When I don’t know how to process my emotions or feelings I do what a lot of people do, I turn to music. I look to people who are more eloquent and talented than I am to help me get through what I am feeling. Through out my years there have been many songs that have “defined” parts of my life and will be synonymous with events or times that I will always remember. Unfortunately there are many songs tied to tragedy. Just like “Where were you (when the world stopped turning)” by Alan Jackson reminds me of 9/11, December 14, 2012 is one of those days where a song will go with a tragedy. As a parent I spent most of the day trying to avoid the news, trying to NOT think about the pain, trying NOT to imagine what it would be like if it was MY child. It wasn’t until I started seeing photographs, images of the children that were lost that I really started coming to grips with that had happened and how it effects ME. Surprisingly a band I really don’t like provides the soundtrack for my emotion and my heart. “Fix You” by Coldplay has been on repeat in my hotel room and the words are haunting but inspiring. While I listen to the words “And the tears come streaming down your face, when you loose something that you cant replace” I see those faces, I think of those parents, and my heart HURTS, it hurts so bad I can’t even cry because I know the pain I am feeling won’t even come close to the pain that so many families are feeling right now. As I let musicians use their talents to help me, I want to TRY to use my talent to help others.
Let me create a memory, a photograph, a portrait of you, your family, your loved ones, your children. For $199 I will use my talent to give you something to cherish and that $199 will go to the families who lost what they cherish most. I know that NOTHING can ever “fix” what is now broken but by helping, we can try make things more bearable with one less burden to bear.
As soon as this post goes up the sale is on. Everyone who donates $199 will receive a 45min portrait session with 15 full resolution images with printing rights on a CD. You can use this session now, or save it for later. You can purchase it for yourself or for someone else. There is NO LIMIT on how many of these I will do. However this sale will only be through Monday December 17, 2012 at 12 noon. I will be sending a check to Connecticut as soon as I can to make sure it gets to the families as soon as possible. Whatever is sent to these families will NOT be from me, or my business, it will be from everyone who donates. I have never asked to be hired for a photography job but this time I am BEGGING everyone to let me use my talents not only for you, but for someone who needs it far more.