Authentic You Photography Blog

December 18, 2009

A few photos and ramblings…

Filed under: Just Because, family — Char @ 6:42 am

It’s always fun to photograph friends…

Beautiful Natalie.

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Her pretty mother is Coleen from Capture This Photography.

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Had to include Isaac’s grin…

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The rambling part…

Help-Portrait is defined as “A movement of photographers who are using their time, equipment, and expertise to give back to those that are less fortunate.” Basically it involved four steps: find somebody in need, take their portrait, print their portrait, and deliver it to them. On December 12th this happened at locations all over the world.

When invited last minute by Carrie from Cairtree Photography to take part in Help-Portrait at Water Street Mission, I couldn’t get it off my mind. Details fell in place and I was able to jump in.

Yeah, it made me appreciate how blessed I really am. I take for granted that my basic needs are always there. But even more so, I realized again how quickly my world becomes centered on my world.

I mean, my computer seems to think I enjoy watching the little beach ball spinning as it processes…grrrrr.  The traffic was awful….made us late for our nice dinner out. Hmmm, flats or boot…flats or boots….I can never decide. The lines at the mall were out of this World…they really should do something different. Why does my four year old always spill his cereal right after the kitchen floor is cleaned? And that four dollar latte was waaaay to sweet.

Yeah, it made me realize how quickly my tiny world can consume me…there is so much more.

I love Carrie’s thought…a camera should never be used for taking, only giving.

As I had the opportunity to work with those less fortunate, I walked away blessed.

The photographer’s working at Water Street Mission:


It is Friday and snow is in the forecast and we are going to start wrapping gifts today. Smile! Happy weekend.


  1. Thanks for sharing Char! Good reminder, enjoy the snow;)

    Comment by Rosene — December 18, 2009 @ 12:48 pm

  2. I heard about Help Portrait. I didn’t know there was something in this area! I think that’s awesome that you got a chance to help out! Have a merry Christmas!

    Comment by Larry — December 18, 2009 @ 1:44 pm

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