BY MAIRE O’NEILL
On Saturday, April 6, Jessica Booton Photography, in cooperation with Dr. Bill Nichols of Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry and Operation Smile, will give you the opportunity to touch the life of a child at their Celebration of Smiles event.
Operation Smile is an internationally-recognized organization that provides free operations to children suffering from cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities.
“A $24 donation will help change a child’s life and as a thank you for your generous donation, your child will receive a 15-minute mini-session and a professional 5×7 print,” Booton said.
Dr. Nichols is once again this year donating an additional $10 to each donation made. Last year, Nichols and Booton raised more than $1,250 for Operation Smile.
“This means that for every eight of these combined donations, the cost of one $240 operation is covered and the life of one child is changed forever,” Booton said.
The $24.00 session fee is for one child only and multiple children may be booked at $24 per child per session. A sibling portrait may be added for an additional $15 donation to Operation Smile.
Session times are filling up quickly, Booton said. Reservations can be made at https://www.jessicabootonphotography.com/celebration-of-smiles. For more information go to www.jessicabootonphotography.com or call 505-320-4605.
The sessions will take place at Booton’s studio which is next to Village Arts on DP Road.
For those not interested in a photo sessions, donations to Operation Smile may be dropped off at Booton’s studio or at Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry, 751 Trinity Dr #305.
Local photographer Jessica Booton’s daughter Gwen practices her smile for Saturday’s Celebration of Smiles event to raise money for Operarion Smile. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com