October is Family Portrait Month

October 28, 2007:

I had a brief but nice portrait session with the Orrell family. They were interested in helping out with the October fundraiser I am participating in…(Operation Smile).

Operation Smile is a world-wide effort to give children back their smiles. They are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year! Operation Smile offers FREE reconstructive surgery to infants and children who are born with cleft-lips and cleft-pallets. All of the surgeries are done by Doctors who donate their services and lots of other people who give their time and hard work to make this all happen. It is pretty remarkable when you really think about it.

How important is your smile? In today’s world, for young children, it can mean the world!

This facial reconstructive surgery costs only $240.00. Just that small amount can give a child their life back. I’m not going to preach to you but go see for yourself and see why I have been sooo moved by this cause. Go to: http://www.operationsmile.org/ and find out how you too can donate or help out.

So during the month of October members of the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) have chosen to donate to the cause. For each portrait session we do we will donate a certain portion to Operation Smile via PPA Charities. The amount each studio donates is up to each owner.

Here are 3 of my favorite photos from the quick 1 hour session that I had with this wonderful family. We were on a tight schedule but I feel we succeeded in our task. It was fun, entertaining and I am pleased with the results.

Thanks goes to the Orrell family for helping me donate to my cause. Giving a child a smile is what my business is all about and I am happy to be able to help out. I look forward to next October when we will do it all again.

More Family portraits on the way…

Beauty Discovered.

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