Billy’s Birthday Mission Update!

Just wanted to give an update to my brother’s birthday mission to help out the Haiti earthquake relief as there is only a few days left! First of all, I am blown away by the generosity and kindness of all of you. I’ve gotten so many wonderful emails and DM’s through twitter about helping out with Billy’s Birthday Mission as well as lots of people helping spread the word. The donations have been wonderful and I’m so excited to meet the readers that have booked the photo sessions through their donation.

Billy has now raised almost $13,000! Amazing right? I am so proud of him! There are still a few more days to donate as he’s trying to raise as much money before January 31st. If you are in the Seattle area, Billy is holding a beginner dSLR workshop and you can join if you donate or have donated to his mission already. If you have a dSLR but still haven’t quite mastered how to use it yet, let Billy help you! Here is his description of the workshop:

I’ll be going to Gas Works Park on Sunday, February 7 @ 3:30PM to do a photography workshop…

Earlier, I helped a donor with her jewelry photography, this time the focus will be on everyday photography and photography basics. I can tell you how to take better photos of people, landscapes (like the beautiful skyline from Gas Works) and details (how to find the little things at a big place like the park.) Whatever you want help with, let me know!
If you’ve already donated, you’re free to join. However I am trying to use this to drive new people and new donations, so please if you or anyone you know has a dusty camera or who wants to sharpen their skills, let them know about this! Since this happens AFTER my fundraiser ends, I need to hear from them before the 31st.

Billy also has a few Mariner’s tickets + extra goodies that has been donated that you can get for your donation. Click for information on the tickets.
I am still taking donations for Billy and will send you a print of one of my pictures in return. For a $20+ donation, I will send you an 8×10 of any of my pictures, your choice. I’ve had a lot of people pick my shoe pictures and lots of love for my Honolulu picture as well. You can pick anything from my flickr but here are some of my favorites that you can pick from.

Cherry Blossoms
Honolulu - Chanel
Honolulu - Prada

Thanks again for well, everything really. I am so grateful and thankful to so many of you for helping me out with this as it is something that is so important to me and I am just blown away by the kindness that everyone has shown to me and Billy and especially the people that were affected by the earthquake.
One last thing, the wonderful Gina of Clothes, Inter Alia, has offered to donate $1 to Doctors without Borders for every comment she gets on this post. She wrote a wonderful post about Billy and his photography that you should definitely check out and oh yes, please leave a comment! 🙂

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  • lilmisszolicious
    January 28, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    hey you stylish girl, love your blog. You're always inspiration for me.

    xoxo zola

  • Nina (Femme Rationale)
    January 28, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    that's amazing. it's so nice to know there are people like you and your bro out there generously lending your time and talents for a great cause.

  • Kaitlynn
    January 29, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Hi i LOVE your blog, you have fab style! i'm starting a blog for the online fashion site Sheckys!
    Follow if you would like 🙂

  • Lys
    January 29, 2010 at 6:03 am

    I MUST MUST MUST have that pic of the Loubs with the Pearls 🙂 Will blog about this over at Cooking In Stilettos in the a.m. and will DM you through FB tomorrow for donation deets etc.

    Your brother and you are amazing for doing this!!!

  • Chessa!
    February 2, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    what an extraordinary thing that you two are doing! I auctioned off a print and I started it at $10…the first person to bid offered $100 so they ended up winning with no other bids but $13,000!!! and counting! that's really incredible. It's fantastic to see how people are coming together to help the people of Haiti and their families.

    you're amazing!!

    and, btw, I love that your brother is into photography too! that's so awesome:)

  • Hanako66
    February 4, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    this is so inspiring…your parents sure did a wonderful job!