North Bellmore mom uses love of photography to inspire smiles

A North Bellmore mom is using her love of photography to inspire as many smiles as she can.
Danielle Pappas is an accountant by day and has a part-time photography business called What a Gem photography.
"I have always been obsessed with photos," says Pappas.
Pappas says she recently had the idea to do something special for people. She posted on a local mom group and asked people to send messages of joy that happened to them over the year. 
Pappas got a ton of responses and then offered free family photo shoots to people when the weather gets warmer. She has photographed 15 families so far.
"When I saw the positivity these people had I just wanted to do it for them," says Pappas.
Pappas says she met so many great people who have been through hard times and some that had joyful stories to share. She says people need to change their attitudes and try to make the light shine.