Portraits for a Cause

I am literally sitting here in my living room with the tv on news channel 4 listening to the updates since Hurricane Sandy this past Monday. Even my boyfriend (who’s working from home while his office tries to restore power) just turned to me and said “I feel like every day the reports get worse and worse about the devastation of this storm”.

I agree.

Not beyond my wildest dreams did I imagine the storm would do so much destruction. On Monday evening I sat here in my Queens apartment listening to the whirling winds outside without even a clue of the destruction it was wreaking in Manhattan, parts of the Jersey shore, and even worse Staten Island.  Days later since the storm, the reports keep coming in about storm related deaths and those people who are without homes left stunned wondering how to pick up the pieces of their lives.

I recognize how incredibly fortunate I am to be sitting here with working electricity, food in the refrigerator, and a warm bed to lay in at night.  I recognize how many people out there aren’t as lucky.

I watch the news as reporters interview homeowners standing in front of rubble of what used to be their home. Soaken teddy bears and broken picture frames laying on the ground covered in mud.

Part of me feels so helpless. I can’t even imagine the despair they must be going through. So I started researching volunteer centers and evacuation shelters that could possibly use my help to start rebuilding and help uplift others to move forward through this. I scanned my heart for the answers that felt good to my soul. And then I realized how I'd like to help.

For the next week every portrait or headshot session you book with me, I will be donating a portion of the sale to the Red Cross in support of Hurricane Sandy victims.

Here is the breakdown:
  • Portrait Sessions @ $450, 20% to Red Cross..................$90 goes to Red Cross
  • Headshot Sessions @ $175, 15%  to Red Cross..........$26.25 goes to Red Cross

It doesn’t seem like much but at least 5 portrait sessions could mean a $450 donation to the Red Cross. Every little bit helps.
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November marks the month of gratitude and I have so much to be thankful for. Hurricane Sandy helped me to realize that.

So if you want to join me in this effort of giving, please sign up for one of my Portraits for a Cause Sessions below.


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With Love & Light,

Ariane