Archive for the ‘charity’ Category

October Family Portrait Month Promotion {Punta Gorda Family Photographer}

Monday, September 28th, 2009


October is Professional Photographers of America Charities’ Family Portrait Month. We are participating in Family portrait month with a special promotion.  During October of 2009 make any donation of  $25.00 or more to PPA Charities to benefit Operation Smile and receive a free session and 11×14 print.  Help us bring hope to the families of children suffering from cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.  This is a great time to use this promotion for your session to get your holiday card family portraits.

Call now appointments limited!

941-456-1520     941-639-9532

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Sneak Peek Pet Charity event {Punta Gorda Pet Photographer}

Sunday, September 20th, 2009


Thanks to everyone who attended the 2nd annual Pet Charity Event to benefit The Charlotte County Welfare Leauge.  We stayed super busy during the entire event.  Thanks a bunch for visiting our tent!  We met so many wonderful and adorable dogs (and owners too), and had a blast playing with and photographing your pets, I hope you enjoy your photos as much as we did creating them.  The rest of the Pet Charity Event photos will be posted soon at click the proofing button for the event listing.


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We won! {Punta Gorda Photographer}

Thursday, April 30th, 2009


And here she is the little star that won the National “Americas Cutest Kid” contest.  Congratulations to Leah!  After a long nail biting day we  received the phone call last night at 6:59pm and were notified by Sandy Puc live from Minneapolis during the Tots to Teens seminar tour.  Sandy will be flying out this month to present  Leah and I with amazing prizes……

Model grand prize winner:

National model winner receives thousands of dollars in prizes and certificates, including $5,000 US Savings Bonds and a Canon PowerShot G10 digital camera (retail value $499.99).

We’re excited to announce that PhotoVision Video Magazinehas signed on as a sponsor of the National Charity Model Search. PhotoVision, a bi-monthly publication for professional photographers, is highly regarded in the industry and is delivered to over 12,000 studios.

After the National Charity Model Search is concluded and the winners are announced, Sandy Puc’ will fly to the winning photographer’s studio to interview the photographer and child for a video article to be included in an upcoming PhotoVision edition and to be taped for a live session at the photographer’s studio by Sandy Puc’ .

Photographer grand prize winner:

The photographer who submits the winning portraits earns national recognition and up to $10,000 in prizes including a Canon EOS 5D Mark II kit with EF24-105 f4.0 L IS (retail value $3,499).

Wow!! A big THANK YOU to Sandy Puc , Expressions Photography,  all the sponsors of the contest and my model Leah.  This has been such a fun experience.  I am so excited and still haven’t calmed down or stopped smiling from last nights call, Big Smiles!  :)

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Leah and Katherine Wynn of Kats Eye Photography top three in National Contest

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

This morning I received an awesome phone call from the “Americas Cutest Kid”  national model search contest.  Cute as a button Leah with the big blue eyes who was the city finalist for Tampa in the contest has been chosen as one of the top three in the National Contest!  The National grand prize winner will be chosen tonight and both Leah’s Mom and I will be on the phone when the selection is made. I am so excited I don’t know how I will ever sit still and work on editing images today! The contest goal was to find Americas cutest kid and raise money for Charity. It was a huge success raising over $164,000 for the charity Now I lay me Down to sleep (NILMDTS).  leahblog2

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Leah enters final round of “Americas cutest kid” contest

Friday, April 17th, 2009

leahblog1As you may know, I recently participated in the first National Charity Model Search. The contest’s goal was to discover America’s cutest kid and to raise money for here.

It was a huge success, 2,000 model’s images were submitted to the contest, and most importantly, the competition raised $164,775 for the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS) foundation.

The competition was so much fun.  We were thrilled to enter our community’s cutest kids into the contest.  The feedback from clients has been overwhelmingly positive. People were enthusiastic about my philanthropic efforts to partner with NILMDTS. So many folks have experienced the loss of a child or know someone who has. Raising money for NILMDTS was an effort everyone supported.
The 50 finalists have been selected and one of our models, cute little Leah is among them. Photography and modeling industry experts will select the grand prize winner, which will be announced on May 1st. Good luck to Leah in the final round! The finalist gallery is available for viewing – just

This has been such a positive experience that we plan on participating in the National Charity Model Search next year. I hope that just as many of you step up to partner with me in this fun endeavor, and that we raise even more money for NILMDTS in 2010.

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National Model Search Update

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Dear friends,

Thank you for your support of my participation in the National Charity Model
Search. I’ve enjoyed submitting many wonderful portraits of our community’s
beautiful children to the contest, and I’m proud that by working together
we’ve raised over $94,000 for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
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The date to enter portrait submissions has passed, but there’s still time to
rally the final vote and raise more money for charity, as well as voting to
keep your model in the standings. If you’ve been putting off placing your
vote, please do so now. Also, please urge your family and friends to vote.
The contest selects America’s Cutest Kid, and the winning child receives
great prizes, including a $5,000 US Savings Bond and a Canon PowerShot G10
digital camera. Remember, each dollar generated by votes goes toward
providing infant bereavement photography to parents who have lost a child.

Interested in casting your vote? Click here
.com> . Our models are in the Tampa Florida catagory.

If you didn’t participate in this year’s contest, I hope you’ll join in the
fun next year.

I’ll leave you with some of the beautiful images from this year’s


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