I’ve started this campaign to help fund a project I’ve wanted to do for quite some time. While my husband will be away shortly for Army boot camp, and AIT I want to devote my time to helping those in need in my kind of way.
I’ve always had a passion for photography. It’s been a realized goal of mine to start my own business, and eventually have my own studio. But life is not always so easy, and we all fall down. So to bring myself up, hone my craft more, and enjoy the one life I have I’ve decided to combine my passion for photography and my ever growing need to help others.
This day in age everyone has a point and shoot camera they can capture photos with. This is excellent because you can do it how you want without worry. Heck, before I started doing photography as more than a hobby I thought why not instead of paying for portraits? But at the end of the day I still was swayed by the professionalism of some of the most amazing Photographers I’ve met, and their style of portraiture. I wanted that to share with family, and friends. So, I took on trying to learn it myself, and what do you know it worked! I know not everyone is an aspiring photographer so that’s why I’m here!
I am reaching out on various other avenues to families who are in need, and do not want the cookie cutter way of having portraits done. Now I know I could charge for it, but I want to give those in need the ability to get great portraits and not have to worry about spending 50$/hr or more just to capture memories they can share with others. That is a lot if you don’t make a ton of money. I want to also support my fellow military families as I know full well photos can help a mom or dad deployed cherish those moments missed, and families thousands of miles away.
Why you may ask do I need funds? Right now as we, my family, transition into the military lifestyle I am not working enough to provide potential families the free photo sessions I want. I have a son to look after, and bills to pay(don’t we all!). Let’s face it, gas is outrageous! It’s 3.79$/G here and just driving around Houston can burn through a tank of gas quickly. My campaign is geared towards the funding I need to get to, and from places, cost of CDs/Thumb drives, and editing time.
So to you dear reader, if this is something you’re interested in let me know! If you want to give to my campaign feel free! I will be updating this as it progresses. I have set my goal low as I do not know how much it will be. As of right now I will be doing this project up until January 1st 2013. After that we will have moved to a new location(PCSing yay!), but I will continue after that!
IF YOU KNOW ANY MILITARY OR NEEDY FAMILIES AROUND MY AREA PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!! IF YOU KNOW ANY EXPECTING FAMILIES TOO LET ME KNOW!
Thank you so much for reading this!