October is Family Portrait Month!

We have had the honor over the past years of being a registered Family Portrait Month / Operation Smile participating studio. This year our goal is to raise more money than we did last year and in years past.

Our studio, together with other members of our national affiliation, the Professional Photographers of America (PPA Charities) donate money each year for Operation Smile; a worldwide children’s medical charity whose thousands of volunteer health care professionals treat children and young adults suffering with facial deformities such as cleft-lips, cleft-pallets and more.

During the month of October we will be booking family portrait sessions and you’ll have several opportunities to have your family portraits made, while at the same time helping to raise money for these children.

We have cleared our busy schedule for the whole month of October in order to accommodate as many families as possible in this very short time. Why not help us help these children with this simple yet life-changing operation.

We are booking appointments for Family Portrait Month right now and every year our appointment book fills fast, so don’t delay! Call today to book your family portrait session with us. We book appointments on a first come, first served basis, so the sooner you call to book, the more flexibility you will have on choosing an appointment date and time.

Our studio session fee is $100 and will be donated entirely to Operation Smile from every family portrait session we have. All appointments are reserved upon full payment of the session fee. For faster service and to ensure your appointment, please call us and have your credit card information ready.

Family Portrait Month sessions will be limited to 50 minutes instead of the normal 60 minutes to allow time for families to enter and exit our studio with greater ease. We ask that you please be on time (not too early & not late).

Any additional donations to Operation Smile will also be greatly appreciated! For as little as $240 you can help provide a cleft lip surgery that will transform the life of a child. For clients who do not wish to have a family portrait session but still wish to donate, a check for any amount may be mailed to us Attn: Family Portrait Month. For more information about Family Portrait Month visit:
http://www.FamilyPortraitMonth.com.

Thank you very much to all who have donated in the past years and to all who will donate this year. You are helping to give a child their smile!

Sincerely, Ed Diaz

All donations need to arrive to us by October 31, 2009

Send to:
Diaz Digital Discoveries
38 Dudley Rd.
Oxford, MA 01540-2218
Attn: Family Portrait Month

Family Portrait Month 2008

I really love when Family Portrait Month rolls around!
That is when I usually get the most number of families coming in to have their portraits made, whether it be for holiday cards, to give as gifts or just to cherish for themselves.

I love meeting and getting to know these people a bit more. Like this new family who just returned from Ethiopia with two wonderful children. I really enjoyed our portrait session and it was certainly my honor to be chosen to capture the images that they will keep close to their hearts.

Thank you Rachael and Adam for the opportunity!

Every family’s stories are so different and interesting and the fact that people can be so different, yet come together for a common good cause such as Operation Smile means so much. I feel fortunate to be able to do my part to help children in need.

One of the other reasons I like this time of year? The holidays tend to “Tame” everyone a bit more (for the most part). Yeah, you’ll still have that occasional grumpy person in line at the mall or the grocery store that will just complain about everything; but just ignore them and they will soon go away. For the most part, at least the people I have been dealing with are in good spirits, putting aside if only for a short while, all of our economic situations.

It’s nice though when one can find love, compassion, unselfishness and other good will during this month. I look forward to it every year, and not because of the “presents”.

We are completing the last of our Holiday Family Portraits this week and I just wanted to send a quick post and some images for you all to enjoy. Thank you to all of you who contributed to Family Portrait Month and Operation Smile this year. It is very well appreciated!

Happy Holidays! Be safe and be well.

Beauty Discovered.

October is Family Portrait Month

Only a few days left to take advantage of our special this month. Call now to book your session before it’s over. Available sessions are very limited now. Don’t wait! Call today!

October is national Family Portrait Month and we are offering reduced portrait session fees and percent-off our portrait packages. Don’t Miss Our Special “Family Portrait Month” Promotion! Every October we participate with an elite group of photographers around the country in a very special family portrait promotion.
Throughout October 2008 we will celebrate “Family Portrait Month,” a wonderful opportunity for you update your family portrait (or portraits of your children), and at the same time help to support Operation Smile, which treats children around the world who suffer with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.
Along with other studio members of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), we have pledged to contribute up to 50% of our Portrait Session Fees to PPA Charities, which has chosen Operation Smile as its charitable partner.
What’s more, we want you to benefit from this special offer: Receive 10% off any portrait package of your choice.
Recording the faces of children and their families is our greatest pleasure. That’s why we believe so strongly in the work of Operation Smile.
Each year this incredible organization of more than 5,000 volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists, and specialized health-care professionals, perform free reconstructive surgeries for children suffering with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.
It costs only $240 to perform a life-changing cleft lip operation. More than 100,000 children are born with a facial deformity each year in Operation Smile’s 25 partner countries. We also believe that Family Portrait Month is a wonderful way to teach children the value of reaching out to others. Even small children can understand the importance of Operation Smile’s work, and they are eager to help these needy children.
We hope you will join with us in helping to make this vital work possible. Don’t forget that the holiday season is right around the corner, so there’s no better time for a family portrait, which is always appreciated as gifts for family and friends and to send along with holiday greeting cards.
With Warm Wishes, Ed Diaz
See you soon!

Operation Smile 2008

October is national Family Portrait Month and we will be offering reduced portrait session fees and percent-off our portrait packages.
Don’t Miss Our Special “Family Portrait Month” Promotion! This October we will participate with an elite group of photographers around the country in a very special family portrait promotion.
Throughout October we will celebrate “Family Portrait Month,” a wonderful opportunity for you update your family portrait (or portraits of your children), and at the same time help to support Operation Smile, which treats children around the world who suffer with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.
Along with other studio members of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), we have pledged to contribute up to 50% of our Portrait Session Fees to PPA Charities, which has chosen Operation Smile as its charitable partner.
What’s more, we want you to benefit from this special offer: Receive 10% off any portrait package of your choice.
Recording the faces of children and their families is our greatest pleasure. That’s why we believe so strongly in the work of Operation Smile.
Each year this incredible organization of more than 5,000 volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists, and specialized health-care professionals, perform free reconstructive surgeries for children suffering with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.
It costs only $240 to perform a life-changing cleft lip operation. More than 100,000 children are born with a facial deformity each year in Operation Smile’s 25 partner countries. We also believe that Family Portrait Month is a wonderful way to teach children the value of reaching out to others. Even small children can understand the importance of Operation Smile’s work, and they are eager to help these needy children.
We hope you will join with us in helping to make this vital work possible. Don’t forget that the holiday season is right around the corner, so there’s no better time for a family portrait, which is always appreciated as gifts for family and friends and to send along with holiday greeting cards.
With Warm Wishes, Ed Diaz.
See you soon!

Family Portrait Month 2






November 2, 2007:
Okay, I know that the Family Portrait Month Promotion I was having was only for the Month of October, but I wanted to extend it a bit to raise more money for Operation Smile.

Kim, her Sister Kelly and their kids came in for another FUN session! The kids were not bashful at all when it came to being in front of the camera. In fact, they seemed like they were used to being photographed. They did a real good job at following my leads and their portraits show it.
Kelly’s baby daughter Sophia even liked being there. She is soooo adorable!! I think I could watch babies smile all day long and I wouldn’t grow tired of it. It’s just so great when you see a really happy baby. That’s what we all want our kids to be – happy.
Well, take a look at how happy these kids were during the session and then you will have an idea of how happy I was to have photographed them. Every time I see these they reinforce the reason I love being a photographer and the personal rewards that come with that great responsibility.
Kim & Kelly, Hope you love the portraits! Make sure you get those kids back in here before too long. They sure do grow up fast!
Beauty Discovered.

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.