When I found out my good friend and fellow BUCK (http://www.sibucks.blogspot.com/) Robert Cutrona was being honored with the Staten Island Community Service Award from the Staten Island Board of Realtors (http://www.siborealtors.com/) I jumped at the chance to cover it. Bob lives and breathes our community. He uunderstands its unique values as a place to live, work & raise families. He is at the forefront of every major effort to improve the quality of life of this borough, for that all Staten Islanders owe him a dept of gratitude.
If I knew about this event earlier I would of put in a bid to provide the photographic novelties giveaways
(for which they have already hired another studio) Even though I explained how important it is to document the evening I was told that there is no budget for another photographer. In about a second I told them I would volunteer my skills as a way to give back and thank all the Realtors who use headshots by me on their business cards. But as it is I really wanted it to be a surprise to Bob who has tirelessly championed my work and recommended me whenever someone needs photography.