I know there are quite a few people waiting on this and I’m so excited to come share it. This event started last year, with 10 families who helped MC and I raise some money for Team in Training. This year, we went bigger, way bigger, and invited not 10, but 50 families (over 60 kids!!!) to the event to benefit MD Anderson hospital in the name of Jon Urban. 60 kids in 3 hours….that means 20 kids per hour and approximately only 3 minutes with each child!! How crazy is that?! Crazy and fun. Anyway, Jon and MC have faced a lot this year, tackling cancer head on (you can read a little more about that here). We couldn’t think of a better cause than to raise funds for the very hospital that helped to save Jon’s life. I want to take a moment to thank all those who participated and donated this year, we couldn’t have done it without you and your support! We raised over $1,700 in just a few hours on a Saturday morning! Isn’t that just awesome! I can’t even tell you how much fun we had too…..all the cuties in costume were just too much! I’ve posted quite a few sneak peeks over the past week but I happen to know there has been quite a bit of blog stalking going on looking for even more…..it’s finally time!!!
Fun stuff!! Everyone’s images will be mailed out over the course of the weekend, thanks for your patience!
But we’re not done yet.
We’re hoping to raise even more. So here is the deal…..
I’m putting up a mini session. Let’s do a raffle! Here is the deal……
Each person who donates $10 to our cause, you will be entered to win a free mini session with me. Donate $20, you will be entered twice. Donate $50 and you have 5 chances to win. So on and so on. The winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, October 20th. The mini session will occur in January of 2010 at a mutually convenient date and time. Session will occur in or around the Austin area at a location chosen by me. The mini session will consist of a consultation prior to our session together, 30 minutes of photography time, 5 full resolution images presented in color and black and white with a print release and a 5×7 print of each image. You do not have to live in or around Austin to enter, but you must be willing to travel to the area should you win the mini session raffle. You can also gift the mini session to someone else if you choose to do so. This would be a great gift to give for Christmas, and because it falls in January, it would be a great time to capture a few fun images in time for Valentines Day! Please email me for a complete list of rules and restrictions on mini sessions.
Edited: Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to make a donation.
**A quick note about next years fundraiser – we’re going even bigger! It will be on location and it will benefit a very worthy close that hit close to home with us this year, Dell Children’s Hospital. The exclusive invitations will be handled differently next year. You will get an invite if: 1) You are a Life in Motion Photography client anytime in the 2010 calendar year 2) You attended the event and donated this year or 3) You participate by donating to the raffle. The exclusive invitations will be sent out in August and spots will be on a first come, first serve basis. It was a blast this year, you don’t want to miss it in 2010!**