Every year in April, the Professional Photographers of America join together to raise money for Operation Smile. They are an organization that provides surgery to children with cleft lips and pallets. It costs just $240 and takes 45 minutes to change a child's life forever. My studio joined in this year to host an event. We provided a mini sitting for a minimum $24 donation, and gifted a 5x7 to each person. It was a small event this year raising $380. I got started a little late and didn't have the opportunity to advertise as much as I would have like to, but I fully intend on participating again next year. I was one of only seven photographers in the state of Illinois participating, but it felt really good none the less. I am hoping to inspire more photographers to get involved. It was such a fun and energy filled day at the studio seeing everyones beautiful faces and helping out such a worthwhile cause. I have included some of the images form the event. Thank you to all who came out and supported the cause!
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