If any of you know this family then you know they have lots of charisma. I don't think I've ever laughed this much at a session before. My cheeks hurts from smiling by the time I was done. I used to work with these 2 beautiful women when I was a teacher. It is funny I worked in the same building as them for almost 4 years and I felt like I got to know them so much better in the short 1 hour photo session. See how much you can accomplish in 1 hour! :-)
I'm usually pretty sarcastic, but they sure brought out the best sarcasm in me. It made for some great smiles.
This little man knew how to shine in front of the camera. I wanted to quote him because as we were leaving he asked his mom if we could do the whole session again! Those are things I love to hear.
Something about a little boy in a mama's heart. Melt...
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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
I met this family about a year ago at a fundraiser photo shoot. It was a great event held at the Thoroughgood house in Virginia Beach. The event was a huge success and helped raise funds for a mother and wife get the surgery she needed all the way in Germany. They had so much fun last year that they decided to have their family portraits taken again this year, but this time on the beach.
Little man was full of smiles and loving the new independence he has discovered since learning how to walk. He gave me a great workout and tested my agility skills. Bystanders even stopped to lend happy pups to keep him entertained. We had fun making all sorts of animal noises and goofy faces. The end result was well worth it.