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Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Olivia Act

Yesterday, I was reading a post by another photographer I follow and she was detailing her plans to participate in The Olivia Act.  The Olivia Act was started by a photographer after seeing professional photos that were recently done for one of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Connecticut.  It touched her to think how happy those parents will be to have these photographic memories from a short time before these heinous acts.  They will be something the family treasures forever.  This photographer realized that not everyone is able to afford professional photography sessions and prints, and yet, everyone deserves to have these memories.  So, she decided to offer a free 30 minute photo session to a family who otherwise could not afford this service.  Quickly, her idea spread like wildfire among her photographer friends.  And so, The Olivia Act was born.

My plan is a simple one.  I am asking everyone I know, and everyone they know, to email me (jennifer.commons@gmail.com), or message me on Facebook, the name, contact info, and a brief summary of a family they feel deserves this free session.  The family must be located in the Tri-Cities, TN region - I will go as far south as Maryville, as far east as Asheville, NC, as far west as Norton, VA, and as far north as Abingdon, VA.  I will be taking names until December 31, 2012 and will pick a winner in January 2013.  The family will receive a 30 minute photo session at their home, or weather permitting some nice outside setting, an 8x10, and a disk with high-res images.

Please get the word out to your family and friends.  I feel very strongly about this project.  I have lost many family members, as I am sure you all have, and I am truly grateful for the photos I have of them.

Thank you.

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