After 22 years of service, Jackie officially retired from the military this February. Joined by family and close friends, she held her celebration in New Orleans over Mardi Gras at Zulu’s Coronation Ball. In the VIP section with last year’s Zulu King, Adonis Exposé, a special table was adorned with decorations to commemorate her retirement. Jackie – who is her family’s memory collector, so usually the one behind the lens – commissioned me to document this important life event. Besides feeling honored to be entrusted with capturing these moments, Jackie and her entourage were SUPER fun! When I wasn’t taking photographs, they had me laughing the whole evening long. Congratulations, Jackie!