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FAMILY SESSION AUCTION FOR SYRIA • Washington DC Family photographer

Syria holds a special place in my heart and in our family.
I've been watching and following the news about Syria since my daughter was born in February 2011. It began precisely at that time, more than 4 years ago. Before that, I had the chance to visit the country, it was in 2002. Then I met my didn't-know-by-that-time future husband while he was doing research and living in Damascus. He stayed there for 4 years but we never got a chance to visit the country together… 
My brother who lives in Berlin, Germany spent some time this summer in Bulgaria and Greece. He told me the stories about the refugees he met on boats and on the road. Always smiling, always with hope for a better life in Europe but with the deep desire of going back home, of course.  I hope I will be able to share some of his pictures soon. 

For all these reasons, it is very painful and heartbreaking to see thousands of Syrians fleeing their beloved country in hopes for a better life for their children and themselves. I couldn't stand being there doing nothing. I am glad a bunch of family photographers started this auction and I am honored to join. 

So treat yourself with a family photo session and do something good for those refugees. Help me spread the word. Read below.

SESSION AUCTION FOR SYRIA : Bid on my Facebook page here : The crisis of Syrian refugees leaves no one indifferent. There are thousands who risk their lives in inhuman conditions, not for a better life, but for the hope of their survival!

As much there is to do seems little, and for the sake of children (the main victims in any situation of conflict or crisis) a group of 30 (AND NOW MORE) children and family photographers, decided to unite in a symbolic action of raising funds and are asking photographers from all round the world to join in.

As child photographers we deal with happy families and children in a daily basis, so it makes perfect sense that we can use our time and effort to help, little that is, those children who are going through impossible conditions. Therefore, each of us will auction a photo shoot, where 100% of the bid value will be donated directly to UNICEF.

It is a coordinated event! It will start TODAY and end 6pm 18th September. The winning bid receives :
- a 1-2 hour Family session (maternity, Newborn included).
- delivery of the at least 30 images in high resolution.
- validity of the voucher: 6 months from the date of the donation
- the starting bid is : $150

Please note that the session must take place in Washington DC area. The winning bid must send a receipt of your payment to UNICEF of the winning amount to me at bonjour@juliettefradin.com once the bidding has stopped. To bid simply post below.

Please share this post if you are in the Washington DC area as it would be wonderful to raise as much attention as possible and I'm crossing all fingers and toes that someone bids xoxoxo

Stories in 7 • May • Maryland Storytelling photography

Welcome back to Stories in Seven! This blog post is part of a blog circle made up of storytelling family photographers who have committed to share seven storytelling images on the 7th of each month. 
When you get to the end of this post, please click on the link at the bottom to join the next photographer. Keep on going until you've come to full circle. 

We had some family visiting from France for Spring break and grandpa offered my daughter a bike! Of course we had to try it on a big parking lot not far from our house. And of course, there is a learning curve… Fall down seven times, stand up eight they say isn't it?  

girl riding a bike

Continue the blog circle by visiting Jana O'Flaherty from photography 2204 to see her story this month!

Stories in 7 - March • WASHINGTON DC FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

I think my daughter went to school no more than 5 days in February. Ok maybe a little bit more, I lost count but all those 2-hour delays and snow days got me. It is nice and fun to have the kids at home but forget about work! 
For what I hope will be the last day of snow, I took my camera with me in her little sleeve and we ventured outside braving the snowstorm by 28°F / -2°C. We made a day out of it with a snowman, snowball fight and finally a hot chocolate and some board-games by the fireplace. 

Continue the blog circle by visiting Tiffany Roberts from Tiffany Roberts Photography. 

WASHINGTON DC FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY • Stories in 7 • February

This month I share 7 pictures taken during the birthday party of my daughter's friend. She turned 4 and we were all invited to celebrate at the Herbert  Wells ice skating rink. A first time for many little ones and a good refresher for the grown-ups (and a little workout too!). 

And follow the blog circle: check what story SAndi Farrell from Four Wishes Photography has for you here!