Christmas Photoshoot Gives Magic Moments To Families Of Hospital Kids
Christmas has arrived and people are getting ready for the celebrations but there are thousands of kids that are missing their families, holidays and festivities. Hospitalized for various medical ailments, these kids will celebrate Christmas with a group of photographers.
Photographers for kids
Seasoned photographers have teamed up to give hospitalized children a magical experience with Santa. They have named it Christmas Wish Project and it involves meet-and-greet photoshoots with Santa at hospitals. The pictures are edited and improved to look like kids are enjoying Christmas with Santa. The images are then sent to families of the kids.
An experience editorial team does the behind the scenes job. Green screen shots are transformed into magical wintery scenes said Erin Michalski who is in-charge of the Canadian photoshoots.
The edited images are made to look like Santa playing video games with a child on a snowy rooftop. In another image, Santa is seen holding a baby in stable and two boys riding a polar bear in the North Pole.
Photos are sent to parents
Michalski said that the pictures were for parents and are sent through emails. She said that the parents thanked her for the pictures. Some parents had tears rolling down their cheeks after seeing pictures of their kids.
Christmas Wish Project
It started four years ago in Australia and soon expanded to Canada and the United States. To date, the team of more than 200 photographers and 60 editors has delivered photos to more than 400 families and they are working overnight to reach out to more families.