Standing with Love – Together Rising – Philadelphia Child Photographer

There’s no such thing as other people’s children.

We have more power than we realize. Our power can be used to help support what we believe in, something that needs to be changed. We may not be able to do everything – but we can, absolutely, do something. Together Rising is now one of my somethings.

Together Rising is the kind of love we need.

Since 2012, Together Rising has raised over $9 million dollars. This money has been and will continue to be used to work with refugees, homeless youth in the United States, and for many other children and families in crises. They also work closely with Project HOME, a Philadelphia non-profit organization. I LOVE that most of Together Rising’s funds are raised through Love Flash Mobs! These fundraisers have revolutionized crowd-sourced online giving – thousands of strangers donating to meet a particular need in a matter of hours. 100% of what Together Rising receives goes directly to help those in need.

The most amazing thing is that this project is accessible to everyone. The maximum contribution you can make is $25. You can make a difference today!

 


 

LOVE FLASH MOB!
Together Rising raised $215,000 to ensure that 10-year old Samir, a child severely wounded by ISIS, received the treatment needed to heal, and to provide several internally displaced families with food, shelter and protection.

www.togetherrising.org/love-flash-mobs

 


 

“Love is not Either/Or. Love is AND/BOTH.”

As not just a child photographer, but also a mother, I am committed to paying forward to children worldwide the chance for a better life. Today my heart is so full with love as I share this amazing organization with my KMP Family!

If you’d like to join me in the healing, uplifting work of Together Rising, please head on over and make a small contribution.

Let’s unite in LOVE! Today you and I can join so many others and make a difference!

 


“We live in a world where people believe that We Belong To Each Other.

We live in a world where people give away hard-earned money to strangers.

We live in a world where Love Wins.

And we have proof: Since 2012, Together Rising has raised Nine Million Dollars, with a mean donation of $25.”


 

Share, share, share!

Please share this amazing organization! Send an email to family and friends, post links on social media, or even go “old school” and pick up the phone. :)

You can learn all about the life-saving work being done here. And I’ll be sharing updates and those awesome Love Flash Mobs in the future too!

As always, thanks for allowing me to be a part of your world. :)

With all my love and appreciation,
Kel

 

 

Source photos & quotes: www.togetherrising.org

 


 

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Holiday Sessions – Support Toys for Tots – Philadelphia, Abington, Montgomery County, PA Photographer

2014 Holiday Sessions with Kel Murphy Photography are full sessions (not minis) with packages that you’ll love! You will receive beautiful images that capture real moments of your children and family – no time limits or stiff, posed photos.

 

Your Holiday Session will be laid back, fun, and perhaps, even a bit relaxing. :) Your children will be dancing, singing, laughing, running and well, just being kids—but captured in a way that uniquely and beautifully reflects your family! Think of this like a play-date — the results are beautiful, real portraits that you will treasure for many, many years.

All sessions are on-location and use natural light, which I believe to be the most flattering. I have a great local spot for Holiday Sessions – a perfect outdoor setting that is secluded enough to give our session a private feel.

Expect your children to have fun! There are no rules or expectations for you or your children. I prefer to capture them as they are – doing what makes them happy. “Sit still and smile” will never be said by me. I prefer to document real/fun/casual/intimate moments and showcase what makes your family special.

KMP’s Holiday Sessions are never scheduled back-to-back, in fact, only a few are booked per week. Scheduling a select amount of sessions ensures that I am able to give your children and family 110%. This is a boutique-type of experience that everyone deserves to have.

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Toys For Tots – Every year I work with a charity during the Holidays, and this year is no different. Toys for Tots is an amazing organization that provides children-in-need with new (unwrapped) toys. It might seem like just another toy to you, but for these children, it’s a message of hope. Please help me support the Toys For Tots Foundation by purchasing a new (unwrapped) toy and bring it to your session. Not only will you be doing an AMAZING thing for this charity, but you will receive a $35 print credit to use towards your purchase (includes Holiday Packages.) 

Toy donation suggestions: Please consider donating a toy for an older boy/girl (12+ years of age) as well as toys for ages 18 months up. The best donations are sporting goods, toy cars/planes/boats, dolls (Barbie, G. I. Joe, etc.), board games, books, bicycles, scooters, puzzles, models, hand-held video games and small electronics. Please consider when selecting a toy, keep in mind it may be the only one a child will receive. 


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Holiday Sessions – Book Early for Your Free 16×24 Print! Support Toys for Tots – Philadelphia, Abington, Montgomery County, PA Photographer

2014 Holiday Sessions with Kel Murphy Photography are full sessions (not minis) with packages that you’ll love! You will receive beautiful images that capture real moments of your children and family – no time limits or stiff, posed photos.

 

Your Holiday Session will be laid back, fun, and perhaps, even a bit relaxing. :) Your children will be dancing, singing, laughing, running and well, just being kids—but captured in a way that uniquely and beautifully reflects your family! Think of this like a play-date — the results are beautiful, real portraits that you will treasure for many, many years.

All sessions are on-location and use natural light, which I believe to be the most flattering. I have a great local spot for Holiday Sessions – a perfect outdoor setting that is secluded enough to give our session a private feel.

Expect your children to have fun! There are no rules or expectations for you or your children. I prefer to capture them as they are – doing what makes them happy. “Sit still and smile” will never be said by me. I prefer to document real/fun/casual/intimate moments and showcase what makes your family special.

KMP’s Holiday Sessions are never scheduled back-to-back, in fact, only a few are booked per week. Scheduling a select amount of sessions ensures that I am able to give your children and family 110%. This is a boutique-type of experience that everyone deserves to have.

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Toys For Tots – Every year I work with a charity during the Holidays, and this year is no different. Toys for Tots is an amazing organization that provides children-in-need with new (unwrapped) toys. It might seem like just another toy to you, but for these children, it’s a message of hope. Please help me support the Toys For Tots Foundation by purchasing a new (unwrapped) toy and bring it to your session. Not only will you be doing an AMAZING thing for this charity, but you will receive a $35 print credit to use towards your purchase (includes Holiday Packages.) 

Toy donation suggestions: Please consider donating a toy for an older boy/girl (12+ years of age) as well as toys for ages 18 months up. The best donations are sporting goods, toy cars/planes/boats, dolls (Barbie, G. I. Joe, etc.), board games, books, bicycles, scooters, puzzles, models, hand-held video games and small electronics. Please consider when selecting a toy, keep in mind it may be the only one a child will receive. 


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GIVEAWAY! Vote for KMP on Philly’s Hot List – Philadelphia’s Best Children’s & Portrait Photographer

Kel Murphy Photography Best Children's Photographer, Best Portrait Photographer on Philly Hot List. Giveaway Vote and Win $100

It’s that time of year again! I am SO grateful for being nominated for the Philly Hot List – and to show my appreciation, I want to do something fabulous for you!

Since I have such AMAZING clients that nominated me for TWO categories (Best Portrait Photographer & Best Children’s Photographer) – I am giving away TWO gift certificates for $100 to KMP! The best part is, you can give these babies to anyone! This is THE perfect Holiday gift, or to be used towards your family/kiddo/HS Senior’s session. So cast your votes for KMP and you may be one of the winners! Using your FB account can easily sign you in to Philly Hot List – voting only takes 1 minute. :) You can also earn extra entries for the Giveaway — Click the image below or HERE to get started!

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Giveaway Details  – Gift certificate can be used towards a future session fee or as a print/product credit for any future session. Not applicable to past sessions and orders. Gift Certificate is transferrable and can be given to a person of the winner’s choice. It expires one year from date given. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. KMP hereby releases Facebook of any liability. Winner will be contacted by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send an email! kel@kelmurphyphotography.com

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Ava and Jake – Cystic Fibrosis Awareness – Montgomery County, PA – Child Photographer

Ava and Jake are the typical (ridiculously adorable!) siblings. They are both at the age where sitting still is just-not-so-fun and their parents really wanted an image with the two of them together. Can all parents of young children relate to this or what? :)

In addition to being spunky and gorgeous, Ava has Cystic Fibrosis. Her parents say that she’s doing great, and they’re hoping it stays that way! Unfortunately, there are a lot of other children and adults with CF who aren’t so lucky. Ava and her family are helping to raise money and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – to help fund research for a cure. Ava’s parents share more of her story below.

“Ava was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 2 months, and us being new parents, we were scared – we had never even heard of CF before.”

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Ava’s story.

“Ava was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 2 months, and us being new parents, we were scared – we had never even heard of CF before. It was a quick learning curve though, and the three of us now have our new normal. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs, leads to life-threatening lung infections, obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. To combat these effects, Ava has to take pancreatic enzymes before every meal so that she can gain the nutritional value from the food. She also does a treatment everyday, where she wears a vest that vibrates her chest to break up the mucous inside her – along with taking various daily medications. To help the CF Foundation raise money & awareness to find a cure, in 2011 we started a fundraising team called G-Crew. We walk every year at the Doylestown Great Strides event in May, and have started to fundraise year round.” – Chris and Christine Gardyasz

Register for the walk or donate to Ava’s team here – www.gcrew.org

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