As you all know by now I am friends and a big fan of Jillian from 60b photography, I am re-posting this from Jillian who is doing a great thing and trying to help a child's family. Baby Quinn is only 7 months old and is fighting for her life so I know Jillian and myself greatly appreciate you taking the time to read this and help in anyway you can!
This is a really important post for me so please read & share! As I've mentioned before when I left Walgreens I left some of my favorite people in the world. I still keep in touch as much as possible and visit whenever I can. One of the people I've stayed connected with is my old Manager, Jason. Jason was the greatest EXA (a step right below the Store Manager) I worked for and my store had around 4 or 5 pass through during my time there. haha And I'm not just saying that to butter him up!
Last summer Jason announced with glee that his wife was expecting - I think all of us were beyond excited for them to start a family together. While none of us had met Becky at the time we all knew that they really wanted to start a family. Their plans met some difficulty when little baby Quinn was born premature at 2 lbs 12 ounces in September. She fought her way to the top and became the most adorable baby girl.
Despite her amazing will to thrive as the cutest little girl, two weeks ago Quinn was diagnosed with cancer. Her parents, who are two of the most positive and inspirational people I know, created a caring bridge website to share their news about their journey and Quinn's progress. Check that out here. While I encourage you to visit the site and get to know them, I also urge you to do whatever you can to send positivity and hope in their direction. Jason & Becky haven't asked for anything more than that and while I appreciate their ability to be humble I know that they and little Quinn deserve more than that.
Because this is a very difficult time and requires a lot of driving, time off of work and more, I am offering 50% off photo shoots for anyone who brings a gift card for over $50 to the shoot. All of the gift cards donated will be given to Jason & Becky to help them in their time of need. Gift Cards should be for useful needs like gas, gifted credit cards, local grocery stores, etc. This promotion runs through July 31, 2011 and is subject to my availability - even though I'm available quite a lot.
For rates please contact me. I'm still in the process of uploading my packages, but will gladly share when contacted.
If people would like to make smaller donations I am interested in holding a series of 15 minute shoots in one afternoon on May 28th at Topsmead in Litchfield, CT. I will only do this if I have more than 10 people book sessions between 3 & 6 pm. These shoots will be FREE with the donation of a gift card over $15 and yield anywhere between 5 and 15 photographs.
I would like to add that I will be donating flowers to your shoot you book with Jillian.