Friday, October 28, 2011

Senior Portrait Session :: Brooke {Palmyra HS ~ Class of 2012}

I am so very far behind on blogging, seems this time of year it always falls far behind on the list of things to get done!

Brooke is a senior at Palmyra High School and we had a wonderful time walking around her family's home and nearby woods~ finding her childhood hideouts and spending a little time with her horse, Lakhota. It was a good thing we photographed Brooke's session when we did~ less than a week later this same area would turn into a soggy mess after tropical storm Lee moved through our area. I love that these images are special to Brooke and her family since they were taken at her home, a place with lots of good memories. She enjoys playing volleyball and soccer for fun, and plans to attend Bloomsburg University to major in nursing. And, a girl after my own heart, she likes to shop! :-)

I think her choice of outfits worked well with the natural background colors and I have a bunch of favorite images, but here are a few of this beautiful, brown-eyed girl:


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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.