Thursday, October 6, 2011

Haiti Bound

Global Family Philanthropy has invited me to join them on their October trip to Les Cayes, Haiti. We leave Friday, October 7. I'll be shooting stills and video as well as working on a portrait project with the 19 children they've adopted into their program.

To learn more about Global Family Philanthropy and the work they do, please watch this mini documentary.


HAITI: Small Beginnings from Sherri Urann on Vimeo.
Mini documentary by Sherri Urann exposing the current state of devastation in Haiti, and daily challenges children face to survive everyday. Perils ranging from the abandonment of babies, cholera, starvation, and a simple lack of love threaten the young of this bereaved country. But big change has small beginnings. Watch to learn what Global Family is doing to help Haiti's future by loving its people in the present. See the rescue of two little girls, and learn how you can help.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Working with Royalty

Phoenix-based Digital Royalty is responsible for some of the most strategic social media campaigns for celebrities and athletes like Shaquille O’Neal, UFC president Dana White, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the Chicago White Sox and now Nike. This 10-person team understands the importance of a social media presence — they have more than a million friends (followers) on Twitter.

Digital Royalty is young and cool and they are in love with their work. They wanted their social media portraits/avatars to reflect that.

Digital Royalty. August 2011. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Digital Royalty. August 2011. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Digital Royalty. August 2011. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Digital Royalty. August 2011. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography
Digital Royalty. August 2011. Phoenix, AZ. ©Jill Richards Photography

Shot on location at Tuck Shop. Hair and makeup by the wonderful Michele Lee.