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For Someone Who Needs It…


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

For Someone Who Needs It... | A Practical WeddingI have a policy that I don’t post about giveaways and discounts unless it’s something so extra special that it makes me break my own rules. And in this case it is. Photographer Loren Weltsch has been a sweet friend of this blog for a long time, and she is giving away a photo session this holiday season to someone who needs it. Period.

Can you think of someone in your life who is struggling to stay afloat? Do you know someone who has experienced a tragedy or is experiencing some tough times? Someone who volunteers selflessly? Do you know someone who can’t afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season? I want to know who they are, and I want to give them a photo session plus prints and enlargements.

So, Californians, go nominate someone in your life who needs an extra boost. In fact, I challenge you to nominate someone. Times are tough, and there are lots of moms out there that would love a professional photo of their kidlet, or flat broke brides that need something to bring a smile to their face. The rules are on Loren’s blog.

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03410537408217066331 Words and Steel

    I posted about this, too! It’s actually a nation-wide thing with photogs from around the country partipating, so I encourage people to look at the main Giving is Awesome website to find a participating photog in their area.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10044595180736126664 Melissa

    This is such a nice idea :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10648725099262152263 AmyJean {Relentless Bride}

    Wow, that’s pretty awesome!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10933407474487393296 The Broke-Ass Bride

    What a wonderful thing. I’m seeing more of this lately, and as the recipient of a photographers free package for the needy, I can say it really does change a life!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05022522091692097344 diana

    Oh how I wish that was in NY.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06340596452794447277 Wedding_Skulls

    That is wonderful – I really hope she finds someone totally deserving.