Archive for May, 2009
I just camne acrosss this hilarious website called AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com and thought some of you may enjoy a little laugh.
Last week I donated my photography services to the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE). Organized by MARE, The Heart Gallery is a striking exhibit of portraits of children in the stateâ€™s foster care system in need of adoption. Most of the youth have been waiting at least one year to find a family to call their own, and include school-aged children, sibling groups, children of color, and those with emotional, intellectual, and physical difficulties.
The goal of The Heart Gallery is to raise awareness about adoption from foster care and to find adoptive homes for the more than 500 Massachusettsâ€™ children who wait. The exhibit travels to various venues across the Commonwealth and permanent displays are in all four Jordanâ€™s Furniture stores. We are grateful to Jordanâ€™s for its commitment in helping to find permanent families for children in foster care.
Since the inception of the Heart Gallery in Massachusetts in 2005, 75 percent of the children featured are now with safe, permanent, adoptive families.
The Heart Gallery will be showing:
June 8 to July 20: South Shore Plaza
250 Granite St.
Braintree, MA 02184
July 20 to September 14: Cape Cod Mall
793 Iyannough Rd.
Hyannis, MA 02601
How YOU can help children in need:
MARE is always looking to bring Heart Gallery portraits to new and exciting locations in an effort to raise awareness of the need for foster and adoptive families. Do you know of a perfect place to feature a waiting child? Maybe in your office building? Or a local church? If so, then contact Kristin Erekson, public relations and fundraising associate, at 617-542-3678 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you couldn’t tell, this is me proposing to my now fiance. It’s been a long engagement because, the birth of our daughter put the wedding planning on hold for a bit. It was kind of ironic how within days of the engagement proposal, I lost my father and conceived our child. Life is a trip! I just came across these photos that were taken by a good photographer friend of mine Ava Hedayatzadeh, and felt the urge to share. The idea came from another friend of mine who wanted me to secretly photograph his proposal. Thus the birth of the secret proposal photo. The hardest question now is… who will photograph our wedding!
Celiac Disease affects more
Multiple Sclerosis and
Parkinsonâ€™s disease, combined! Celiac
affects children as well as
adults, men and women.
Yet 97% of people with Celiac
Disease go undiagnosed. If you have any other dietary restrictions such as dairy-free, vegan or nut-free, you may want to check out Kristen at Bella Cakes in Marlborough, MA. She has a really cute shop right on Main street. I was there last week photographing her in the kitchen as she worked on a cake. In addition to being really sweet (yes, the chef and the cake) she has a lot of attention to detail. I know some bakers will make you a nut-free cake for example but if there are nuts in the facility, that could be a problem. There are no nuts in this establishment. Having peanut butter and jelly for lunch… nope. Want to munch on some granola… wrong. No nuts. I would definitely recommend Bella Cakes to anyone looking for a wedding cake. I was also interested to find out that she has cake decorating parties for kids as well, I thought that was pretty cute.
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