Annie F. Downs
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Annie F. Downs is a bestselling author and nationally known speaker based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her most recent books include 100 Days to Brave, Looking for Lovely and Let’s All Be Brave. Read more at and follow her at @anniefdowns.

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  1. I think this Help Portrait idea is awesome. What an incredible way to use your talent to serve others!
    As for having my photo taken…well lets just say I cannot even fathom being in 512 tagged photos. Although I’m never without my camera, I would consider that pure torture. 512? Yikes. I’d definitely go around “un-tagging” myself. πŸ™‚

  2. What a wonderful way to help others! Giving back in such a way such a wonderful talent.
    My favorite is a photograph of my Granddaughter when she was about a minute old. My old OB was my daughters as well and in that minute it shows the doctors hands holding her up for all of us to see her. After that I have so many I wouldn’t be able to make a choice.
    Thanks for writing about this.

  3. My favorite photo? That’s easy – my 8 siblings & I threw a 50th anniversary party for my parents. After the hours of celebrating with their friends, all of us headed over to my house to hang out & chill out. The first thing I did was kick off my heels & put on my (hippopotamus feet) slippers. Someone took a picture of my niece & I – she was all dolled up in dress-up clothes (old prom dress & too-big shoes) & I was in my hippopotamus feet (we all dress up in our own special ways). Precious memories!

  4. I have lots of favorites, but I think my favorite at this time is the one of my grandmother and I. She is a breast cancer survivor and a prayer warrior for our family. Love having her smile on my fridge!
    Love the Help-Portrait idea! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love this, Annie! I think my favorites are with my grandmother who is now in heaven. She only saw one of my children a few times and the pictures I have with both of her nuzzling and kissing him are priceless.

  6. Great Idea! wonderful way to reach out~ One of my favorite pics would have to be on the way home from our first vacation with the twins. We stopped somewhere to eat, and my sister took a shot of us. The boys were screaming in our laps and my husband and I’s faces are prices… Love the chaos! =)

  7. I love pictures and video for that matter. I just got the Mercedes of cameras and have been blogging everything.
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  8. Thank you for sharing me with your blog, I have get so much from your blog.Where there is a will there is a way. Believe as long as I work hard to face everything in the life, can we have a bright future. by air yeezy