Julie Swink, Seminole, FL, USA: We went to an orphanage with 60 children who are not up for adoption. The HOPE home is there to take in abandoned children. They keep siblings together. I wanted to make sure these kids had pictures of themselves growing up. But the mission got bigger than portraits. I raised [...]
Rowena Sjovall, Lithia, FL, USA: This was the first time we participated in this event. We weren't sure if we were going to pull it off as we started planning late October. Our community as a whole gave to make this event a success – a homebuilder donating use of one of their models for [...]
Debra Rheaume, Oviedo, FL, USA: Sometimes you don't see something, until you see it through someone else's eyes. It's a rewarding humbling experience. These are pictures from our BASE Camp Event: children with cancer at their Christmas party :)
Amanda Marie Mason, Sarasota, FL, USA: That it is what I live for, photographing groups of people under less than perfect circumstances to hopefully achieve something greater. The sharing of the images which represented them not as teenagers but as young professional adults made both the students and their teachers feel very good.
From Nellie Quiros, Vero Beach, Florida: Despite torrential downpours all day long, we quickly went to Plan B, which was move it inside my studio, have three sets and receive the guests from The Homeless Family Shelter who were scheduled to be transporting 2-3 families every hour. It went smoothly and I'm not sure who [...]
(click to enlarge) "A husband & wife couldn't have kids of their own & ended up with 2 foster kids... which they adopted... and she wrote 'not being able to have biological children turned out to be the greatest blessing in our lives! Never losses, only blessings'... We all cried after reading what mom wrote... [...]