Wednesday, September 28, 2011



Its a crazy busy week for me and lots going on for Soul. We have a number of new families that our amazing photographers are working with in the next few days and into the weekend.

Tuesday Lew spearheaded the hanging of the show of the Soulumination Collection at University Heights. This is happening thanks to our amazing photographer, Susan Doupe who has her studio in this building. We give huge thanks to Heather Baker and her intern, Kelly Senegor, daughter of our board President, Sally Elliott, Soul mom and Doug, my husband for all the hard work of hanging the show. There will be an opening on October 21st in the evening and I so hope you will attend.

We had our yearly review for Megan the young woman who has done a great job of running Soulumination for the past year. We are changing her job title as we have been giving lots of thought to how the work here in the office is not the true administrative type of work. She is called Program Director as she really is hands on every day working with our families and with the photographers as well as all of the referring agencies.

We were very sad to receive the news that the family Bryce was to work with this weekend had to cancel due to the child taking a turn for the worse. Its one of the hardest pieces of Soul, getting used to the idea that even the best laid plans are often dashed in times of urgent medical situations.

I want to give a special thanks to Denise Stuesse, Soul mom who makes each and everyone of the bracelets that are given to moms....she does each one with care and love and we are so very thankful. Every box that contains a bracelet has a tiny photo of her with Blake under the lid explaining that they are made by his mom. It is the ultimate in giving back and we couldn't be more thrilled to have her as our devoted volunteer.

Big thanks to my clients who have recently donated to Soul when they pick up their photos, I am most grateful for their generosity. We still have a few spots open for Oct/Nov for family bookings for my business in the promotion called "Fall for Soul". I am donating $65 for each family shoot booked by a returning client and $100 for new client bookings. We have many already booked so that will help Soul stay on track to serve every family who requests a Soulumination shoot.

Heather and Kelly are rockin' their new officer standings with Soul, its great to have their support.

The days are flying past as we head toward the Artist Sale. Please save your greens for the wreath making extravaganza and if you are an artist or crafts person or know someone who would like to donate a piece of two to the sale please let us know. For instance if you know a jewelry maker, potter, knitter, who would be moved by our work please ask if they would donate an item to the sale.

Must get back to editing, like I said its been crazy busy so this post which would have usually been a Monday missive is now finally going up on Friday. In love and peace, Lynette