They Have My 6...
Sunday, August 07, 2016
By KC Photography
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"Thanks for having law enforcement's 6..."    is what one of the officers responded after I sent his digital images to him of his family.   I had no idea what that meant, but now I  do.     I DEF have their 6.   Guess what, America.     They have YOUR 6 as well!   (just go google it).

 

Unless you've been living under a rock, then you know what's happening in America.     I'm not sure about you, but I don't like it.     Not one bit.     I could go on and on about my views and list things that absolutely disgust me currently, but I won't.  Someone told me it's better to "be the change" than to gripe about things!    I will simply say this:  in the next few weeks, months, or years, if you're given an opportunity to serve your community (like our police officers do), then do so.    If you're given an opportunity to give back, then do it.    If you're given an opportunity to simply say "thank you," then I encourage you to say it.     We live in a country where we can dial three numbers and, like BATMAN, police officers simply show up and HELP.     How can anyone not appreciate that?   It's kinda awesome, don't you agree?      Lord, I pray that this gift never ends for us in America.

 

So, I invited some police officers and their families to a photo shoot!   The Lord has blessed me with some time and talent, so I decided to be thankful in an active way.    Here are some of my faves from the shoots.   I had nearly FORTY police officer families!     

 

To make it an even greater "event," I had some pretty awesome people volunteer to help and show their support!    Some agents from COLDWELL BANKER HULSEY brought bottled water, kettle corn and RING POPS (which, honestly, were the hit of the show!).  Big thanks to THESE particular agents!   KIM HUTSON, REALTOR, m Cindy&Richard Deason, Realtors Wanda Sucharski, Realtor, Glen, Realtor, Vanessa Trokey and Tom Stanfield (who has an awesome house for sale on MY street, by the way. Big huge brick GORGEOUS home on D hwy!)

  Sarah Moyers of Moyers Muffler was a HUGE help the first night.    She's so friendly and sweet and helpful!    .   

Big thanks to my awesome friend, Misty Hawkins, for bringing coolers of fruit juices both days!   You rock!   Go see her at C-Barn off the Parkway Exit!   

 Keeley Williamson of Adventures of a Healthy Mom and IT WORKS donated enough money to get each police family an 8x10 from their shoot and my very bestest pal, Mindy, donated a 16x20 gallery wrap to one lucky police officer family (we'll do that drawing soon!).      Mindy also came to the "Free Prayer" table that we set up!     It was pretty great.   Signs, Etc. gave us a HUGE discount on one of their amazing banners.  It simply read "Free Prayer."   We set the table up  and the police officers and their families were welcome to stop there and have one of my prayer warriors pray for them!    Thank you Melisa P for being a prayer warrior (and paying for the banner!).  Thank you, Dawn L for being there each day from start to finish!    LOVED seeing one of my favorite brides, McKenzie M, at the prayer table too.    And, of course, Ivory from my church!

 

 

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11 Comments
Mary Limberg - Wow!look just how much they matter ❤️
Michelle jost - Beautiful!!!!
Rachel March - Such a beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing!
KC - No, not at this point. I am about to become pretty busy in my normal photography life :) .
KC - Hi Constance! I actually did very little to make it an event. I didn't even mean for it to BE an event. I woke up one day tired of certain attitudes and decided that I'd try to give back. So I posted it on my fanpage and then fans started tagging their cop friends. Within two days, it had almost 500 shares, 400 comments and I decided I needed to do TWO days instead of one because I had so many families contacting me. I shot from 230-8 each day and each family had about 10 minutes. Also---I didn't enlist ANYONE to help me---those businesses and people were just moved to help and show their support. It truly was awesome. God showed Himself for sure. Feel free to PM me if you want help or have questions.
Go to this post on my FB and see how it blew up LOL.

https://www.facebook.com/kcphotographyMO/photos/a.143451165684980.23994.135537503143013/1350482074981877/?type=3&theater

Tammy Romine - Awesome pictures are you having another day to take pictures?
Susan - God bless each and every one of them for their dedication and service to keep us all safe. Beautiful pictures and families!
Constance Owens - Would love to know how you advertised and got the word out and how people signed up. How much time did you devote to each family? How many poses? I LOVE this idea. I LOVE the prayer table. I LOVE how you enlisted others to help and donate ejther time or services. How many hours did the event go on? You meention on the first day. Sounds like it was a 2 or 3 day event? This is sooooo awesome.
Casey Weise Hartley - thank you Pat! Hope you and your family are doing AMAZING!
Pat Pettus - As you always do fantastic pictures so glad they have our 6 - glad you got their 6
Carmen McClanahan - Thank you to everyone that was involved in making these pictures happen. Awesome job! Bless each & everyone involved =) Back the blue & pray at the end of every shift, they go 10-42.