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: