Monday, February 20, 2012


Nearly three years ago (three years ago??) I flew from my comfortable life in the states to the hottest, most humid place I've ever lived--El Salvador.  My husband and I held hands in the bus that picked us from the airport as we made our way to our new home for the next three months at the Hogar del Niño Padre Vito Guarato, an orphanage for handicapped children and adults in San Salvador.  I had no clue, really, as to what I was getting myself into that summer.  I knew it'd be tough, I knew I'd learn a lot, but NEVER did I imagine I'd come home with the plan to do whatever it took to continue to help those kids in any way.

I have a million posts of my time at the Hogar, if you care to read my ramblings, but if you want to really learn what the Hogar Program is all about, go here.  My experience at the Hogar changed my life, 100% for the better.

For the last two and half years I've worked hand in hand with the director of the Hogar Program, Rachel Nielson, by recruiting volunteers to go to the orphanage nine months out of the year (two volunteers every three months).  We are currently looking for volunteers to live at the orphanage this coming summer, fall, and next winter as well.  Do you know anyone who would be the perfect fit for this program?

Well, you're in luck!  I am offering a free photo shoot to one lucky reader who's willing to spread the word!

How to enter: 
    -Share this blog post on your facebook (via the little facebook button directly below this post) and add in the comments "I just entered to win a FREE photo shoot from Molly Hunter Photography!  Learn more about the Hogar del Niño Program and how to enter this giveaway with this link!"

    -Extra entry 1(more chances to win!): like the Hogar del Niño Program's Page 
    -Extra entry 2: like my photography page
    -Extra entry 3: share BOTH of these pages with your friends on facebook
    -Extra entry 4: grab the Hogar button on the sidebar and add it to your blog

What exactly you're winning
   -a photo shoot for up to 6 people-- family photos, senior portraits, maternity session, newborn session, birth story, bridals, engagements, birthday session, anytime photos, or a special event .  You can enter for yourself or for a friend as a gift, but I will photograph in Utah County, UT.  I will be in Marietta, Georgia toward the beginning to middle of May, and will also be in Greensboro, North Carolina within the year as well for those of you in those areas.  If you're a PA-er, I hope to be in the area by the end of the summer, but if not my amazing sister-in-law offered to stand in my place if I'm unable to make it there by then.  Or if you're coming to UT for a visit, I will gladly work with your schedule.  You will receive a disc of images with printing rights.  

Let's make the deal a bit sweeter: 
   -for those who entered but don't win, I will give you 40% off of any session price you're interested in. Just be sure to mention you entered this giveaway when emailing me after this contest is finished.

That's it! That's a possibility of 5 entries per person. Please leave a comment below letting me know you've shared this post on your facebook page, and whether or not you've completed the extra options.  If you've already "liked" either page in the past, just let me know in the comments! (one comment per person)

The contest will end midnight on February 29, 2012 and the winner will be announced Thursday, March 1.  So get out there and start sharing!

***Don't forget to comment on this blog post if you've entered the giveaway!***