It is not often that we take on photo shoots outside of the realm of weddings, engagements & love stories. But over the past few weeks, we have been challenging ourselves a bit and taking on additional projects in an effort to raise money for BuildOn – the organization we will be going to Africa with in December to help build a school! It is our goal to raise $4,000 by the time we leave! We are currently at $2,453! Eeek… over half way there! ;)
These beautiful ladies contacted us because they needed some professional head shots for their performing careers! Melissa, one of our former brides is a professional singer and the rest of the ladies (including my beautiful cousin Jenna) all recently graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and are starting their dancing careers! It is so much fun to hang out with artists who are so motivated and energized to live their dreams! We are certainly cheering them on and are their biggest fans for sure!
It has been an honor to not only work with these AMAZING friends to raise money for BuildOn, but to also help these ladies further their professional careers and live their dreams! And as an added bonus, it was really fun to get out of our comfort zone a bit and shoot some head shots… especially the ones at night! Ryan was geeking out over using the flashes and I was geeking out over the results! ;) So fun.
If you know anyone looking for some head shots or looking to schedule a photography session and wouldn’t mind making payment as a tax-deductible donation, please send them our way! ;) We have over $1500 to raise before meeting our goal… and if we went above and beyond that goal, I am pretty sure the kids in Africa wouldn’t complain! ;) We certainly wouldn’t! More information about our trip and the organization we are partnering with can be found here (along with a link to make a donation if you are interested! ;) ): http://act.buildon.org/fundraise?fcid=288480! Thank you so much friends!