Thursday, December 11

giving is awesome

I have decided to participate in an AWESOME give-away project. Jasmine Star (an amazing photographer in Orange County) wrote about it on her blog and I could not resist.
Giving is Awesome consists of over 100 photographers (see map of participants above) who are offering services and products to people who need some holiday cheer. The premise is simple: think of someone you know who deserves custom photography but can't afford it. Nominate them to win it. Sit back and bask in your own awesomeness.
So, put on your thinking caps.
Can you think of someone in your life who is struggling to stay afloat? Do you know someone who has experienced a tragedy or is experiencing some tough times? Someone who volunteers selflessly? Do you know someone who can't afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season?
I want to know who they are, and I want to give them a photo session plus prints and enlargements.
Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a $250 credit towards a portrait session, reprints or a wedding photography. What better reason to show some love could there possibly be, people?
The fine print:
* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home in Paris does not qualify as sincere financial need.)
* The nominee must reside in California - preferably the San Francisco Bay Area. Tell me who you know, what they're experiencing, and why they deserve a photo session. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well. (Please note that you may choose to remain anonymous to the recipient. I wouldn't want anyone to feel uncomfortable!)
* You must e-mail me the full story :
The winner will be announced on January 1st.
I can't wait to read all of your entries!
Open your heart to someone this holiday season -- and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.
Cheers, Loren

1 comment:

Jasmine said...

Rock on...thanks for spreading the holiday spirit! :)