SchoolPower’s Barefoot classic is the last fundraiser of the calendar year and definitely worth attending whether you are a golf expert or you just want to attend for the great food. Thanks to Mark Christy for always making it a memorable event.

The event started with the biggest group of golfers to date complete with fun outfits and strange props. The rules of the game, you can only use three clubs, no shoes and have fun! And if your a guy and want to make sure your toes look great, then by all means get a pedicure prior to the event!

Those that only made it to the dinner, were treated to great food and music in a gorgeous environment! This year the dinner was under the stars and the atmosphere was amazing.

Thanks to Mark Christy and many other generous donors, the silent auction was a success with the most popular item being a “Glaming trip” in the old Girl Scout camp at the back of the Ranch property.

Enjoy some highlight images from the event. To download images, go to the link at the bottom of the post.

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One of the best parts of being a Laguna Beach Photographer is being a part of the community.  And one of my favorite charities is Laguna Beach is SchoolPower education foundation.  SchoolPower is a volunteer-based organization whose mission it is to raise money to enrich the educational experience of students in Laguna Beach.  I have been volunteering my time with SchoolPower for more than 7 years.

Laguna Beach Lumberyard event photography

The Chef Challenge a three course meal is sponsored by the Lumberyard restaurant.  There are two menus, each selected by two of the four principals in the Laguna Beach School District.  The Middle School and High School Principals Allemann/Salberg vs the Elementary School Principals, Conlon/Duddy.

Chef Challenge Winner at Lumberyard Laguna Beach

And this year’s coveted Golden Spatula award goes to… Principals Conlon and Duddy for their delicious menu.

Lumberyard event with School power photography
Winning menu from Laguna Beach school fundraiser

Thanks to all of the volunteers who made this another amazing evening.  I am so grateful that Blue Sky’s Studio has the opportunity to document these events that make the Laguna Beach School district so amazing!

Winners of the Chef Challenge at Lumberyard in Laguna Beach

To see all of the images of the day and download your favorites, click here!

It was my honor, once again, to be a part of the SchoolPower 2019 Gala. If you watched my story on Instagram, you saw how generous all of the amazing donors where who attended the event. Especially the Wilson family, who has been a part of SchoolPower since the very beginning. I am humbled by their generosity and kindness to Laguna Beach Schools.

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Here are a few more of the great moments of the evening.

What an absolutely beautiful celebration for the last of the Palmer kids last week when Sara Palmer celebrated her Bat Mitzvah.  I rarely get to photograph the entire event, but I was so fortunate to be able to witness what an amazing job Sara did with her presentation.  The highlight for me was seeing Sara perform an amazing dance with several of her good friends at the reception.  Overall it was an amazing day, and I was so happy to be included in another family event! Enjoy the highlights video:


I love getting to celebrate milestone events with my clients!  Over the years I have been a part of countless birthday parties, weddings, corporate events and family gatherings.  It was even more fun to see so many people at the party that I had photographed over the years!  I know that they had a fantastic night.  Happy Birthday Bone Crusher!  Enjoy!