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meet Nikki and Ben.
this mama is a
photog in Waco,
and Ben is
this session was
all about their bond,
the fleeting minutes
it was about
getting in front of
to be remembered
her son during this time.
when was the last time
were photographed just
with your children?
and don’t wait.
meet jen. and cooper. and cohen.
when I first started my journey into the world of photography, I was almost immediately introduced to this mama’s amazing talent. her giving heart. her clear wantingness to elevate this industry. I was in awe – she’s as amazing as she seems and more.
and now, she needs our help. your help. your friends’ help. your mom, your sister, your old college roommate. she needs them all to help.
nine months ago jen was diagnosed with aggressive ovarian cancer. she had a radical hysterectomy. she endured rounds of chemo…but due to complications from that chemo her numbers are climbing again.
what exactly does that mean? it means that doctors have said she’s got 12 to 18 months. that time, hugs, moments, memories, kisses, smiles…everything with her two sweet boys is now on some crazy time table. BUT, there is this amazing clinical trial with the Mayo Clinic and jen’s in…well, if she can raise the some $63,000 it will take to pay for the trial and the flights back and forth from Oregon.
that money amount sounds HUGE, I know, but really would you put a price tag on extra hugs with your kids? a chance to see them grow into the amazing men you know they’ll be?
so, now that you know about my friend jen, about why she needs each of you, I know you want to know how to help. it’s a couple quick clicks to donate on her blog (where you can also read about her journey). you can give $5, the cost of a Starbucks coffee. or $20, the cost of a lunch out. or…if you have $50 you can get your name in the pot to win something AMAZING from MZP.
Here’s the deal, friends.
The prize: a coveted, happens once-a-year, holiday mini session with all the trimmings (session, ALL the digital files, plus 75 holiday cards) a $1400 value
How to enter: donate $50 to jen’s fund DONATE HERE then send me an email saying you donated (email@example.com). that’s it, you’re entered to win!
Bonus entries: for every additional $50 donated you’ll receive ONE additional entry. but here’s the amazing one…share this post, and let your friends know when they enter to tell me in their email who sent them – if they mention you, you get ANOTHER entry. the more entries the better your chance to nab this prize. awesome, right?
now go help jen.
she deserves every chance to kick cancer’s butt. to have more moments with cooper & cohen. to live.
the fine print: this giveaway is in NO way affiliated with Facebook. session will be booked in early July and winner must select from mini session dates provided (Saturdays in Sept or October). sessions take place in either the Dallas/Fort Worth area or Philadelphia. prize has no cash value and is nonrefundable and nontransferable. winner will be chosen Wednesday, May 29th and announced Thursday, May 30th. please play fair…this is about something SO much BIGGER than a mini session. xx
April 2011 | Purple
(I know, I know it is late…and it is all my fault!!)
From Melissa (photo right): April is a little bit of chaos in this house, it means Easter, the start of spring (which means lots more sessions for MZP), and two growing boys – one of which is crazy involved in activities. I thought the bobble ball below was perfect, we are constantly moving from one thing to the next this month…just trying to make sure we are taking the time to savor every moment as a family.
From Shalonda (photo left): april and the color purple go hand and hand if you are catholic like us, as purple is the color of the Lent. The alter is splashed with purple all season long and serves as a constant reminder of the suffering that Jesus endured for us. As many purple things i had to choose from this month and as many images that i actually took, none seemed more fitting than this one. while april is filled with colored eggs, chocolate bunnies, and pretty dresses, it truly is a time for family moments and for celebration….and for that, we have to all be thankful!
February 2011 | Orange
From Melissa (photo left): February is about the first tastes of spring. Sometimes they arrive as warm 70 degree days just after four days of snow. Sometimes as the first buds begin to appear on the tree. And sometimes, as the sweet taste of a little juicy orange fruit, gobbled up with every meal by a certain (growing too fast!) four year old and his little pint size brother.
From Shalonda (photo right): February…well lets be honest february and the color orange do not go hand in hand…and if we are really being honest than we can all agree that the color orange doesnt really go with anything in my mind, except tsips….i just dont own anything orange, i mean we dont even have one single orange crayon in our house, ha! so i had to fall back to old faithful…food… after months of not being able to buy any good clementines we have finally arrived into february, a hit or miss month in texas when it comes to weather temperature. well february 2011 has brought with it a glimpse of spring,all wrapped up in a sweet, juicy baby orange, that can be peeled easily by a certain 4 year olds little fingers!
I get asked via email all the time about my processing techniques. How do I get my images looking the way they do? I spend a great deal of time after our session custom editing each image – drawing out the true potential of the image. The final product is exactly what I saw in my head when I composed the shot during our session…
So here’s a before and after from my session with E last night. So you know that it isn’t about my camera or equipment, it is about the artistic vision.