Back in the fall, an old friend reached out to me regarding a yearly event they held in Coimbra, Portugal. She and her husband, Michael, have been serving as missionaries in Portugal for 5 years. Each year, their ministry asks photographers from the states to come over and donate their time and skills to gift family portraits to the locals. She asked if I would be interested in a trip for early July 2018...and the quick answer was, YES!
After praying, then thinking about it a bit more logistically, I realized I would need an assistant for lighting, etc. Emeri will be a Senior this coming year, and regularly works for me, so she quickly became my travel buddy!
We are raising support for this venture as there are no offered funds available from the ministry for this event. So all the photogs that offer their services are strictly either on their own dime, or have raised support so that they can give good gifts to families in Portugal.
We'll be raising support here, but will also be brainstorming some fun ideas ie. asian dinner, bake sale, etc.
For more information on the ministry in Coimbra, here is a link to Michael and Cristi's website.
..and here is a link to my website if you'd like to see my work.
If you have any q's, please don't hesitate to ask! And thanks for reading!
Ashlee and Emeri