Giving back has become a huge part of my business model so I’m very excited to announce that I have teamed up with Jamie Delaine, her husband, Randy, and hundreds of photographers in an effort to raise $200,000 to build a school in Haiti! The School Sessions is one-day event on April 12th, 2015 where hundreds of photographers all over the world donate 100% of session fees to the project. If you would like to participate in this project by booking a portrait session with me, but are not available on April 12th I have great news for you! You can pick any day up until April 12th and your session will still count toward the project!
About the school: E.C.C.A. School (Ecole Chretienne du Centre de L’Agneu) was founded in 2007 by Mr. Duckenson and Mrs. Francois Laguerre. Five years ago,a horrific earthquake completely destroyed their building (along with thousands of other schools) but the Laguerres continued to teach, allowing many kids to attend their programs for free. Laguerre remembers, “In spite of our building being destroyed, parents sent their kids to our school. We asked why they chose ECCA, they said: ‘You inspire in us faith, hope and a future for our children.’” Operational funding for ECCA is provided by a family’s ability to pay along with support from Hope Force and other organizations. If they can afford it, tuition fees are $160 US a year per student but many children attend every year for “next to nothing.”