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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Heart Gallery

Yesterday we had the opportunity to photograph some truly inspiring kids. The Heart Gallery is an organization dedicated to helping hard to place kids get adopted to loving families. Whether they are mentally challenged, have medical conditions or are simply older children, the Heart Gallery has a phenomenal success rate with these kids.. Their idea was to team up with professional photographers across the country for photos of the children, and then hang the kid's photos in public places such as union Station, the LA Zoo, etc. This is the third time we have photographed children for the gallery, and this time there were twenty kids and eight photographers scheduled to attend this mass shoot. Only five photographers actually made it, and we walked around Pa's Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach, who was kind enough to open their facility and their hearts to these kids. Not only did they allow us to use their grounds, they donated ride tickets all day to the kids. I know where I am buying my pumpkin this year.

The Heart Gallery is an amazing organization, and I urge you all to get involved. If this is not your cup of tea, find a charity you believe in and volunteer. Do it. No more excuses.

Southern California wedding and event photographer

1 comment:

  1. These are great! Sounds like you had a really good time.