Spread it around

24 Apr

I read a blog a long time ago about a father who had lost his son to cancer and has since been trying to raise money to find a cure.  He said “what gets me are the excuses. “Oh sure, I care Andy, just make it easy for me to care, and I’ll show up.” Ever since I had read this post I have thought about what I say when I am asked to serve someone else.  I have to admit I have felt this way many times and I have decided that I am going to start looking for opportunities to help someone out.

So I am looking for someone that would love pictures taken.  It could be anyone as long as they are truly in need.  Maybe it’s a Senior in high school that could use a self esteem boost.  Maybe it’s someone that has a sick child.  Or maybe it’s someone that has been out of work for a long time and would love to not have the stress of paying for family pictures.  So here is an opportunity for you to serve someone else, start thinking of someone in your life that just needs something to look forward to.  Someone that is just ready for something to go their way for once.  You just have to nominate someone.  You just have to think of someone and tell me their story.  Just comment on this blog post and tell me about them and why you think they deserve a photo shoot.  Two weeks from today, on May 8th I will choose someone who will receive a full photo session along with the cd of the images.  If you can’t think of anyone, pass this around and I’m sure someone else can find someone that this would help.

Thank you,


Posted by on April 24, 2011 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “Spread it around

  1. Erin

    April 25, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Hey Leslie…

    I have one. My sis. She hasn’t had professional pictures taken of her boys in a very long time.(or a family picture) Her little guys are still waiting for something to change in the custody battle she has been faced with. The Wyoming Supreme court over turned the judges choice, but we now have to wait to see what the judge does with it… I think this would be a great uplifting thing for her and her kids…

  2. Holly

    April 26, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I have a family for your consideration – it’s my brother. They just had there 4th child two weeks ago. They had the baby in a birthing center so that they could have a more natural experience and so that they could save money (because they don’t have health insurance). The baby boy was born with pneumonia and had to be rushed to the hospital in an ambulance where he stayed in the NICU for a week getting special tests, specialist doctors, oxygen tubes,… the works. They haven’t received the final bill from the hospital yet, but the estimates are anywhere from $50,000 – $80,000. This is not a rich family. I’m sure they won’t be getting a family portrait taken any time soon.
    Thanks for setting such a great example! I’m thinking of ways to pay it forward. 🙂

  3. Alicia Arrowsmith

    May 3, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I would like to nominate my sister Shelly. Their house burned down on March 9th, where they lost everything. They didn’t have renters insurance, as that was one of the first things to go when they began having money problems. She is currently living at my parents house with the 4 kiddos while waiting to get on housing- Adam age 10, Lexi age 8, Bailee age 5, and Madisyn age 2. The only professional pictures they have had done are their school pictures. I think something like this would be really great for them! Thanks for the opportunity, it’s a great way to brighten someone’s day.


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