Monday, January 31, 2011

Children's Portrait Session :: The Gerbers

Anyone who knows this family knows just how much fun it was for me to spend a few hours with them. Jenny is one of the sweetest, most lovable people God created and it is evident that this character quality runs in the family! She teaches 2nd grade in the Elizabethtown area school district and pours everything she has into helping 'her kids' acheive their best~ students from her past classes always come back to visit her and get their hugs. Jenny and her hubby, Dan, have two very active, handsome boys who love their sports. Their younger boy reminds me so much of our middle guy, they played soccer together and are two peas in a pod, always smiling and silly (what we call 'squirrelly') but very serious in competition!

With all of the snow lying on the ground right now (and more coming!) it's fun to look back on this beautiful fall day when the leaves were just changing color around their property. Below are some of the images Jenny chose for her home~ including a framed print of the last image (my favorite) to put on their mantle. It really captures the fun they have together and how much love they have for each other! Enjoy!

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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.