Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I have a degree in mathematics so trust me on this one. My day job allows me to come in contact with all sorts of people within the organization I work for and other parts of the country and world. Sometimes you just have to just stop for a minute and praise God for how he works in terms of the places we travel, the people he blesses us to come in contact with and how those encounters impact our lives if we let them.

About a year ago I got to know a young woman at work in passing. After a few months I felt comfortable enough to start joking around with her as I do other victims, I mean people I work with. When I found out she was looking to move office locations, I suggested she take the office next to mine as it was open. I did tell her that she would be in for a treat and that we were going to have a lot of fun. Well it's a year later and it's been a blessing for me and a lot of laughs for her as we've matured our work acquaintance into a strong friendship which has extended out to our families. Lorraine and her husband Maurice (my frat 06) have been HUGE supporters for me as I have matured my business. You might remember a post I did (First Shoot) that featured a shot of Maurice and their three boys. What I didn't know until the day of that First Shoot was that they were expecting their 6th child; yes I did say SIX. Well it's all VERY GOOD and I also got a chance to meet Mom who they are blessed with to have living with them helping keep it all together. So here's the math on this one - Lorraine and Maurice (1+1) have yielded six children (3 boys + 3 girls) WITH Mom (+1) equals 9; thus the name for this post.

When I did the first shoot, I didn't have slideshow capabilities but have since then added that to my client packages. Click below for a link to their slideshow.


Tracy J said...

That was well done about my cousin and his family. it just shows that there can be a solid "black" family in America! Way to Go Cuz!

Tracy J

Anonymous said...

The photos were excellent Frat. My name is Rocky Davis From Eta Eta and Mac and Lorrain are like family to me. We all grew up in college together. You have allowed me to see the whole family for the first time and it was great. I want to thank Lorrain for sending me the sight as I am fighting this war in Afghanistan, their pictures are a blessing to me here. Thanks

David N. Beasley Jr. said...

Thanks Frat!!! I consider Mac, Lorraine and the rest of the family like my extended family. They have been a HUGE blessing to me and I consider it an honor every time I point my camera at them.

Stay safe over in Afghanistan and get home soon. I am honored that you took the time to write and comment on their photos. Drop me a line every so often so we know how you're doing. Also, let me know if I can be a blessing to you and the other troops with my camera on this end.

David - Mr. Spock (Fall 86’ - Gamma Sigma)

Be Blessed

Lynette H said...

I am so proud of my little brother and sister. Mac and Lorraine, you have grown to be an example for all young couples and not just people of color. You have a beautiful family!!! Thank you for being a positive influence for my real lil bro (ljh, smile).
Stay blessed. Lynette H.