Monday, August 30, 2010

Senior Portrait Session :: Paige {Elizabethtown HS ~ Class of 2011}

What a blast these senior portrait sessions have been! And Paige's session was no exception. She has a fun, outgoing personality and great expression. We traveled down to Lancaster Central Market area on a beautiful summer evening and simply had a great time walking around and finding all kinds of interesting little spots to photograph. Oh, and since apparently portrait sessions with me often end up with interesting things happening, we were also pretending not to watch some guy get busted for something or other. Ah, yes, the joys of city life!

Paige is a senior at Elizabethtown High School, and has been busy the past few weeks in her role as drum major for the high school band. She stays active year round at school with diving over the fall/winter and track in the spring. Her household will change a little this fall as her older brother heads off to college, but her younger brother is still around to keep things interesting :-) Here are a few sneak peeks from her portrait session~ if you know someone who needs senior portraits this fall, my year-end schedule is filling up quickly~ I have about six spots left for senior sessions. My personal faves are the last two~ stunning!

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Giving Back~ Organizations supported by Circle of Life Photography

In giving back, Circle of Life Photography's main goal is to help those experiencing extreme poverty and nourishing them with food, shelter and spiritual guidance. Education is a big part of helping people learn how to help themselves and change the downward spiral of poverty for a better future for themselves and their children. Locally, a more tangible way of giving back is through using my photography gifts to serve others who are experiencing crisis (see NILMDTS and Pillows of Love.)

Compassion International~ Haiti's Child Survival Project

In 2011-12, Circle of Life Photography makes a monthly $30 donation to the non-profit organization, Compassion International, whose goal is to change Haiti through the rescue, nuture and discipling of children during the critical early childhood years.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS) gently provides a helping hand and a healing heart for families overcome by the grief and pain of the death of their newborn or infant. Offering gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of this organization. The soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives. I am an active NILMDTS volunteer photographer for Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Lancaster Women & Babies Hospital.

Joni & Friends Family Retreat

I am honored to be a volunteer photographer at the Joni & Friends Family Retreat in the Poconos (Spruce Lake Retreat) for a week each summer (click here for past blog post.) Joni & Friends seeks to serve as a ministry of outreach to people with disabilities and their families across the US and around the world. Families from around the country attend Family Retreats seeking relaxation, encouragement and a time to strengthen their family.