Saturday, November 26, 2022

Bartonville Photographer Participates in Model Search

Gloria McDonald, owner of Wild Mane Photos, is participating in the 2010 International Charity Model Search to select North America’s Cutest Family and to raise funds for the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation.

Last year’s competition featured 2,000 model’s images and raised $164,775 for the non-profit organization that assists parents and families who experience an early infant loss.

Participating photographers submit portraits of local families for online voting. Finalists will be determined by online votes. Each vote is $1, and all proceeds from votes benefit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.

The grand prize international winner will be determined from the 52 city finalists. Many prizes will be awarded, and the grand prize winner will receive a new car. The winners will be selected from the finalist gallery by photography and modeling industry experts. The winning family will also receive a session with renowned portrait artist Sandy Puc’ and international recognition. For more information, visit

Puc’ created this contest to highlight excellence in the portrait photography industry as well as raise funds for NILMDTS, the organization she co-founded in 2005.

Area residents interested in entering their families into contest should call McDonald at 940-453-4880.

McDonald has been a professional photographer practicing in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 2004.  She received her photographic training in the 1990’s in California and began her professional career here in Texas.

The Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation connects families with volunteer photographers and provides them with a reproducible CD of the images of their baby at no cost to the family. For further information, visit their website at

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