As most of you know, Kim and I met when we both went to our first Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep meeting. We instantly bonded b/c I had a tiny+nursing Grayson with me and she, well, loves kids! And since then our friendship has grown obviously, but I love that it started because of our love and devotion to NILMDTS. Having that as our main source of giving back is still at the core of our business… and our clients know that if we are called on a NILMDTS session we might just have to reschedule their session. Because our hearts are always with our NILMDTS families. They just are.

And as we’ve been talking about the last six months of working together and what we hope to do together in 2010 we realized we’d love to give back even more. We know how much photographs can mean to a family. We know how much they mean to our families and we’ve never experienced a great tragedy or hardship.

So we’d like to announce The Fresh Gift.

The Fresh Gift is something we will do periodically. Something we are so excited about. Something we hope you get excited about as well b/c The Fresh Gift will only happen with YOUR help!

We need your help b/c The Fresh Gift is for one deserving family. For whatever reason you think they are deserving. Illness, hospice, house fire, low income, whatever. And to the family that is chosen will be given ONE FREE SESSION with the high-resolution disk AND their choice of either our 5×7 proof book or a 16×20 mounted print!


Here’s how to enter:

1. Email us at [email protected] and include the person’s name you want to nominate, WHY you want to nominate them, how you know them, a way to contact that person/family and how you heard about us.

2. You may nominate as many people/families as you’d like but you MAY NOT nominate yourself.

3. You AND the nominee must live within 30 miles from St. Louis county.

4. Email us before midnight on December 30th to have your submission count.

The fun part? The person who’s submission we chose will win a free mini session at our Valentine Mini Session (details coming soon!)!

We will read over all of the submissions and announce the winner either on Dec 31st or Jan 1st. We will NOT mention WHY they won and will not tell any part of their story until we blog their session and can talk to them personally about what they are comfortable with us blogging. Every submission will be completely private and only Kim and I will read them.