Since arriving at my new home, I have hit the ground running. Re-starting my photography business after 16 years of being established in the New York and Connecticut area is not without it's challenges. However, I have been welcomed by some great fellow small business owners which brought me to the decision to join my local San Ramon Chamber of Commerce. One person in particular stood out to me during a business mixer who later honored me with the pleasure to photograph him and his partner. They were heading out to a special awards dinner in which he was receiving a great honor. But first, he wanted to remember the special occasion.
This past week I had the honor of photographing a smart funny woman in business in the bay area.
For many, the holiday season is wonderful. However, for others it can be difficult. Whether it be personal losses, illness, unemployment or financial difficulties.
A few years back I gifted a family a portrait session along with prints as part of a Thanksgiving contest. To say that the experience changed me is an understatement. The mother of the family had been on a long road with multiple types of cancer. Her husband and two young boys knew of the looming outcome of her strong and brave battle. It took every ounce of my own strength not to think about what would be. Instead we spent the afternoon together laughing and sharing some special moments that I will never forget. (And I kept it together.)
I always knew I started this business because of my true love of connecting with people and allowing them to see what I see behind my lens. That everyone deserves to feel loved, special and beautiful in a timeless photograph that they can share with generations to come.
Now here's where YOU come in.
I need you to nominate an individual or family who is going through difficult times and would benefit from a fun portrait session. It can be for a family, a child or couple. The session will be conducted in San Ramon or Danville CA but the nominee can be from anywhere.
Entries will be accepted until Wednesday November 23rd at 5pm.
On Thanksgiving November 24th a winner will be picked at random. They will receive a portrait session and up to 15 digital files.
Please help spread the word and share on your social media pages.
With love and gratitude,
It's hard to believe that October is coming to an end. And with that, we'll see all the holiday decorations coming out! Just a few weekend spots still left for Holiday Sessions - we offer a quick Mini Session for those looking for a few updated portraits for their holiday cards and gifts. Or a full custom Signature Session where we can create a truly memorable keepsake of your family for 2016.
Contact us to get on our calendar! Before you know it we'll be ringing in 2017!