For the avid followers of Michelle Reed Photography, and those who are new to us, we have just taken part in our annual trip to Clewiston Middle School!!
Michelle Reed · February 22, 2013 · 12:30 pm · Uncategorized, Clewiston, Clewiston Middle School, DJ Ceron, Juan Diaz, michelle reed photography
Clewiston was once a small-town paradise for people trying to live the American dream. As times changed and economies flopped, the town reflected these struggles. Aggravated assault charges and violent crimes surpass national averages, and, in a town with roughly 7,000 people, risks remain high. Of the 7,000, 30 percent of the population are children.
Clewiston Middle School is at the heart of it all. The faculty and teachers of Clewiston Middle School serve as a safe house to many.
Michelle takes great pride in attending the event every year, and this year she brought two of her best friends, the AMAZING local-artist, Juan Diaz, and the out-of-this-world, DJ Ceron!
During her time there, Michelle usually shares stories from her past and present, which embody the elements of hope and faith in oneself. She also shares the many aspects of her business, and lets the students feel what it’s like to be a professional photographer. Not only does she connect with the students on a large scale, she has the opportunity to interact one-one.
With Juan Diaz and DJ Ceron by her side she gave the children an insight into their rise to success and opened the children’s eyes to two different, artistic, career paths.
This year Michelle created a mini photo booth for the students to pose in and even gave out a camera as a prize to one very lucky student and she takes the kids outside to shoot pictures of them in her sports car!
Michelle receives 1000’s of letters, emails and Facebook messages after her visits and she finds so much joy in inspiring and encouraging the students whenever they need it!
Check out some of the awesome pictures from her Fifth Annual trip!