I am very excited and honored to have been selected to work with Capturing Hopes Photography a non-profit organization that offers photography assistance to families with babies and children in the NICU as well as those living in the Ronald McDonald House of Winston Salem.
Because Capturing Hopes Photography is based on the East Coast, they reached out to me directly when they received a request from a family that is here in the San Diego area. The family has two beautiful little girls who are in the NICU at Kaiser Zion Hospital, San Diego. Because the babies can't leave the hospital just yet, I will be going directly to them in order to help capture their first professional newborn portraits. This is something the family has been wanting and waiting to be able to do since they were born. I feel honored to be able to help such this family.
If you or anyone you know have babies in the NICU or families that are at Ronald McDonald House within the San Diego County area, please let me know. I would like to be able to offer them a portrait session free of charge. I know this time in their life is precious and being able to capture the memories and moments are priceless.
Please pass this blog onto your family and friends as I would like to spread the word, if this becomes bigger than something I can not do alone, I will be reaching out to the community for support to include recruiting other photographers to join in my mission to give back through photography.
*UPDATE: Because I have already began to receive incredible feedback, I have started the process of creating a non-profit organization called "Paying It Forward Photography". As I pull everything together, I will post updates here and on the Paying It Forward Photography website.
I will be reaching out to the community for support to include recruiting other photographers to join in my mission to give back through photography.
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Heather J. Potter