Monday, December 15, 2008

Tis the Season for Giving

Chasing Fireflies Photography would like to wish a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays to all.

Nothing makes me so happy as to see a smile or tears of joy on a persons face when I deliver to them the photographs from their session! And during this time of the year it makes me all the more happy.

Chasing Fireflies Photography believes that photographs are memories and moments in time which we will never get back. The way your baby looks at the world with a newness only infants know, the look on your one year-olds face as he discovers the wonderful workings of his feet knowing they will carry him to new adventures, the celebration of a lifetimes worth of love between a couple. These are the moments which seem like they will last forever, but we soon find they are gone in the blink of an eye.

These are the moments I love to capture and why I think this is the best job in the entire world. And so, in the spirit of the season I would like to give away a photosession and photo collection to a family who truly deserves this special, unique and wonderful gift.

Please help me give this gift by nominating a family who is financially unable to afford professional photography, a family who has recently been through a very difficult experience, a family who is experiencing some tough times or maybe a family who has a loved one serving over seas. Maybe you have other reasons for wanting to give this gift. Maybe YOU have been through some tough times and would like to give a special gift to a friend who has selflessly given to you!

How do you participate?
  • First, leave a comment below and let me know what you think of this gift.
  • Second, contact me with the name of the family and tell me why they deserve this gift.
  • Third, include a way for me to get ahold of this family. All information, emails, letters and phone calls will be kept confidential.
  • Last, leave your name, address and email address so I know how to get a hold of you.

**All families nominated must be within 30 minutes of the Trinidad or Raton areas. Nominations must be in by Thursday, January 1, 2009. The family will be chosen and notified by the end of January, 2009.**

The family who is chosen will receive a photosession (for immediate family members only) and the Roly Poly Collection. This is a $575 value absolutely free. The photosession must be scheduled and completed by July 1, 2009 and is non-transferrable. The person who nominates that family will receive $50.00 off of a photosession of their own.

I would appreciate any help in spreading the word. I truly feel this is a wonderful offer and would love to be able to give this to a VERY deserving family!

Thanks for your help and have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

A Christmas Carol in Raton America

You know looking back through some of these posts, our little town has done some pretty neat things. Too often we get caught up in all of the petty business of our community and forget to give thanks to the truly wonderful opportunties we all have here.

This is yet another example of a fun and unique experience it seems too many miss. Charles Dickenson's "A Christmas Carol" is showing at the historic Shuler Theatre this weekend and next. If you haven't had a chance to check it out, you should definitely make time.

Here is just a little sneak peek at the show. If you would like to see more scenes from the program, you may go to my website at, click on clients in the menu bar and enter the password A Christmas Carol. Or if you would like to come to the show, tickets may be purchased at the door.

Performance times are as follows:

Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 2:30 pm
Friday, December 12, 2008 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 7:30 pm

The show lasts approximate 1 hour 45 minutes and for a family of 6 is cheaper than the movies (although I do recommend catching at show at the El Raton Theatre)!

A heartfelt thanks to the actors, stagehands, costume managers, the director and the many others it takes to put on a show such as this!

Merry Christmas, and God Bless Us....Everyone!

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