For Japan with Love

Utterly Engaged and Ever-Ours came up with a great way to help the disaster relief effort in Japan.  They are fundraising for ShelterBox.  ShelterBox was one of THE first organizations asked by Japan to help and were on hand on the Saturday after the quake.  Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.  You can donate HERE.

They're also encouraging a "Bloggers Day of Silence" for Friday, March 18, as a way to raise awareness and respect and acknowledge the devastation going on in Japan.  With this in mind, I will not be blogging tomorrow.

Also, remember that Adm and I will be donating 50% of all proceeds from family portrait sessions booked now through the end of April to the disaster relief effort in Japan.  Initially, we were thinking we'd donate to the Red Cross, but since checking out ShelterBox, which is doing great work, we're not so sure, and so are open to suggestions.

Here is some more information:

Family portrait sessions are $300.  This includes up to an hour and a half of photography at a location of your choice within the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles and Orange County.  Family sessions can include babies, children, adults, parents, pets...  You can also purchase this as a gift for someone else.  The session only needs to be booked by the end of April, but not necessarily scheduled within that time.  To reserve your session, a deposit of $150 (which will be sent to Japan) is required.  You'll receive a CD of 40 high-resolution images that are ready for print in both color and black and white as well as a private online gallery good for three months.  Please email me at with any questions or to schedule your session.

Below are some of our favorite family session images: