I was very blessed to have the opportunity to work with Helping Hands Monkey Helpers for the Disabled a few weeks ago! Helping Hands is a non-profit organization based outside of Boston, Ma which trains capuchin monkeys to do various tasks for mobility impaired individuals. I got to spend time with some amazing people who’ve worked there for several years. They had me photograph three monkeys who performed various tasks like feeding, turning on and off light switches, turning book and magazine pages, fetching and throwing out objects, and opening refrigerator doors. If you know of someone who could benefit from having a Monkey Helper or if your interested in donating to Helping Hands please visit there website www.monkeyhelpers.org.
I had a great time shooting with my neighbor Debra Clifford few weekends ago! Since 2002 Debra has been part of the band, the Lonesome Sisters, which was voted as the best Acoustic Duo by Gibson Guitar in 2006. Debra plays guitar, mandolin, fretless clawhammer banjo, fiddle, tenor guitar and sings harmony and lead. If you like fiddle music you check out her bandThe Lonsesome Sisters.
Mid-Michigan Weddings, Senior, and Family Portrait Services through Ryan Watkins Photography will be on a ten month hiatus while Ryan attends The Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turner’s Falls, Massachusetts. Ryan Watkins Photography will be fully functioning in Mid-Michigan at the end of these ten months.