Happy Valentine’s Day!
LOVE is so easy to write about today coming off what I can only describe as a total LOVEFEST last week starting out with meeting my first blog crush followed by lunches, chair time in the salon, iPhone delivery, birthday dinners, blow outs, farmers market with the family and food trucks!!
It was a good week, seriously folks I have so much to be thankful for!
Saturday I was invited by Jen from Tinyoranges.com to come shoot photos of Love Is In The Hair an event she co-hosted with TEK Salon’s Tera Rae Stephens in an effort to raise funds for Tera’s Team in the PCRF Cinco De Mayo half marathon supporting Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my Saturday.
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation is doing the work to raise money to ensure pediatric cancer patients receive the highest quality of care and the best survival rate with a focus on research so that one day there will be a cure for pediatric cancer. Over the weekend my sister told me about one little girl in particular who needs our support, her name is Madeline Reese James,. This beautiful six year old was recently diagnosed with a malignant, inoperable brain tumor in January, her parents have been told that Maddie is not expected to survive more than six months. Turns out this little girl has a very special place close to the heart of one of my favorite bloggers, whoorl.
Many people in the blogging community know, love and support Maddie but there are many people who may have not heard her story so I encourage you to please visit her Caring Bridge page and read about her local connection through Sarah James aka whoorl. Be prepared, it’s hard to read.
What can you do? Support a TEAM or register to participate in the Cinco De Mayo Race, make a pledge to Team whoorl or Team Tera or make a donation directly to Caring Bridge.
Love Is In the Hair raised $3000 over this past weekend! Amazing effort for such an important cause, I was so happy to play a very tiny role that day of photographer, thank you Jen from Tiny Oranges for asking me to join in the effort! I had a blast (litterally!!) Got to play with a new fancy lens, snaps some photos, munch on cupcakes, while they blew out my hair and whitened my teeth!! Seriously if they have another event YOU MUST GO!!
Here are a couple photos. You can view the entire event on my Flickr page.
Jen (right) from Tiny Oranges.com and Tera working her chair side magic.
This is the beautiful Shanna from My Favorite Everything.
I don’t sit still very well, you can see me texting while I get my hair washed. I’m also trying a new lens (50 mm 1.2 for you photogs out there) oh my lens lust was high after taking it for a spin. It let me take that beautiful photo of Shanna above. I think I need another day job either that or my entire purse collection is going up on eBay for a new lens.
and no I don’t know how to spell sandwich either… sigh.
Special thanks Kathleen for letting me hone in on your weekend visitor, my photos were the better for it!
You make teeth whitening look HOT! MWAH!
Have a great Valentine’s Day (((group hug))) to all my readers, so what are you doing tonight?
** UPDATED 2/28/2011**
Please visit Maddies PHOTO ENTRY at the OC REGISTER and VOTE for her photo below.
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March 1st UPDATE — Maddie James Foundation Video is here.