I can’t tell you how excited I am to meet you all! Every time I go on tour to various states, I meet so many amazing families who are now life long friends. The hardest part about having out-of- state clients is missing them when I leave. It’s that extra special connection that we share with our kiddos that link our hearts no matter how many miles apart we are, and it’s going to be such a blessing to meet you all and tell your amazing stories through beautiful portraiture all while helping support your DSA!
I know many of you already know of me, but for those of you who don’t…My daughter, Hannah Grace (now 4) was born with Down Syndrome. My (then) husband chose not to accept her diagnosis and left us when she was only 5 days old with 3 holes in her heart and possible leukemia…He said, “she’s defective”. That word he used shattered my heart for her future because if her own flesh and blood wouldn’t accept her…who would? This left my daughter and I virtually homeless living in hotels and couch surfing; living off of limited government food programs having to pawn my wedding rings for additional food and bills. Fast forward 2 years to 2016… I had prayed for a platform to advocate for my daughter and others like her to change the negative perceptions society has of children with special needs, so that what happened to us wouldn’t continue to happen to others. My employer at the time who was a pro videographer, saw some images I had taken of Hannah with my iPhone and said “you have a gift” and urged me to get a ‘real’ camera. After arguing with him like he was crazy because I’m horrible with technology lol, I finally got one and the Lord used our mess and turned it into a literal miracle and has given me a testimony for others to see our children through the same lens Jesus does…the lens of unconditional love and acceptance. Within only days of posting my first collection of images, I had media from all over the globe including Washington D.C. contacting me wanting to know “why are you photographing so many children with special needs?” So I happily obliged them, and our story spread like wildfire and hasn’t stopped since and my daughter had her first TV debut at just 2 years old and has become the global sweetheart of the special needs community. My work is internationally recognized and published and promotes inclusion across the globe. Images can be understood in every language, and I have followers as far as Japan and Brazil wanting to be included in the Doll Collections which is why I started doing session tours last year. Paperdolls Photography quickly became a global campaign for inclusion as we continue to promote acceptance of all abilities and point others to stories of beauty and love.
I am grateful everyday for this gift God has given me to be able to connect with our children in a way that is incomprehensible to me teaching the world to love like Jesus does. I can’t wait to meet your amazing families and include you on our amazing journey in helping others see our children the way we do…beautiful, capable, and loved.
So now that you have my story and the WHY behind my mission, let’s get to the good stuff and how I can contribute to your community…The Fundraiser! All session pricing includes premium editing/ post processing, time and talent of the photographer, number of digital images included in the package you choose, a keepsake mounted print, and a gorgeous online gallery including ALL of your best shots where you can purchase your stunning prints and canvas from, as well as any additional digital images you may want. (Due to so many families wanting to purchase their ENTIRE digital galleries, that option will now be available for you too🙂 It’s never easy to pick your favorites, so this way you don’t have to!
All sessions will take place at Roswell Mill Ruins Park-(95 Mill St, Roswell, GA 30075)
Below you will find 4 Package Options to choose from for this fundraiser. Of course the longer the session, the more variety and shots you will have to choose from as it gives us more time to move around for various backdrops/buildings/bridge/creeks on the property. In addition, the more kiddos you have, the longer the session should be to ensure we get all the shots for you.
Who can participate? Anyone who has an extra chromosome, OR loves someone who does!
10% of each session fee will be donated back to your local Down Syndrome Association, and an additional $500 will be donated for every 20 families who book! So tell all your local friends! This is my way of giving back to others who have the same mission and heart as Paperdolls Photography. I appreciate all of our DSA’s more than you could ever know. My local Nashville DSA is very near and dear to my heart as I know yours is as well. It’s hearts like those who run these organizations that can really make a difference in our children’s lives and futures; and I am honored to partner with yours on this amazing and unique fundraiser in your area as we continue to work together to raise awareness and change hearts one stunning image at a time.
Package 1 $600 includes
- 60 minute Premium Portrait session
- 10 digital images
- one 12×18 styrene mounted print keepsake
Package 2 $500 includes
- 40 minute Premium Portrait session
- 7 digital images
- one 11×14 styrene mounted print keepsake
Package 3 $400 includes
- 30 minute Premium Portrait session
- 5 digital images
- one 8×12 styrene mounted print keepsake
Package 4 $300 includes
- 20 minute Premium Portrait session
- 3 digital images
- one 8×10 styrene mounted print keepsake
To Book simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line PEACH DOLLS, and let me know which package you would like, and which day you want to book on Nov. 9th-11th, then you will be sent the available time slots I have left for that day to choose from. After you’ve chosen your time, you will be sent your invoice to confirm your spot…Please Note: Due to the limited availability of sessions, invoice fees are due in full immediately at time of booking to secure your session. You will be invoiced via email and pay straight from there. Your spot will not be held until payment is confirmed and will be open for others to book. Session spots are on a first come first serve basis. Due to the special nature of travel (booking flights, hotel, rental car etc…) Session fees are non refundable. Be sure and share with your local friends so they don’t miss out! We are looking to raise significant funds for your DSA. Please be sure to check all email folders for your Invoice, as your email may filter it outside of the main inbox.
See you soon!!! Enjoy the tearjerker video below of our amazing miracles we call our children!
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