Every day an individual receives the unfortunate news they have breast cancer. Obviously, no individual want to receive this diagnosis, but hearing the words “breast cancer” does not mean an end. So now, an amazing organization called Images for a Cure has taken photography to a new level and one of our amazing Westcott Top Pro Photographer Joey Wright is playing a part.
I was recently made aware of an amazing event in which photographers and creators come together for one purpose: a cure. Images for a Cure was started in 2009 by the extremely talented, Orlando based photographer – Kristen Weaver. Photographers participate in the event by donating 100% of their time and session fees from one day of shooting to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Last year, 239 photographers from 44 states and 3 countries helped to raise nearly $13,000. This year, Images for a Cure has raised the bar with a new fundraising target of $15,000. On Saturday, December 18th, I will make my contribution by offering a limited number of 1-hour head shot studio sessions at a very special rate. Each photo session will include the following:
- Professional hair and make-up
- (1) hi-res, fully retouched digital image file
- (1) 11?x14? print
- Snacks, drinks and corny jokes provided by yours truly
Each session will cost $100 and all proceeds will go toward the 2010 goal. Book your session today by using my contact form to send me a message which should include your name, phone number and the following subject line: Images for a Cure. I will respond to your inquiry with the available session times, studio address (located downtown Orlando) and payment instructions. Please show your support for a cure and book today!
The head shots below are examples of the look to be achieved during each session. A special thanks to my promotional models – Gabriella, Erica and Tara – for helping to kick off my fundraising efforts with their beautiful looks and kind donations to Images for a Cure. See ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ after the break.
Frequently asked Question:
Q: Do I have to be a professional model?
A: No. The only requirement is that you have a head (preferably one that sits on a neck and shoulders).
Q: I’m shy… Did the models in the example images have to pose naked?
A: No. A tube top is recommended for this type of beauty shot, not your birthday suit.
Q: Speaking of birthdays, can you make me look 10 years younger?
A: Yes, but if you’re a 10-year old, I can’t make you look like a fetus.
Q: Can I purchase more than one retouched image from the shoot?
A: Yes. Additional retouched images can be purchased for $50 each and this money will also go directly toward the cause.
Q: Can these images be used for my modeling portfolio?
A: Of course. Here are a few more image usage suggestions: