About time…

Well it’s about time I take a minute to sit down and do a little personal post on a project that was close to my heart this year.  I actually have quite a few of those I’d like to do but for now – this is at the top of the list.

Earlier this year my friend Peter opened a great big door for me.  He took the time to introduce me to the amazing people over at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital.  See Peter does a ton of Graphic Design work for TSRH and so he was kind enough to throw my name out there when he heard a need for photography work.    They needed some freelance photography for various projects, specifically their annual event called Treasure Street and their yearly progress report calendar (additional post on that next week). Two extensive and worthwhile projects I was thrilled to be a part of.   I was able to do about 16 shoots for them all of which were with PHENOMENAL kids.

Before I get too far ahead of myself I must say a word or two about TSRH.  For those who aren’t familiar with them, they are a world leader in the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions.   They treat children with conditions, such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders and limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia.   Oh and I mustn’t forget to tell you … Since the hospital’s inception in 1921, no patient family has been charged for services.  The hospital operates solely on voluntary gifts from generous individuals, corporations and foundations. Amazing right?

I met some truly great kids during all of these shoots (and their parents were pretty amazing too).  I wish I could show you every single image that we did from April to October – but unfortunately I can’t.  I am however going to highlight some of the kids that TSHR used in their various publicity materials.  These are now beautiful faces that grace the hallways of the hospital and go out on various marketing pieces to the hospitals donor base.   Phenomenal children being treated by a phenomenal medical facility – I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

Here are just a few of the faces I was able to photograph…

(Oh and yes – that last image in the above gallery is of the amazing MONTRAE HOLLAND of the Dallas Cowboys.  I had the opportunity to photograph him at the massive Cowboys Stadium. Too Cool!  He’s a previous patient of TSRH and is the kindest and BIGGEST person I’ve met in a long time)

Here is the invite that went out for Treasure Street.  It was one of the most beautiful invites I’ve ever seen… (and I’m not just saying that b/c I’m partial to all my photographs being in it)

Here’s ME at Treasure Street standing next to some of the 3′ x 7′ banners.  There were tons of them and all of kiddos I was able to photograph!  (pardon the photo quality – in all my excitement I only had my iphone and it was at night)

and here’s one more wide shot so you can really see how my jaw was dropped…

Thank you so much to TSRH for all of your encouragement, enthusiasm and hospitality!  It was a pleasure working with you and such a treat to meet all of these wonderful kids!  TSRH is a truly phenomenal place.  I encourage anyone looking to find an organization to volunteer at or donate to…please consider the needs that they have and help a family receive treatment for their child.

Happy Holidays everyone!!

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  4. Gretchen says:

    So so proud for you Jenny! Amazing work and I’m so glad they found you!

  5. wendy says:

    What an honor to be a part of such a giving organization. Your work is gorgeous, Jenny!

  6. Valeria says:

    What an amazing so well deserved opportunity! You did such a beautiful work.
    Love every single one of the photos. Congratulations!

  7. Jasmine says:

    What a great experience for you! And what a fabulous feeling it had to be to see your work larger than life! That is just amazing!!

  8. Jolie says:

    What an amazing opportunity Jenny!

  9. absolutely amazing Jenny!! great work!! xoxoM

  10. michele says:

    WOW!!! Congratulations on such a great job and on receiving such an honor!!!!!!!! Amazingly beautiful work!

  11. rebecca says:

    gorgeous work, jenny. what a great oppurtunity for you to share your talents. congrats!

  12. Amy says:

    You should be so proud, Jenny! This is amazing!

  13. Melinda says:

    These are beautiful Jenny! What a great opportunity. You should be very proud of your work!

  14. Jules says:

    you are an amazing photographer with a heart of gold! congratulations on this wonderful opportunity! your work is gorgeous!

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