I am a Maine-based wedding and portrait photographer.

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Oct 25, 2008

All Holiday Card Proceeds Donated to Charity!

It is hard to believe, but the holidays are right around the corner. As the temperatures start to drop and I start getting ready for the holiday season I can't help but be grateful for all I have in my life. A loving husband and family, a job I am crazy about, a baby on the way... These thoughts of gratitude make me want to give back to those who really need a helping hand.

Last year I ran my first annual fundraiser for the Portrait House to benefit Habitat for Humanity during the holiday season. This year I am still donating 50% of the portrait session fee to Habitat during the holidays, but I want to do more. Donating 100% of holiday card proceeds seemed like the next logical step.

So, this year 100% of holiday card proceeds (yep, that's all of it!) will be donated to the Portrait House to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Not bad - you get fantastic holiday cards, professionally printed on fine art paper to send to friends and family - and Habitat gets a much needed donation during the holidays. It is a win-win for everyone!

Below you will find the holiday card templates available this season through Pictage. Click on the image for a larger view...

Cards are available in three sizes: 4.25 x 5.5, 5.5 x 5.5, and 5 x 7

Choose one of the pre-written greetings for the inside or create your own custom greeting with up to 14 lines of text.

You may order the cards directly through Pictage or contact me and I'll be happy to walk you through the holiday card ordering process. :) You can check out the details and pricing by clicking here.

Oct 10, 2008

Portrait House Fundraiser 2008

Interested in participating in a discounted portrait session where 50% of the session fee goes directly to families in need? Join me in my efforts to raise money for Habitat for Humanity through the Portrait House, a nationwide organization of photographers offering their services in exchange for a direct donation to Habitat. Click on the graphic below or scroll down for more details!

Last year I raised over $1000 for Habitat for Humanity - let's try to blow that number away! The fundraiser only takes place once a year and is perfect for holiday cards and gifts.

The Details:
When: Now until Thanksgiving 2008.
Cost: $200 (A $300 value) $100 goes directly to Habitat.
Includes: One hour portrait session at location of your choice, a password protected, online gallery to share with friends and family, and a medium resolution CD containing all final images.
All proceeds from holiday cards will also be donated to Habitat for Humanity. Could it get any better?

Ready to sign up? Spaces are limited - contact me at pics@christymurray.com to reserve your time today!

Oct 3, 2008

Liz & Baris' Wedding - Tappan Hill

Liz and Baris were married recently at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, NY. I am still not quite done with the final edits, but here are a few of my favorites so far...

Oct 2, 2008

Baby's First Year - Cade is 3 Months!

Here is the second installment of Baby Cade - now three months and growing!

Here are a few of my favorites in a photo montage...