I am a face of change. A PHace of change. I am part of a worldwide mission for hope. Hope. I know that nobody can prevent me from choosing to be exceptional. From choosing to make a difference. And at the end of the day the only question there remaining then becomes….the only question will be: What kind of difference did I make?
What kind of difference did *I* make?
Are YOU a PHace of Change?
Last month at WPPI, 30 of the biggest names (but so much more importantly the biggest HEARTS) in the photography industry gathered to film the Portrait House video in Las Vegas, Nevada. And it’s because of people like them that I am so proud and honored to be a part of this industry. They stood huddled in the hallway outside of our room, waiting patiently for their turn. They laughed together and cried together. And TOGETHER… they made a difference.
When the last person had gone and the last line had been recorded, I looked at them and I burst into tears. For four hours I had held it in. The disbelief that this was even possible. That a year’s worth of planning and hoping and praying that we could put this together, was all taking shape before our very eyes. And these guys did that for us.
It was one of the best moments of my life so far.
And it turns out that four hours is pretty much my maximum for holding something like that in. So I looked at them- especially the AMAZING Ron & Tasra who I LOVE, who had given so much of their time and themselves to film this for us…to make this dream a reality- I looked at them, and I cried.
Big fat, swollen tears.
Big fat, swollen tears that were sent free basing off the edge of my cheeks to land on their waiting shoulders below… staining their PH shirts an even deeper shade of blue.
Because they are the PHaces of change. The PHaces of Hope. And it is because of the faces you see below…and because of YOUR faces…
that there is no limit to what we can do. Together.
Photo credit to the awesome Ms. Carla Ten Eyck…or C10 as her peeps know her!
And in honor of all this change that’s brewing on the horizon….this song was definitely calling out to me as the perfect anthem:
“Change” by Taylor Swift
We love you guys!