Attention all Photographers!

Did you know that a donation of only $240 can heal a child’s cleft lip, giving him a chance at a normal, happy life?

Did you also know that there are thousands of children all around the world where this mere $24o stands between them and the childhood they all deserve?

Did you know that YOUR studio can help?

Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of our job is how much we can give back with our talents….and the charity that we support the most with full and happy hearts is Operation Smile. Along with Professional Photographers of America Charities, we join hundreds of other studios across the country each October for “Family Portrait Month.” By combining all our efforts we have been able to collectively donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to this amazing organization.

I even got to witness and document an OpSmile medical mission in Honduras last year after our studio was named the largest contributor to Family Portrait Month in 2005 and 2006. This was a trip and experience of a lifetime, and we cannot wait to ramp up our efforts to benefit children around the world in need of a smile.

I will be hosting a web seminar through Marathon Press this coming Monday, May 19 at 12:00 noon Central time, explaining how charitable marketing can be a wonderful addition to every studio, and how to get the most out of a Family Portrait Month promotion. The cost is FREE! (yeah Marathon, thank you!) and spots are filling up fast. So come join us, and lets see how we can together help change lives, one smile at a time!