Thursday, November 19, 2009

Giving Is Awesome... 2009!

Last year (in this post) I mentioned an amazing opportunity that photographers across the world started in order that they might give back to their communities. The 2008 version of Giving is Awesome gave over $565,000 worth of custom photography to families across the globe. Can you believe it?! This year, their goal is to reach even more people.
I am definitely getting involved again! Last year's session gift was humbling for me as a photographer, and being able to give back like that is awesome!

Here is how it works -
You know someone. You know someone who’s experienced a tragedy or illness, 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 might not be thinking of themselves, but who would cherish the moment 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 – $450 worth, to be exact. The winner will receive a portriat session, a CD of all edited digital files to fully decorate their home and be able to share with friends and family, and a 20-paged 5x7 custom album featuring images from their session. It’s in your power to give them the artwork they deserve this holiday season!!
Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a FREE portrait session too (prints are not included)! What better reason to show some love could there possibly be, people?

The rules -
* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be worthy of this gift. (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 Valdosta 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 : The deadline for submitting entries will be midnight on December 15th, with the winner being announced on December 22nd. Get nominating... I can’t wait to read all of your entries!

1 comment:

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

Wow...that's very generous of you!