If you are a couple who has moved up their wedding date in light of the recent US election, this post is for you. I’m offering up to 2 hours of wedding photography in exchange for your donation to a civil rights / LGBTQ / reproductive rights / environmental help group. Read on for more info.
Running tally of donations made from this offer:
- ACLU: $400
- Planned Parenthood: $450
- Out Youth: $200
- Climate Science Legal Defense Fund: $100
- Trevor Project: $250
- Southern Poverty Law Center: $250
Total raised: $1650. Thank you!
From now until the day after the 2017 inauguration (January 21, 2017), I will photograph your elopement or tiny wedding (up to 25 people attending) in Travis County. You’ll receive high-res files via digital download and the right to print. In exchange, I ask you to donate the amount you would have (or could have) paid a photographer to a helpful organization of your choosing. If you’d like recommendations, at the top of my list are (links will open in a new window):
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- The Trevor Project
- Center for Reproductive Rights
- Planned Parenthood
- Sierra Club
- Climate Science Legal Defense Fund
- Cool Earth
- Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
- Out Youth
With your permission, I’d like to share a photo of your wedding and the cause you donated to, to help raise awareness for the cause on social media.
Please email me for availability and scheduling.
Disclaimer: This offer is for Travis County. If you are getting married in the greater Austin area but outside of Travis (for example, the popular, free wedding site of Chapel Dulcinea is in Hays) I’ll be charging a small travel fee to offset time and fuel.
If you are outside of Austin and are looking for similar offers from wedding pros in your area, Catalyst Wedding Co. has a roundup of other vendors, from photographers to invitation-makers to officiants, who are offering donation-based or discounted services for couples marginalized by the recent election.