Katie and I attended our first PPA convention in January at which we had the opportunity to sign up for many different classes to improve our skills. One class we chose to attend was about charity; we were excited for the opportunity to learn more about how our photography could help in raising funds for charitable events. I think we got more out of this class than any other we attended. After a moving speech by the surgeon who began Operation Smile and watching the first video link below we were immediately moved to participating with other photographers around the world to help raise funds for this charity. So on April 21, 2012 we plan to host our first annual event for Operation Smile.  Participants will receive a mini portrait session yielding one 5x7 print (head & shoulders).  This is a perfect time to update your professional portrait or have one taken just for fun.  
Please watch the U-Tube videos below to learn more and then you decide if you would like to join us in this effort; we hope you do, if we can get just 10 people to participate we can fix one smile.
You don't have to use KloosPix as your photographer or be in our area to participate; many PPA members are participating. Here is a link to find a photographer in your area. Please share this email so your family and friends can learn about this effort and find a photographer in their area to participate.
If you do plan on participating with KloosPix please email Kloospix@comcast.net letting us know your intention to participate and what time of day is best for you. We are planning on taking appointments every fifteen minutes between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm on 4-21-12 and will do our best to give you the time you would like on a first ask first serve basis. If we have more interest than we can fit into this one day we will extend our service out another day or two. So please let us know, only if you plan to make an appointment, as soon as you are able so we commence planning for this event. I hope together we can provide the funding to positively change the lives of several children.
Thank you,
Sue, Steve, Brent and Katie Kloosterboer