I recently had the chance to photograph this sweet family during their son's senior session. When Michelle called me to do Daniel's senior session I offered to photograph her family at the end of the session. She loved the idea.
I have known this family for almost 10 years, my husband has known them even longer. Just writing it seems hard to believe it has already been that long. I had the chance to teach with Doug at Norfolk Christian years ago and was able to teach his daughter Katherine. I even had the opportunity to do Katherine's senior portraits a few years back. So I was really excited to photograph Daniel for his senior session in August. As many might know this is an incredibly giving family and they have a true heart for the Lord. Some of you may also know that they received some not so pleasant news this August.
That is why I am here... to tell you their story and give you a way to help if you would like.
The #1 way you can help is PRAYER.
Here is their story:
Doug Sandwell was diagnosed last month with stage 4 lung cancer. The news came as a great shock to his family, including his wife and 4 children, since he is a non-smoker and is only 45 years old. As Bible teachers at Norfolk Christian, Doug and Michelle have dedicated their lives to reaching young people with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and as their medical bills begin mounting we want to bless them with some financial support.
The #2 way you can help is through the Mini Session Portrait Fundraiser I am hosting.
These sessions are 30 minutes long and each package is all inclusive, meaning it covers sitting fee and product. There are 3 packages from which to choose. A portion of each package sold will go directly to the Sandwells to help them with their medical bills. This would be a perfect time to get an updated family picture, capture a baby milestone, an individual portrait, etc. So not only would you be checking something off of your to do list you would be helping another family in need.
Things to know:
Location: Virginia Tech Arboretum at 1444 Diamond Springs Road Virginia Beach, Virginia
When: November 9, 2013
Time: Slots available
1. $ 125
2. $ 235
3. $ 375