I have been so blessed with photography, I can't even express how grateful I am. Recently, I received so many "likes" and support on my photography facebook page, that I decided I should give back in some way... so I started a little contest where people could nominate a great kid that they felt deserved a free photoshoot.
Well, let me tell you... the nominations came pouring in, and I shed many tears reading the stories. So many great things... from something simple to kids that were the nicest kids a sweet little girl knows, to kids that shaved their heads in support of their grandmother with cancer. I had nominations for kids who have gone through huge trials, and come through stronger, kids with autism, kids who were born early, who were miracles, whose parents are young and struggling, but love them so much. Kids born with defects, but the parents only see beauty. Kids who are choosing to be baptized, and who are so excited about it. Kids who are just plain old cute and fun and GREAT!! Can you see my dilemma??
I chose a little girl named Emmee... she just turned 5, and was born very early with Down's Syndrome. She's had multiple open-heart surgeries, and has more in her future. That's a lot for a little girl to deal with. :) The doctors are amazed at how well she has done... she wasn't expected to make it this long. Boy, are we glad that she's doing so amazingly well! Emmee and I will be doing a full session together soon, and I will definitely show you the photos! I can't wait!!
So... as great as Emmee is, and I feel like she's the perfect choice, I really wanted to choose everyone who was nominated! As much as I wanted to, I can't... but I want to give all who were nominated a chance to still get that photoshoot, so I came up with this:
For anyone who was nominated, I will do a session for $75. (That's half my regular price). If anyone wants to sponsor them, and pay the $75 for them, that would be great too! Just contact me and let me know you'd like to pay for them, and we'll get it all taken care of.
Thank you so much for all your love and support, and thank you for helping me give back a little of what has been given to me!