On October 11th, photographers throughout the United States and beyond are coming together in support of breast cancer research. You can find more information at Images for a Cure website.

 

We are opening up sessions where 100% of all session fees collected for this date will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

 

We have a passion for this cause…    About 1 1/2 years ago, we had a close friend pass away from breast cancer after battling it for about 10 years. We were able to photograph her and her family 3 months before she went home to be with Jesus. We are so thankful that she was able to see the birth of her first grandson and take care of him the first few months of his life. Those images are still so precious to us and the family. She was one to always do things for others, and we are so thankful for the memories that we have of her.

 

 

 

Hitting closer to home, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2005. At first, when you hear the words, they seem so surreal and hard to believe. Thankfully she did not have to undergo chemo or radiation. She had a bilateral mastectomy in December 2005. We can still remember how horrible it was to watch her come out of that surgery. At one point, Tater noticed her breathing only 2 times a minute and had to notify the medical staff. It was a tough first week of recovery, but we are so blessed to have her healthy and with us today. My grandma has also had to fight the fight of breast cancer, and thankfully is a survivor too.
After my mom’s recovery, my mom planned a surprise party for all of those closest to her that helped her during her rocovery (her mom, sisters and daughters). She hired my dear friend, Christin, to be the party planner. Christin is excellent at this, and we all had a ball. When we first arrived, we divided into 2 teams and had a video scavenger hunt. If you have never taken part in one of those, it is a blast. We were given 21 things that we had to accomplish, go find, or do. You have to capture it all on video. We watched our created movies, laughed a bunch, chatted, ate wonderful food, and received the gifts that my mom gave us all (including pedicures for future fun). It was an evening that was filled with love and celebration. 

 

 

Since we have prior committments on Sunday, Ocober 11th, we are offering our sessions on Saturday, October 10th. If you are interested in booking a session with us on October 10th to help support this cause, please contact us at haley@capturingroots.com to book and talk about your session. 100% of your session fee ($175) will be donated. You also will receive 25 free Chistmas cards from us for sharing your heart and money toward this cause. 

 

Kristen with Images for a Cure featured us on the blog. You can check it out here.


6 Comments so far

  1. Gerry September 10th, 2009 9:27 pm

    Tater and Haley ~ Thank you so much for supporting this great cause. I am thankful and feel very blessed. I treasure the memories that were made that night as we celebrated my recovery. Love, Mom

  2. Jessie September 10th, 2009 9:27 pm

    Wow! It brought tears to my eyes! We have so much to be thankful for! We Love you Mom and are so thankful for your Recovery! May we never take for granted what God has given us!
    Tate and Haley- You will be truly blessed! So neat to see you use your talents God has given you for such a neat cause! Love you!

  3. Marie September 10th, 2009 9:42 pm

    I didn’t know about your mom at all. So thankful for the recovery also. I’ve only been around your mom a few times and she is a special person. And the pictures you’ve posted of her and your dad and family…you can tell…she is an awesome mother and grandmother! Praise Jesus for her health! Tate and Hailey you do have such a talent and may God bless you for blessing others!

  4. Denise September 10th, 2009 9:45 pm

    This is such a neat way to give back and to support a great cause!
    Thanks for your kind and giving hearts!

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