About 2.5 years ago I made the decision to relocate back to my home state of Connecticut. I had been living in Denmark for 5 years teaching leadership classes, and leading teams to various parts of the world to do relief work. It was my heart, my passion, and my love. I thought it is what I would spend the rest of my life doing but I couldn’t shake this unmistakable feeling I had that it was time to move home and…start taking pictures? I was, honestly, very confused by it because photography was not my passion, merely something I enjoyed a great deal. But, like I said, the feeling was unmistakable and unshakable. I just knew it was what I was supposed to do. So I did it, and I haven’t looked back since. These last 2.5 years of running a business out of my home state have been so much more fun and fulfilling than I ever could have dreamed. The clients and vendors I’ve had the honor of working with have helped change the way I view life and love. They’ve inspired me, given me hope, and encouraged me. From the start I made the decision to prioritize relationships in my business and to make sure I’m never in this just for the money or the fun. It had to be something that had lasting value, beyond the obvious value of capturing timeless images of your wedding day. And from the start, I’ve said I wanted to tie my passion and love for traveling and relief work into my business. Almost exactly a year ago we announced our partnership with Thirst Relief International who, through YOUR support, has been able to build numerous wells and water filters in 2011. That partnership and support will continue through 2012 but I have now decided to take it a step further. So here it is, our big announcement for 2012:
No Eye Has Seen Photography is going to Ecuador, and we want you to come with us!
Yes, you read that right! You have all followed my travels for a couple years but this time I want to take you with me! I’ve led quite a few teams to third world countries before and every time it has been a life changing experience for each team member. I decided a few months ago that it was time for the clients and vendors we have worked with to experience first hand what it is like to help out the less fortunate and see, up close and personal, what goes into building a water well. So from March 24-31 we will be taking a team of 10 people to Ecuador where we will work with an orphanage, build a well that provides clean water, and have a little bit of fun adventurous as well.
Some more details:
There are a ton more details that I want to share about weather, language, what to pack, what to expect, etc., but it’s too much for one blog post. If you are interested in going on the trip at all, please email me. If finances are a concern, still send me and email because I have a packet of easy and fun fundraising ideas that other teams I’ve led have used. If you are scared and not sure if you are up for this, still email me. I promise to help you every step of the way to make this the trip of your life. Trust me, you aren’t going to want to miss it!!
I can’t wait to hear from you and especially can’t wait for you to join me on this trip!
To see pictures from my last trip of this type, click here.