Thursday, January 3, 2013

Join the List of AWESOME Photographers!

Hi everyone, Jane here!

Firstly, I just want to say how amazing each and every one of you are.  Whether you had ten nominated families or none, you have made the decision to give back to your community.  I am someone who likes to give back, but I honestly never thought about giving sessions away at no charge.  I always took some money off the price or took friend's family photos for free, but I never thought of this.

I am one of the photographers who hasn't received a single nomination :( .  However!  I am going to give away a free wedding!  YAY.  I haven't released any details but all you other wedding photographers might want to consider this as well.  I know it's a lot of hard work, but there are TONS of couples out there who opt out of having photos at their weddings because they simply can't afford it.

Secondly, we had to change the way you submit your information for the blog.  We didn't realize when we added the form we were using that it was only for a few hundred entries, and then we would need to pay a monthly fee.  Things have quieted down some and I think simply emailing the information works fine.  Please go to the "attention photographers" page for details about adding your business information to the blog.

Thanks everyone!!  Keep those heartwarming stories coming and if you have blog posts about your generosity  make sure to email me here so we can share it with our fans!


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Progress Report

Hi Everyone, Jane here ;)
I wanted to let you all know I've made a lot of progress but I still have a LONG way to go.  Some of you have mentioned there isn't a hyperlink on your websites or emails.  It's a long story, but I have to copy all the information into word in plain text, then paste it to the blog. If I do the links in Word, it messes up all the formats.  SO, I'm having to go back in after they are posted on the blog and link them.  I'm more concerned right now with getting everyone listed, once I'm done with that I'll go back and add links.  Your customers can copy and paste links into their browsers or emails if need be for the time being.  Thanks for your understanding.  I never in a million years thought there would be such a large turn out! Thanks everyone for your patience and support!!

~Jane :)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Still working....

Hi everyone!  Thanks for being patient!  I really mean it.  I've been sick and I got in a little over my head, but all is good.  I'm still working on this.  However, I have some commitments I made prior to volunteering for this that I must meet so I won't be working on it for a few hours.  If your name isn't on here, please don't email or fill out the form again, it just means I haven't gotten to it.  Let the rush die down a little before thinking I somehow missed you. We had such an overwhelming response!  I never knew there were that many photographers, lol.  Just kidding, I knew - I'm one of them!

Thanks for all you're doing!

Thursday, December 20, 2012


We have received over 700 emails today!!! Unbelievable! To think, this page was getting negative feedback.  I would like to thank you all for your patience as I work as hard as I can to get to all the businesses listed as fast as I can.  I work full time, a photography business on the side, and I'm a busy mom.  I'm doing my best. Please, share this blog with your friends and family so we can get some nominations out there!  Great work everyone.  I'm proud to be a part of this.


If you are looking for a photographer in your area who is participating in The Olivia Act this is the place. The photographers are listed by state.  To find a photographer near you, please click on the page to the right that corresponds with the first letter of your state.  I have TRIED to organize the listing alphabetically by city in those pages, but because of the overwhelming response, there's a good chance I will misplace a lot.

Directions for The Olivia Act:
All the photographers listed on this blog are participating.  This is a bunch of photographers trying to pay it forward by giving a little back to their communities.  The photographers aren't looking for people to ask for free photo sessions, but we all want others to nominate a family you feel is in need of some amazing pictures that they normally would not have taken because of financial situations.  To nominate a family, please email your photographer of choice and they will contact you directly.  

Photographers! Thank you so much for your participation in this.  

NOTE: If you do not see a photographer listed on the blog, it does not necessarily mean they are not participating in The Olivia Act.  They have just chosen to not list their business on this blog.  Please check with your favorite local photographer on Facebook or email to see if they are participating.