Erin’s Farm Portrait Session Special Offer
Joe Eccles was the first roommate I ever met when I moved to Florida to work at Walt Disney World during my internship with the Walt Disney World College Program in 1998. He and his wife Dana later lived with my fiance and I following college. Now over 15 years since we first met I had the honor of photographing Joe’s two adorable children, Julian & Mia on Sunday, June 8 at Erin’s Farm in Monee, Illinois.
The first time I met Erin Yanz, owner of Erin’s Farm and Nature’s Creatures Animal Show, was when she came to my studio in Chicago to meet with me about her wedding photography. The first thing she said to me when she arrived was, “Is it alright to leave my windows cracked in this neighborhood and will this appointment only take a few minutes?” Naturally I asked her if she had a small pet in her car which I would’ve been happy for her to bring inside while we met. “No … I’ve got a duck, a snake, a turtle, a chicken and some other assorted small reptiles”.
Erin loves animals. She has been operating Nature’s Creatures Animal Show since 1998 (around the same time I was working with my friend Joe at Walt Disney World). Erin visits school classrooms and events, teaching and educating kids. After years of hard work and a lifetime of dreaming, Erin began renting a farm in 2011 where she cared for unwanted, rescued and donated animals. She opened the barn to strangers allowing visitors to experience the love she has for all her animals and educate others on the important role these animals play in nature.
On January 26, 2013 Erin had her life changed forever.
A fire swept through Erin’s Farm and Erin tragically lost dozens of animals trapped inside. The firemen had to hold her down as she struggled to free and save her friends. (Read the full story in the Beverly Review Newspaper)
The fire has not only taken its toll on Erin’s morale but also financially hit her hard. Renters insurance only covered a small fraction of the damage and her savings has been exhausted in the year since the fire. The total loss of animals, business & farm equipment totaled almost $100,000.00!
Erin’s Farm needs your help and support.
Donate 500.00 or more to Erin’s “Help Rebuild Erin’s Farm” gofundme.com fundraiser and you will receive a personalized tour of Erin’s Farm by Erin PLUS a family, children or engagement portrait session captured both during and following your tour at Erin’s Farm from Jason Kaczorowski Photography complete with your processed high resolution digital files along with a print & share licensing agreement.
Visit http://www.gofundme.com/Help-Rebuild-Erins-Farm to make your tax-deductible donation today. This special offer is subject to sessions photographed on location at Erin’s Farm. Donation must be received before session may be booked. Erin’s Farm is located at 8536 W Bruns Road in Monee, Illinois. Offer expires and sessions must be captured prior to Sunday, August 24, 2014. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book your session.
Adventures on the farm and portrait sessions are now booking:
Sunday, July 6
Sunday, July 27
Sunday, August 3
100% of proceeds from all donations will benefit efforts to rebuild Erin’s Farm. CLICK HERE to make your tax-deductible donation today.