Pay it Forward with Photography

I had a reader send me this email and I had to share it with you in hopes that it would inspire more to get out their cameras and share the gift of photography! I want to hear your stories too! Dear Noemi,

You don't know me, but I know you!  Ha, the gift of the blog. I have been reading your blog for over a year and have loved the photos, inspiration and energy!  I just wanted to share with you a bit of something I did, inspired by your early January blog about photography being a gift.

A friend of a friend asked me to take some photos of her daughter's 10 day old baby.  We ended up stopping by unannounced and I took over 100 photos very quickly.  This is a young family, four kids in less than four years! I am just an amateur (as you can see!) with a decent camera and some passion for capturing faces.  I tried to instill some love for reading by taking a photo of each kiddo holding a favorite book.

Thanks for the inspiration.  I hope that at least half of everyone who reads your blog does this at least once.  If I get some outdoor photos of this family in the Spring, I will send some to you so you can see my real talent, LOL.

God Bless you and your beautiful family! Nancy

p.s.  I downloaded these photos to, printed about 80 and put them in an album I bought on clearance at Target.  Cost: $30.  Mom's reaction:  Priceless.











THANK YOU NANCY! I love real stories...especially when I know it will inspire others!

Noemi Hedrick

Noemi Hedrick is a passionate wedding and portrait photographer based in Minneapolis. Noemi loves capturing the beauty inside every person. Her vibrant energy for life, love and family are grounded in her own values and loved ones. Noemi has been proudly serving as a wedding photographer for over 15 years and also offers a wide range of photography workshops for professional and amateur photographers.