love | giving is awesome | orange county family photographer

During the holidays last year, I took part in Giving is Awesome, a project where photographers from around the world donated their time and custom photography services to families who couldn’t necessarily afford it due to life circumstances.  The family who was selected to receive my Giving is Awesome prize had their session last week.  It was a joy to be able to give back and do this for them.  

Y is a young, widowed mother of three beautiful children.  She lost her husband when her boy/girl twins were just 3 months old and her older daughter just 5 years old.  Her entire family lives in Japan and she is raising her children here, on her own and with limited means.  Spending time with this family was really an honor for me and a reminder of the blessings I have in my own life.   Their love for each other just radiates from them and Y is an AMAZING mother.

 Here is a little sneak peek from their session at the lake.

W family, I am happy that I was able to capture these cherished moments for you. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to spend the morning with your family!

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Cindy, these photos are great! Thanks so much for doing this, I know she’ll cherish these photos!


Cindy, these photos are beautiful! You really touched my heart with this project.

Soo beautiful Cindy. What a wonderful gift for this mother. God bless her!

These are priceless. I’m so happy they were able to enjoy your talent and have this gift. Gorgeous photos!


Cindy I think it is just such a generous and kind thing you did by participating in this project. I love the photos.

Beautiful pictures Cindy. The mother is going to LOVE them!
What a wonderful project you participated in.


these are beautiful pictures. this mom will be so happy and how wonderful is it to have a talent like yours to give back to the community…

Great session Cindy! I’m excited to get my giving is awesome session scheduled now!

So glad you did this. Everyone deserves moments like these to be captured. Mom is going to love having these pictures!

Cindy these are beautiful! What a wonderful thing to do-this Mom will cherish these forever.

These are stunning photos Cindy! What a neat thing to do too for such a special family. I’d love to participate in that event next year. You’ll have to forward me some information.

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