Ann Romney gets a surprise, her husband Mitt, after her speech on the first night of the Republican Convention.
Ray Myers (right), Rosemary Edwards (center) and other Texas delegates wave with excitement as the session opens.
Republicans get down to business.
California delegate Joan Clendenin (left) tries to block out Jeremy Blosser (right) from shouting “Out of Order, Out of Order” as he attempted to disrupt roll call because Ron Paul delegates were not seated during the Republican National Convention.
Gov. Bob McDonnell is looked over by his wife, Maureen, and daughter, Jeanine, moments before he announces how many votes the state of Virginia cast for Mitt Romney.
A Romney supporter is thrilled as the State of New Jersey puts Romney on top for the Republican nomination.
Buttons are part of the uniform for conventioneers.
Republican delegates dance after Mitt Romney is nominated for President.
“We Built it” is one of the themes of the Republican Convention based on an out of context quote by President Obama, “you didn’t build that.”
Delegates wait for Ann Romney’s speech.
RNC Pages show their support for Ann Romney.
Ann Romney speaks to the delegates and the nation.
PHOTOGRAPHS by LUCIAN PERKINS / facingchange.org
Lucian is currently photographing the Republican and Democratic Conventions for The Washington Post