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The Rose - PINKNIC

On Sunday November 3, 2013, Beth Dennard coordinated the First Annual Pinknic, a community picnic supporting The Rose.
The Rose is a non-profit breast cancer organization whose mission is to reduce deaths from breast cancer by providing screening, diagnostics and access to treatment for all women regardless of their ability to pay.

For more information visit www.therose.org .

ABPW In The News - Bay Area Photographer captures local history for 30 years

As appeared on page 8A of Bay Area Citizen - October 24, 2013

Family portraits taken by J. Pamela Photography adorn hundreds of homes throughout the Clear Lake area. But it is not just three decades of capturing children and brides on film that make Pam Culpepper a household name, it is her beloved leadership and avid support of the Bay Area Houston community.
“Personable, enthusiastic and persistent are just a few of the words that describe the talent and dedication that Pam has demonstrated over the years,” said CCISD Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith. “Serving on Rotary together and working with her during this year’s Lunar Rendezvous activities, I have witnessed first-hand her infectious spirit and commitment to advancing area arts and philanthropic programs.”
Opening her first studio outside the gates of the Johnson Space Center, Pam was contracted to capture the groundbreaking-to-completion of Space Center Houston, one of Texas’ largest tourist attractions. She was lead photographer for United Space Alliance in its transition from Rockwell and supported IBM when the company built its local complex. Pam is also a frequent contributor to Houston LifeStyles and Homes magazine.
Over the years Pam has photographed three United States presidents, two first ladies, dozens of NASA astronauts and thousands of gurgling babies, blushing brides and relieved graduates. She is most proud of her involvement in the LifeGift program, documenting organ transplant recipients and donor families, sharing the importance of organ donation.
Pam credits her success to the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where she obtained her Master of Arts degree, as well as long-standing relationships cultivated through her business and various organizations. “I simply love people and interacting with them,” stated Culpepper. “It is a joy to help others document their treasured events while also playing a small role to help our area grow and thrive.”
With an emphasis on community service, Pam has held many board positions and she volunteers her services to organizations such as Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre, Assistance League of the Bay Area, The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Bay Area Turning Point and the Houston Symphony. Pam is a Stephen Minister at Clear Lake Presbyterian Church and for two decades has been a member of the Association of Business and Professional Women and Space Center Rotary.
Pam’s dedication has been recognized through multiple honors including the University of Houston Clear Lake Distinguished Alumni award, the Arts Alliance Outstanding Artists award, and the Assistance League’s Sue Brady award. Alan Green, international photographer and Pam’s mentor, once told her that she need not live in New York or California to accomplish great art; that she could realize it from her own backyard. Over the past thirty years, that is just what Pam has done for Bay Area Houston.

Wrapped in celebratory pearls, Pam Culpepper commemorates thirty years of photographing Bay Area Houston families and events.