Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Giving Is Awesome

This is the time of year where people take a step back and think about all the things they have to be thankful for. We are really blessed to have such a wonderful family, a job that we love, and one that lets us spend so much time with our little ones. Our family is the most important thing to us.

We feel blessed also that our job allows us to share in some of the most important times in our client's lives. We get to capture connections between loved ones, a child's personality, and that makes us smile. That being said, I stumbled upon this website, Giving is Awesome, and got to thinking. This is something we want to do for someone who deserves it.

You know someone. You know someone who's experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances. You know someone who can't afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season. You know someone who deserves a year-round reminder of their family's spirit, love, and beauty.

You know someone. I guarantee it.

I want to know who they are, and I want to give them the chance to experience our photography. Here's the rules:

* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing our services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home in Paris does not qualify as sincere financial need.)

* The nominee must reside in the Kansas City Metro area. Tell me who you know, what they're experiencing, and why they deserve our artwork. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well.

* You must e-mail me the full story :

We will announce the winner on Christmas Eve -- so please get nominating! I can't wait to read everyone's stories!

Open your heart to someone this holiday season -- and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.

Here's what the winner gets:
A session anywhere in the KC/Metro area ($175 value)
DVD with all high-res files and copyright release ($600 value)
2 16 x 20 Mounted Prints ready to be hung on a wall ($500 value)

And since I HAVE to post a pic
, here's a shot Jenny captured of me and Lia the other morning :)