What: mini photo sessions by Tracey Buyce Photography
When: Sunday, October 18, 2015 (rain or shine)
Where: Charlton, NY rustic barn (exact location to be provided once booked)
Why: Because giving back feels awesome and you receive great photos of your family, it’s a win-win!
Your mini session choices:
- $200. 15 minute mini-portrait session – Includes 10 hi-resolution images (free digital download)
- $400. 30 minute mini-portrait session – Includes 20 or more hi-resolution images (free digital download)
How: Register and schedule your session here
It’s easy to register for your photo session at CANDi International! The first screen is the welcome page (if you do not have an account, you can click continue without logging in). Next, fill in your name, address, email and telephone number. Click continue to choose the time(s) you would like to schedule your session for. The next screen will be a confirmation of your time(s). Click Complete Registration, enter your credit card information, click submit and you are done!
To get the most from your session, please:
- Arrive at least 15 minutes before your photo session
- We will have some Fall and Holiday props
- Feel free to bring your own props to personalize your shoot, ie, banner from Etsy to hang on barn with your family’s name, tricycle, wagon, etc.
- If you are bringing your dog(s), please exercise your dog before the session so he or she is tired and bring his favorite treats and toys!
- Clothing tip: lay your family’s clothing out together on the bed and see if they blend well. (For example, you don’t want to wear red and your hubby in green. YIKES!)
- Most importantly, be prepared to have fun!
Questions: please email Tracey at: firstname.lastname@example.org
“The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.”
“My daughter Esmé is three years old. She is beautiful and silly and clever. She has the kind of smile that just pulls you into her joy. Like most three year-olds, she loves music, playing, and generally being adored. Esmé is also one of only approximately 200 girls and women worldwide currently diagnosed with a rare genetic condition known as PCDH19 Female Limited Epilepsy (FLE). PCDH19 FLE causes drug-resistant epilepsy and a range of developmental delays in girls and women. Additionally Esmé is suspected of having at least one other disorder that explains the severity of her physical delays and other medical challenges. Esmé’s life has not been easy. She has struggled with her health since birth, and she has a series of medical complexities that require the care of around 20 doctors both locally and at Children’s Hospital in Boston.
These are important things to know about Esmé. But what is most important to know about Esmé has everything to do with her attitude and approach to life. She is the happiest and most determined person I have ever known. And her personality has been what has pulled her—and those that love her—through some very difficult times. As you look at her photos, I know that you will all see what an extraordinary person she is.
As her mother, I have taken my inspiration from her in sharing her story and trying to work toward making her life better. In May 2013 we started The Cute Syndrome Foundation as a means to raise awareness about and research funding for PCDH19 FLE. Since then we have raised over $63,500, and we will be granting our first medical research grant early in 2014. The Cute Syndrome, which is the loving way we refer to Esmé’s condition, was conceived to honor Esmé, and not to define her by her diagnosis. In addition to our fundraising efforts, we share details of our life with Esmé on The Cute Syndrome blog and facebook page. We want people who follow her to understand that while Esmé battles daily for her health and safety, she does so with such a tremendous spirit of joy and goodness that it is humbling to witness.”
-Hillary (Esmé’s Mom)