As many of you know, we contribute annually to the big Saint Jude Dream Home Giveaway.  We have never felt more strongly about the work of Saint Jude than we do this year.  When we lost our son this past November, we were rushed into an emergency c-section and told that it wasn’t looking good as the doctors worked to try to save his life.  Those few short moments brought the greatest feeling of helplessness we have ever experienced as we knew that our child’s life was out of our hands and we were losing him.  I cannot imagine how the parents of Saint Jude’s patients feel day after day as they hold on to hope for their precious little ones who are fighting cancer.  It is truly an amazing thing Saint Jude does as they help these families and continue to search for a cure that will end cancer in children for good!

The Saint Jude Dream Home Giveaway is a fun way for you to help!  Every year, a house in the Westhaven neighborhood in Franklin, TN is given away to one lucky ticket holder.  Sean and I live in this neighborhood and we LOVE it so come be our neighbor!  There are also lots of other prizes to be given away as well, including a McLellan Style Session so if you can’t be our neighbor, we can at least hang out and get some great images! :o)  All proceeds go to Saint Jude to fund their research and offset expenses for their patients.  It’s a great cause!  If you’d like to purchase a ticket or just learn more about Saint Jude, you can do so by clicking on the link above or the banner below.  We hope you’ll consider contributing and thank you for letting us tell you about it! :o)


Mel and Sean




  1. Brandy on April 22, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I just donated. Wow, that makes you feel really good about yourself. I should do this more often. Thank you for letting me know about this.

  2. Sean on April 22, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Thanks, Brandy–every bit counts :)

  3. Becka Knight (Studio222 Photography) on April 23, 2009 at 10:26 am

    They said I couldn’t take part because of my zip code :(

    I hope other people take part!

  4. Sean on April 23, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Thanks for giving it a shot, Becka!

  5. anna on April 25, 2009 at 5:33 pm


  6. anna on April 25, 2009 at 5:37 pm


    contributing…you know why we are with you.

  7. Krystal :: Mint & Sage on April 28, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    i’m in! :)

  8. Mel on May 4, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    awesome ladies! Thank you! :o)

  9. ohana photographers - david & kimi on May 8, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    blessings you guys!

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