This is Liesel, one of my all-time favorite people that I’ve had the pleasure of calling “friend”. She is beautiful, inside and out. Her heart is something that many admire, her soul seeks things that are pure, and her singing brings chills to my bones. She has been an inspiration to me these past few years and I’m so excited that I got to photograph her recently. We met bright and early at a local park where her beautiful girls played while we had some fun of our own. I know you are your own worst critic (I definitely am), but this is my one of my favorite portrait sessions. It was so easy to get these gorgeous images and even easier to work with in post processing.
Among many of the wonderful things that Liesel advocates for is CASA of Lane County. Last year, Liesel helped put together a fundraising event called “Concert in the Village“. It was a great hit and so it is happening once again this year! I’m so excited for it. I will be there, even with my cast on! To find out more about CASA of Lane County, go to their site (here); or just pack yourself a picnic basket, grab some folding chairs, bring all your loose change (yep, I mean money honey…the event is free, but this IS a fundraiser!) and head out to Crescent Village on Saturday, August 14, at 5 pm. Get ready for some amazing female musicians who will knock your socks off (Liesel Brooks, Grace Mitchell, and featuring Sarah Dashew), some fun for the whole family, and just a great summer event here in Eugene!
Here’s a look at last year’s event.
I hope you all come out and support a wonderful cause: helping abused and neglected children.