You know someone. You know someone who's experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances. You know someone who can't afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season. You know someone who deserves a year-round reminder of their family's spirit, love, and beauty.

You know someone. I guarantee it.

As a participating photographer at, I want to know who they are, and I want to give them the chance to experience complimentary custom photography. Complimentary, as in FREE. The prize is a complete family photo session, a set of 4x6 prints, one 10x12 enlargement and a CD containing all the digital images. The value for this is $700, but the thought behind it is priceless and it's in your power to give them the artwork they deserve this holiday season.

Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a generous 50% off a session of their own. What better reason to show some love could there possibly be, people?

The rules:

* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home in Paris does not qualify as sincere financial need.)

* The nominee must reside in the greater Wenatchee valley area (Leavenworth to Quincy to Entiat). Tell me who you know, a bit of what they're experiencing, and why they deserve my artwork. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well.

* You must e-mail me the full storyusing the CONTACT link at the top of this page.

The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve -- get nominating! I can't wait to read all of your entries!

Open your heart to someone this holiday season -- and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.