Over Labor Day Weekend I visited with my dear friend, Kay and her sweet pup, Vivian. She made for a great lil coffee companion while we hung out on the patio surrounded by trees. Also, it's one of her quirks I found endearing that she lies under furniture like the cart in the kitchen.
A photo opportunity fell into my lap last Friday night. A dear friend of mine, Andi, also a portrait photographer called asking if I was able to help out the next day, since the other shooter backed out.
I adore kids. I adore Andi. I'm a sucker for a good cause... and I love photographing people of all ages.
The next day, I loaded my gear and headed to Kenosha to a beauty salon where we'd set up.
The energy in the room was electric. So many happy and sweet faces.
Changing the Face of Beauty is a nonprofit corporation that is committed to equal representation of people with disabilities in adverting and media worldwide.
They have head shot clinics all over the country. The parents pay a small fee and in return they receive images to take to talent agencies.
Peter, the last young man on the blog is an Ambassador for Children's Craniofacial Association. Peter enjoys speaking to students who have read the book Wonder and answering what it's really like to live with a facial deformities. http://www.petesdiary.com/
I just started reading it and I'm hooked! This is from my friend Jean. "The kids and I have read Wonder along with the follow up stories including the Julian chapter.They are great perspectives on the joy,beauty, confusion,fear, and hope of being, living with or just encountering a person with severe facial differences."
I was honored and humbled to be a part of something special.
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While out and about last week scouting farms, I noticed the abundance of American Flags.
I saw the a huge painted flag on a white barn that I had to photograph. Timing was on my side, the farmer pulled up just as I was turning around on the road and I asked him if it was alright to take a few photos of the flag. The stars were hand cut out of an old piece of metal that was part of another building. He told me he didn't want to have to paint every star on the barn.