Over two years ago I took pictures of a family. Gregg was soon to celebrate a milestone 50th birthday and he chose family photographs as his gift to commemorate the upcoming occasion. We met up at the Rundle Ruins, a sweet little place by the Saddledome. It was a perfect spot for their family and the day we chose was a typical, gorgeous Calgary September day. Gregg, Kam and four pretty awesome kids… the youngest a classmate of my daughter and the three others all grown up. I can still clearly remember when Kaiti arrived at the location. When I found out later she was a dancer, it made so much sense. She just floated along the grass as she walked towards us… elegant, graceful, full of confidence. Happy to see her family. Happy to smile and show her gorgeous big brown eyes. Happy to goof around with her siblings and give hugs to her dad. Our time together was fun, relaxed and we ended up with beautiful photographs to reflect our morning together.
And then the unthinkable day a few months later when our city mourned together over the deaths of 5 young, thriving, students on the last day of university. Kaiti was one of them.
In Kaiti’s memory, her family created the Love of Dance Memorial Fund. This fund honours her memory by giving the gift of dance to others and introducing school-aged children to the beauty of dance in Calgary schools. Kaiti adored teaching little ones about loving dance and I share her passion in teaching our younger generation about the arts. And so came the idea of having February be a month where Visual Hues Photography will contribute to the Love of Dance Memorial Fund.
For any booking with Janet made during the week of Kaiti’s birthday on February 5th, Visual Hues Photography will donate $200 of the fee to the Kaiti Perras Love of Dance Memorial Fund. It’s a perfect time to get pictures of your own family that will be treasured forever and of course to help more kids be touched by Kaiti’s own love of dance. Your photo session can be anytime during the 2016 year, but your session fee must be confirmed between February 1st – 8th. A family session is $250 and a newborn session is $300 and so the money will be donated from the fee at the end of the week. Please note our regular policies apply (non-refundable sitting fee, $400 print minimum order required)
In addition, I’d like you to receive 15% off your entire print order, whether you order a la carte or a collection. To check out pricing, please go to our website.
And of course you can donate directly to Kaiti’s Love of Dance scholarship fund at any time by going here.
You can contact me at 403-252-7971 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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