About a year and a half ago I was sleeping every night with my mobile phone switched on and beside my bed. My camera packed and ready to go. Phone and camera were my constant companions. Why? I was expecting a phone call. A most important call. A dear friend of mine was pregnant with her second baby and said she would call me to take photos as soon as the baby arrived.
That call never came, thank God.
A year and a half ago her baby might not have survived, as he would have been very premature. Conceiving this baby was very nearly impossible*, and staying pregnant involved months of bed rest (not as much fun as it sounds!), much of it in hospital.
As it turned out, he was born prematurely, but gladly his arrival was not as early as we all thought it might be. With expert help from the doctors and nurses at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital, and a lot of patient love and care from his parents, he survived. You might remember him from and earlier post:
Well… that baby has just turned ONE! And to celebrate his first year of life, his mum and I are running a little fundraiser to buy much needed equipment for Royal North Shore Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and other similar places. Here’s how it works:
The first ten people to book in for a portrait session with me between 1st March and 30th June 2010 will receive:
- half price sitting (only $50)
- a free mini concertina album with 8 of your favourite images from the shoot
- a free 5 x 7 inch print
That’s $185 value for just $50!
I will donate ALL of your sitting fee and 5% of what you order at your initial proofing session to Kids like Brett.
Kids like Brett. They are a registered charity who donate 100% of all the money that passes through their books to purchase life-saving medical equipment for sick kids. They buy EXACTLY what the hospitals need to do their work, and they negotiate the best prices they can on some very specialised equipment.
Oh, and those of you who have received a half-price voucher for becoming fans of vividity on facebook can take part in this, too.
So book in for a photo session now, and turn your pictures into some cold hard cash for some very sick kids.
*You can read my friend’s story about IVF here. It’s worth a read. She’s a great writer!