Operation Smile: Zorz Studios Helps Bring Smiles Back to Children with Facial Deformities

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Zorz Studios Celebration of Smiles 2013

Zorz Studios Celebration of Smiles 2013

On April 6, 2013, Zorz Studios will again participate with an elite group of photographers around the country in a very special portrait promotion. On that day we will be providing a wonderful opportunity for you to update portraits of yourself and any family members you wish. Receive the gift of an individual portrait session and a printed portrait in exchange for a $24 donation. In doing so, you will help to support Operation Smile, which provides free surgeries for children around the world who suffer with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

Zorz Studios will donate your session fee to PPA Charities to benefit Operation Smile. More than 100,000 children are born with a facial deformity every year, yet tens of thousands remain untreated. Oftentimes, they are 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. For every 10 group sessions (of one and more people) we photograph, another child will receive the gift of surgery! It costs as little as $240 for Operation Smile’s medical volunteers to provide a life-saving surgery that can take as little as 45 minutes. 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. We hope to benefit as many children as we can through this promotion’s sales and our own personal contribution.

We have pledged to donate 100% from each photo session to the charity. Three packages are offered, starting from as low as $24 for a mini-session to a $240 donation which will allow to completely cover the costs of performing a surgery on one child. To see the packages and book, click the link below.


We also believe that our Celebration of Smiles Day is a wonderful way to teach children the value of reaching out to others. Even small children can understand the importance of Operation Smile’s work, and they are eager to help these needy children. If you bring your children, tell them why you are doing it!

In-studio family portraits, “relationship” images, and individual portraits of children and adults are eligible. Each group of one or more people is treated as a session so if you would like to have two portraits of different groups, we will raise even more funds! We are willing to shoot all day long, as many sessions as we can fit in a day. The more we shoot, the more surgeries will be performed! We hope you will join us in helping to make this vital work possible, and we promise to create a portrait that you will treasure. 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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