Category Archives: Giving Back

We are so honored to again focus our fund raising efforts this October to Operation Smile. Along with hundreds of other photography studios around the country, we will donate a portion of our October sales to Operation Smile. Also, we will continue to sell our Smile Cards (blank notecards in sets of 10 with a favorite image from the session printed on the front) with 100% of the purchase price going straight to Operation Smile. After the amazing experience last year of photographing an OpSmile medical mission to Honduras, I would sure love to again raise the most money in the country for this awesome cause! Operation Smile has always been very special to us, as my nephew Conner was born almost 8 years ago with a cleft lip. So make sure you order Smile Cards this month! They make the perfect Holiday thank you note…..and feel good knowing that a sizable portion of all portrait sales go to the charity.

To view a sampling of images from the day, click here.

Yippee! After our incredible turnout last Thursday for the Modern Luxury Dallas/Oilily/Angela Weedon Photography benefit for Children Medical Center…I finally have all the images processed and the slide show done! We had a blast with all these kids…whose parents donated $20 to Chidrens Medical Trust for the mini session. We all ate lots of yummy cookies and drank too much lemonade at the completely adorable Oilily store. Additional proceeds from the sale of portraits, holiday cards, and clothing from Oilily will go to Children’s as well…

Come check us out at the NorthPark Oilily store next Thursday, September 13!! We will be joining Modern Luxury Dallas magazine in an event to benefit Children’s Medical Center, yet another amazing cause! We’ll be there all day offering “mini sessions” (kids only)….so come check out the unbelievingly cute fall line and let me snap your kiddos. It’s only a $20 donation to the charity. What a deal! And everyone will walk away with an adorable personalized photo bag tag. A portion of proceeds from the day’s photo and clothing sales will go to Children’s. Hope to see ya there!

Check out this little pumpkin! Operation Smile sent me the “after” pic of sweet Britany, a baby I met in Honduras while photographing their medical mission in March. She was just 9 months old then, and look at her now, a gorgeous SMILING one year old.

One that note, a HUGE thank you goes out to all of our clients who purchase “Smile Cards.” THIS is the result of your generosity. Operation Smile uses only $240 to repair a cleft lip like Britany’s (her cleft palate surgery will happen next year). Last year, our studio was able to donate $8500 to Operation Smile. How? Well, along with PPA Charities (Professional Photographers of America), we designate October as Family Portrait Month, and a portion from all sales from the month are donated to the charity. In addition to our year long sales of Smile Cards, it sure does add up!

So we are really looking forward to another amazing month of giving in October! And if you have already had your session and would still like to order Smile Cards (blank notecards with your favorite image from your session), please do! ALL money from the sale of the cards goes to help children like Britany.

If you’d like to see more images from my trip to Honduras, click here

And please, join us in praying for the families in Honduras who weathered Hurricane Felix yesterday.