Friday, August 13, 2010

Senior Portrait Session :: Stefanie {Elizabethtown HS / Class of 2011}

I am so excited for this post! Stefanie is one of those beautiful people whose smile just makes your day~ we occasionally serve together in our church nursery, and I can't think of too times when she isn't smiling. Stef did an amazing job during her senior portrait session, especially because we were literally m-e-l-t-i-n-g from the heat that day~ unbelievably hot! But she was such a trooper, even in layers of clothes and jeans!

Stefanie is a senior at Elizabethtown Area High School, plays volleyball and recently went on a mission trip to Harlan, Kentucky for a week with SWAP (Sharing with Appalachian People) and her youth group. They primarily did construction projects on homes in the area but had the opportunity to interact with the families~ this trip had a profound impact on a number of youth, including Stefanie, so be sure to ask her about it!

Here are a few images from her portrait session~ she was such a natural in front of the camera, it was hard to choose!


  1. What a beautiful young lady. You did an excellent job capturing her.


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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.