Local Photographer Participates in International Model Search

Jan 05, 2010, 13:04 ET from Jill Labberton Lifestyle Portraits

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Local photographer, Jill Labberton, is participating in the 2010 International Charity Model Search to select North America's Cutest Family and to raise funds for the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS.org). Last year's competition featured 2,000 model's images and raised $164,775 for the NILMDTS organization.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS), is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization committed to assisting parents and families going through the difficult time when they experience an early infant loss. NILMDTS connects families with volunteer photographers and provides them with a reproducible CD of the images of their baby at no cost to the family. For further information on NILMDTS, visit their website at www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org.

Participating photographers submit portraits of local families for online voting. Finalists will be determined by online votes. Each vote is $1, and all proceeds from votes benefit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS.org).

The grand prize international winner will be determined from the 52 city finalists. Many exciting prizes will be awarded, and the grand prize winner receives a new car. The winners will be selected from the finalist gallery by photography and modeling industry experts. The winning family also receives a session with the renowned portrait artist Sandy Puc' and international recognition.

Sandy Puc', Model Search sponsor, has long believed charitable work is the backbone of the community. She created this contest to highlight excellence in the portrait photography industry as well as raise funds for NILMDTS, the organization she co-founded in 2005.

People who want to enter their families in the contest may do so by calling Jill Labberton Lifestyle Portraits at 206-686-3130. The contest is open to residents of the US and Canada. For more information, visit http://sandypucmodels.com/.

Jill Labberton has been a professional photographer practicing in the Puget Sound area since 1992. Jill Labberton Lifestyle Portraits specializes in creating personalized Family Art for the Home. Jill has a special ability to first, put her clients at ease in front of the camera and then capture something that few others can...The true essence of your family. Jill says: "Invite me into your life and I will illustrate what is inside." What sets Jill apart from other photographers in the area is her attention to detail as well as her ability to create portraits that look as if they are not posed and are quite spontaneous. Jill has also created what she calls "Destination Portraits" going to local (Alki Beach or The Arboretum in Seattle) and not so local destinations, like Cannon Beach or up to Suncadia in Cle Elum to create portraits for her special clients. You can contact Jill by calling 206-686-3130 or by going to her website at www.jilllabberton.com

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