getting in on the giving

and giving is awesome. those who follow my blog regularly know how thankful i am. and how much i love to give. because giving is awesome. giving feels good.

well...there's this awesome giving thing going on right now amongst the photography community (started by kirsten kalp). so of course, yes, yes, yes--i want to participate (i've actually been thinking about doing something similar for a while now, so what better time than now).

here are some words about the program and what i'm giving:

know someone who's experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is selflessly volunteering despite extenuating personal circumstances? know someone who cannot afford custom photography, but would so cherish it like no other? know someone who deserves a year-round reminder of their family's spirit, love and beauty?


give them the chance to win over $1700 of custom photography. Â they will receive: a deb schwedhelm photography photo session all of the images displayed in their gallery on CD 1 - 8x10 1 -11x14

and...the person who nominates the winner will receive a $250 print credit on a future deb schwedhelm photography session.

rules: you cannot nominate yourself (however you can nominate one of your family members). the person nominated must sincerely have a story and be incapable of purchasing custom photography. the nominee must live around the san diego area. photo session must take place sometime between jan through jun 2009.

you MUSTÂ email the full story to tell me who you're nominating, what they're experiencing and why you feel they deserve to win this (giving is) awesome custom photography package. if possible include a photo of your nominee (and their family). include contact information for both yourself and the nominee. and, please comment here (on this blog entry) to let me know you've entered and ensure my receipt of your email entry.

the winner will be announced january 1st, so please tell your friends, spread the word and get nominating.

and if you're not in the san diego area, click here to find a participating photographer in your area. there's over 112 participating photographers, with over $153,085 in photography giveaways.