Giving Back

We live in a great neighborhood in Carlsbad; there are lots of nice kids for the boys to play with and really good neighbors, one of which is Stacy. She’s almost a next door neighbor, her house is across the street from us and when we first moved here we noticed the Arizona license plates in one of their cars,  inevitably we started talking about AZ and kids and house stuff. Stacy is a super sweet person that happens to be married to another Greg, too funny.  A few months ago I had the pleasure to photograph their baby daughter Bryn when she was just 6 days old.

We are always bumping into each other and during one of our conversations Stacy mentioned that she works with a non profit charity called  The Parent Quest here in Carlsbad.  They help parents improve their parenting skills through parent to parent mentoring, by pairing them up according to their experiences and needs.

In the past years we’ve supported many charity organizations in Arizona such as Positive Impact, Desert Cancer Foundation, Packages from Home, Gabriel’s Angels and many more. We  like to help causes that mean something to us, usually family and kid oriented,  supporting soldiers and their families and animals (both Joey and Zelda were rescue pups).

So when Stacy approached me about donating to the the Parent Quest’s  auction, it was a pretty easy decision. It’s a really neat organization that’s right up our alley. If you get a chance, check them out and maybe even donate a bit if you can.

We donated a photography session and a 20×30 Artisan Fine Art  wall portrait.  The winning bid belonged to Trish and her husband William from San Diego.

It was so nice to spend time with Trish, William and their lovely baby, Liam.  Would you look at those cute cheeks! It turns out that this was their first official family photo too. Here are a couple of our favorite images.

Family photo at a San Diego Park

Family photo at a San Diego Park

Family photo at a San Diego Park

Baby with stuffed animals on top of his bed

Mother and baby smiling

Father looking at baby holding him up

Father kissing baby

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