I’m so honored to be partnering with Long Beach’s “Steel Magnolias,” a non-profit organization that raises funds for the Stramski Children’s Developmental Center at Miller’s Children Hospital. Over the last several weeks, I’ve had the enormous pleasure of photographing some of the children and their families who’ve greatly benefited from the services provided by the Stramski Center. This is a charity that is very close to my heart.
The children who’ve stood in front of my camera have conditions including autism, Asperbeger’s syndrome, high risk infant development delay, craniofacial deformity and attention deficit disorder. I was simply blown away by the strength, determination, courage and love that these families share. Listening to their stories moved me in a way that is hard to describe, especially as a mother of three healthy children.
The fine art portrait exhibit will be on display at the final destination of the Steel Magnolia’s Home Design Tour from 11am to 4pm on May 17th, 2009. Below is more information about the Home Design Tour.
Style of Long Beach 2009, Home Design Tour
Sunday, May 17, 2009, 11am – 3pm
View inspiring interiors and fabulous furnishings
Tickets will be available beginning at 10am. $35.00
Tickets are available and the tour will begin at 11am at
1650 Ximeno Avenue, Suite 120
Long Beach, CA 90804
For further information please call (562) 533-1992
The Stramski Children’s Developmental Center, under the guidance of the Center’s Medical Director Dr. Gary Feldman, include Behavioral Neurodevelopment Programs, The Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Center, High-Risk Infant Follow-up, Sleep Disorders and the Stramski International Adoption Program.