Hope for Haiti | Mini Sessions with a Cause

The heartache. The devastation. The loss. Millions of people have been affected by the powerful earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12th. From the moment I heard of the crisis there was a tug at my heart. I knew I wanted to help... “But how?”

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That’s when I came across this amazing act of community: “Photographers for Haiti” is an amazing organization of photographers from across the country that have joined together to do what we can for the people of Haiti by offering a day of photographic mini sessions with 100% of the session proceeds going towards relief organizations to help with the rehabilitation of Haiti.

I have personally selected Thirst Relief International- a water development relief organization. Before the 7.0 earthquake destroyed much of Haiti, 80% of Haitians lacked access to safe, clean drinking water. Long after the dust settles and emergency responders return to their homes, Thirst Relief will still be there working to bring long-term, sustainable, clean water solutions that will serve as a building block for the future of the Haitian people.

If you’ve been thinking about donating to help Haiti and/or have wanted to get some amazing family photos- this is the perfect way to do both and feel good about it!

Mini Sessions will be held on Saturday, February 20th at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills. The $50.00 fee includes a 20-minute mini session for your baby, children, or family with up to 30 images presented in an online password-protected gallery.

Your portrait session will not only give you amazing memories of your family but can help another family start rebuilding their lives and making new memories to cherish forever.

Together we can make a difference.

Please don't hesitate to contact Cynthia via phone or email to answer any questions and to book your session today!

323.424.3215 studio | www.cynthiaspivack.com | 310.614.3060 cell

Good tidings we bring...

As I sit thinking of how to write out everything I really want to say, my mind just keeps jumping back to how quickly this year has gone by! It really does feel like just yesterday that I was posting a very similar Holiday Greeting for 2008. So much has happened this year that has allowed me to grow in incredible ways both personally and professionally! Three weddings [my own included!], a funeral [no really- it's not just a movie- it's my reality], traveling galore, friends with babies on the way [so exciting!], so many wonderful new friends, colleagues, and clients.... the list is endless! I am so thankful for everyone and everything in my life. It is because of you that I am able to do what I love... thank you for continuing to allow me to grow each and every day! With that being said, we here at Cynthia Spivack Photography would like to say that we are....

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2010 looks to be just as promising and eventful as 2009. Keep an eye out for awesome promotions, some great new products, and of course amazing photos [which I still have tons from this year to post!]

** Office will be closed December 23rd through January 4th. Every attempt to return emails and calls will be made, but if you do not hear back right away- please be patient...grab a cup of hot chocolate...snuggle up to someone you love...and we'll get back to as soon as possible! Happy Holidays!**

Feeding America

Giving back to our community and helping those less fortunate has always been something I have been passionate about and longed to do. I believe that helping our community not only keeps us grounded but has huge impact on everyone involved. And, now I am super excited to be able to combine my passion for photography with my desires to give back to people in need! I recently contacted Angela, over at Huntley Preschool in West Hollywood, about organizing a food drive at her school and she immediately jumped on-board with my idea! In the spirit of the Holiday Season, we thought it would be great to not only raise food for families and children in need, but thank those families by donating a few family photography sessions, all while teaching her kiddos the importance of working together and supporting their community! All of the food raised will be given to Feeding America and distributed amongst the one million + people struggling with hunger throughout Los Angeles. Our food drive kicks off October 26th -just in time for the Holidays!- and will run through mid-November. I can't wait to share with you photos of the kids helping support our community!

For more information on Feeding America and how you can organize your own food drive, please check out their website by clicking the image below:

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Inspired by our project? Interested in organizing a similar fundraiser in your community/local school/organization/etc? It's easy! Simply visit www.feedingamerica.org to locate your local Food Bank and access info on how to get started! And feel free to contact me about donating photography sessions as an incentive to get people to donate!

310.614.3060 | cynthia@cynthiaspivack.com | 323.424.3215