I know that it has been a LONG time since I have sent out one of these emails. This has been quite a year for me. I bought a house, got engaged and my first FACES of MUSIC book is getting closer to being published. In a whirlwind of blessings, I haven’t had much opportunity to be on top of my social media as much as I would like to be. I did start a couple of blogs, one for I SHOT CHAD, which is my photo blog and then one called, THE LIFE OF MY BRIXTON, which is about my new house, my soon-to-be-wife and my obession with Brixton products… Please go checkout those blogs to see what I have been up to, meet my fiance, Jessica, and see the house that we will soon call our home.

I will also take this moment to do a soft opening for my new WEBSITE. I am still adding photos and projects, but I would like you guys to be the first ones to view it. Thank you all for your support, it means a lot.

-Chad “I Shot Chad” Sengstock

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