Years ago I walked into The Department of Assessments and Taxation. A kind lady at the front desk asked me what my business name would be, and while it’s obvious that you would need a business name to register one, I was so excited about registering that I did not put much thought into what I would name it. She told me that the best thing to do then would be to use my name as my business name, and so I did. Helen’s Photography Gallery. I never wanted to use my name for my business name, I just had no idea what I felt fit so perfectly that I would not look back in a couple of years and think – “wow, that was awful”. If not using my name and choosing a name at random, that would have been a very real possibility. After years of doing business, and many times for the same families, I thought how neat it was that these images were like a stitched up quilt made out of a variety of baby clothes or high school signed t-shirts (whatever floats your boat). From photographing individuals while single – dating – engaged – marriage – having and/or adopting children – following milestones etc. Then I sat on the idea for a couple of months and realized that since I did not immediately regret even the idea, it had to be the one. So, welcome to Stitched Memories Photography!
Charity “Pay What You Can” Photography Day
ALL SESSIONS HAVE BEEN BOOKED. PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR FUTURE EVENTS, OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST, EMAIL ME. THANK YOU!
I will be having a “pay what you can” day soon. Time will be reserved for 20 minute sessions per individual/family. Edited portraits will be delivered to your email within the week and the proceeds will go to Stepping Stones Shelter. If you are interested in having pictures done for a good cause, at whatever you can offer, please use the contact form on this page to message me to schedule your time slot (email Photography@Helen-Decker.com / Helen@stitchedmemories.photography or call 301-500-0554) , as I will only have spots available for bookings made prior to the event. The scheduled date will be Saturday August 15th at Seneca Creek State Park in the grassy field across from the recycled tire park. There is an entrance fee of 3.00 for Maryland residents, 5.00 for out of state. If in the event that it rains, a make up day will be August 23rd from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Donations of atleast 10.00 would be a big help to this shelter. Cash and check welcome (please put in envelope for it to be turned straight over to Stepping Stones Shelter). Please make checks payable to Stepping Stones Shelter. If you would rather donate items, a list is provided below. Thank you in advance, and a special thanks to Sara Ritchie through Stepping Stones Shelter for a lending hand in making this possible!