© 2012 Jennifer Durham, Family Photo Event
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I've worked in advertising photography for more than 20 years. My studio manager Yvette, who was head of fundraising at her daughter’s school, told me one day she was sick of organizing bake sales and buying thousands of candy bars to sell to friends and family. Then she told me about her daughter Clarke’s dream for her 5th grade class. They wanted to go to Astro Camp and gaze at stars through a telescope. They wanted to see things they had never seen before.

When Yvette told me about Clarke’s dream, I wanted to help; I knew there had to be a better way to do it than selling candy bars and wrapping paper.

We came up with the idea of getting families together for a high-quality, custom family portrait created by a professional photographer. Something that captures the love between family members and becomes an heirloom.

We held the first Family Photo Event fundraiser on a beautiful fall weekend. We had a lot of fun, and the following spring, Clarke’s class went to Astro Camp. They had a blast!

Fundraising can be a real hassle for not much return. A Family Photo Event is different. We bring families together, we offer them a great value for their money, and the school gets a terrific fundraiser with no upfront inventory cost. It’s a win/win for everyone.

It's easy to do. The sessions practically sell themselves - just spread the word via email and/or flyer. We do the rest! Call or email now for more information. We'd like to help your school too!

Jennifer Durham