Press Release

Contact: Marianne Sabrier, 504-450-0065, marianne@sabrier.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
03 October 2014

 PHOTOGRAPHERS FIGHT HUNGER WITH THEIR CAMERAS
Free photos to be offered during food drive

Metairie, LA – One in six Louisiana households are at risk of hunger in Louisiana. One picture is worth a thousand words. Put the two together and what you might get is a real boost for the Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans and Acadiana.

Pumpkin Patch Photo Product

Local photographers Marianne Hawkins Sabrier and her partner, Steve Sabrier are using their cameras at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 10, 11 and 12, to create free commemorative photos of children and families as they select their pumpkins. In return, the Sabriers are encouraging participants to make either a monetary or non-perishable food donation to Second Harvest Food Bank. The two will be on hand for photographs on Friday and Saturday from 3:00-6:00 pm, and on Sunday, from 11:00 am-3:00 pm at St. Martin’s Pumpkin Patch at 2216 Metairie Road. The participants’ photos will be inset into a Halloween themed template and delivered via email.

“Last year, our efforts working with St. Martin’s at this event resulted in donations of $370 and 57 pounds of food collected. That’s 1,157 meals provided to the community. Our intention this year is help them raise enough funds and non-perishable food to provide in excess of 1500 meals,” explained Marianne Sabrier.

Hunger has become one of the Sabrier’s annual pro bono projects. In a city of great food, it’s almost unthinkable to see people going hungry and the two photographers have forged ahead to use their time and talents to help eliminate hunger in the metro area throughout the year.

“We are from New Orleans, and when you’re from New Orleans, well, food is what you do. We like to eat it, talk about it, celebrate it, celebrate with it, photograph it, share it … and so on. New Orleanians can start out at breakfast talking about what we’re going to have for lunch, and can linger over cocktails at lunch talking about what we’re going to have for dinner well into the dinner hour. With this kind of food heritage, there’s no reason for anyone to go hungry here and we’re doing what we love in order to help bring it home – literally and figuratively .” said Ms. Sabrier.

See this release online at: http://www.mariannesabrier.com/?p=3538

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photography by Marianne Hawkins Sabrier is a full service photography studio serving the New Orleans metropolitan area since 2011. With a keen eye for capturing moments that matter, they elevate ordinary photo sessions to extraordinary storytelling ventures one will be proud to share with family and friends for years to come. Services include portrait, wedding, family, and event photography as well as professional print products.