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Fundraiser for Special Kids Photography, May 8th, 2009 March 25, 2009

Hello friends,

I am putting on a fundraiser for Special Kids Photography of America (SKPA). It will be held on Friday, May 8th, 2009 at Kenmore 50 Lanes, in Kenmore/Bothell, Wa. Light appetizers will start at 6pm and bowling starts at 6:30pm. 3 games, shoes and a ball is $20 for adults and $15 for children. Get a team of 5 together and it is only $90. Custom team shirts with your company logo are available for $10/each.

Please email me for more info: worldtraveler(100)(@) (please remove the parenth. before emailing me). Thanks, Kerri

Also, if you or your business can donate items that would be great. I’d like to have a raffle and sell tickets the night of the event.



Click this link for updated raffle prizes:


Here are a couple of photos of us in action…the Special Kids Photography booth from WPPI 2008. Kerri, Karen, and Jamie. We are supplied this booth free of charge (bless them) to share about special kids.



Two Great Photography Conferences: IUSA and WPPI February 26, 2009

Two Great Photography Conferences: IUSA and WPPI

This year has already been packed with learning new techniques and new trends in photography. In January I attended Imaging USA  in Phoenix, AZ and WPPI (Wedding an Portrait Photographers International) in Las Vegas, NV. Both photography conferences were fantastic!  The main reason I went to both conferences was to volunteer in the Special Kids Photography booth which was located on the main trade show floor; we were one of almost 400 vendors. It was exciting and invigorating to meet all the wonderful photographers from around the world who are also interested in photographing children with special needs. It’s really just thrilling to talk with these other photographers. It keeps me excited about photographing children with special needs.


The trade show takes up about 6 hours of the day and the rest of the day is used to attend classes taught by world renowned photographers. Typically I attend 3 or 4 other workshops per day….. They are long days but worth it. I learned so many new ideas that I plan on incorporating into my existing photography business. Every time I attended one of these photography conferences (over 10 in the past 5 years) I become a better photographer… I am dedicated to honing in on my photography skills and increasing the satisfaction of my clients and their experience at the Acclaimed Photography studio in Bothell, WA.


My photography partner, Jamie and I, did have a few free moments to take some fun photos at the MGM Grand.


Photos to come in the next couple of days….. Kerri


Special Kids Photography Needs Your Help! December 20, 2008

Hello Friends,

If it is your New Year’s Resolution to get more involved with your community or a non-profit, you are reading the right blog post right now! We need your help! You can help in any neighborhood in the world.

Special Kids Photography of America (SKPA) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3)  that operates on a “shoe-string” budget, provided by generous donors and grants.  SKPA trains professional photographers in the art of photographing children with special needs and severe disabilities, including  autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and many other conditions, known and unknown.

What YOU can do…. spread the word about Special Kids Photography of America.  We would like to display beautiful portraits of special needs children in public places.  Displaying images of children with special needs and disabilities will let the world know that they are just like every other child; precious and perfect!

Here are a few sample images to be displayed….


You can contact:

-Your local library

-Your doctor’s office

-Your local kids clothing store

-Your dentist

-Your local mall

-Your place of business

-Your local chamber of commerce

-Local Support Groups

-Service Clubs (Kiwanis’s, Lion’s Club, Elk’s Club, etc).

-Art Galleries


We will provide all the photographs and materials for a beautiful display in any public place. Please contact Kerri Kirshner thru this blog post by posting your response. She will contact you right away. Or, you may go directly to the SKPA website:

Ideally we would like to have a nice display with lighting (as shown in the photo). If you would like to purchase a display for SKPA or for your own using, SKPA can get a 20% discount for use with Special Kids Photos.


If you have any other talents you could donate, such as writing Press Releases, doing PR, Marketing, Web-Design, Graphic Design, we would willingly accept your time and talent donation.

To read more about Special Kids Photography of America please visit their website at

Thank You for your support!


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