North Bend photographer, Mary Miller, is on a mission… a mission to connect people, capturing community spirit forever in pictures.
You may have seen the picture last year. Hundreds of Snoqualmie Valley community members showed up at Centennial Fields and made the outline of a gigantic heart. Mary then had a fire truck hoist her high above the scene, capturing her “Heart of the Valley” iconic picture, with Mt. Si filling in the background.
This year Mary hopes to take it one step further with even more community members. If enough people attend the event, she hopes to fill in the heart and surprise shapes. She’s keeping some of her shapes a secret this time around, waiting for a final headcount to help her make important artistic decisions.
If you’re interested in being part of Mary Miller photography history, she invites you to Centennial Fields Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 2PM. Mary says she’s even generated some national and local interest for the 2013 pictures.
Arrive at 2PM when the shapes will start to form. If the crowd size allows, the shapes will fill in until about 3PM. Then up in the sky Mary will go again, to capture her Snoqualmie Valley community, hopefully creating some history along the way.
This year’s event features live music and a potluck after the photo session finishes. Donations will be accepted, benefiting the Mount Si High School Photography/Video Department. Local band, Story Box, will be playing. Mary says their music is along the lines of Tom Petty and they will open Eddie Money’s tour this summer.
There’s even some giveaways courtesy of Camera’s West, Pioneer Coffee and Mary J. Miller Photography. Oh, and participants will also receive an 8×10 photo of this year’s “valley heart.”
The community photo session is Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Centennial Fields, 39903 SE Park Street in historic Snoqualmie.