Dallas Photographer Helps Kids Get Their Smiles Back

Dallas portrait photographer Larry Lourcey is hosting a Celebration of Smiles on April 26th in Dallas to benefit Operation Smile - an organization who works to provide corrective surgery for children with cleft palates and other facial deformities.
Some before and after images from Operation Smile kids
Some before and after images from Operation Smile kids
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Local Photographer’s Work Helps Mend

Facial Deformities – One Smile at a Time

Celebration of Smiles” Event is April 26

(DALLAS) – April 19, 2013 -- Want something to smile about? Free portrait sessions with a professional photographer are offered April 26 at the Westwood School in Dallas in exchange for a $24 donation to “Operation Smile,” an organization that provides free facial surgeries for children in the U.S. and around the world.  

Local professional photographer Larry Lourcey is donating his skills for the day as part of “Celebration of Smiles,” organized by the Professional Photographers of America in support of Operation Smile, (http://www.operationsmile.org/) which has provided free surgeries to more than 9,000 children since the non-profit was founded in 1982.

“As a professional photographer, I make my living off smiles – so this charity was clearly something I wanted to get involved with,” said Lourcey. “My wife found out about the program at a photography convention last year, and we’ve been big fans ever since.”

It costs $240 for Operation Smile to repair one child’s smile. So for every 10 portraits Lourcey takes, one child’s smile is saved. His fund-raising goal for the day? $4,800.

“If we raise that much, that’s enough for 20 smiles,” he said. “That may be a lofty goal, but I think it is worth the effort.  Granted, that is a lot of portraits for me to take in one day- but I’m going to shoot til I drop!”

Participants receive a free 5×7 print and a digital file for Facebook.   Portrait sessions take place from 8 am to 4:00 pm at The Westwood School's high school campus, located at 14240 Midway Rd, 
Dallas, TX 75244.

To receive a free portrait, visit http://www.donationto.com/Smiles2013

Portraits can be “purchased” by making a donation in one’s own name or for others, or for those who are camera shy – donations are accepted if no portrait session is desired.  

“Or even better, gather up 10 family members or friends or co-workers for the entire $240 donation and fix a whole smile by yourself!” Lourcey said.
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