Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thanks & Giving 2012

One Holiday at a Time! 

Before we get focused on the next-next big holiday, Christmas, we want to take time to celebrate an equally significant holiday. Happy Thanksgiving! This year, we want to stop and take in the spirit of giving thanks and give back again.  We are mindful that this year, we are thankful for so much including our new studio and so grateful for the opportunity to continue to have a business that creates such joy in the lives we touch.     

It started in 2009 with a challenge from a fellow photographer - to give the joy of photography to a family in need. Over the past three years, we have been humbled by the recipients of this gift. We created lasting memories of a family who lost their husband/father a few short months after we photographed them.  We photographed another family whose youngest child has a chronic illness and we were witness to such powerful love and support, it blew us away.  Another family was given the gift of senior portraits for their twin daughters who would not have been able to have them without this gift. We are always amazed by the families' resiliency but we are also so grateful for the thoughtfulness of the people who nominate them.  

This holiday season we are giving you the opportunity to give once again. If you are a client or friend, please join us by nominating someone in need. 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, has someone in their family that is terminally ill or someone who 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. 

We know you know someone to nominate. We want to know who they are, and want to give them the chance to experience complimentary custom photography. $1500 worth to be exact. Whether it's a beautiful canvas, or an art book or multiple wall portraits, it's in your power to give them the artwork and heirlooms they deserve this holiday season. The person who nominates the winner will receive $500 in portrait credit! What better reason to show some love could there possibly be?

The Rules:
- You cannot nominate yourself.
- The person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing our services. 
- The nominee must be able to come to Woodbury for a studio or location session. 
Tell us who you know, what they're experiencing, and why they deserve a gift of photography. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself. Please put "Thanksgiving Giveaway" in the subject line and email the full story to: . The deadline to nominate is Wednesday November 21, 2012.

The winner will be notified on Thanksgiving Day ... get nominating!! We are blessed to give another family an amazing, beautiful experience!

Open your heart to someone this holiday season - and thanks for giving us the opportunity to open ours! Keep an eye out on November 26th because next up we will be decking our halls, playing holiday music (I've been waiting since July) and giving you great gift ideas for Christmas.

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