Portraits of Success

18 Apr 2013   |   Blog   |   Supporter action

Tags:  brisbane, photography, fundraising   |   4 comments

Margherita Gregory from Kiss Photography with Joe Foley from Caritas. Photo credit: Kiss Photography

Three years ago, professional photographer Margherita Gregory saw a way to help Caritas. Her idea was to donate money from family portraits to Caritas Australia. At the time, she set the ambitious goal of raising $10,000.

In November 2012 she achieved this goal, raising a total of $10,500 through her family portraits.

Margherita got the idea to help Caritas after seeing her daughter Jasmin put her lunch box money in the school’s Project Compassion box each Lent.

Margherita was familiar with Caritas, and respected the remarkable work of the organisation, so using her Brisbane based family portrait studio, Kiss Photography, to raise funds for Caritas just felt right to her.

She came up with the idea of offering families a special portrait package, which included a family portrait sitting and one of her fine art prints, with all proceeds being donated to Caritas Australia.

Margherita says that family portraits are often overlooked until it’s too late. “Before you know it the kids are all grown up and they’re leaving home!” But in this instance, families jumped to take advantage of the opportunity. The portrait pack proved to be popular, and steady progress was made towards her $10,000 goal.

In November 2012 Margherita achieved the project’s goal, having raised an impressive $10,500 for Caritas Australia.

Great news - it's launching again!

After the project’s success, Margherita has decided it would be great to continue on; and so the new project has launched again in 2013. This time she’s aiming to raise a further $8,000 with her popular family portraiture packages.

To support this great initiative, or get in touch with Margherita from Kiss Photography, please visit kissphotography.com.au

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  • Supporter

    “Margherita has captured the spirit of our family brilliantly during our recent sitting at New Farm Park. Her bubbly, outgoing persona allowed us to relax and create really natural, happy shots. We were overwhelmed when presented the images as they were brilliant and more beautiful than we had anticipated. The extra bonus was that we were assisting Caritas as well.”

  • Michelle

    “When getting around my house I always find myself stopping to admire the beautiful portraits of my family that Margherita from Kiss Photography took recently. When friends and family visit they to do the same and comment on how relaxed and natural they look, which is a real indication of how Margherita makes you feel and intern captures these life-time memories. Thank you.”

  • Jenny

    “We had been meaning to have our family portraits taken for a long time when we saw details of the Kiss Photography photo packages with the donations going to Caritas in our school newsletter, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity. Margherita was so friendly and helpful and made the whole process so easy. On the day she was able to get us all to relax and enjoy the photo shoot at New Farm Park and the resulting portraits are amazing. Visitors to our home always admire the portraits and they are a constant reminder of a lovely day that will be with us forever. Thank you Margherita.”

  • Fiona

    “I love my portrait it looks so good.I can't stop admiring it.”