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Come help me give a special gift to a deserving family

As a children’s portrait photographer, I feel so blessed to be able to work with children on a regular basis.  Whether it’s capturing a smile, coaxing a giggle, or preserving a beautiful moment for Mom and Dad to treasure for years to come…these are the things that give me a deep sense of joy and happiness in what I do.  But I also know that not all children are as blessed as the ones that I have met and photographed this year. That’s why as 2010 comes to a close, I’d like to give something to the children and families that need our love and support.

So please join me in the effort to help fight pediatric cancer, and in doing so, we will give a very special gift to a deserving family…

flyer for Christine DeSavino Photography

To participate, here are the details:

To Donate, Book a Session,  & Claim Your $200 Print Credit:

  1. Contact me to secure a session date, get your $50 session fee discount, and go over session/payment details.
  2. Then go to my donation page at Alex’s Lemonade Stand and make your $50 donation.
  3. Next, come back to my blog or facebook page and leave a comment announcing that you have donated!  By doing so you’ll be helping to raise awareness for this cause.
  4. Once I see your comment, you will then be eligible to use your print credit for your order.
  5. Get ready for your session!

To Donate & Claim Your $50 or $100 Print Credit:

  1. Just go to my donation page at Alex’s Lemonade Stand and make your $25 or $50 donation.  Anyone can donate at anytime!
  2. Then come back to my blog or facebook page and leave a comment announcing that you have donated!  By doing so you’ll be helping to raise awareness for this cause.
  3. Once I see your comment, I will then contact you via email or facebook about your print credit.
  4. Go tell your friends to donate!

To Donate & Get Us to that $1000 level:

  1. Well, …..just DONATE!

Further Info:

  • Anyone from anywhere can donate at anytime.
  • You do not have to live in the NJ area to participate, but all sessions resulting from this fundraiser must take place in my normal shooting area:  Northern NJ, the NYC metro area, and LBI/Jersey Shore.
  • If you do not wish to use this print credit for yourself, feel free to give it to a friend!
  • Yes, current clients who have not ordered yet can donate and qualify for a print credit.
  • Sessions booked via this fundraiser must be completed by April 1, 2011.
  • Please, only 1 credit from this fundraiser per client, and all credits must be used in 2011.
  • Print credits are eligible only after the minimum print purchase of $400 has been satisfied.
  • Print credits do not apply to announcement cards.
  • When we reach our goal of $1000 in donations, the donated portrait session & photo collection will be determined in collaboration with Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Below are a few details about this wonderful foundation, but if you’d like to learn more about them or pediatric cancer you can do so here:

www.alexslemonade.org

  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is committed to finding a cure for all childhood cancers.
  • To date, they have raised over $35 million and have funded over 150 research projects at more than 50 institutions across the country!
  • They  are also innately aware of the struggles that families face throughout their battle with childhood cancer, emotionally, financially and otherwise, and have created programs to assist them.

Pediatric Cancer

  • On the average, 36 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer everyday in the United States.
  • Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the United States.
  • One in every 330 Americans develops cancer before the age of twenty.
  • The causes of most childhood cancers are unknown. At present, childhood cancer cannot be prevented.
  • Despite these facts, childhood cancer research is vastly and consistently underfunded.

**this information was taken directly from the website of Alex’s Lemonade Stand

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As a child, I grew up spending my summers on Long Beach Island.   I have so many special memories of being with my family at the shore, spending endless hours in the ocean while my dad watched me vigilantly, building sand castles with my brother and playing “kadima” with whoever was up to the challenge!

Here’s your chance to capture special beach memories of your own family to be remembered and enjoyed for a lifetime…. I am offering beach sessions at the end of this month, from Sunday, June 27th until Tuesday, June 29th and also next month from Friday, July 23rd until Saturday, July 31st.   I offer 2 sessions per day, one in the early morning and one in the evening.  We can shoot at your own local beach, at the bay, or at the beautiful Barnegat Lighthouse on the northern tip of LBI.

For a limited time,  I am offering a special $150 savings which includes:  $50 off your session fee and a $100 print credit to be applied towards your order!

For more information or to book a session, call Christine at (917) 697-1835 or email me at chris@christinedesavino.com

~August & September dates by appointment.  Also available in other areas of the Jersey Shore.~

~Click here to see examples of  my Beach Photo Sessions~

My boys at Barnegat Lighthouse, LBI, Jersey Shore

My boys at Barnegat Lighthouse, LBI

Sessions subject to availability; minimum print purchase applies.
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Always wanted a super cool children’s photo session?  There is no better background than Central Park, and I’ll be there ALL DAY on Monday, June 14th!   Schedule a photo session with me that day and here’s what you’ll get:

  • A half priced session fee of $100
  • A one and a half hour custom photo session for up to 2 children
  • 15-20 proofs published in your own private password protected gallery
  • And $100 off your print order

Here are some highlights from a Central Park photo shoot that I did last fall of three beautiful children at Bethesda Fountain

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Hurry and book  now.  Call Christine at (917) 697-1835 or email me at chris@christinedesavino.com

Subject to availability; minimum print purchase applies

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…anyone who is thinking about booking with me, this is the time!   Book before this Saturday, May 1st and you get a complimentary $100 print credit to add on to your order, and I will donate $50 to Autism New Jersey. Also, keep looking for new autism stories this week and don’t forget to submit a comment to be entered into our free gift drawing on Friday!

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This weekend I’ll be participating in fundraisers for two premier schools in this area.  On Friday night the Saddle River Day School will be holding their annual auction at the Rockleigh Counrty Club.

Saddle River Day School Crest

And on Saturday the Green Meadow Waldorf School will be holding their annual auction on their school grounds.

Green Meadow Waldorf School Logo

So for any of you who might be attending and are thinking about a session with me, here’s your chance to donate to the school and win a children’s portrait session and print credit.  For more info on the events, look here:

www.saddleriverday.org

www.gmws.org

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I just wanted to send out a huge thank you to everyone who participated in my Fundraiser for CARE’s relief effort in Haiti.  It was a great success and together we raised hundreds of dollars that will go directly to CARE’s Haiti relief fund. For more information about their wonderful mission statement, visit CARE.

Not all of my sessions are finished yet, but this is a little montage of some who participated in the promo…

Photo montage of baby and maternity portraits from my Haiti fundraiser sessions

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The devastation has been hard to watch, but some relief efforts have been heartening and inspiring.  I have been wanting to do my part to help the many people and children in need and  I thought this was a great way to offer incentive for us to work together…

For any session booked between now and February 14th, I will reduce your session fee to $100 and contribute 100% of that in both of our names to CARE’s relief effort in Haiti.

After considering many different organizations, including the Red Cross, Unicef and Grassroots International, I’ve decided on CARE. Below is their mission statement, but what resonated with me most is their focus on empowering poor women around the world.

If you would like to participate, please remember all sessions must be booked by February 14th and must be completed by April 15th.  Please find CARE’s mission statement below and a link to their website.

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CARE
is a leading humanitarian organization that fights global poverty through efforts to improve education, increase access to clean water and prevent the spread of disease.  Women are at the heart of CARE’s community based efforts because, given the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.  CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of natural disasters and war, helping people rebuild their lives.

For more information on CARE and their relief effort in Haiti, click here.

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I am exhausted after a full day, but just wanted to say thanks to all the people who came to visit me at the Ridgewood Holiday Boutique.  It was a great time and for a great cause (the YWCA’s Rape Crisis Center).  I met some wonderful people and some talented artists.  Here is a picture of the display we had up…  Now off to catch up on some sleep….zzzzzzzz.

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