Friday, February 20, 2009

Vote for Emily...

Check out Ms. Emily's slideshow...and visit to vote for her in the National Charity Model Search. Help raise money for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Monday, February 16, 2009

Emily's Model Shoot

How can it get any cuter than this? I spent this morning with Little Ms. Emily, not quite two, but already able to work the camera! Emily is entered in the National Charity Model Search. I will post a link to her photo so you can cast your votes. Each vote costs $1.00 and all the money goes toward Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. There is still time for anyone else who may be interested to jump on board! Good Luck Emily, it was a fun morning!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Face of a Fireman

There are many firefighters out there, but not too many firemen left. I am married to one "old salty dog." I went by his place of work today & found him covered in soot... I know he's happy. Here's a quick pic of my man.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Calling All Photographers

As you all know I volunteer for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, a volunteer organization made up of professional photographers. We serve families who have a critically ill child and those who have lost a child. We provide the families with professional portraits of their children at no cost.
On January 25th, I was called to photograph a very ill little girl & her family. She was not expected to live past six months old. When I walked in the door I was asked if I would have time for a second session that day since there was a family who's baby would not make it through the day. After my first session, I was told the other little girl had just passed. After giving the family some time, I did my second session that day.
Although this may seem like a drain, it is actually something that fills me with pride & purpose. I think of my work with NILMDTS as a ministry, I know that the portraits I take are going to help the families heal, and provide them with some comfort.
Yesterday I recieved word that the first baby I photographed on that day passed away on Saturday night. (Below find plaques in memory of Heaven's newest Angels)
If you think you could work with NILMDTS, please contact me, I'd be happy to give you some information about this wonderful organization.
Peace, Dottie