hurricanes, not my favorite subject. especially when i think about everything katrina took from us. all the heart ache and tears she caused us. precious time she took away from us enjoying taryn as a baby. and photographs. she stole so many photographs.
that is one of the driving forces behind what i do. why i love photography. why i dove in to learning, capturing. my instant and immediate need after the storm to have printed memories again. they can’t be replaced, but many of them are etched in my mind. i so wish we would have taken many of them with us, instead of just some. but i can’t change that now.
when a hurricane hits, so many of us, feel helpless as to what we can do, how we can help. even having gone through it ourselves, i still feel that way. on the inside i just keep thinking “what can I do?”
well duh, I should do what i “do”! nothing like the obvious to knock you upside the head huh?
i can help with photography. i can help families have new printed memories. while i can’t replace their photos, i know that pain, and i can give them new ones, for a new start.
so, here is the deal….
if you know someone who has been affected by hurricane ike and they lost photographs, simply submit their names, your relationship to the person / family, and a little bit about them. depending on the number of submissions received, i may not be able to help every family that comes my way but i am hoping to get other photographers involved in this project as well. i normally do charity work several times per year anyway and this will be my project for 2009.
if you are a photographer and would like to participate in this project – please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. i will create a referral list as requests come in and hope to feature other participating photographers as sessions occur. by agreeing to participate, you can give as much as you choose, one session or ten, totally your choice. we’ll appreciate anything you are willing to give! giving back feels good and i promise if you participate, you will walk away with something special from each family.
ok, so this is your call to action – contact me today at email@example.com if you know someone in need or if you are a photographer who would like to participate!
Lyndsay, of course I’ll help! Put me on the list 🙂
That is so wonderful of you.
You’ve got mail Lyndsay. I’ll say it here as I did in my email. Your work, heart and spirit amaze and imspire me continuously.
What a great thing to do. I am still working on my husband to take a trip to Austin to have you photograph Philip again 🙂
L, I’d love to help, but I know I wouldn’t be able to do anything until next Spring. Maybe I can help out other photogs with pping or something?
…or pay for prints? I just know I can’t do any sessions…heck. I’ve been sending all my clients to YOU ;-0!
You have no idea what that will mean to so many….as a resident of the Gulf Coast and and insurance agent who had many claims with IKE as well as so many personal friends who had Katrina ravished ther homes, memories and personal life. What you do is AMAZING me and my family cannot wait for our photo session with you as photos cherish the moments and mean so much to so many. Keep doing what you do and know you are one in a million to help people who have to go through so much including yourself!! Take care and we will see you in a few weeks….count me in for some kind of help even a donation!!!
I would love to help.
You are amazing and this is just one of the many things you do that makes you sooo special!
thank you so much to all those wanting to participate! i’ll be in touch soon as requests start coming in – I’ve received a few today even. please know that it may be a few months as it takes time for people to catch their bearings and begin to replace items they lost. we know all too well how long it takes and i’m committed to doing the project through 2009!
you guys rock!