As a gift to myself per se, I am taking time away in February to travel to Quito & Tena Ecuador to work with a group of children through the Bless an Orphan organization. This is something I have been wanting to do for a very long time and the past few months I have learned the hard way that Life is too Short to not do the things that feed your soul and make you happy.
The opportunity has been starring me in the face and I’ve been turning it down over and over for various reasons. After mulling it over as the deadline to register got closer and closer, this time, I just had to seize it. It’s now or never.
This is a fundraising opportunity for the children that I will be working with, whose lives I’m looking to change in the too short of a time I will be there. As life changing and unforgettable as it’s going to be for me, I want these children to have the same experience. I have put this fundraiser together to help raise the money for me to achieve this goal.
I ask that you please help me make this happen and follow me on this journey in spirit.
Please visit my fundraising site and read on to learn more about The Mini Portrait Session Fundraiser Opportunity:
Feel free to share this with other friends and family who also might be interested in helping out a good cause. No amount is too small.
Thank you so much for your support,
Dress: Caroline Castigliano from Plumed Serpant Westport, CT
Shoes : Jimmy Choo
hair and makeup: Arleigh Cole
Flowers : Carrie Wilcox
and a HUGE THANK YOU to my right hand man Joel Calaway !
Dress : Lula Kate purchased at Dama Bianca Fairfield, CT
Shoes: Ivanka Trump
Flowers: Dirt Florals Greenwich, CT
Event Coordinator: Bethany Clevenstine of Lovely Day Events
Venue: The Waveny House New Canaan, CT
Catering: On The Mark 47 Stamford, CT
Set on a perfect New England Day, Amy and Adam said I do at The Waveny House in Waveny Park. An outdoor patio reception , vintage decor, and two people with connected souls,
It was truly a beautiful day of love, friendship, laughter and LOTS ( I mean LOTS ) of dancing.
Thank you Barbara Dupuis for all your help !
Lauren and Tyler are PSU Alumni ( PSU ! PSU ! PSU ! ) Coming from south Western NY my Dad and I were big PSU fans!
I have the awesome pleasure of capturing their wedding today so before you get to peek at their wedding in the next few days, enjoy their engagement session first!
Flavia contacted me shortly after her engagement inquiring about a photographer for her wedding. After a few emails back and forth and a couple phone calls we are all set to go.
Her mother in law, not knowing Flavia and Greg had already booked someone suggests to them to look into the photographer that lives a couple doors down from them. Turns out…… that photographer was me. It was fate !
Here’s a peek at their engagement session with their GORGEOUS wedding soon to follow!
It’s not very often a get a phone call 2 weeks before the wedding from someone looking for a wedding photographer.
actually… that’s NEVER happened. lol
But Dana was such a joy to talk with over the phone that I knew I wanted to be there and capture this day for them so I planned to travel back from Maine 2 days early to be sure that I could. So I did.
Dana and Salvatore had the most beautiful backyard celebration in New canaan.With their children and 40 of their closest family members and friends this intimate affair was beyond perfect.
CONGRATULATIONS to you all ! ! !
Caterer: Clambakes of CT
Tent, table, chairs : Huntington Rentals, Shelton, CT.
Dress designer : Galina Signature
Ceremony musician: Bob from James Daniel Entertainment, Stamford CT.
Justice of the peace: The Reverend Mother Anne Richards, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Canaan, CT
Make up: Mary Beth Pellegrino, Blue Mercury, New Canaan CT
Hair & Makeup : Robert Anthony Studio Newtown, CT
Flowers : Josephine Hansen
Venue : Race Brook Country Club Orange, CT
Thank you To Anthony Decarlo for being by my side for this one.
Australia meet New York City ! That’s what happens when fellow Australian photographer Belinda Spark of Adorabel Photography and her husband Glenn come to my part of the world. It was exciting to learn that I was finally going to meet her after a couple of years of getting to know her through an online photography alumni workshop forum. It was also a privilege to be hired by them to capture their time here as well. Take a peek …. and