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Helping Hearts: <3 for Haiti

January 26, 2010

Seeing the photographs and testimonies coming out of Haiti break my heart. I want to adopt one of the adorable orphans or donate millions of dollars or fly over there and rescue someone out of a building. I wish I had those type of resources.

But I don’t.

So instead, I’m teaming up with Helping Hearts and my good friend, Lindsay Powell of Lindsay Powell Photography to give away a session in return for your donation to the American Red Cross.

You could win a photo session custom made just for you!

Procrastinating on your Senior portraits? Looking forward to spring for Family portrait fun?

Haven’t had your portrait taken since high school? or since your wedding?

  • This session will be photographed by myself by April 2010.
  • Session is for up to 2 adults and 2 children will last between 1-2 hours.
  • Winner will also receive 25 fully processed, high resolution images on CD. Print to your heart’s content!

How to win:

  • Make a MINIMUM donation of $10 to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund.
  • Forward a copy of your receipt to loughsarah@yahoo.com
  • Donation receipt must be dated between 1.26.10 and 2.11.10.
  • All entries must be RECEIVED by midnight (Central time) on February 11th.
  • Winner will be drawn at random and announced on February 13th.
  • You can enter as many times as you’d like, but each entry must be the minimum $10 donation.

Other details:

  • Session participants must sign a model release.
  • Session must be held by April 15th, 2010.
  • If the winner does not claim his/her prize by Feb. 14th or cannot claim the prize, then another winner will be drawn.
  • This program is not sponsored or promoted by the American Red Cross and I am not receiving anything in return for this effort.

Photographers: your response to this effort was incredible! At this time, we have reached our capacity and cannot take any more applications. But of course, you’re welcome to do something on your own to help.

Amber Hagedorn : : Senior 2010

December 6, 2009

To say it was cold could be the biggest understatement of the year. When I pulled up to Amber’s home, it was 18 degrees outside! With Starbucks & four packs of hot-hands we headed out to shoot her senior photos. Craziness – I know!
She is gorgeous; beautiful big golden brown eyes! She was a trooper and we discovered all sorts of new places to shoot in her hometown. Thanks Amber! & Congrats!!






New Referral Program in 2010!

November 17, 2009

With your print order, you will receive 10 referral cards featuring your portraits to hand out to friends and family. When they book a session and show me their card, you receive a free 8×10 print and they receive 10% off session fee.

2010 Seniors and Fall Families will also receive these in a couple of weeks! Get excited!

Rachel Engelhard : : Senior 2010

November 3, 2009

I wish I could type like Rachel does. Every word sounds like it’s coming out of her mouth in her notes. She makes me smile. and laugh, alot. She was game for just about anything on a very dreary day. It was misting the entire shoot, but you never could tell by the photos we got. She even let me drag her to a laundry mat for the last few photos while people were loading their laundry all over the place. Thanks Rachel for a great shoot! Congrats girl; you never thought you’d see the day, huh? 😉





Now what?

November 2, 2009

So you have photos taken and then think, now what do I do with them?
Now available are wall designs! Pick your favorite photos and I will put them in a wall display for your home.
I have over 10 set displays, but can change to your desires. Below is a sample of a wall for the Wideman’s staircase. Fun, huh?

Wideman Family

October 14, 2009

Cute! Cute! Cute! I love this family! Not only do they look like they walked out of J.Crew all the time; they have amazing giving hearts. Such great friends. Thanks for the fun, impromtu shoot! I’m loving the sun flare we caught.





Dylan Winter : : Senior 2010

October 13, 2009

Dylan was great and braved our first real cold morning – it was like 40 degrees out! We lived to tell about it. I brought hot chocolate for us and I learned all sorts of interesting facts about nutmeg. You never know what is going to greet you when you shoot seniors. 🙂 Thanks Dylan!