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On Thursday, I received the email I’ve been waiting for – the exciting invitation to be a member of the WPJA – Wedding Photojournalists Association! Oh goodness, ever since I discovered the WPJA last year, I have wanted to be a member. So when I got the news – I was so excited! I think I have told every single person I have talked to since then! What an honor, I can’t even put it into words.

On to the other news:
On Wednesday, after seeing the segment that aired on the Today Show about Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Organization, I knew it was time to put my talents to use and volunteer. Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep is an organization of over 3000 photographers who volunteer to take the call in the time of need and offer newborn photography sessions for infants who will not live past their birth. This is another organization that I learned of last year, and while I felt the call to sign up for it, I kept holding back from joining – simply out of fear. I realized that fear was no excuse, and while it will be an emotional task if I am called upon to help out a family, it does not compare at all to what those families are going through and I want to be able to do what I can to help.

This is not something I normally like to write about, but I want to help get the word out that this group exists, for anyone who reads this and might need to call on them in the future. If you are a photographer, I strongly encourage you to consider joining.

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8 Comments

  • regina says:

    Congratulations! You are the WOMAN!

  • caitlin says:

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’ve been on the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep website and I really give you credit for being able to do that. It takes a really big heart. I’d love to but I tend to be extremely emotional, and I’m afraid I’d make things worse.

    :(

  • Jenny Arnez says:

    Congratulations, Christine!

  • Cynthia Q. says:

    That’s awesome! Kudos!

  • Mark K in NJ says:

    Came to your blog through Flickr…read here about what your volunteering for. Much applause to you for doing this – I can only imagine what a difficult time these parents go through and I’m sure you’ll create beautiful memories for them. My heart breaks thinking about it but to you I salute.

    All the best,
    Mark

  • Cynthia Q. says:

    Mike Colon just posted about this organization on his blog as well w/ a heartfelt letter of thanks from a mother whose baby he photographed. just fyi.

  • Frank DiMeo says:

    Congratulations on WPJA Christine!

    It takes a special person to produce those heart wrenching images.

    Have fun in Vegas, wish I was going to be there with you too.

  • Jason Connel says:

    Welcome to the ranks at WPJA! I am enjoying your work!

    Thanks!
    Jason

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