Celebration of Smiles 2017

Be A Part of Our Celebration of Smiles Charity Day on Saturday, April 1st, 2017!

It's back!  This spring, Virginia L. S. Freire Photography will again be participating in a very special promotion with an elite group of photographers around the country.

On Saturday, April 1st, along with other members of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), we are offering the gift of an individual portrait session and a desk-size portrait in exchange for a minimum of a $24 donation to PPA Charities, which has chosen Operation Smile as its charitable partner. Every person who is photographed will also receive a certificate scroll in recognition of the difference they are making.  For every 10 individuals 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. One hundred percent of each donation will go to Operation Smile.  Please read more below.


We hope you will join with us in helping to make this vital work possible, and we promise to create a portrait that you will treasure.



  • Donate $24 and receive a free desk-size gift print (8x10 or smaller).

  • 100% of the proceeds go directly to Operation Smile.

  • 10% of additional sales will be donated to Operation Smile.

  • Reserve your timeslot in advance by check or credit card.

  • If you cannot make it on April 1st - or even if you can! - you can still donate by calling the studio.



  • Each session is 15 minutes

  • All sessions will take place at the Virginia L. S. Freire Photography studio in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

  • Individual subjects will be photographed

  • You will receive an elegant black and white artful desk-portrait perfect for a timeless gift for Mother's Day or Father's Day

  • 10% of all additional sales will be donated to Operation Smile by Virginia L. S. Freire Photography



  • Two weeks after your session, you will return to the studio for your scheduled viewing and selection appointment.

  • With studio support, you will choose your desk portrait (8x10 or smaller).

  • Virginia L. S. Freire Photography offers a variety of fine art portrait products.  If you choose to make any additional purchases, we will donate 10% of these sales to PPA Charities for Operation Smile.


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 children in need.  At the end of their Smile Session, each participating child receives a scroll with information about the important work they are supporting.


To schedule your Smile Session or to learn more, please call us today at 917-669-3711.

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