Help Save a Child from a Life of Shame

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Every 3 minutes, a child is born with a cleft, often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places these children are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can’t afford to give them the surgeries. Help me save a child from a life of shame! On April 22, 2012, Zorz Studios will again participate with an elite group of photographers around the country in a very special portrait promotion. Although my studio does not focus on family portrait market, I want to offer a wonderful opportunity for you to update your individual or family portrait, and more importantly,  I want to support Operation Smile, which treats children who suffer with facial deformities.

Zorz Studios will donate your session fee to PPA Charities to benefit Operation Smile which treats children around the world who suffer with cleft lips, cleft palates, and other facial deformities. More than 100,000 children are born with a facial deformity every year, yet tens of thousands remain untreated. Your session fee truly will help change a life, otherwise spent in pain and rejection. Celebrate your family by helping a child, along with thousands of volunteer doctors, nurses, and dentists who donate their time to this incredible organization. I hope to benefit as many children as I can through this promotion’s sales and my own personal contribution.



I pledge to donate all proceeds from each photo session above the operational costs to the charity. Three packages are offered, starting from as low as $25 for a mini-session, while a $240 donation will reserve you a session that will allow to completely cover the costs of performing a surgery on one child. To see the packages and book, click the link below.

Make a donation by booking your session

(note studio’s adjusted event date: Sunday, April 22, 2012)

I also believe that the awareness of this event is a wonderful way to teach children the value of reaching out to others. Even small children can understand the importance of Operation Smile work, and they are eager to help these needy children.

In-studio family portraits, “relationship” images, and individual portraits of children and adults are eligible. I am willing to shoot all day long, as many sessions as I can fit in a day. The more I shoot, the more surgeries will be performed! I hope you will join me in helping make this vital work possible. Thank you.

Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov is a creative director and lead photographer of Zorz Studios, Manhattan-based boutique photography studio, offering arousing and daring fashion, commercial, beauty, and wedding photography. Multiple Fearless Photographer™ award winner, named among the top 50 US wedding photographers, top 10 NY wedding photographers, winner of Adobe contests, featured by Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle et al, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week photographer, and a distinguished member of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style‘s Platinum List, he is eager to step out of his and willing clients' comfort zone to pursue original artwork with a lasting impression.

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