August 29, 2009

Giving Really IS Awesome/ Gainesville Photographer

At the end of last year I announced the Giving is Awesome contest here on the blog. Perhaps you remember the story of Mia and her battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Click here for the full post. Even though Mia won the photo session in January, her constant fight with her disease had her in and out of the hospital for the majority of this year. Mia had contacted me and was so greatful for the opportunity to have family portraits done, but she knew she did not want to be in a wheelchair at their session. So with that determination, Mia has fought hard and when we met last week at the Thomas Center for their photo session, she was walking completely unassisted. It was absolutely wonderful to meet such a loving and caring family, whose trials and tribulations this past year and a half have brought them so much closer together. Mia’s positive outlook on everything is infectious, and I had a huge smile on my face the entire time I was with her and her family.

Giving truly is awesome. I felt like a million dollars. If you know anyone that might be a great candidate for the Giving is Awesome campaign this year, please feel free to share their story with me. I will make a formal announcement on the blog as it gets closer to the holiday season.

And- since giving is SO awesome- I am going to be doing some giveaways this week. I will be posting several sneak peeks and information posts this week, and for those readers who leave comments on the blog I will be giving away some prizes in the form of discounts on prints and a FREE SESSION! So- start leaving comments and win some prizes!!!blog001





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