Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cystic Fibrosis Walk

One of my daughter's friends has two children with Cystic Fibrosis.  The mom has been instrumental is organizing this walk for the past 8 years.  Her children and Jessica's children play together often and spend time at Jessica's house.  Because of that, Jessica is feeling pretty close to the situation and she spent some serious energy soliciting raffle & monetary donations for the cause.  She also volunteered me to be a photographer for the walk this morning.

So, bright and early (well early--it wasn't too bright but at least it didn't rain) I headed down to the local school where the Walk was taking place.  These events are so fun to photograph because I have carte blanche and I can be as creative or boring as I want to be.  I'm afraid this morning I was pretty boring, but I know the organizer will be happy with the pics because they tell the story.  Jessica was also taking photos, so there will be a lot to choose from.

One of these days I'll manage to get a family photo with Jacob smiling.  This was the kind of situation where if I had said one single thing about composition, Jessica would have been less than happy, so I'm just glad I got the shot as it is.

BTW--the total collected for Cystic Fibrosis this morning was a little over $30,000.  Pretty amazing!

1 comment:

trishalyn said...

I love the t-shirt image! And really nice photo of the walkers...and your family. Actually, Jacob's expression is cute...and I love his untied shoelaces...makes for a natural looking portrait!

3 cheers for you, Linda, for giving your time to this worthwhile cause. Wow..their collection IS amazing! 3 cheers to everyone who participated and/or donated to CF! :-)