Monday, September 6, 2010

Senior Portrait Session :: Megan {Palmyra HS ~ Class of 2011}

Yet another senior portrait session I am so excited to post! Occasionally we need to reschedule portrait sessions due to inclement weather~ and I was somewhat tempted to reschedule Megan's senior portraits due to the 20 mph winds passing through the area, but am SO glad we didn't! It was definitely a challenge, and though we were limited with where we could photograph to avoid the major wind gusts, I just love how the images turned out with her beautiful wavy hair. (Megan's mom was so glad her new hair straightening product didn't arrive in time for the session, and after seeing how these turned out, I was too... use what God gave you, girl~ you are beautiful, inside and out!)

Megan is a senior at Palmyra High School, and although she doesn't know exactly what her plans are following graduation next June, she knows she wants to have a job working with animals.  We were blessed able to photograph right around the corner from Megan's house, on a beautiful property with some fun spots and lots of pretty greenery. It was tough narrowing these down, but here are a few of my faves from Megan's session:

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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.