Patricia Williams Photography: Blog https://www.patricia-williams-photography.com/blog en-us (C) Patricia Williams Photography pwill007@optimum.net (Patricia Williams Photography) Sat, 24 Apr 2021 02:47:00 GMT Sat, 24 Apr 2021 02:47:00 GMT https://www.patricia-williams-photography.com/img/s/v-12/u310901161-o148913992-50.jpg Patricia Williams Photography: Blog https://www.patricia-williams-photography.com/blog 120 105 FRONT PORCH PHOTO SHOOTS https://www.patricia-williams-photography.com/blog/2020/6/front-porch-photo-shoots  

 

 

Want to Help? Here's how...   

As a local photographer during this difficult time, I would like to give neighbors, friends & family the opportunity to give back to local health care workers at Hackettstown Medical Center (Atlantic Health System).  

For a donation you make directly to Hackettstown Medical Center, I will photograph you and your families (safely of course) on your porches, front yards, back decks, holding signs, wearing masks with pets or not...the options are limitless as long as we maintain a safe distance.  

In return for your donation we will complete a mini "Front Porch" photo session after which the images will be uploaded to my professional website.  You will be able to view them, download them and then choose an 8x10 photo of your choice that I will print for free and deliver directly to your mailbox.

Now, more than ever these brave individuals need our continued support.  Other photographers around the country are doing much the same, what a great way to keep our cameras in hand while supporting these front line heroes!

If you are interested, please contact me via my website @:

www.patricia-williams-photography.com

Or, you can contact me directly:

(Patty @ 908 334 3755) to set up your "Front Porch" photo shoot!

Again, all that I ask that you donate any amount directly to Hackettstown Medical Center, so easy to do by visiting their website & simply click DONATE.

https://www.atlantichealth.org/about-us/foundations-auxiliaries/hackettstown-foundation.html

 

If you prefer not to participate in a "Front Porch" photo session, consider DONATING(again, any amount) & receive this "QUARANTI" Courage, Hope, Strength 8x10 print, free, delivered directly to your mailbox!


 

 

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pwill007@optimum.net (Patricia Williams Photography) https://www.patricia-williams-photography.com/blog/2020/6/front-porch-photo-shoots Wed, 24 Jun 2020 21:52:20 GMT
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TRIP https://www.patricia-williams-photography.com/blog/2020/1/dominican-republic-trip We recently had the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic with three families to build a home for a family in need under the organizations YWAM (Youth with a Mission/Homes of Hope).  We flew from Newark to Punta Cana and then traveled by car to Juan Dolio.  The build took place in a town called San Pedro.  

Having never participated in a build prior to this one, we were not sure what to expect as we drove from our hotel to the build site.  We traveled by bus, the site was around 15 minutes from our hotel.  Two things stood our right away on the short trip to the build site.  First & most importantly, the motorcycles & mopeds.  It seemed that there certainly were traffic laws in the DR but it wasn't painfully obvious that they weren't always enforced!

Motorcycles and mopeds weaved in and out of traffic, sometimes criss-crossing lanes without warning, cutting in front of cars and buses!  Driving in the DR is an adventure but...not recommended and should be avoided if possible.  Stick with an experienced UBER or cab driver or have your hotel arrange for safe transportation to and from your destinations within the DR.

The second thing that stood out were the dogs.  Large numbers of stray dogs roam the streets of the DR. 

      

These dogs were present at the build site as well.  They were extremely shy and stand offish.  After many attempts at approaching them, one of the younger members of our families was finally able to gain the trust of one of the dogs.  He was very sweet but the expression on his face spoke volumes.    

    

I was asked recently what my most memorable moment was on this trip?  I thought for a second and without hesitation answered, the children, it was the children.  The children who appeared out of nowhere from the neighborhood who stood back at first and watched us from a distance but slowly took steps forward and by the second day of the build made their way into our hearts.

The language barrier did not stop them from snatching paint brushes, rollers and hammers  from us with eager smiles on their faces standing tall beside us lending their hands to help build a new home for one of their own. The local elders would continually try to chase them away, they would mischievously reappear time and again to bridge a gap, to make a connection with all of us for the few days that we were lucky enough to spend with them. 

I was warned more than once not give them things, candy or gum or whatever goodies I might have in my pack.  I thought to myself, "In what world am I not doing that..."  A few of the kids pulled the Costa Rican string bracelets that I was wearing off my right wrist; I think I went home with only one! I'd have given them the world; they've left an imprint on my heart. 

I won't go into specific details with regards to building the home for this special family. I will let the following photos speak for themselves.  May God Bless them, I pray for them everyday.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please visit the following websites for more information on how you can help a family in need:

https://www.ywam.org/

http://www.ywamhomesofhope.org/

 

To view the slideshows of our build:

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H2esCV0o7yGb2gUkHXHFKpClzq-UA6oC/view
 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ywamsanpedro/albums/72157712516232986


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

    

 
 


 

 

 

  

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pwill007@optimum.net (Patricia Williams Photography) https://www.patricia-williams-photography.com/blog/2020/1/dominican-republic-trip Mon, 13 Jan 2020 01:52:47 GMT
Football, Football, Football https://www.patricia-williams-photography.com/blog/2015/8/football-football-football Looking forward to another great season photographing my son's pre-clinic football team! 

Go Long Valley!

 

vs. Jefferson 10/17/14vs. Jefferson 10/17/14

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pwill007@optimum.net (Patricia Williams Photography) https://www.patricia-williams-photography.com/blog/2015/8/football-football-football Fri, 07 Aug 2015 02:18:53 GMT
PHOTOGRAPHER DEFINED via URBAN DICTIONARY https://www.patricia-williams-photography.com/blog/2013/1/photographer-defined-via-urban-dictionary Took a moment with URBAN DICTIONARY recently to see how the quirky online dictionary defined "PHOTOGRAPHER"...very entertaining and quite "spot on" definition if you consider the technology (mega-pixels/endless apps) out there available to iphone/smartphone users, read on...

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=photographer

 

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pwill007@optimum.net (Patricia Williams Photography) https://www.patricia-williams-photography.com/blog/2013/1/photographer-defined-via-urban-dictionary Tue, 22 Jan 2013 15:48:01 GMT