I loved photographing Sammy – she is definitely the cutest kid. These were taken to enter into the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Cutest Kid Charity Model Search. NILMDTS is an organization which hundreds of photographers, including myself, volunteer our services for. If a family has lost a newborn I go to the hospital and take photographs of the baby and the baby with their families. Then the family gets a cd with the images on them so they have a memory of their baby.
You can go to http://www.charitymodelsearch.org/ci.php/photos/showphoto/1824 and enter as many votes as you want for Sammy (they are only $1 per vote). The winners will be determined by the largest number of votes. The Grand Prize winning child will win a $500 travel voucher from Frontier Airlines, a point and shoot camera and a $1000 savings bond. Winner is responsible for all taxes, and fees. 2nd and 3rd place runners-up will win point and shoot cameras and a savings bond. NILMDTS reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value based on prize availability from our partner sponsors providing the prizes. Voting starts any time and ends on 3/23/12.
Sammy’s parents both work 3 jobs to support their family, so this would mean a lot to them. I also photographed their wedding (Melanie and Andy), whose wedding post you can read on this blog.
The image that I entered into the contest is the last one on this page – the headshot with the black hat. It was the most popular when I posted them on facebook. Now, go vote!!!