Aug 1 2011

Welcome newest members and Special Announcement!

We would like to thank all of our most recent members, as well as all of our current members.

Thanks to you, we now have over 100 members, with at least one in every US state and the District of Columbia!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Our most recent members are:

*Jean-Philippe Dobrin in San Francisco, CA

*Jenny Smith of Alders Photography in Los Angeles, CA

*Brian Walski of Colorado Visions in Highlands Ranch, CO

*Dorene Nash in Mobile, AL

*Jill Meyer in Little Rock and Jacksonville, AR

*Vincent Butts in Michigan

*Pat Marsalese in Oakland County, CA

*Adrian Freeman in Prattville, AL

*Dana Duffney in Rochester, MN

*Joe DiFlorio in DE and PA

*Viktoriya Rudometkin in Maui, HI

*Sharon VonBehren in Rochester Hills, MI

*Ed Virden in Aliceville, Al

*Wendy Martin in Ann Arbor, MI

*Gina Arnold in Lake St. Louis, MO

*Wendy Cooper in Charlotte, NC

*Chris Humphrey in Tulsa, OK

*J.R. Matzke in Las Vegas, NV

*Angela Jordan in Texas

*Suzie DaSilva-Edwards in Omaha, NE

*Dani Mouser in Salem, OR

*Venus Ramirez in Las Vegas, NV

*Matthew Carter of LV Action Images in Las Vegas, NV

*Sherri Winward in Sparks, NV

*Chassidy Garner in Peoria, AZ

*Crystal Huffman in Virginia Beach, VA

*Dmitry Gotkis of Digital Shore Photography in Virginia Beach, VA

*Jay P Gibson in Northern Virginia

*Jacek Oleszczak from Blue Sky Photography in Sussex, WI

*Wendell Shepard of WesProStudios in St. Loius, MO

*Renee Huddleston in Salem, OR

*Missy Hall of Juniper Creative Photography in Pittston, ME

*Angela Smith in Northern Virginia

*Kricia Morris in Kailua and Kaneohe Bay, HI

*Colleen Salmans in North Dakota

*David Nelson of King Photography Studio in Jamestown, ND

*Gretchen Higgins in Las Vegas, NV

*Emily Mulder of Lonely Mountain Photography in Albuquerque, NM

*Marlee Fitzgerald in WV, PA, MD, and VA

*Mellissa Kay Mallow in Petersburg, WV

*Karynn Jorgensen of bloomShoot Photography in Southern Utah

*Penny McGoey in Juneau, AK

*Belinda Olsen in UT and ID

*Rick & Stephanie Osborne of Ardent Photography in Laramie, WY

*Ferida Peters in Rochester, MN

*Lauren Kinde in Laramie, WY

*Susy Toth in Cabarrus Counnty, NC

*Amber Urey in IL and Southern WI

*Megan Marhofer in Livingston County, MI

*Ashley Hopkins of Sure Shots Photography in El Paso, TX

*April Hart in Morristown, TN

*Tracie Graf in Las Vegas, NV


Again, thank you very much to all of our wonderful volunteers from all across the country!

May 28 2011

The Meaning of Memorial Day

By Claudine Zap

Officially, Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May (this year it’s May 30), honors the war dead. Unofficially, the day honors the start of summer. (More on that in a moment.)

The upcoming three-day weekend has prompted searches on Yahoo! for “when is memorial day,” “what is memorial day,” and “memorial day history.” The day was originally known as “Decoration Day” because the day was dedicated to the Civil War dead, when mourners would decorate gravesites as a remembrance.

The holiday was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, when 5,000 people helped decorate the gravesites of 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery. (Some parts of the South still remember members of the Confederate Army with Confederate Memorial Day.)

After World War I, the observances were widened to honor the fallen from all American wars–and in 1971, Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday.

Towns across the country now honor military personnel with services, parades, and fireworks. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. At Arlington National Cemetery, headstones are graced with small American flags.

This day is not to be confused with Veterans Day, which is observed on November 11 to honor military veterans, both alive and dead.

However, confusion abounds anyway, with the weekend marking for many the kickoff of summer, and it is reserved for weekend getaways, picnics, and sales. Searches on “memorial day sales,” “memorial day recipes,” and “memorial day weekend” are just some of the lookups related to the festivities.

May 27 2011

Welcome to our newest members!

We would like to welcome all of our newest members who joined Yellow Ribbon Photographers in May!

*Sarah Whitmeyer in Asheville, NC
*Mark Kegans in Des Moines, IA
*Kathleen Hertel in Baltimore, MD
*Allison Williams in Chicago, IL
*Crystal Sanderson in Houma/Thibodaux, LA
*Melissa Prosser in Atlanta, GA
*Matt McKnight in Spokane, WA, Couer d’Alene, ID, and Missoula, MT
*Cindy Brown in Atlanta, GA
*Tessa Swarthout in Atlanta, GA
*Lynn Indrizzo in Mesa, AZ
*Maria Sauerbrei in Phoenix, AZ
*Linda Holloway in Valparaiso, FL
*Liz Linder Photography in Brookline, MA
*Susánica Tam in Southern California
*Aleks Bienkowska in Los Angeles, CA
*Stephanie Secrest in Alameda, CA
*René Tate in Colorado Springs, CO
*Kate Burgess in North Bay, CA
*Daisy Varley in San Diego County & Kings County, CA

Thank you all so very much for providing your services!

May 1 2011

Normand Ashley Photography YRP session in Westfield, MA

Andy and Michele of Normand Ashley Photography had the privilege of photographing SrA. Anthony Boido of Agawam, MA, along with his girlfriend, Kendall Lavertu at Stanley Park in Westfield on Saturday April 30, 2011. Anthony will be deploying on Thursday May 5, 2011. We would like to thank Anthony for his service and let him know that he and his family will be in our thoughts until he returns in late November.

Apr 30 2011

Welcome and Thank You to our newest members!

Here’s a list of our most recent members who joined in April:

*Katharine Kimball in Portland, OR

*Steven Funk in North Portland, OR

*Robin Lin in Raleigh, NC

*Michelle Robinson in the Triad/Greensboro area, NC

*Chet Brown in Stowe, VT

*Joanna Bolick from Tuesday’s Frog Photography in Asheville, NC

*Nina Sosnicka Villegas of Unique Visions Studio in NYC

*David Butler II in Hartford, CT

*Corey Torpie in Queens, NY

*Jonathan Young in NYC

*Bryant Newman in Knoxville, TN

*James Thompson of Funico Studios in NYC

* Karilyn Sanders of Wonderland Photo in McPherson, KS

*John Prince of Time Creations in Bremerton, WA

*Rebecca Wilkowski in San Francisco, CA

*Erica Leone in NYC

*Della Chen in Seattle, WA

*Michelle Allmon aka Redheaded Ninja in Spring Mills, PA

*Melanie Thortis in Jackson, MS

*Billie Hyde in Phoenix, AZ

THANK YOU ALL so very much!!

Apr 14 2011

“Seeing Here Now” Photography Exhibition ~ NYU Students in the Military

April 25, 2011 – May 20, 2011

Opening Reception, April 25th 6pm-8pm

NYU Kimmel Center

60 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012

NYU Military Alliance is pleased to announce its inaugural photography exhibition, Seeing Here Now, showcasing the work of ten NYU Students in the Military and curated by Erica Leone. Participating artists include: Sara Banda, Mary Briatico, Michael Day, James Dreiling, Alex Gould, Will McElwaine, Juana Luster, AJ Pichardo, Kristina Shevory and Tim Thompson. The photographic styles and subjects uniquely reflect the vision of military personnel considering the home front after returning from war, and vary wildly—from classic landscapes to personal narratives; from street photography to abstraction.

For more information, please contact

Apr 7 2011

Newest Members!


We would like to welcome the newest members of Yellow Ribbon Photographers!

*Josh Gagnon in Somersworth, NH

*Kari Cross in Searsport, ME

*Steve Weigold in Middletown, OH

*Meghan Hof in Denver, CO

*Bob Martin in Brockton, MA

*John Woike in Bristol, CT

*Karen Evans in Central Ohio

*Erik Bishoff in Eugene and Springfield, OR

*Tom Fini in Cleveland, OH

*Thea Dodds of Authentic Eye Photography in Plymouth and Concord, NH

*Nick Fancher in Columbus, OH

Thanks to all of our member photographers, and a special thanks to, an environmentally-minded non-profit website for adding us to their newsletter. For more information about Greener Photography, visit their website at:

Mar 29 2011

Welcome Yellow Ribbon Photographers!

We would like to welcome all of our member photographers to our new website and blog. Here we will post members’ photos from YRP shoots all over the country. Currently we have 12 members that are active all over New England, and we are starting to recruit member photographers nationwide!

Our current members are:

*Rochanna Buckley of Memories of Your Life Photography in Worcester, MA,

*Damien Gaudet in Worcester, MA,

*Alexandra Roberts in Boston, MA,

*Kevin Cummings in Marlboro, MA,

*Joe Don Richardson of Turning Point Images in Hudson, MA,

*Teralyn Dison in Springfield, MA,

*Andy & Michele of Normand-Ashley Photography in Springfield, MA,

*Candi Wolley of Ericson Photography in Worcester, MA,

*Jessica of Right Shot Photography in Augusta, ME,

*Edward Cabalit in Augusta, ME,

*Leonis Sayfire in Franklin County, VT,

*Sean Smith in Exeter, NH,

*Alison of Fat Kitty Studios in Windham, NH,

A huge THANK YOU to all of our members!