June 7, 2013

Daniel Mast Memorial Fund Auction

Happy Friday you guys,

I know Fridays tend to be the days for lighter posts as we all head into the weekend. But today I come to you with a heavy heart & a really important cause that I hope you guys can help me support. We received an email a few days back from the amazing Rita Wiebner letting us know about a photographer in her area who was lost very suddenly & just months before his wife is due to have their third baby. When I heard that, my heart honestly broke & I can’t even imagine what that would be like…it just made me want to go and hold on to Justin as tight as I can.

Rita & her husband Joel have done the amazing thing of setting up a charity auction to help raise money for the family as they deal with this terrible time. We have donated a seat to our upcoming June 11 & 12th Walk Through a Wedding workshop, and tons of others like Mike Colon, Melissa & Jerry Ghionis, Denis Reggie and Sean & Mel McClellan have joined in too. I want to ask you guys the HUGE favor of going over & seeing if there’s anything you’d be willing to bid on. If you’ve been thinking about coming to Walk Through & haven’t had the chance, this is the opportunity to not only come but to know that every dollar is making a huge impact in somebody’s life who really needs it right now. If you want to big on the auction, you can do it by heading over HERE. The auction closes on Sunday so the winner can make it up to CT in time for the workshop…so be sure to head over before then!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart you guys!

The national wedding & portrait photography community has come together to support the family of photographer Daniel Mast. Daniel’s passing on May 21, 2013 was sudden and tragic. There has been an overwhelming amount of donations and support, and items to be auctioned off include (but are not limited to): photography workshop seats, mentor sessions, WPPI convention passes, photographer goods and products. All proceeds raised in these online auctions will go directly to Daniel’s wife, Rebecca, to help support her and her 2 boys, and the 3rd baby which is due any day. We thank you for your support!

On May 21st, 2013 we lost an amazing friend. Daniel Mast was a man of God who was passionate about life, his family and photography. He was an adventurer, a free spirit and the kind of friend you hope everyone is lucky enough to have in their lives. He leaves behind his wife Rebecca and three children, Ryan (4) and James (2) and a third child due to be born in June. Daniel lived life fully, he dreamt big and loved bigger.

  1. Ashley Goodwin

    Wow what a terrible loss. Amazing generosity and heart you two have! Dang shame I am ALL THE WAY OVER HERE in the middle of the Pacific!

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