A few weeks back I saw a posting on twitter from a fellow photographer out in California.  He posted a link and said it was the coolest thing he’d seen in a long time, so of course I had to go check it out.  What I found was Lydia Shannon – an incredible woman who was doing everything in her power to raise money for breast cancer research through the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  She was gathering together photographers who were willing to auction off mentoring sessions, photography sessions, and photography products.  The goal: to raise 10,000 dollars!  $10,000!  And she didn’t stop there.  Lydia vowed that if she was able to raise all of the money, she would go one giant, daring step further in her efforts and shave her head in order to donate ALL of her hair to Locks of Love.  Wow.  We’ve never met Lydia before, but Sean and I are big fans of lofty goals and brave maneuvers and we knew that we wanted to help!

We will be auctioning off a one-hour mentoring session to be conducted via phone or video-chat.  It can be held in person too if you’d like to come see us and if you do make your way down to Nashville, lunch is on us! :0)  In our time together, we would love to help you with whatever it is you’re struggling with about your business and we promise to be an open book.  The auctions start on Thursday, October 14th and ends on Tuesday, October 19th.  As soon as our auction goes live, I’ll be posting a link to it here in this post.

In the meantime, we need your help!  Please spread the word about F/Stop Breast Cancer and please please come bid on our auction!  We want to help Lydia raise as much as we possibly can and we guarantee it will be worth your while!  You can also follow along in Lydia’s progress toward her goal by following her on twitter: @lydiashannon or following the hashtag #fstopbreastcancer

We can’t wait to see all of the good that comes from this!  Thank you Lydia for putting it all together, and thank you all in advance for helping to make it a success!


  1. Lydia Shannon on October 7, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    So excited to have you both as part of this!!!! :)

  2. esm on October 7, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I love your giving nature!! You guys ROCK!!!

  3. ohana photographers on October 11, 2010 at 11:53 am

    you guys are a blessing to so many. much love to you!

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