hostile environment at an away game as I have seen in many years.  The only venue that even comes close was a few years back when the Cavalier men's team traveled to East Mecklenburg in Charlotte.  This crowd from Brevard was very nasty from the start.  They even Booed the Cavalier Cheerleading squad and were proud of it.

Now with the stage set, the over zealous(jealous) fans in their seats, you would think after the game started it would have been between the 2 teams playing for the chance to play one more game.  But next you have to add one more variable, the referees!  I understand that in the playoffs, the ref's have to monitor teams and coaches they may not be familiar with but this night, it started off one sided and stayed that way throughout most of the game.  It was very apparent whom they thought should win the game.  Next comes the double technical foul, not against a player but against the East Burke Head Coach.  She had a valid point to make but the ref had no choice to throw the first technical at her but then he should have moved away knowing she was upset.  In 22 years of covering high school sports, I've never seen a double T on a coach.
Next steps up the assistant coaching staff whom I expect didn't think on the bus trip up the mountain that they would be thrown to the wolves in the 1st quarter!  Are we having fun yet?  The end of the 3rd quarter brought another East Burke coach being ejected so now we are down to one coach plus now the school principal has moved to the bench for moral support!
With all that was going on, the teams on the court continued to keep the coaches and Ref's out of their heads and maintained focus on the challenge at hand.  No one from the East Burke team fouled out, which hasn't happened too many times for the entire season.  They kept their composure and played their hearts out til the very end.

I'm not much for play by play and I am sure I forgot a few moments that would add to what I observed, but you get the main idea.  If you see a Lady Cavalier player in the next few days, pat them on the back and congratulate them on a well played game and for being much more mature than their age.  If you see Coach Katie Bollinger you may want to ask her if she ever considered taking a few games off during the season knowing that her assistant coaches led by Crystal Bartlett had the game(s) under control!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Special! 50% Off Small Prints!

To celebrate Valentines day, we are offering 50% off small prints through Wednesday!  Yes that right, order any combination of 4x6, 5x7, 8x10's or wallet size prints for 50% off the listed price for your entire order of small prints.  Just be sure to use coupon code:  BeMine2011   at check out!  What better way to show you love someone than with photos that will last much longer than candies and flowers!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

County CVAC Swimmers Make a Splash!

t's becoming a normal occasion to see Valdese host the annual CVAC Swimming championships and this year was nothing different.   The Mens and Womens swim teams from Draughn and East Burke converged along with other area schools to make a big impact at the pool.  In the end, the East Burke Men's team beat out the Draughn swimmers by a mear few points while the Draughn lady swimmers took the victory.

On another note - We are happy to be able to offer Gift Certificates of any amount.  These can be applied to any purchase from our website.  These make perfect birthday gifts for distant relatives as well as immediate family members.  You can even give Gift Certificates to your child so they can use to purchase photos of themselves without having to have a credit card.  If you are interested, feel free in dropping us a email so we can get the processing started.