#30RhedeontDays – Day 1

30 Rhedeont Days-1

#30RhedeontDays takes you behind some of the best photos taken by Darryl D. Smith and Kali Rhe Rogers. Here is why the photo was chosen in their words:

This photo has been one of my favorites for years. While traveling with the World Famed Tiger Marching Band to Miami, I was given the opportunity to document their trip with my camera. The band was warming up for a parade route, and I was toying with my camera.

The drum major took off his hat and talked to the band director about something. I decided to put my camera down low and just snap a few photos. Immediately, I realized I had captured a gem!

It’s one of my favorite band photos I’ve ever taken, and I will have this framed when we get our house in the future.


The 3rd Annual Earl Thomas Football Camp

This past weekend made me crave the return of football season again. I rode with Harmland Visions, LLC, to help shoot a football camp held in Orange, TX held on Friday, June 28. The catch? It was held by Seattle Seahawks’ player and recent Super Bowl champion Earl Thomas. Several other NFL players and even teammates were there, including Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor (both of the Seahawks). 

Although the camp was rained out, it was still awesome to be there. I’d like to thank the Thomas family for letting myself and Harmland Visions help document this event. Enjoy the photos! Read More

Melhem + Rawan

Melhem and Rawan got married in December of last year, and it was a beautiful wedding! There was a lot of joyful patrons and plenty of fun!

Feed The Homeless Project

The Psi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. served 400 food bags near downtown Fort Worth to the homeless as a community service initiative. A lot of the recipients were very grateful! Enjoy the photos below!

MLK Day Parade 2014

It was the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that once said, “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Day is not just a holiday, but a day of recognizing the importance of service to others. In case you may not know, I am a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, a historically black sorority founded at Howard University in 1920.

The graduate chapter that I am active with was one of several different groups and organizations to march in a parade in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King. The parade and rally were both held in downtown Fort Worth. I have participated numerous events during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a couple of which were shot by me.

This was the first time I ever got to participated in a parade, especially during the holiday. Needless to say, it was quite the experience and I hope that is something that I will get to do again next year. I’m pretty sure some of the photos reflect some of the fun that I had with Sorors, Fraters of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and many others that I had the pleasure to meet on this day.