Sunday, September 21, 2008

Calling All expectant Mothers

I recently had the chance to join a group of professional photographers at a seminar by Sandy Puc (see why I love Sam at: for her Bellies & Babies tour, where she shared her inspiration and imagination with us all. Sam is a non-stop dynamo who packs a lot into 5 hours! Now all I need are models.

Which brings me to my next point...

I need Moms! Are you pregnant? Do you know someone who is? I'm putting the call out. If you are interested in sitting for me I'll have a thank you gift you're sure to treasure. What? You don't have a bun in the oven? Any customer who sends me a referral I use will get a little thank you too.

Looking forward to hearing from you,


Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Christmas Sitting For Our Friend Pete

Many of you who know me have heard me talk about our family friend Pete Hallin. Thank you to those of you who continue to ask about him. The following is from Pete's brother-in-law Mike Davis:

This past October, life for the Hallin family was forever changed when Pete fell fifteen feet from a ladder after receiving an electrical shock while changing a light bulb. Pete landed on his head on top of a broken windshield and was paralyzed from the neck down. Since the accident, Pete has spent many days in the hospital and in a rehab center. Pete is currently living with his family in an apartment while their house in being renovated for handicap access.

Since the accident, Pete has regained very limited movement in his arms. However, he has no feeling from the neck down. The prognosis for Pete’s recovery is unknown. It may take up to two years before we know if or how much of his mobility will be regained.

Pete was the sole financial provider for the family and is now unable to work. While medical bills are generally paid for by insurance, there are many other day-to-day expenses, which are not covered such as food, gas, mortgage, clothing etc…

Pete’s family’s savings is dwindling rapidly. While our family strives to help as much as we can, it is very difficult to cover all of the costs without help from others.

That is where you come in. I hope that you will join us and participate in this great cause. The Hallin family would greatly appreciate your support.

Here are the details:

Saturday September 20TH is the new date. Golf at 2PM, Silent auction starts at 5:30 followed by dinner at 6:30
BENEFITING THE FAMILY OF PETER HALLIN Tanna Farms Golf Club39W808 Hughes RoadGeneva, Il

Golf, dinner and silent auction at Tanna Farms Golf Club. Golf will be a best ball format. There will be a 2:00 shotgun start. Dinner will start immediately afterwards followed by the silent auction.

If you live in the area and would like to attend, the information is below. You may email me at I am very happy to be able to donate:

1 portrait sitting and 25 photo Christmas cards

to the silent auction. I hope to see you there! What? You can't make it but still want to get a bid in? Send an email to Pat Fitzmaurice.

Sometimes I forget how lucky we are at the Mettler house.
Thank you,