So I've had an amazing month! It's been nothing short of exciting around here and I am utterly blown away by the response that my LEO photo project has gotten! The project has gained national attention and I am beyond honored that it was featured on PoliceOne. ICYMI, here's the link:
Calendar sales will officially be made available in the first few weeks of September. They will be available for purchase here on my website. I am currently working with a few people on designing and perfecting the layout as I finish up photos that will be included in it. These will be 16 month calendars and, as I told you all before, all proceeds will be donated to C.O.P.S.- Concerns of Police Survivors, an organization I admire greatly that held a special place in my Father In Law's heart. You can check out more information about what they do at their website:
And now seems like as good a time as any to announce the new name for the project! Drum roll please, for those of you who have been waiting patiently to hear.....
I give you, the "Thin Blue Life Project". The name was actually shared with me by one of my friends who intended to use it originally for a blog. But she felt it fit this project and offered it to me. I wish I could claim that I was the clever mind behind it, but alas, I was not. ;)
Don't stop checking back! There are many, many more photos to come through the summer and fall! I am putting my whole heart and soul into these, and I am so thankful that they are touching so many people and bringing so much joy. That was the entire goal from the start.
Well. I've had a pretty fantastic week, how about you guys? ;)
It's been a whirlwind for me. The LEO Project has really taken off and it appears to be catching on across the nation! You have no idea how happy that makes me. <3 I am overjoyed to see the positive recognition officers all over are starting to receive with similar photos!
I figured now would be a good time to announce my plans for this project for the end of the year. This fall, I will be offering a calendar with selected images from the project (with permission from participants and their agencies for the shot, of course). Proceeds from the sales of the calendars will be donated to C.O.P.S- Concerns of Police Survivors. It took me a bit to figure out how I wanted to donate the profits. Upon going through my Father in Law's things the other day, I found quite a bit of articles and framed photos he had supporting the organization. And I remembered him speaking about them when he was alive. In his spirit, I would also like to support this cause. You can visit their webpage and learn more about what they do by clicking on the link attached below. I have not lost any friends or family in the line of duty, but it still really hits home to me. I would love to be able to support the families that have experienced the tragedy of losing their officer any way that I can.
Please keep watching for more info through the summer months on this. I will be offering pre-orders and start a sign-up for notifications on the progress of the calendar over the next few months.
I am so proud to be a part of the Law Enforcement family in my area. I have been crying tears of joy on a daily basis this week because of all the love and support you all have shown. Truly one of the best weeks of my life <3