Raising money for charity through portraiture

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We are very excited to announce our 2009 Book project for Kelowna General Hospital. We just received approval for this project so stay tuned for more information on our website and throughout the community.

The Children’s ward at KGH is important for everyone in the Okanagan. All children needing level 2 care in the Okanagan is sent there and we want to help them care for the children in our community – from Kamloops to Osoyoos and beyond.

At Elizabeth Soergel Photography we are always looking for ways to give back to the community and this type of fundraiser is a first for us. The way it works is we will be waiving our regular $200 sitting fee and instead asking parents to make a $100 donation to KGH. Anyone aged 0 – 17 can be part of this book and every child photographed will have their portrait on one full page in a beautiful coffee table style book entitled “Children of the Okanagan 2009” that will be published at the end of the year and sold to raise additional funds for the hospital. The book itself will be a beautiful glossy page 11×13 hard cover coffee table with dust cover. Our goal is to photograph 100 children and to raise a minimum of $10 000 for KGH’s neo natal ward.

The inspiration for this project came from when our beautiful daughter Lauren was born. She needed neo natal care after aspirating when she was born. This happens when newborns inhale the sticky, tar like fluid that is in the amniotic fluid. It makes breathing extremely difficult and can result in death if not treated immediately and properly. We owe a great deal to the doctors and nurses that saved Lauren’s life and we wanted to give back so that we can be sure other newborns needing specialized care will be able to receive it.

Kelowna General hospital has a wonderful team of doctors who care for the sick children here and we want to help support them in their efforts. What better way to do this than with our photography and the beautiful children who live in and visit this area.

The book will focus on children throughout the Okanagan and the beautiful landscapes that surround us. These sessions will focus on each child’s individual personality truly reflecting your child’s spirit.

Our pre portrait consultations allow us to meet with families before their photography session – getting to know their likes and dislikes, locations that they love to visit such as a family vacation home, beach or or park here in the Okanagan. This is also when the donation is pledged and date and location of each portrait session is scheduled.

If you are interested in being part of this fantastic project – please email or call us for more information. Please help us give back to the people who care for our children.

Elizabeth Soergel – Okanagan wedding and portrait photographer serving Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, Lake Country, Summerland, Peachland, Kamloops and more