Friday, December 05, 2008

Spreading Christmas Joy....

In an unforgettable economic year for our country...I can only imagine that the holiday season is leaving some people feeling less than festive. When they should be celebrating the season...enjoying family and friends some people are struggling with the reality of hard times. Today I received information from fellow photographer and friend Kelly Holder about a wonderful group of photographers from across the country and beyond that are giving away the gift of custom portraiture...I was touched and knew I had to get involved!!

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 complimentary custom photography.....$1300.00 worth to be exact. I am offering a complimentary session, a leather session album with 5x7 images of their favorite 42 portraits, a mini 5x5 brag book and a $300.00 print credit.

Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a $100 print credit.

The rules:

* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my 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 area. Tell me who you know, what they're experiencing, and why they deserve my artwork. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well.

* You must e-mail me the full story :

*All nominations must be received by midnight, December 22nd, and the gift recipient will be announced on the blog on Christmas Eve. Get nominating! I can't wait to read all of your entries!

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

With love,

Below is a list of other wonderful photographers that are offering similar things in their area.

Matt Nicolosi, of Texas
Kaycee Dean, of Oklahoma
The Selanders, of Iowa/Nebraska
Alice Park Photography, of Georgia
Charlene Chavez, of California
Kimbrali Boyd, of Louisiana
Rachel Logan, of Texas
Surprise Photography, of New York
Lauri Stumph, of Minnesota
Laura Green, of Iowa
Kimberly Ann Photography, of Wisconsin
Photo Art by Suzi, of Michigan
Krista Muskovin, of Michigan
Kelly Holder, of Kansas
Tiffany G, of Las Vegas
Bamboo Photography, of Pennsylvania
Mollie Kendall, of Texas
Marlo Yoshimoto, of California
Brandi DeLisi, of Tennessee
HRG Photo, of Washington
Dini Groner, of New York
April Todd, of South Carolina
Steven Parker, of New York
Christine DeSavino, of New Jersey
Sarah Pettinger, of Missouri
Veronica Reeve, of Utah
Adrienne Griffin, of Nevada
Barbie Schwartz, of Tennessee
Dawn of DLM Photography, of Texas
Tiffany Hix, of Idaho
Adorations Photography, of Texas
Alicia Caine, of Montana
Rebekah Pope, of Tennessee
Lisa Nelson, of North Dakota
Crystal DelaHoz, of Texas
Joell Parkos, of Minnesota
Lyndsey Lewis, of Colorado
Kristen Kalp, of Pennsylvania


Jenna Faye, of Ontario, Canada
Peachyc Photography, of Manila
Josee Caza, of Toronto, Canada

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