I'm horrified and I feel helpless
Like so many of you, I have been listening to the news in horror as Ukraine has come under attack by Russia. It's hard to believe that in a peaceful country, in a neighborhood not that different than ours, they are being bombed and are forced to either flee or fight for their lives.
I'm beyond impressed with the brave Ukrainians who have faced their enemy and stood their ground. I have been deeply moved by stories of women in maternity wards and the doctors who have stayed with them, as well as the countless people who have fled with not much more than the clothing on their back and a grocery bag of snacks.
I have even grieved for the Russian soldiers who were conscripted into this army, some of them not much more than boys themselves. The stories are horrifying.
I have listened, I have prayed, and I have asked:
"What can I do?"
This is the answer I heard, "Come with what you have." What do you have, you ask?! Mad photography skills.
As such, I'm holding a raffle to benefit Ukrainian refugees.
I'm offering my highest collection--the Keepsake Collection--with all expenses paid (valued at $1100) to the winner.
Here is what that entails:
- A relaxed 60 minute photo session outdoors where you get to play and snuggle together (family, maternity, or high school photo session--immediate family members only)
- Client prep guide
- Styling service
- Gowns from the client closet for maternity clients
- ALL digital images from your session
- $300 print credit to be used in your gallery shop
- Complimentary album design
The session will be transferrable, so if you win and you would like to gift it to someone else that would be perfectly fine.
Due to their length, newborn sessions are not eligible for this raffle.
purchase a ticket by making a £15 ($20) donation to the International rescue committee
It's important to know that our funds will be used efficiently, and The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a well-established charitable organization based in the UK with over 8 decades of experience working with refugees. They are on the ground now with partners in both Ukraine and Poland getting Ukrainians the life-saving help they need in this crisis.
Your donation of £15 (about $20) will earn you one raffle ticket. Want more chances? Double, triple, or quadruple the amount you donate for more chances to win!
Send your receipt from IRC to firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your ticket numbers.
The raffle will take place on Saturday, March 19th, but please donate now. They need our help.
Don't forget to send me your receipt!
Forward your receipt to naomi@naomiboyerphotography to claim your raffle tickets