Saturday, February 16, 2008

Thirst Relief Auction

This past week a whole bunch of professional wedding photographers decided to put up an auction offering their mentoring services in exchange for a donation to Thirst Relief. There were 61 Mentors, 450 Registered Bidders and we raised $33,546.55 to save 10,500 LIVES!!!!

I'm excited to say that Mike and I bid and won the auction to have a personal one-on-one mentoring session with Enna & Matt of Grazier Photography who we have long admired since seeing them all over the Pictage site.

Here are the highlights of what we have won...

Thirst Relief International is a charity that provides clean drinking water to those in need around the world. Matt and I are passionate about this cause as well as our efforts to help our fellow photographers achieve their business and personal goals. So we are excited to join more than 50 world-renowned photographers in offering mentoring sessions to other photographers in March, to benefit Thirst Relief International. Most sessions will take place at this year's WPPI Convention in Las Vegas March 17-19, but one need not be at WPPI in order to participate: our session can also take place over the telephone, email, or in the Boston area. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to Thirst Relief International.

In addition to the 90 minute session in March, we will provide a website/portfolio review, a follow-up mentoring session to check on your progress towards your goals, and a complete set of our own studio promotional materials.

Matt and I love one-on-one mentoring and portfolio critiquing, but we don't have a lot of time to offer this kind of mentoring very often. So we're very excited to participate in this auction and give one person/studio a lot of time and attention. We will tailor your mentoring sessions to your needs and requests. The topics that we are most passionate about helping other photographers with are branding, relationship marketing, self-worth and pricing, and following your heart.


  1. Congrats on winning the Graziers! They are worth every penny :)