As some of you may know, another passion (besides photography) of mine is helping people. There is nothing more beautiful then being a part of something bigger then myself and when I get an opportunity to do so I jump at it. I also love to travel.
I have the most awesome opportunity to do all three right now. some of you have already heard and some have already helped me get started in making this once and a lifetime journey. For those who have not here is the run down of what I am looking to do.
In Panajachel Guatemala, there exists an amazing ngo (non-governmental organisation) whose one and only goal is to help the indigenous Mayan people achieve a standardized quality of living. Not an easy task for an area that was racked with civil war for 36 years and devastated in 2005 when Hurricane Stan produced lethal mudslides throughout the area. But they have helped and have made a major impact on the area, by offering micro loans (with a very high payback rate, suggesting their efforts are working) building day cares and preschools, creating a senior care program (like meals on wheels offering medicines as well) providing clean water filters, clean burning stoves and training, as well as helping kids with their education and families in need of food and supplies. Mayan families has been a life changing program.
so what is my role? After the civil war Panajachel’s tourist trade began to flourish. As a photographer I can play two roles in training a group of people in “Pana” one enables the people to take work with local attractions at a higher wage taking tourism photos and the other is to teach them how to document, edit and publish the work of Mayan families, who will employ them as well. While I am there I will be also helping and documenting where I am needed which can be anything from arranging food baskets to helping with construction or the elderly. I have decided that I have plenty to offer in the way of time, talent and knowledge. But it’s a costly venture which I am willing to pay for but need to raise the remainder. I am attempting to raise 1900.00 US funds to cover the cost of travel.
So that is where WE come in! I am raffling off, First prize: 1 Photo-session including 10 or more high resolution images on disc with a 3 month print release and online ordering gallery. (a 125.00 value) and a baby or baby shower receiving blanket gift set , including 4 receiving blankets, wash cloths, pacifiers and a binky clip, created into 4 adorable cupcakes packaged in an adorable cupcake box! (50.00 value) Photo-session can be used for yourself or as a gift.
Second prize is a mini session of 5 high resolution images with cd and 3 month print release and ordering gallery.
(a 75.00 value)
Raffle tickets are 1 for 3, 2 for 5 or 5 for 10. If you purchase 5.00 worth of tickets you will get a free ticket entered for every friend you refer that purchases!
Drawing date will be on July 2nd with winners notified by phone and posted here and our Facebook page. Here is your chance to get a session from us while helping with a great cause!
To purchase tickets contact me by message at Tatjannamiller@gmail.com or on Facebook Tatjanna Miller-photography
winners will be responsible for travel outside of 10 miles of Great Falls Montana.
Gift cards are good toward any type of photosession (childrens, newborns, maternity, individuals, families)
and can be used for a discount on (weddings, seniors, engagements, boudoir, birth or engagement)
If you’ve already scheduled a session the gift card is good for your Next session, multiple cards not allowed.