the now i lay me down to sleep organization is amazing and so very important. it gives precious memories in the form of photographs to those that have lost a child before they ever leave the hospital. if you have ever known anyone who has lost a newborn baby then you may have some small idea about how important these images will be.

i have a friend who had that unimaginable thing happen to her. i met her several years after the death of her first son who was 3 weeks old. she had a beautiful daughter when i met her and then another son. however every year on the anniversary of his death it opens the wound anew. having my own daughter i can't even fathom what these families endure.

therefore i would like to participate in this years event in the name of garrick and for my friend kim.

i am excited by the fundraiser and hope that we can help raise more than the $44,000 that was raised by all the participating families last year. you can learn more about the details at the charity model foundations website www.charitymodelsearch.org basically you sign up to have beautiful fun photographs of your child (ages 0-18) and then i enter one of the photographs into the competition for you. you can then have friends and family (and anyone you meet on the street for that matter!) sign up and vote. each vote costs $1 and the money goes right to the NILMDTS organization. if your child wins there will be a savings bond and gift cards!!

you can email me at jendean@jendeanphoto for more details or to sign up. i sent this out this morning and have already had people sign up...so don't wait! the deadline for entries is march 16, 2012.

see you cute faces soon....i can't wait!! (:

(if you want more of the nitty gritty see the text below the poster image)

jen



jen dean photography is participating in the Charity Model Search to select America’s Cutest Kid and to raise funds for the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation. (NILMDTS.org)

Is your child America’s Cutest Kid? We’ll give you the opportunity to prove it! The prizewinners will receive a generous savings bond and gift cards!

Model Search Special:

$49 entrance fee includes a 30-minute model session and one image submitted to the international gallery

Finalists will be determined by online votes. Each vote is $1 (no limit on the amount of votes you can cast), and all proceeds from votes benefit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS.org).  The top 25 vote receivers will move on to the final judging round to determine the winners.


Grand prize winner and runners up will be determined from the 25 finalists. The winner and runners up are selected by photography experts.

Call 207-318-0467 now to enter your “Cutest Kid” in this exciting contest.


*Contest open to residents of the US. For more information, visit http://www.charitymodelsearch.org.