I just ran across this idea today. Hundreds of photographers have joined this cause. I love this idea and although it began during the holiday season, I would love to continue this into the new year. Here’s how it works:
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 fully. 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 worth over $750. The winner will receive a photo session with me, 5×7 prints from the session and the complete set of digital files.
Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a $200 print credit on a future session. What better reason to show some love could there possibly be, people?
* The session will be for a newborn (14 days or under), baby or child, senior, or a small family (up to six people).
* 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 Las Vegas, NV 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for entries is 12 noon on February 13, 2009. The winner will be announced on Friday, February 20, 2009 — so get nominating! I can’t wait to read all of your entries!
Open your heart to someone — and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.