It literally hurts me to watch what is going on in Haiti. Horrible…so much sadness, loss and grief. I’m in complete awe of those brave, giving, beautiful people out there helping put all of the broken pieces back together.

I feel like I should do something, I feel like I NEED to do something. I want to try to contribute in a way even though it may be small. So, I’m teaming up with a group of amazing photographers – lead by Lyndsay Stradtner of Life in Motion Photography and Michele Anderson of Pinkle Toes Photography – and together, we’re going to try to do something to help.  But, we need you, too! Here’s the deal:

You could win a sunset photo session at my favorite outdoor location in the Torrance/Manhattan Beach area!

  • This session will be photographed by me (Julie) – It will be in March or April 2010. Date will be confirmed once we have a winner!
  • Session is for up to 3 people and will last between 1-2 hours (Family, baby or maternity session).
  • Winner will also receive 25 fully processed, high resolution images on CD. Print to your heart’s content!

How to win:

  • Make a MINIMUM donation of $10 to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund.
  • Forward a copy of your receipt to
  • All entries must be RECEIVED by midnight (Pacific time) on January 31st.
  • Winner will be drawn at random and announced on February 2nd.
  • You can enter as many times as you’d like, but each entry must be the minimum $10 donation.

Other details:

  • Session participants must sign a model release.
  • Session must be held at photographer’s outdoor location of choice (Torrance/Manhattan Beach area).
  • Session will be around sunset (somewhere between 3:00 and 5:00).
  • If the winner does not claim his/her prize by Feb. 3rd or cannot claim the prize, then another winner will be drawn.

But wait! There’s more!

PLEASE blog, Tweet or share this link on Facebook! More donations mean more help for Haiti!

  • Stacy Tucker Does my $50 donation to "Help for Haiti" count or does is have to be to the Red Cross?(01.23.2010 06:02pm)
  • Annie Luecha-Aguirre It is such a terrible disaster, yet the Haitians seem to be a positive people with strong faith and will. I am so proud of how much the American people have come forth and supported humanity in this desperate time of need. I have come to see that no contribution is too small nor too large. There is a kind and generous thought and prayer in each and every donation. Hopefully, we can all make a difference even a little for Haitians. I can't even imagine what is going through their minds...the devastation... physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Let's do what we can as human beings!(01.23.2010 09:01pm)
  • Julie donations are eligible if they're made specifically to the red cross between 1/22 and 1/31 :) thank you for your generosity!(01.24.2010 09:03am)
  • Julie For those asking about the "helping haiti" contest", follow me on twitter & facebook. I will making the announcement there within the next few days! Links are below: (02.04.2010 07:55am)

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