Over the past few months, we have been cooking up an exciting event, at the heart of which lies generosity and kindness.
One day, about 4 months ago, I was lucky to receive a phone call from a lovely lady whom I knew mostly through her parents (I used to take drama classes and perform on stage at a community theatre ran by her family). She told me about her idea and asked me if I would consider donating my photography for it. The idea involved dogs & flowers, and of course me being an animal lover I quickly got excited to be involved! And from that moment on, the snowball began to roll...
And so here we are now - introducing to you our creation - an event to honor and celebrate the beauty of all dogs, so that we can save more of them by fundraising for a local rescue - Big and Small Rescue Society.
Leana, the girl that called, told me her story. She adopted two rough-looking dogs from the rescue and they changed her life. Now she wants to change the lives of others - dogs and humans included. Hence, this Fundraiser has been a gesture of her heart - organizing and negotiating over the course of the past few months. Read the Vancity Buzz article covering her story here: http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2016/03/rescue-beauty-beasts/ (Thanks Vancity Buzz!)
As for my heart, it is in it fully too - all proceeds from ticket sales for April 23 and 30th are for Big and Small Rescue Society. That's right, 100% of proceeds from your session bookings made on those two Saturdays in April are going to the Rescue!
Let us now bring to you all the juicy details of this beautiful event not to be missed. Please tell others and let's pack our studio full so that we can save more dogs by supporting Big and Small Rescue with all the wonderful work they do for the animals.
Join us on April 23, 30th and May 14 (Saturdays) for photo sessions of your beloved dog wearing fresh flower crowns (generously made and donated by Floretta.ca) in my studio (Mount Pleasant/Olympic Village neighbourhood). Sessions run every 30 minutes from 10 am to 5 pm and the cost is $60 (photo session + 1 high-resolution retouched digital image for you to keep). Additional images will be available for a bargain of $25/each with half of those proceeds going to support the rescue as well. Book online through Big and Small Rescue website here: http://www.bigandsmallrescue.com/photo-shoot.html and let's create art for you and your furry wet-nosed friend!
I can't wait to see you and your dog there!