Buy your tickets now for our 6th Annual Fall Photo Fundraiser on October 17th, 2021!
We are so grateful to be able to host our photo fundraiser this fall at the beautiful Alexander Homestead again. This event serves as one of our greatest fundraisers as we work with generous photographers to provide you with photographs to last a lifetime. While traditionally families have used this wonderful opportunity to capture moments with their family, our photographers are also able to offer the sessions for professional headshots or any other need you may have as well.
The timing is perfect to secure pictures for your holiday cards or gifts ahead of time! The sooner that you sign-up the sooner you will also receive early access to sign up with your preferred photographer and time of choice later this summer.
Don't delay and reserve your spot today!
We are currently seeking out the final sponsors, photographers and volunteers for our 2021 event. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please select the corresponding "Become a Sponsor" button below to learn more. If you are interested in donating your services as a photographer, please click the "Interested Photographer" button to contact us directly about the next steps. Lastly, if you or your teen children are looking for volunteer opportunities, we will have 2 hour slots available throughout the event as well to support us.
We look forward to having you join our annual tradition of building memories!
These talented photographers have committed to donate their skills to our event and we are so grateful! This event wouldn't happen without them. Click on their name to check out their website and get links to their social media accounts in addition to the pictures we've featured. We challenge you to try to choose just one favorite! They are all so talented and very kind! You will be able to choose your photographer when you buy tickets.
In October 2020 we held out event for the first time on the beautiful grounds of the Alexander Homestead. This popular wedding venue is a hidden gem in Charlotte! Haven't planned a wedding recently? We haven't either! What a fun opportunity to gain exclusive access to this beautiful historic property. It is an inspirational setting for our photographers with plenty of room for social distancing, a great location to gather (if it's safe to do so) and easy parking. We have high confidence in their knowledgeable and friendly staff to help us put on a safe, fun and relaxed event for our participants.
Check out their website and this awesome virtual tour below and add something to look forward to on your 2021 calendar.
Our community in Charlotte is full of businesses committed to supporting the community- some with a specific connection to adoption and others with a generous heart for our organization. Their donations to the events, offset our costs and allow the money from ticket sales to go directly to Adoption Support Alliance. Thank you to those listed below who have already committed to sponsoring our 2021 event! Please join us in supporting them.
In the midst of 2020, we were fortunate to be able to partner with Alexander Homestead to host our annual photo fundraiser in a safe and conscientious manner. Their wonderful accommodations provided our photographers and families with beautiful backgrounds as well. We are always excited to partner with highly skilled photographers and many who choose to come and support us each year. Below is just a small sample of some of their wonderful work and some of our beautiful community members.
Our Safety Plan
Ugh! We know that COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into everyone's plans in 2020 and now into 2021. It comes to no surprise to you, I'm sure, that it has affected our planning for this event too!
Just like last year, we are making accommodations to the event structure to ensure the safety
of event attendees and volunteers to the best of our ability. Plans for the event will be based on the current recommendations by the CDC as well as state mandates and final determinations will be made closer to the event. We will work closely with the event staff at Alexander Homestead as they are extremely well-versed in how to do large events safely. For example, we are considering a requirement for masks (except for in pictures, unless that's the look you are going for), not serving food or drink and/or escorting families directly to their scheduled photo shoot for pictures and then back to the car to limit interactions. If we cannot feel comfortable holding an event safely (or, of course, if the event is not allowed), we will reschedule the event for a later date when it is safe to do so. Trust that throughout the process your safety is of our utmost concern!
We will communicate all our final planning in advance of the event and will be issuing full refunds if anyone gets sick or no longer feels safe attending based on our changes.
All photographers and event participants will be encouraged not to attend the event if they
are symptomatic or have been exposed to anyone within two weeks of the event who is positive
for Covid-19. As such, we will ask that all participants be prepared to be flexible in terms of the schedule and photographer preferences. Again, if changes occur due to coronavirus that are outside of our control and you no longer want to participate in the event, we will refund your payment in full.