Fellow photographer Jamie Delaine and her husband Randy are the founders of The School Sessions: a one-day event across the globe on Sunday, April 12, 2015 to raise $200,000 to build a school in Haiti. They reached out to me asking if I’d like to be involved and of course I jumped at the chance! Jamie and Randy’s belief that business needs to be about more than just making money, that we should use our platforms to give back and encourage others in our industry to do the same really resonated with me.
Here is a quick description of what The School Sessions is all about:
The School Sessions is a one-day event across the globe on Sunday, April 12, 2015 to raise $200,000 to build a school in Haiti. Portrait photographers can sign up online to photograph one (or more!) portrait sessions and donate 100% of fees to The School Sessions. $200,000 will buy land and build a ten-classroom school for 220 students. The previous building was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake and these children (ages 3 to 16) are in need of a earthquake and hurricane-proof school to learn and grow. By empowering hundreds of photographers across the world with a simple way to give back, together we will meet our goal. Join us in Making Haiti’s Future Bright.
So I’m excited to announce that on April 12th here in Seattle I will be holding mini portrait sessions for anyone who would like to donate. You will get a 30 min portrait session for $250. The final edit images and printing rights will be included. If you’d like to purchase a whole hour the price goes up to $500. 100% of the funds raised that day goes straight to The School Sessions. If you’d like to book a session contact me here. If you’d like to learn even more about the The School Sessions check out their website and promotional video.
Any fellow Seattle photographers that want to be involved let me know and we can coordinate our efforts!