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Monday, April 14, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I am honored and proud to be a part of a wonderful charity program that is near and dear to my heart. Project Childhood, which corresponds with Child Abuse Prevention Month during the month of April, is about creating a unified front among professional photographers in order to accomplish one goal: TO CELEBRATE CHILDHOOD
Here's the deal:
Project Childhood is a non-profit community of professional photographers dedicated to celebrating childhood through the art of photography and community service.
The ultimate goal is to provide a web gallery of photos that will ultimately seek to inspire others to see the beauty of childhood to remember how precious children are. It will be a site meant to CELEBRATE CHILDHOOD, a site filled with content by those who spend each day doing just that through the art of photography. What better people to capture the essence of childhood then photographers. Photographers all over the country will be offering a free session to a child who normally wouldn't be able to afford it, and giving the parent's a beautiful portrait of their child. Next the photographer will donate the session fee to a children's charity of his or her choice. It's a win-win situation for everyone, a parent gets a free session and portrait, a child gets to feel special and honored and a children's charity gets a donation.
I am so excited to be a part of something like this, one of my personal goals is to figure out way's to use my passion for children's photography to help make a difference. The talented man behind this venture Christopher Lee is a successful Director, Photographer, and Writer who is following his calling; he is actually trying to do something about child abuse and using his gifts to accomplish it.
Now the fun part, I get to pick a subject and that is where you can play a part. If anyone in the Philadelphia area knows a family who would not be able to afford the (very important) luxury of a professional portrait session please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a few ideas for which charity I will donate to and will let you know when I decide. By the way any of my photographer friends who are reading this you must go check out the Project Childhood website and join me in this wonderful opportunity to make a difference. www.projectchildhood.com
Posted by Sandy at 4:11 PM
Sunday, April 6, 2008
No, I'm not offering workshops (that would be scary). I was so inspired by my last workshop on photographing maternity and newborns, and I want to put into practice all of my newfound knowledge so.... Anyone who books a maternity and newborn package with me gets a 50% discount on the session fee and... a 20% discount on a la carte prints. Ok, you don't know what my maternity newborn package is? Here it is: A full maternity session between your 6-8th month and a newborn session within the first 2 weeks of life for $250.00 this package includes 2 5x7's and 1 8x10 chosen from either session. All additional prints are a la carte ( see my website for a la carte pricing www.yourmomentscaught.com )
Posted by Sandy at 7:25 PM
Wow! What a great weekend. One thing I pride myself on is my desire to constantly improve and learn. To achieve this aside from going back to school last year to study Photography in more depth, I continue to attend workshops by photographers who's work I respect and admire in areas where I know I can grow. My emphasis has always been on photographing the relationships between family members, and catching the unique spirit in each child. Needless to say newborns and maternity work has not been as much of a focus. One photographer has always stood out in my mind when it comes to artfully capturing this magical time in a woman's life and the magic of a day's old newborn. Jodi Otte is her name http://www.jottephotography.com/ (check her out). Anyway she led a small intimate workshop and shared her secrets for the most flattering light for pregnant woman, how to calm a newborn, unique positions to capture the magic between newborn and new parents and just about everything you would want to know. My only regret was not being able to put what I learned right to work. Of course I had to satisfy this need right away so, I grabbed one of the other participants who just happened to be pregnant and had a go at it. Much as I wanted a newborn to practice on, I decided she should keep her baby safely inside her for a few more months. Here are a few sneak peaks from my impromptu session. Stay tuned for an announcement for a workshop special to help me satisfy this itch.
Posted by Sandy at 7:07 PM
Monday, March 31, 2008
I'd like to think their are a few things I'm good at, but blogging on a regular basis is not coming easily to me. I do apologize to my recent clients who I am behind on posting sneak peaks for. Well the least I can do is let you in on a glimpse of my personal life. Over spring break our family went out west to Colorado for a week of "spring" skiing with another family. Now skiing is not my favorite sport by a long shot, in fact the only time I will even think about going skiing is for "spring skiing". This was anything but spring skiing, it was freezing! It was also very challenging for me a not great skier to ski while holding my camera and big, heavy 70-200 mm lens, but well worth it. Here are a few shots from our trip of my kids and the other families kids. Enjoy!
Posted by Sandy at 6:34 PM
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Wow! What an incredible group of people! I am so honored they chose me to immortalize the love, and spirit so evident between them. I drove away more than a little jealous to be part of such a big fun family, you guys are truly blessed.
Posted by Sandy at 1:26 PM