Friday, December 11, 2009

T Family- Sneak Peek

I wrapped up this years fall sessions with this beautiful family. Some friends of mine were kind enough to let me shoot this session on their property...what beautiful scenery! A few of the critters on the farm decided to join in with us and made for some great laughs! T Family, thanks for the opportunity to photograph your family..I had a great time! Enjoy your sneak peek!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Giving back...what a blessing!

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to share this news with everyone...but I'm going to try!! When I began this new journey into photography less than a year ago, I had so many goals I wanted to accomplish and dreams to fulfill...the biggest dream was to be able to GIVE BACK! To whom or what you might ask?...That would be the UAMS NICU and ALL the wonderful staff who took care of my son Grant for the first 1.5 months of his life! Also, to somehow be able to give HOPE to those parents and family members who are dealing with the roller coaster of emotions that goes along with having a premature baby. That being said, about a month ago I made a phone call and after being transferred from one person to another, I finally spoke with the representative over the March Of Dimes program at UAMS. I simply told her our story with Grant and expressed to her that I would love nothing more than to volunteer my time as a photographer and assist the March of Dimes program in any way possible. She was very interested, but told me there was another photographer that had already been part of the program for some time and she would need to talk to her first...basically letting her know I wasn't trying to move in on her territory! LOL I waited all of TWO days and got the phone call I was hoping for...the other photographer was so excited about the possibility of us working together, she too is a mom of a child that spent a couple months in the NICU! At the end of this month, her and I will be teaming up for our first project...taking pictures of the babies in the NICU and putting them in snow globes to give to the parents! I will be volunteering my time once a month taking pictures of the babies in the NICU and will also be involved in special projects that take place throughout the year! The March of Dimes program at UAMS launched just a couple months after Grant was released so we missed out on all the amazing things they have to offer the families dealing with prematurity...they are all about getting the parents involved and helping them in any way possible! I am SO HAPPY and honored to be a part of such a wonderful program and to be able to do my part in GIVING BACK! For me, the journey from the day Grant was born, to the months in the NICU and now the opportunity for me to take part in this program really shows that we have come FULL CIRCLE...we are so blessed to have our "miracle man" in our lives...did I mention how EXCITED I AM!?!?!?