Jamie & Georgie plan to come back every year for the event and I can’t wait to see how G. grows! Jamie gave me permission to share an interview she recently gave regarding the event:
What inspired you to
attend [Portraits for Progress]?
My daughter Georgie,
is named after my best friend Amy York–Georgie’s middle name is Ames, which is what we
called Amy. Amy died in October of 2000 from breast cancer. She was
only 43. I thought that having a photograph of Georgie and I together for
this event was a special way of honoring Amy and celebrating Georgie’s arrival.
Was there anything about Teya, your personal
shoot, and/or Portraits for Progress itself that inspired or surprised you?
Well, I am very
inspired by Teya’s skill level — I think her photographs are absolutely
beautiful. It was a bonus to meet her and discover this incredibly calm,
warm, patient woman.
I have to add that
Teya was pretty terrific with me before the shoot. I had mentioned in one
of my emails that I was very sad that Georgie would never get to meet her
namesake. Teya’s response meant a great deal to me-I actually saved it-
and it says a lot about how wonderful she is. See below.
Thanks for writing.
I’m so sorry about your friend – I’m sure your daughter will grow up feeling
special and connected to her through her name, even if they never got to meet.
Would you recommend
Portraits for Progress to other women? If so, why?
Without a doubt!
There is really no reason not to do it —- you pay nothing to get
extraordinary photos from an amazing artist and you are contributing to the
fight against cancer. The real question is, why wouldn’t everyone do it?
I am planning on sending out the information to as many people as I can
I am absolutely honored and humbled by Jamie’s words, and inspired by their story and personalities to continue to create beautiful mother/daughter images of them and the other women and girls who attend the event.