Win a session & Cd while helping Haiti {Helping Hearts for Haiti} Priscilla Baierlein Photography

When something so devastating happens in our world, we all watch the news in shock at the terrible images flashing before our eyes. I haven't been able to wrap my mind around everything that has happened. The images. The stories. I know so many of us are moved to tears every time we turn on the news. The thing that amazes me are the stories of faith, of joy, of appreciation. The woman who was rescued from beneath the rubble, after days in darkness, and began singing as soon as she was out and saw her husband with new eyes. Eyes of survival. Of strength. Of determination. The stories of everyday families being reunited. The stories of the volunteers working so hard for strangers, just as they would for dear loved ones. Of course, for every story of hope, there are many more of devastation. With the place I am in my life right now, the stories that have struck my heart the most are of all the orphaned children. Thank God for organizations like God's Littlest Angels that are working hard every day to take care of these little ones and fighting to get those who were in the adoption process united with their families. I know so many of you feel the way I do. You want to open your home to these children and protect them from everything that's going on. As somone from the organization wrote me, the reality is that new adoptions in Haiti are on hold right now. The children have to be declared orphans by Haiti before they can be taken from the country. There are so many families that have been seperated and are still searching for loved ones...for their children...for their parents. It would be terrible if a child was taken from the country while their parents were still searching for them. With that said, the best thing us everyday Americans can do for these children is give. Give what you can. They need supplies on the ground and money to do that.  I know most of us, including me, are not in positions where we can give hundreds of dollars, but together we can all make a difference.

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Photographers from across the country are teaming up in an effort called Helping Hearts. It all started with two brilliant photographers, Michele from Pinkletoes Photography and  Lyndsay Stradtner of Life in Motion Photography. Together, we’re going to try to do something to help. But, we need you, too! Here’s the deal:

You and your sweetheart could win a romantic photo session at your choice of location! What a fabulous Valentine's Day present or evening out!

  • This session will be photographed by myself and will be held before June 2010 (we will work together to pick the perfect date).
  • Session is for up to 2 adults and will last between 1-2 hours.
  • 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 (This giveaway is not sponsored or promoted by the American Red Cross).
  • Forward a copy of your receipt to priscilla@priscillabphotography.com
  • All entries must be RECEIVED by midnight (Eastern 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 in Central KY prior to June 2010.
  • If the winner does not claim his/her prize by Feb. 9th or cannot claim the prize, then another winner will be drawn.

But wait! There’s more!

If you are a photographer and would like to hold your own Helping Hearts event to help Haiti, please contact Helping Hearts ASAP so they can send you everything you need to get started!

And PLEASE blog, Tweet or share this link on Facebook! You can also follow Helping Hearts on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Meanwhile, here are some romantical pics and my favorite inspiring performances from the Hope for Haiti event to get you in the spirit:

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