Bringing Holiday Magic to the Asplunds

Two of my most favorite humans ever, have been in a long 3 year battle to bring their own little humans into this world.  This couple is near and dear to me.  They are my children’s Godparents.  And they are dying to be parents themselves.

Infertility is such a touchy subject.  It’s a lonely battle.  Especially when you are at the age when it seems that everyone around you is all starting their families.  And it seems to come effortlessly or accidentally to some.  You do everything right, the way you were supposed to.  You date, get married, buy a home, get a dog, plan for parenthood, and then……You wait.  Well, not this month, maybe next.  Month after month, year after year passes and you are still waiting for your turn.  You are happy and smiling on the outside, yet you struggle silently on the inside because you don’t want your loved ones to feel burdened by your pain.  I am somewhat familiar with this pain, but on a much smaller scale.  Those of you that know me well, know that we struggled to have Jimmy.  But after 3 rounds of clomid, he was here.  I can't imagine having that same feeling month after month for so long.  The anxiety, the frustration, the guilt.....it's a lot to bear.

My hope here is to help ease the financial burden to this adored couple.  So that when they are able to welcome a child into their home, whether it is another IUI treatment, IVF treatment, or future adoption….they can do so without major financial strain.  It’s never easy asking for help, support, or otherwise.  And sometimes it may be challenging for others to donate to the cause.  So I have come up with my solution to help, doing what I do best.  I wanted to offer something different, and more personal than my regular Holiday mini sessions.  Something that would also involve Mirinda and Nels.  And something you might be planning to do this year anyways!  All proceeds from this package will go directly to the Asplund Baby Fund.  Here is the offer:

Christmas Magic Sessions

This is an In-Studio Session.  We will have the studio decked out with Christmas decorations, music, and a tree.  We will take pictures of your family, your kids, and your pets, whatever you’d like.  We will attempt my favorite Christmas Magic Photo of your children reading their favorite story.  And after this, there will be a special knock at the door with a surprise visit from Santa (Nels) and Mrs. Clause (Mirinda)!  They will bring cookies and cocoa, and we will get another picture while your little ones tell Santa how good they’ve been all year.  So skip the lines and rushed visit at the mall, and help out a very special couple become a family.  These sessions are limited and will be held rain or shine.  The session is $150, and will include:  Your Session (approx. 25 minutes).  Minimum of 5 edited digital images.  1- Printed 8x10, and the option to purchase additional prints and digitals at a discounted price.  If you are not interested in the photography package, please consider donating via GoFundMe:  https://www.gofundme.com/2rf28m6k

Side note:  If you are wanting my regular Holiday minis outdoors, I am willing to discount that package if you opt to do both!   This particular session will be held on December 4th.  Please select your session time and email me at pcakesphotography@gmail.com.  Session will need a $50 deposit to hold your spot.  Remainder can be paid at the session.  I will update the time table as booking are made.

Times:

12:00 - Lindsey K.

12:30 - Staci J.

1:00 - Ashley H.

1:30 - Heather C.

2:00

2:30 - Katrina F.

3:00 - Carolyn P.

3:30 - Andreea D.

4:00 - Katie

4:30 - Ashley C.

5:00 - Kellie G.

5:30 - Erin H.

6:00 - Britni W.

6:30 - Guild

7:00

7:30 - Sara T.