This past June I teamed up for the second year with two other local photographers for the Mini Sessions for Kindness to raise money for Regan's Acts of Kindness. We held the event at Upper Onondaga Park in Syracuse, which is one of my absolute favorite locations.
Regan's Acts of Kindness is a local charity that was born out of tragedy. In 2017, at the age of 3, Regan Shetsky was killed by a car in the parking lot of her preschool. I remember reading the news that week and crying, even though I had never met the Shetsky family. I couldn't imagine what they were going through. Instead of giving in to their grief, the Shetskys found the strength and love to create a way to spread joy and kindness in their daughter's name. Regan's Acts of Kindness has transformed the Central New York community, and has even touched people as far away as Florida, California, and even Bermuda. I can't think of a better use of my time and talent than to raise funds for such an amazing cause.
All of this year's families were amazing and we had so much fun.
This is a quick tutorial for clients on how to navigate their client gallery.
I had the absolute pleasure this spring of photographing my son's best friend from preschool along with her mom and big sister. I loved spending time with all of them and getting to know the family better. Oliver was taken with Makenna the very first week of school and she has been special to him (and me) ever since.
When I decided to start offering the Special Smiles Sessions, I did some research online to see if there were any classes I could take to help me photograph kids with disabilities better. That's when I learned about Special Kids Photography of America. I started the process of becoming accredited with them and needed to submit images as part of my application. I thought of the Manning family right away. I knew Makenna would be a joy to photograph, and I was so right!
Cassandra Zingaro - photographer, mom, wife, owner of HeartStrings Photography and first time blogger