Thursday, August 27, 2009



I was fortunate to be able to get Kyle into the studio this week. He had come to me with a request for a portrait to use in his application for Army Officer Candidate School. I was more than happy to oblige. Of course, I also needed to get some other shots of him as well so that he could give to his family.

Kyle is a good kid, and I'm sure he will do well. I'm very proud, and happy, to see young men like this willing to step up and serve their country. The Army is not a commitment to take lightly, especially during a time of conflict. If selected, Kyle is very likely to spend some time in a combat zone.

God Bless Kyle.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Another good cause

A friend of mine, who is a fellow photographer, recently lost his brother-in-law ( To help cover costs for the family, he has asked for my help, which I'm all too willing to give.

So, he has organized a raffle as part of the Haban benefit, with each ticket only costing $10. I'm donating to the raffle a free in studio session for an individual, or single family. I'm also throwing in a free 16x20 print and a 20% discount on any other images taken during this session. The session and 16x20 print alone is worth over $400, so getting all that for $10 isn't too bad. :)

Tod donate, just click the link below (in the note's section please identify that this is for the Haban raffle, and you wish to purchase a ticket for the prize donated by "Brian Downer Photography"):