I had the pleasure of donating a photo shoot to a silent auction this year to benefit a really fantastic organization called Minds Matter. Minds Matter is a national not-for-profit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success. They achieve this by providing mentoring, tutoring and enrichment programs — including a writing program, which I volunteered for in the past.
The Wachsburg family won this silent auction item and decided to do a photo shoot in Battery Park, with the Statue of Liberty and Freedom Tower as our backdrop. What started off as a cloudy day eventually turned bright and sunny — although the early dreariness never put a damper on sweet Olivia’s spirits! She was a joy to photograph, getting a kick out of the toys and books we had brought with us — as well as her own dad, who she seems to always find funny! I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to work with such nice people, especially for such a great cause.