giving is awesome!!

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Last year an amazing photographer in Philadelphia made a single blog post that sparked a huge “giving” movement.  Participating photographers of Giving is Awesome donated $500,000 worth of custom photography experiences and art to deserving people and families.  This year the goal is to make it to the 1 millon $$ mark!

I am super excited to be able to join in and do my part.

Now for the details:

You know someone. You know someone who’s experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances. You know someone who can’t afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season. You know someone who deserves a year-round reminder of their family’s spirit, love, and beauty.

You know someone. I guarantee it.

I want to know who they are, and I want to give them the chance to experience complimentary custom photography — $1000 worth, to be exact. The winner will receive a complementary photo session, the high resolution digital negative for every image in their gallery, a complete set of 4X6′s, and a 16X24 canvas .  It’s in your power to give them the artwork they deserve this holiday season.

Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a complementary session and $100 print credit. What better reason to show some love could there possibly be, people?

The rules:

* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home in Paris does not qualify as sincere financial need.)

* The nominee must reside in Williams Lake area. Tell me who you know, what they’re experiencing, and why they deserve my artwork. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well.

* You must e-mail me the full story :

Deadline for nominations is December 24th, Christmas Eve, and the winner will be announced on December 31st, New Years Eve — get nominating! I can’t wait to read all of your entries!

Open your heart to someone this holiday season — and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.

With love,


Posted on: December 16th, 2009 by Leslie 2 Comments

2 Responses

  1. Jennifer says:

    What a way to start off with a bang! Way to go! :)

  2. Judy says:

    What a wonderful idea!….you are awesome…Leslie!