Social media doesn't make someone good or bad, it amplifies who they already are. It's easy to see the smoke and mirrors and gross self-promotion that can be so rampant on Twitter and Facebook and allow that to evoke cynicism. But this last week, a large group within the wedding community showed who they are: strong, caring, tireless, generous, compassionate people who love fully.
As you may have heard, Connecticut wedding photographer Eric Langlois went missing last Tuesday. A search party of friends and family as well as authorities was formed and spent most of the week covering every inch of the river banks. Last night a candlelight vigil was held in his honor. Today, it was announced that Eric had not survived.
Since Eric provided the main source of income for his family, fellow photographer Carla Ten Eyck has set up a donation fund to help Eric's wife Amber and their two (soon to be three) children in the months ahead.
If you would like to give financially, you may do so here. The fund page has the option to donate anonymously as well as the option to donate in your name but with the dollar amount hidden. Every bit helps, so please do not feel as though your ability to give may be too small.
If you would like to share the link via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, a social media friendly short link has been set up that will lead directly to the fund's page: http://bit.ly/ericlanglois
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