March 15, 2011

Boulder: Mother’s Day Kids Portrait Days Give Back to Local Charities.

With time ‘springing forward’ and the first day of Spring right around the corner, I feel like the days have energy in them again. The birds are chirpin’ and the flowers are readying to bloom. I can almost smell Sunday brunches and mimosas and can faintly hear friends’ laughter filling up Spring weekends. Spring reminds me of beginning anew—with spring cleaning and spring cleanses. Spring is a time to gather with friends and family and give back (okay maybe that’s December during the holiday season, but why not Spring!).  Spring makes me feel bright and alive. With Easter and Mother’s Days in the few weeks ahead, there’s no better time than now to capture these memories. ~ Lindsey Block

The good gals at Duo are excited to announce Mother’s Day Portrait Days to benefit two great charities:

Boulder, Book Now: Mother’s Day Portrait Days.

Children’s Photography Sessions to Benefit Boulder Non-Profits: Mothers Acting Up and Educate!

Michelle Maloy Dillon, a Boulder-based photographer who has been documenting the moments and events of people’s lives through photography for over 20 years, has announced Mother’s Day Portrait Days. Proceeds from the session fees will be donated to Boulder non-profits, Mothers Acting Up and Educate!. The donation days will take place on Sunday, April 3 at Washington Park in Denver, and Saturday, April 9 along Boulder Creek in Boulder.

Session fees are $70 and include a 20-minute outdoor photo session and a private website of photos for individuals to choose an exclusive Mother’s Day Black and White Photo Collection. 100 percent of the session fees will be donated to Mothers Acting Up (an organization dedicated to engaging mothers to act on behalf of the world’s children) and Educate! (an organization working to educate and empower Africa’s youth to become socially responsible future leaders.)

“I have worked in the Boulder and Denver community for many years, taking photos of special events and portraits of kids,” said Dillon. “I feel honored to have the opportunity to use my photography talent to help such wonderful, locally-based, non-profit organizations that work to empower women and children. It’s important to me to give back to my community.”

Exclusive Mother’s Day Black and White Photo Collections are available starting at $275. Contact Michelle for more information and to make an appointment. Email: [email protected] or Call: 303.499.0787.


About Michelle Maloy Dillon Photography

Specializing in people photography in an unobtrusive and photojournalistic style

For nearly 20 years, Michelle Maloy Dillon has been documenting the moments and events of people’s lives through the meticulous craft and creative art of photography. Based in Colorado, Michelle is a photojournalistic event and portrait photographer, working in a candid and unobtrusive documentary style. Versatile and experienced at her craft, Michelle is very active in the Boulder and Denver area, shooting portraits on location and in environments that her client’s feel comfortable in and speak to who they are. Although she has shot in the digital format for years, she worked for more than a decade in traditional fine art, black and white film photography, and brings that experience to the pictures she takes.

She has traveled all around the state of Colorado and beyond to photograph weddings, bar mitzvahs, parties and special events and has been awarded The Knot Best of Weddings for the last three years.

Clients include: Denver’s Mayor Guillermo “Bill” Vidal, John W. Hickenlooper and his family, former presidential candidate Howard Dean, University of Colorado, BSW Wealth Partners, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, KGNU Public Radio, Heart Center of the Rockies, National Business Officer’s Association, Arapahoe/Douglas County Mental Health Network, Starz Entertainment and Sunflower Preschool. For more information and a portfolio visit: www.mmdphotography.com

About Mothers Acting Up (MAU) Mothers Acting Up is a movement of mothers* stretching traditional mothering roles to include advocating for the world’s children. Why mothers? Because we’re already passionate, committed and potentially the most powerful lobby for children on earth. Why the world’s children? Because our own children’s future is inextricably linked to the wellbeing of every other child. Collectively, you, she, we, can create a world where every child—and the planet itself—thrives. Mothers Acting Up engages mothers on behalf of the world’s children in three ways: Identity—seeing our role as public and powerful; Community—learning together and uniting around critical issues; Action—taking effective action to effect direct relief and systems change. For more information visit: http://www.mothersactingup.org *mothers and others who exercise protective care over someone smaller

About Educate!

In Africa nearly 50% of the population is under the age of 18 and youth face problems of poverty, disease, and environmental degradation. But there won’t be sustainable solutions without a new generation of African leaders to create and drive those solutions. That’s where we come in. Educate!, founded in 2002, unlocks the potential of African youth to solve their communities’ greatest problems of poverty, disease and environmental degradation. Our model is exponential empowerment – investing long-term in a few so they can positively impact many others.

Educate! provides a proven mix of a leadership and social entrepreneurship course, long-term mentoring, practical experience solving a community problem, and an alumni network for high school aged youth. Today, Educate! works with 830 youth across Uganda and is developing a model of education that can be applied across Africa. For more information visit: www.experienceeducate.org

Educate! has been backed by Echoing Green, the leading venture philanthropy fund, won the Ashoka Changemakers Quality Education in Africa award, received first place in the Pan African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education, and was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of 100 Brilliant Companies of 2009.

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