Stay Tuned

You may know that some friends of mine lost their 15 year old son to a rare type of throat cancer last year. Last year in honor of Trevor they decided to participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life event in Santa Clarita.

I would like to help them raise money for Team Trevor this year by holding another day of Mini-Sessions and donating a portion of the proceeds. These Minis are 30 minutes long and my pricing will be reduced. I haven't settled on an exact date for the sessions, but I think that it will probably be the 19th or 26th of April. The Relay For Life event is May 31st. There will be a limited number of sessions available. If you would like to be notified when I finalize the dates and details please leave your e-mail address in the comments section, or shoot me an e-mail at judy@judyphanphotography.com. I should have it all worked out by the end of the week at the very latest.

This is a great chance to get beautiful portraits at a reduced cost and help out a worthy cause at the same time! Please feel free to forward this post to anyone you think might be interested.

From last year's mini-sessions:


Another Gorgeous Maternity

This is my friend Tiffany. Isn't she beautiful? She is the one who made Laura's bouquet for me. She is having a little girl after two beautiful boys. Thanks Tiff, can't wait for our newborn session!



It's so much more relaxed after the wedding! We made our way down to Old Town & city hall today and were so glad we did! It was the perfect day for portraits. Almost no one was at city hall, and I hadn't realized how beautiful it is inside. About a third of the way through a man with a guitar came and sat and played some music. He was actually very good! He was really nice as well, he wished Charles and Laura congratulations and a happy marriage. Very sweet. Laura's bouquet was made by my awesome friend Tiffany. Isn't it beautiful? Thanks Charles and Laura; I hope you had as much fun as I did!


What I Did Today

I had the pleasure of hanging out with one of my best friends and her in-laws today. They are having a girls' weekend, how fun! It's been a very busy day, and I am off to my parent's house tonight. I only had time to glance through them before heading out, but here are a couple of favorites. Stay tuned, there will be more to come. Thanks so much girls, I had a blast!



(thanks to Jessica Dittmer for the artwork on this portrait. You can find her info through the link on the right.)

"There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world."

I am a member of an organization called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, which provides bereavement photography for babies born still or who are not expected to live. It was founded by Cheryl Haggard, a mother who lost her new son, and Sandy Puc', the photographer whom the Haggards called to photograph their family before their sweet baby passed away. This non-profit organization provides families with photographs of their precious baby.
From the NILMDTS site:
"The Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation is there for parents and families to help aid them in their healing, bring hope to their future, and honor to their child. It is through remembrance that a family can truly begin to heal."
To learn more about this organization, visit their site at nilmdts.org. To view the segment that aired this morning on the Today show, click here.