Giving Back

One of Sarah's goals for Miles of Smiles Photography is to give back to the incredible Austin community that she is blessed to be a part of. Here are some ways that Sarah has enjoyed giving back through Miles of Smiles Photography over the years.

 
SPECIAL PROJECTS

Partnered with "The Meridian Sun" monthly publication in the Meridian neighborhood in South Austin.  (Started Summer 2014)  We do complimentary mini-sessions for the featured families and children and our images are featured on the covers and inside of The Meridian Sun monthly publication.  

Outfitted the offices of Austin Regional Clinic - South OB/GYN with my professional canvas gallery wrap displays. (January 2014)  Click here for a blog post and some great "before and after" shots.

Outfitted several exam rooms at Renaissance Women's Group for Dr. Mills' suite with professional portraits in Spring 2012. Did the same for Dr. Montalvo's suite in Spring 2013. Click here for a blog post and some great shots of our displays there.

Outfitted Austin Maternal Fetal Medicine (South location) with my professional canvas gallery wrap displays in October 2014.  Click here for a blog post of those displays. 

Did individual portraits of all 250 children at the Circle C Child Development Center in South Austin. (Fall 2012) Did group portraits of all classes at the Circle C Child Development Center for staff and parents to enjoy. (Spring 2012)

If you know of a child care or school that could use group or individual portraits, or a doctor or pediatric office that could use professional portrait displays on their walls, please contact Sarah.

 

 

VOLUNTEERING

Did portraits of the Circle C children and families with the Easter Bunny (April 2015).  Click here.  

Did portraits of the Circle C children and families with SANTA (December 2014).  Click here

Did pictures of the Circle C children and families with the Easter Bunny (April 2014). Click here.

Did pictures of the Circle C Food Trailer Events (August and September 2013, Spring 2014).

Provided photography at the Circle C 4th of July parade in 2013, 2012, and 2011, and gave photos to families at no cost. Click here for some 2013 fun.

Provided free mini-sessions for 20 families at Austin Regional Clinic - South OB in Spring 2013 as part of partnership to outfit their new offices with professional canvas gallery wrap displays. (See above section.)  Click here and here for some cuteness.

Provided free Snapshots with Santa at the Circle C Holiday Party in 2011 and 2012 for families and children. Click here for adorable sneak peeks.

Provided free family portraits at the "A Wonderful Life" event at First Evangelical Free Church in South Austin in December 2010 and 2011.

Provided free portraits at Halloween block party in Circle C. 

Provided family portraits for the Hartman family. Read about their inspiring faith and family here.   And click here for photos and a blog post about their session.

Provided photography at the BBQ4JD event on Friday, April 29th, 2011 at the Circle C Child Development Center. Click here to see Bevo in action!

Sarah put on a free women's WalkFit class (mom / stroller fitness class) about once a month in South Austin from 2009-2012. 

 

DONATIONS

Please note: Due to Sarah's very busy schedule, and the time she needs to devote to her own family, donations are limited at this time. 

Donated a portrait session in February 2015 to The 3rd Annual Celebration of Life {In Loving Memory of Heather Gabbi and Benefitting Wonders & Worries}

Donated a portrait session to the MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) Sale as a raffle prize in February 2015.

Donated a portrait session to Mother's Milk Bank at Austin for their "Under the Milky Way" event in 2014. They raised over $15,000 for the Milk Bank's Charitable Care Program, which ensures that all infants with a medical need for mother's milk receive it, regardless of financial resources or insurance.

Donated a portrait session to Boone Elementary's Spring 2013 Carnival.

Donated a portrait session to CityServe Austin's Mission Banquet. CityServe Austin is a local network of churches focused on serving the needs of Austin.

Donated a portrait session to the Veritas Academy Legacy Gala taking place in Jan. 2012.

Donated a photography session to the Dell Children's Hospital "Corks for Kids" event on April 21, 2011 at Duchman Vineyard.

Donated a photography session for a silent aucition for the Xplode Austin event (hosted by the ABOR Foundation) to raise money for scholarships for central Texas high school children.

Donated a photography session for The Work at Home Woman's 2-year anniversary giveaway contest. Click here for a fun interview about Miles of Smiles Photography and how it got started.

Donated a photography session for the Manor ISD Education Foundation Annual Gala.

 

SPECIAL GIVEAWAY CONTESTS
Christmas in November Mini-Shoot Giveaway
Sweet Valentine's Day Mini-Shoot Giveaway
Bluebonnet Mini-Shoot Giveaway
Cutest Kid of the Year Contest & Giveaway - 2011
Cutest Family of the Year Contest & Giveaway - 2011

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