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Family photography promotes close family relationships, and builds self-esteem in children.  The best of families are defined by their love for one another, but all families go through difficult times.  Do you know a family who you would love to see having fun together, having photos of themselves together to cherish forever?

I have photographed a beautiful woman about to have a double mastectomy, children and adults with challenging and sometimes heartbreaking disabilities; a family of three who knew they had only six more weeks to spend with mom before they lost her to cancer.  There is no emotional situation you can present to me that will scare me away.  Help me give the gift of togetherness to a family who could really use it.


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The winning family will receive a Family Photojournalism session, to include the following:

  • a pre-shoot consultation
  • one hour of shooting, including documentary-style photography and candid family portraits
  • photography of additional loved ones and pets
  • unlimited locations within the time frame
  • my expert coaching and posing to bring out their best
  • subtle, natural retouching
  • an in-person reveal of the images
  • a luxuriously crafted, hardcover, 8"x8" Heirloom Album, featuring 30 images on 20 pages
  • the high-resolution digital versions of those 30 images
  • the opportunity to purchase any additional images that they love, though there is no obligation to do so

This experience is valued at over $1600.  But worth even more than that is the gift to a family you love, who will treasure it for a lifetime.

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The deadline for nominations is Thursday, November 7th, at 10:00pm.

How the winner will be selected:

  • I'll select three finalists based on a sense of love, fun, and who might get the most out of the experience.
  • On Friday, November 8th, at 10:00am, I'll hold a short Facebook Live on my business page (join me at,
    during which I'll announce the three finalists, and select the winner from this group, at random.
  • The two runners-up will receive a gift voucher towards a Family Photojournalism session in the amount of $100.

A few details:

  • The winning family's photo session will take place either at their home, or at another location (like a park) no more than 45 minutes' drive from Cheverly, Maryland.  Travel to the area will not be provided.
  • The winning family must be available for a photo session, and an in-person image reveal, before April 30, 2020.
  • The winning family must sign a release allowing the use of their images in my online portfolio and on social media.
  • You absolutely MAY nominate more than one family.


If you haven't signed up for a slot on the 31st yet, click here:   Sign Up!


And now, please tell me all about the family you'd like to nominate!