Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Charity Model Search - Andrea Pender Photography - NILMDTS

Local Photographer Participates in International Charity Model Search

Roanoke, TX — December 27, 2011 – Local photographer, Andrea Pender Photography, is participating in the 2012 International Charity Model Search to select North America’s Cutest Kid and to raise funds for the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS.org). The last three years featured over 3,000 model’s images and raised $220,000 for the NILMDTS organization.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS), is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization committed to assisting parents and families who experience the tragedy of an early infant loss. NILMDTS connects families with volunteer photographers and provides them with a professional portrait session and reproducible CD of the images of their baby at no cost to the family. For further information on NILMDTS, visit their website at www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org.

Participating photographers submit portraits of local kids to an international online voting gallery. Parents let friends and family know about the event and encourage them to vote for their child. Each vote is $1, and all proceeds from votes benefit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS.org). Finalists are determined by online votes, and all finalists move to an independent judging round.

The grand prize winner will be determined from a pool of the top 25 vote receivers. The winners are selected from the finalists by photography industry experts. The winning child receives a generous savings bond in addition to other prizes. The second and third place runners up each receive a savings bonds and gift card. Winning photographers also receive valuable prize packages. Prize information can be found at charitymodelsearch.org.

Sandy Puc¢, Charity Model Search creator and sponsor, has long believed charitable work is the backbone of the community. She created this fundraising contest to highlight excellence in the portrait photography industry as well as raise funds for NILMDTS, the organization she co-founded in 2005.

People who want to enter their kids ages birth to 18 years into the contest may do so by calling Andrea Pender Photography at 817.607.3867. The contest is open to residents of the US. For more information, visit http://www.charitymodelsearch.org.

Andrea Pender Photography has been a professional photographer for almost 7 years practicing in the DFW area since 2008.

Andrea Pender is the owner and principle photographer of Andrea Pender Photography. She graduated from Purdue University in 2004 and followed her dream of owning her own business. The business was started about six years ago and Andrea loves every second of it, especially since she has had a passion for taking pictures ever since she was a little girl. She specializes in family and wedding photography and truly loves her career choice. Andrea was even voted “Best Family Photographer in DFW”!

Andrea Pender Photography understands that every portrait session and wedding is unique and her goal is to turn your moments into memories.

She knows how to make each client relax and truly enjoy themselves because she takes the time to develop relationships with her clients.

She approaches every portrait session and wedding with a fresh perspective and views each assignment as an exciting opportunity to document the special moments of her clients. She is upbeat, lively, and personable and all of those qualities help her capture the essence of every session.

Whether you want to shoot in the local Dallas-Fort Worth area or somewhere exotic, Andrea Pender Photography is available.

andrea@andreapender.com

www.andreapender.com

817.607.3867

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