Pictures For a Purpose

Mini Portrait Sessions ▪ Saturday, October 6th 2012 ▪ Redmond, WA

Click PURCHASE CD tab for purchase and pick up instructions.


General Info

The Photo Sessions are designed for friends and families. We are sorry but we will not be able to accommodate any pet photography.

All sessions will be held at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond [map/directions]. Please arrive twenty minutes before your session is scheduled to begin.

Within 5 weeks of the event (no later than November 10th), you will receive an email with a preview gallery of your images, at which time you will have an opportunity to order a CD with all of your full-resolution images.

Note: All images are digital. There are no print sales for this event, unlike in previous years. You can order prints yourself from Costco, Shutterfly, etc. using the images on CD.

Pricing Information

There is a $40 sitting fee for each 20-minute portrait session, or $60 for each 40-minute extended session (required for parties of five (5) or more).

Early Bird Rates: If you register for your session between September 1st and September 15th, you will receive $5 off of your sitting fee ($35). There is no early bird rate for 40-minute extended sessions since they are already discounted by $20.

Getting Your CD

CD of images: $100 (payable either at the event or online starting November 10th).

You will be able to pick up your CD's at Overlake Christian Church on Saturday, November 17th (times are still being determined) and Sunday, November 18th from 10AM-11:30AM at the Serve The World desk just outside the nursery on the main floor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the sitting fee or print payments tax deductible?
No. Although we are a non-profit organization, you're receiving goods and services in exchange for your payment. (However, if you chose to make a separate donation, that donation would be deductible.)
How should I dress my children for the portrait session?
You can dress your children in whatever they feel comfortable in. Clothing with prominent logos or cartoon characters are best avoided, as they can be visually distracting. This year, each photographer will choose whatever backdrop they want to use. We will let each individual client know what color of backdrop their photographer will be using.
Why are you only offering a CD of digital images this year, rather than prints as in previous years?
In previous years, it took a lot of effort on the part of our photographers and volunteers to offer prints. In an effort to streamline the event this year, we've tried to keep it simple by only offering CDs. We believe the CD option is a better value for most people, as it allows you to inexpensively print any and all of your pictures from the event, share them on Facebook, etc. During the last Pictures For a Purpose event, most people chose the CD option and this resulted in the bulk of the money we raised for our cause. We regret any inconvenience caused by this decision.
Further questions?