Non-Profit Group Healthier Moms and Babies

A few times a year I have the privilege of photographing some of the gorgeous babies who benefit from Healthier Moms & Babies…a fantastic non-profit group based out of St Joe Hospital downtown Fort Wayne.

Healthier Moms and Babies’ goal is to reduce infant mortality and improve the outcome of pregnancy in Allen County by offering health education and case management services to low-income, high-risk pregnant women and their families. Spanish-speaking women are served in their language and are provided educational materials in Spanish. Services are provided from as early in the pregnancy as possible to the baby’s first birthday.

Each month a nurse or social worker visit the pregnant woman and educates her on nutrition, health habits and lifestyle changes necessary for a healthy baby. In the second trimester, she learns the signs of preterm labor, warning signs in pregnancy. She learns about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome prevention as well as other injury and illness prevention. After delivery, she learns about infant nutrition and how to encourage her baby’s developmental milestones. Along the way, she is given resource and referral information about other needs, such as food, rent, baby equipment and counseling. This care reduces the number of preterm deliveries, saves families and the community thousands of dollars, reduces stress and truly results in “better babies, one baby at a time.”

In 1996, St. Joseph Medical Center received a grant from the Indiana State Department of Health for a demonstration project to address the causes of infant mortality. This was the beginning of Healthier Moms and Babies. In August, 1997 with the impending sale of the hospital, Healthier Moms and Babies was transferred to the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program, which is itself under the umbrella of the Fort Wayne Medical Society Foundation. Since that time St. Joseph Hospital has continued to provide office space for Healthier Moms and Babies as an in-kind service.
 
If you are interested in helping HM&B, please volunteer and/or donate!  They are also in need of physical donations such as bilingual hardback baby books (both in Spanish and Burmese).

For permission to view the full proof gallery at ShadowlandsPhotography.biz, please contact Sally for the passcode. You can also see more pictures from this photo session as well as other client’s photo albums on Facebook.com/ShadowlandsPhotography and ShadowlandsPhotography.com.

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5 Beautiful Daughters


For permission to view the full proof gallery at ShadowlandsPhotography.biz, please contact Carrie for the passcode. You can also see more pictures from this photo session as well as other client’s photo albums on Facebook.com/ShadowlandsPhotography and ShadowlandsPhotography.com.

Concordia Lutheran HS Senior Class of 2012: Emily

For permission to view the full proof gallery at ShadowlandsPhotography.biz, please contact Emily for the passcode. You can also see more pictures from this photo session as well as other client’s photo albums on Facebook.com/ShadowlandsPhotography and ShadowlandsPhotography.com

Sam’s Hair Studio

Sam’s Studio offers modern and fresh hair styles for all ages.  I had the privilege of photographing a few of Sam’s clients in order to show off her hip and mad clipping and coloring skillz!

Sam’s Studio has been described as “relaxing” and “personal” by many of her clients.  Its quaint and charming feel is what people immediately fall in love with, however, Sam’s passion and talent when dealing with color and modern cuts is what keeps them coming back.  Check out her web site at http://www.samshairstudio.com/.

And, on a personal note to all of you moms out there…Sam saved my daughter from a mishap when she found my hiding place for the scissors the other day.  So I just HAD to share the before and after pictures because let me tell you Sam is a GENIUS!!!!!!!!

Now Hiring: Product Orders Manager

Looking for a part time job?  We are looking for an organized, highly detailed, energetic and self-motivated Product Orders Manager with client service experience to help us manage our busy photography studio’s client orders!
 
The studio manager must have OR be…

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Reliable and self-motivated to complete tasks
  • Transportation to/from the studio and other errands
  • Working knowledge and ownership of Adobe Photoshop CS5, Lightroom, and Bridge

Responsibilities for managing studio includes …

  • Manage client orders and order inquiries/Communication (both phone and email)
  • Manage documents/Filing
  • Mailing of packages (both client/vendor) and other random errands
  • Image retouching for special orders
  • Ftp images to/from vendors
  • Working with vendors

If interested, please contact Kathryn at 260.307.2876.  Applicants must submit a resume, 2 referrals, and a short paragraph on what traits you would bring to our studio that someone else might not.

Shadowlands’ Intern Places in Top 10 of 2011 ACPL Teen Photography Competition

The 2011 Allen County Public Library teen photography competition has just finished placing all of the entrants. Out of 558 photos, 10 were chosen as the best. Shadowlands’ high school intern, Erin Butler, entered this photo of her friend Megan and her horse Teko. Erin received news yesterday that her photo entitled “Home” was chosen as one of the top ten! The print will be on display at the main library until December.