When I saw this invitation for giving I knew I couldn’t pass it up. One of my photographer friends, Kristen Kalp, invited our photography community to give the joy of photography to a family in need this holiday season. The quote that led her to this creative spark was the following “Be grateful for everything. Even your debt. People in some nations would be happy to have debt, as it means they have a way to provide for their families.”
This holiday season, many photographers in the nation are now offering the joy of photography for a very special family, with Kristin’s lead. Now we would like to extend the gift of giving to you!
(As authored by K.Kalp)
This is a joyous time of year. A time to celebrate the season, our family and a time to truly reflect and appreciate what we have. For some people however, the holidays are a reminder of personal struggles.
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 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 – $1000 worth, to be exact. Whether it’s a canvas, albums, prints for Grandma, or a wall portrait…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 complementary session as well as a $200 print credit. What better reason to show some love could there possibly be, 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 does not qualify as sincere financial need.)
The nominee must reside in San Diego
county. 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.
Comment on this blog entry to let me know you’ve entered, and e-mail me the full story: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve…get nominating! I can’t wait to read all of your entries!
Open your heart to someone this holiday season – and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.
If your family lives out of San Diego County, you may submit their name with another photographer. Below are other photographers around the world who are joining in!
Matt Nicolosi, of Texas
Kaycee Dean, of Oklahoma
The Selanders, of Iowa/Nebraska
Alice Park Photography, of Georgia
Charlene Chavez, of California
Kimbrali Boyd, of Louisiana
Rachel Logan, of Texas
Surprise Photography, of New York
Lauri Stumph, of Minnesota
Laura Green, of Iowa
Kimberly Ann Photography, of Wisconsin
Photo Art by Suzi, of Michigan
Krista Muskovin, of Michigan
Kelly Holder, of Kansas
Tiffany G, of Las Vegas
Bamboo Photography, of Pennsylvania
Mollie Kendall, of Texas
Brandi DeLisi, of Tennessee
HRG Photo, of Washington
Josee Caza, of Toronto, Canada
Dini Groner, of New York
April Todd, of South Carolina
Steven Parker, of New York
Christine DeSavino, of New Jersey
Sarah Pettinger, of Missouri
Veronica Reeve, of Utah
Adrienne Griffin, of Nevada
Barbie Schwartz, of Tennessee
Dawn of DLM Photography, of Texas
Tiffany Hix, of Idaho
Adorations Photography, of Texas
Alicia Caine, of Montana
Rebekah Pope, of Tennessee
Lisa Nelson, of North Dakota
Crystal DelaHoz, of Texas
Joell Parkos, of Minnesota
Lyndsey Lewis, of Colorado
Jenny Gironda, of Maine
Jennifer Mullinax, of Kansas
Photography by Angelique, of Missouri
Charmi Pena, of New Jersey
Tami Henry, of South Carolina
Kim Mattina, of Arizona
Christy Stickley, of Colorado
Carie Frabotta, of Arizona
Butch Bernstein, of Maryland
Wendhy Jeffers, of Nevada
Kristen Kalp, of Pennsylvania
Jenna Faye, of Ontario, Canada
Peachyc Photography, of Manila
Josee Caza, of Toronto, Canada
Bev Robison, of Poland