Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Nearly a Year in the Making || Bend Oregon Photographer



A Community of Smiles began as dream – an internal plea after an uncommonly hectic job, where I said to myself, “I just want my work to matter!”  Through hard work this dream has come true in a big way – I have partnered with Central Oregon Disability SupportNetwork (CODSN) to write & receive a generous grant from the MCM Giving Fund that provides a family portrait experience and artwork ready to enjoy. 

The mission is for families who have more on their parenting plates than the typical family to experience family photography without a second thought in regards to their budget. It was also important for me to be sure they were able to bring home tangible memories of this precious and fleeting time in their lives – to remember every moment with their children and/or partners regardless of abilities. These tangible memories are in the form of an art package, which includes prints, a digital archive of their session, and a gorgeous piece of artwork for their walls from my canvas supplier (and generous discount-contributor), Artsy Couture

Through the images, 
we can clearly see that positive relationships 
are not defined by the term disability.


Please join us in celebrating A Community of Smiles at First Friday between 5:00 and 7:00pm at Crows Feet Commons in Downtown Bend, where families get to see their artwork in person for the first time!

And... stay tuned for more projects with the gorgeous families!














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