Spring is right around the corner, and exciting things are ahead at Sweet Pea Photography! (Okay, here in C-U it has felt like spring for most of the winter, but I am NOT complaining! But I am looking forward to longer days and sunnier skies, aren’t you?!) I’m also excited to announce a Special Fundraiser Sale this month!!
This year, it is my goal to use my talents and my business to more directly bring glory to God and show His love to people. In light of that goal, I am really excited about an amazing opportunity my husband and I have been given this spring — to go on a mission trip to Ecuador with Compassion International. If you’re not familiar with Compassion, it’s a great organization that works through church-based children’s programs in Third-World countries to improve kids’ lives. From their website:
“Compassion’s ministry is focused on the individual child and his or her development. By working holistically with individual children to address their spiritual, economic, social and physical needs, we present every child with an opportunity to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Although entire communities may feel the positive impact of Compassion’s presence, our goal is to release children one-by-one from poverty in Jesus’ name. What happens in the life of a child ripples throughout their environment now and in the future. We believe that changed environments may assist children, but transformed children will inevitably change their environments.”
Our family has been sponsoring several children through Compassion for the past 7 years, and we can’t wait to serve some of them in person on this trip — and I would really appreciate your help as well. First and most importantly, we covet your prayers for safe travel, good health, and that our girls have fun here at home while we’re gone. Second, the financial burden for this type of mission trip is rather significant – we have already put $600 toward the cost of the trip, but we still have about $4400 in costs for transportation, lodging, meals, supplies, and other travel-related expenses. As one way to encourage others to partner with us and more directly use my gift of photography to glorify God, I have decided to offer a special sale during the month of March. Here’s how it will work:
Beginning March 1 and ending March 31, 2012, I will be offering a limited number of the following products at deeply discounted rates. If you purchase one of these items, you will receive a gift certificate for that item, valid until June 1, 2013 – so you can save it for next year or use it this year – whichever you’d like! Each item is limited in number though, so once the limit is reached, no more of that particular item will be sold – so don’t wait too long or it might be gone! Here are the items on sale during March ONLY:
Complete Digital Collection (all session images, full-res on custom USB drive)
$1000 (savings of $1000) — LIMIT ONE (1) SOLD!!
Family Session AND 10-image Digital Collection (session + 10 full-res images on custom USB drive)
$700 (savings of $425) — LIMIT TWO (2) SOLD OUT!!
5-image Digital Collection (5 images, full-res, on custom USB drive)
$400 (savings of $200) — LIMIT THREE (3) — ONE REMAINING!
$300 Gift Certificate, good toward session fee and all prints/products
$200 (savings of $100) — LIMIT FOUR (4) — SOLD OUT!!
All of the funds raised through this sale will go toward the mission trip expenses. Also of note – this year, I will NOT be offering my usual spring gift certificate sale, so if you were planning on taking advantage of that, this sale is your only opportunity to get a really great deal this spring (and support a good cause at the same time!) If you have questions about this sale or are ready to grab one of these great items, call or email me right away! Or if you are interested in learning more about Compassion or making a difference in a child’s life through sponsorship, I’d encourage you to visit their website and learn more.
And now, the moment you have been waiting for…. the March – May schedule is now OPEN (including 2 Saturdays in Chicago!) Click on the session info tab above, then availability, and you’ll see a list of all the available session dates and times for this season. Then call or email me to request a time, and we’ll get it set up! I’m looking forward to seeing your family this spring!!