Last night I was watching “19 Kids and Counting”.  I know that many people can’t stand that show and think that Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar are crazy for having so many children.  Well, I admire them.  In a world today where so many choose to find the best way to fit in they have chosen to stick out, to be different, and to trust that God will provide for them.  While yes, 19 kids might be a bit extreme for most, they understand that children are a blessing from God – a true gift to be cherished!  That’s why I LOVE photographing families so much.  Capturing the interaction and love between families feeds my soul.  So…what is this post about you might ask?  Well…last night on “19 Kids and Counting” Michelle talked a lot about having a servant’s heart that looks for opportunities to serve others.  Well…it struck a nerve with me.

While I’ve gone on a few mission trips, served the homeless dinner at shelters numerous times ,etc…I have never really had a chance to give back and serve others with one of the greatest gifts God has given me – my photography.  So…I’d like to do just that.  If you know of a family that fully embraces this principle, that children are a gift, a blessing, a reward – but might be struggling with hard times and not be able to financially afford custom photography for their family – I would LOVE to hear about them.  You know someone. I guarantee it.
I would love to hear about them!

What will they receive:

1 hour photography session
New wardrobe for the portrait session compliments of BerryTree Photography
20 digital images on a jump drive
a special photo gift to be chosen by Sarah

The rules:
* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services.
* The nominee must reside in or within 1 hour of Canton, GA.
* You must e-mail the full story to sarah@berrytreephotography.com
*Tell me who you know, the children’s ages, what they’re experiencing, and why they are deserving.
* Make sure to include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself in your e-mail.
*Feel free to include a photo of the family.

*Deadline is March 5th, 2011. Session will take place in March.

The winner will be announced on March 7th, 2011!!! — So get nominating! I can’t wait to read all of your entries!  Open your heart to someone this year — and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.

And since all post on a photography blog should contain pictures!  Some of my favorite family photos!

Soscia DSC 5102 web Striving to have a Servants Heart  :  Family Photographer | Canton GA

Haas DSC 6133 bw web Striving to have a Servants Heart  :  Family Photographer | Canton GA

Rowe DSC 3929 web Striving to have a Servants Heart  :  Family Photographer | Canton GA

Blair DSC 4657 v2 Striving to have a Servants Heart  :  Family Photographer | Canton GA