Last Sunday I had the opportunity to work with a number of talented Bend, Oregon photographers, including the world renowned digital guru himself-Kevin Kubota, to support our awesome community. Kubota Photo Design organizes a day of free portrait sessions for Central Oregon families that are in need or in crisis. A free 8×10, two 5×7 prints, and a CD of the photographer’s favorite image are given to those who would not otherwise be able to afford a professional photo session. Photography is such a powerful medium to us as humans and to have families tell me that the photo I took was the first of their children since they were born reminded me that a career in photography is an important responsibility never to be taken lightly. Here are some photos I shot from that day and a photo of the crew (I’m sitting on the left).