Happy Thanksgiving - I am Grateful
I am awed and impressed at the many ways photographers give back. Everywhere you turn photographers are gifting their services to make someone's day brighter - to those who are fighting a debilitating illness, to give someone who hasn't been as lucky as others, their first ever family image, images for military families to send to their loved ones overseas fighting to preserve our freedoms; and there are so many other ways they are giving back. I'm proud to say my husband and I are photographer's who believe in giving back.
There are many ways to get involved or start your own project, these are only a few
http://help-portrait.com/ - founded by Jeremy Cowart/photographer
Help-Portrait is a community of photographers coming together across the world to use their photography skills to give back to their local community.
In December, photographers around the world will be grabbing their cameras, finding people in need and taking their picture. When the prints are ready, the photographs get delivered.
Love ReUnited is a non-profit, fully volunteer organization that offers professional photography sessions to military families and members who are getting ready to deploy, who are currently deployed, or those who are coming home.
https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/about/mission-and-history/ - founded by Sandy Puc & Cheryl Haggard
Mission - To introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture.
I would love to hear about other groups that are giving back, feel free to leave your comments and info below
I'm grateful for many things
I am grateful for the love in my life, my husband & sister
For the wonderful family & friends that I share my joys and sorrow with
For the beauty of nature that surrounds us
For all the wonders in the world
For the simple moments in my everyday life
For the opportunity to be who I am
I am grateful to be Alive and filled with Joy