Ohh, you guys – is this real life!? I am BLOWN AWAY by how much love & support we have gotten following the release of our portrait story. With close to 700 shares, it has reached more people than I ever imagined & I am humbled by the way the Lord is using these pictures.
We have already set up Round 2 to take place next weekend here in Virginia Beach (& there are still spots available if you’re an LEO family who would like to participate!) & I can’t wait to meet the families of these officers!! I have absolutely loved getting to connect with so many people & I can’t believe there are families traveling in town to be a part of this! And guess what…
Y’all. Y’ALL! I am so so SO excited to announce – WE’RE GOING TO NEW JERSEY!!!
There is a sweet lady who contacted me about hosting a mini session event in Hillsdale, NJ as a part of the portrait story, & I couldn’t be more thrilled to be taking this little project on the road & expanding past Hampton Roads!!!
I come from an LEO family & am a police kid, myself. My dad served on the Norfolk Police Department for 27 years before retiring & both of my brothers are still walking the thin blue line.
I have always felt pride in being a part of the blue family. With all that is going on in the world today, I felt in my heart that I wanted to do something to show support for our police. A few weeks before the shootings in Dallas, my friend, Rebekah Jones (whose husband, Brian Jones, was killed in the line of duty in 2014), asked if I would be willing to do a police kids portrait story. I loved the idea & couldn’t wait to get started!
Today, when the public thinks of police officers, they think of scary, entitled men & women who like to take advantage of the authority they’ve been given. But you know? The majority of police officers are police officers because they have a heart for helping people. They are leaving their families at home to protect yours, & that is exactly what we wanted to get across with this portrait story! We wanted to show that there is more than one heart behind an officer’s badge.
Together, we nailed down the details & threw the idea out to a local police wives facebook group. Seventeen families signed up to be a part of the story, & thus, They’re More Than Just A Cop was born!
I am so excited to be able to take this opportunity outside of Hampton Roads. It is my hope that the Lord will use this story to reach people & change hearts about our law enforcement.
I just want to take a second & explain the process of how this works!
I will be holding a mini session event on Saturday, September 24th in Hillsdale, NJ. From 8:00am – 6:00pm, I will be offering 10 minute mini sessions to any & all LEO families! The purpose of the event is to add to the portrait story, however, some families don’t want their childrens’ pictures on social media which is total understandable!! You can still participate & have a mini session done without your images being used in the story or online.
These sessions are $75 & include the ten minute session, one image that will be used in the portrait story, & ten additional images just for you, as well as a print release so that you can print your photos when & where you’d like! If you opt of the portrait story, you will still receive ten images & a print release.🙂
With this being out of state, there is a minimum of 15 sessions that need to be booked in order for me to make the trip. While payment is due upon booking, if there are less than 15 sessions scheduled by September 10th, everyone will receive a full refund. We are praying that is not the case, though!🙂
If you are ready to book your session, visit this website & choose what time works best for you. You will receive a conformation email with more information shortly after your session is scheduled!
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am excited to meet you all in September & to continue spreading love & support to our law enforcement officers!!🙂
Website to book your session: https://photosbyhannahgrace.brownbookit.com/schedules/hillsdale