Monday, May 16, 2011

Help Make a Wish Come True! Join a Wish Upon a Wedding Committee.

I am the Medical Outreach/ Wish Grant Chair for the Wish Upon a Wedding Houston Chapter's board of directors... and I need help!

I'll be holding a meeting on the evening of Monday, May 23 at my office to answer any questions you might have about the organization and this committee.  Please contact me if you'd like to know more about becoming a committee member.

The time commitment is going to vary, but will probably be between two and eight hours per month.  I'm hoping to hold committee meetings every month or two, depending on how easy it is for us to communicate without meeting. You will be required to sign non-compete and privacy agreements in order to participate.

Some of the things my committee is responsible for:

  • Contact wish applicants to gather information
  • Verify medical and background information
  • Verify Doctor licensure information
  • Communicate with health care providers
  • Help applicants understand the wish granting process
  • Reach out to the Houston medical community to identify potential applicants & help them understand our organization
  • Present to different groups throughout the Houston/Galveston area
  • Network with organizations that would be good partners for Wish Upon a Wedding
  • Help the organization in general by attending various events in the wedding and/or healthcare industries.
Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. Often, couples facing such situations do not have the energy, time, money, or resources needed to plan their wedding. Our organization takes care of all the details, offering couples a chance to relax and enjoy a very special day while surrounded by the love of their closest family and friends.

The Houston chapter has already granted one wedding wish since our launch last summer, and more wishes will be granted soon!  It's been an exciting first year, so we're looking forward to covering more ground and helping more people as our organization grows.

I'm looking forward to seeing you!

WHERE: 4119 Montrose, Suite 310, Houston 77006
WHEN: 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Something new for the studio wall!

Newlywed Jody had a to-die-for bridal session!  I knew as soon as we shot these that I would be using them somewhere in the office (obviously I did a little layering/texturizing in post-processing).  This one will be a 24x36" acrylic stand-out fine art print (printed on acrylic, mounted on tiny pegs so that it stands out form the wall 5/8" or so) on the west wall, bathed in beautiful window light.  I can't wait!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My newest little cousin, Luke

I know it's been forever since I've posted a good old fashioned blog with pictures, but I've been busier than a one-armed paper-hanger (or all those other busy things we have fabulous cliches about).

My cousin-who-is-like-a-brother and his beautiful wife recently welcomed a new little man to the family, meet Luke!  Here's his precious little birth announcement : )

Daddy's a police officer, so we couldn't resist a gool ol' sleeping-on-the-job pic with Luke donning his daddy's seargeant cap.  Big sister Maddy is holding his feet together there, and it's Daddy's hands holding that sweet, tiny baby head.  I made the light blue cap!