October 1, 2009

SPECIAL : $50 Sessions ALL MONTH!

For the entire month of October, I will be offering $50 sessions for all new bookings for any type of photo shoot throughout the month in the Seattle/Tacoma and outlying areas. If you are in the Southern California area, my friend Mapu is joining in and running the same special. 100% of all proceeds will be sent to American Samoa to aid in disaster relief and financial aid for suffering families, after the tragic earthquake and tsunami hit my tiny island home on September 29th, 2009.

Much of the coastal areas of American Samoa and Samoa are in ruins, and a large part of the population live near the ocean. Many homes have been destroyed, and families left homeless. Many people have lost their parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, cousins or children. My baby sister, Tiare, lost her best friend in Samoa who was just 11 years old. I cannot begin to imagine what any of those who experienced such a tragedy are going through, and wish I were home to help. It is difficult to be so many thousands of miles away from home, and I am left feeling helpless every time more news surfaces.

Photo Source: twitpic.com

I was born and raised in American Samoa, and my heart breaks for my people and my homeland.

Now is a great time to book high school senior portraits, Christmas family pictures, engagement sessions, children's sessions, maternity sessions, etc. This is up to a $200 value for a fraction of the cost :)! ALL types of sessions will be $50 and must occur between October 1-November 15.

Photo Sessions include the following:

* 1-3 hour session at a location of your choice
* Up to 3 wardrobe changes
* High-resolution, custom edited images on CD within 2-3 weeks of session
* Printing release signed by me, allowing you full printing rights of all images on CD
* Preview of photographer-favorite images on tiarephotoblog.com within 1 week of session

TO BOOK A SESSION, EMAIL ME AT: info@tiarephoto.com.

Additionally, if you live in the Seattle-Tacoma areas, we will be collecting clothing, personal hygiene items, and non-perishable items within the next week to be sending to Samoa. If you would like to contribute to our collections, please call me at (206) 356-2586 to arrange drop-off. Here is additional information to donate to the cause in both American Samoa and Samoa:

May you keep the people of both Samoas in your prayers during this trying time.

Samoa e, lo'u atunu'u pele

1 comment:

Mapuana Reed Mataele said...

This is so great you are doing this. It's so sad to see all the images but I know they need all the help they can get.