My Art On The Walls of Select Physical Therapy in Ellington CT

What a blessing it is when you receive a call that a local business would like to display your art work on their walls throughout the facility.  Yes…this happened to me when Select Physical Therapy, of Ellington Connecticut contacted me to inquire about purchasing large canvas prints to be displayed throughout their business. They wanted to feature the work of a local artist with the intent to not only bring familiar sites to their walls but to help clients to feel more relaxed and at ease during their therapy time.

If you need to reduce pain, restore function to your body and prevent future injury…then please stop by and see Todd Ramsdell, MPST and discover the power of Select Physical Therapy and get back to what you love doing!

If you have no need for therapy at this time but would like to see some of my images in large format, please stop by Select Physical Therapy located at 89 West Rd. Suite 2B in Ellington…directly across from Agway. Tell them I sent you!

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To Those Who Protect and Serve…the UTILID phone case is for YOU!

Police officers…Security officers…Military officers…FireFighters…anyone who has the need to carry a badge and credentials this cell phone case is for YOU!

This cell phone case is the perfect solution for carrying any type of badge. It allows you to carry your phone, ID, credentials and even a little cash and/or credit cards. The UtilID cell phone case is made in the USA and who doesn’t love that!  It is currently for the iPhone 6 and 6S but will soon be available for other cell phones.

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Let me introduce you the the gentleman behind this product, his name is Jeff Angell and he is from my small town of Ellington, Connecticut!

Jeff was a police officer for 17 years, but is now retired from Law Enforcement. For many years, he knew what it was like to not only carry his badge but his agency credentials as well. He also became aware of the need for proper identification as a basic necessity while off duty. If you are in this line of work,  you know your wallets take a beating from carrying a badge and pockets are overstuffed unless you carry a separate ID holder. The choice to leave your credentials in your car or at home is not a option. Can you imagine a day without your cell phone? So it became clear to Jeff there was a need for the perfect badge storage and access solution…thus the UtilID badge cell phone case was born. Congrats to Jeff on his innovative idea!

He’s on his way to success and I wish him the best. Thank you Jeff for the wonderful opportunity to work along side of you photographing your cell phone case and it’s packaging. It was a true pleasure and I look forward to more commercial shoots for the new phone cases as they become available.

To learn more about the UtilID and to order yours today head on over to Jeff’s site here.

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Joyful Reflections Photography - October 4, 2016 - 11:51 am

This is great! Congrats to Jeff!

Fundraiser Success for Children Without Hair Non Profit Organization

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I was beyond blessed with the outpouring of love and support Peyton Holden and I received for our fundraiser to bring awareness to others about Alopecia. With the Special Person Mini Sessions I offered we raised $225.00 which will be given to the non-profit organization “Children With Hair Loss“.

Through these sessions I was introduced to some amazing people and began friendships I believe will last for years to come. For instance, Amy (the mom) and her daughter Caitlyn in the image above. I was so honored to meet them both and photograph these two very special ladies who both have Alopecia and for the very first time in Amy’s life she took off her wig to reveal the true person she is to all the world.  Here’s Amy’s story in her own words…

For those who know last year I took a big step (in my eyes) for my daughter Caitlyn on “National Daughter’s Day and told all that I too have Alopecia. Well, I decided to take another BIG step. Caitlyn has been asking me why I don’t go out in public without my wig on. To be honest, I’m not as confident or as strong as she is. Only a few have seen me “all natural” and thank you for loving us the way we are.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank my wonderful and supportive hubby, David Hathaway and Catherine Cella of Joyful Reflections Photography in helping me in my decision to show the world the real me!

I was so proud of Amy and as you can see she is just one amazingly beautiful women with or with out hair. I would like to give a big thank you to Stacie Amanna of TranscendentCT for the wonderful gift of free makeup she gave to Amy and Caitlyn for their special session.

I would like to also share Caitlyn’s story in her own words. My name is Caitlyn. I’m 9 years old and I have Alopecia. I lost my hair at 6 months old. I’m going into 5th grade! My family and friends have been really supportive. My friends have told me that they prefer me without my wig. They say we like you better without it. If you wonder if I ever wear my wigs I do not because I feel like it’s not the real me! My hobbies are playing soccer, reading, playing with my friends and just having fun! Thank you to all my family and friends who support and allow me to be me.

From the bottom of my heart thank you all for helping to make this fundraiser a success! I hope you have all been touched by the stories. Enjoy some of the images below of the families that gave toward this fundraiser through the special person mini sessions. I hope you truly have more appreciation for those who live everyday with Alopecia.  God Bless.

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This is Amy with her beautifully made all real hair wig. I love it!

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This is beautiful Peyton and it was her wish to bring awareness to others with Alopecia. Please read more about Peyton and our goal together to raise money to help children without hair be able to acquire wigs. Thank you Peyton…we did it!

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Amy Hatheway - August 8, 2016 - 4:58 pm

Catherine, I can’t thank you enough for these beautiful pictures. It certainly was a tough decision to make but you made it very easy to show me “all natural”. Caitlyn and I can’t thank you enough and so glad we were able to share our story!

Sarah H. - August 9, 2016 - 7:47 am

Catherine, these are amazing individuals and such beautiful work. I was not aware of Alopecia and through your blog posts I have learned more. Thank you for sharing. You have a big heart.

X kendra - August 9, 2016 - 8:46 am

Beautiful pictures, and such an honest candid post. Thank you

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