December 14th will be a day FOREVER etched into my brain. The day so many innocent lives were lost in the Sandy Hook tragedy. I cannot fathom the pain these families are enduring this Holiday Season. Chris and I do not yet have children but my heart aches for these families who children were taken from this world WAY TOO SOON! My heart goes out to each and every one of these families.
Yesterday in the photography community the Olivia Act started to circle- information being passed along from one family portrait photographer to another. And of course the minute I read about it - I was IN!
The Olivia Act, named after Olivia Engel, one of the children killed in Newtown, Ct., was started by a photographer who wishes to be anonymous. Olivia’s family had professional family pictures taken a short time before she was killed. Those pictures are precious and now priceless to them. Upon hearing this, this photographer was moved to give away a 30 minute family photo shoot and has challenged other photographers to do the same. We go about our daily lives and sometimes we don’t take the time or have the resources to have family photos taken.
Pictures are a priceless memory that every family deserves.
Therefore in memory of Olivia Engel and all the children and wonderful teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary I would like to give away a family portrait session to one deserving family. I would like this to be a family that otherwise would not have the resources to have professional photos taken. A family who has never had professional photos done. A family who would truly cherish the memories captured.
To nominate a family please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the following information:
Your Contact info:
The Family you are nominating:
Their Story: tell me a bit about who they are and why they deserve a family session
***Family must live in the Brevard, Asheville or Hendersonville North Carolina areas***
I will be accepting nominations now through December 31st. After the New Year I will sit down and select one deserving family. I wish I could give away a million sessions.
The selected family will receive a 30-minute family portrait session this Spring with a disk of all the images from their session and an print package with their favorite images.
I have a pretty big announcement!!!
As many of you may know Chris and I got engaged last fall and are planning a September wedding! YAY!
However, I feel like I've been so busy this Spring that I haven't had time to enjoy wedding planning like a Bride should. Chris and I had hoped for a small ceremony and reception with our closest friends and family. But if you know the Keoghs- they never do anything small and quiet. So I have a lot of work to do!
Therefore I have made the decision to close up shop from August 1st until October 7th. I will not be booking any photo shoots during that time (however- if you already have a session booked you are safe!). I already have several senior sessions and weddings booked during this time frame (included one of my best friend's wedding) so I will not be totally lost from the portrait world. But no new sessions will be booked.
Because I know many of you are having panic attacks right now- hehe. I will be hosting two SUMMER FAMILY PORTRAIT DAYS as your last chance at family portraits before shop closes until Fall!
Saturday July 28th in Asheville, NC
Sunday July 29th in Brevard, NC
$75.00- for a family up to 5 people
My Portrait Days are mini-sessions and fill up VERY quickly. So please contact KaeLee Denise Photography to sign your family up.
Never fear I will still host Fall Family Portrait Days in October and November- plenty of time for you to have family portraits made for Holiday cards.
I feel so honored to have so many wonderful loving clients.
I love photographing in Greenville- so many new locations and a change of scenery for me. As long as its not above 85 degrees I can handle it
The Bernson girls grow more beautiful each time I see them! I just know that next time Jolee will be taller than me!