Authentic, Non-Traditional Family Photos, For a Good Cause NOVEMBER 26-28 + DECEMBER 4-5, 2021 2021 - A Clean Slate! Way back in 2011, we started a family portrait project in my old Fitchburg, Massachusetts studio space. The goal was to bring friends and family together for quick, simple, fun, and stylish photo shoots around the holidays. We had a few good years, and I was lucky in that I was able to reconnect with folks I hadn’t seen in a while, as well as make some new friends. As my work shifted from weddings, families, and a little bit of commercial photography, to no weddings, limited families, and all commercial photography, I realized I was missing the joy of working with and seeing my friends as their lives changed and their little ones grew. So we brought the project back in 2015, and it gained so much momentum. We did it again in 2016, we did it AGAIN in 2017, and AGAIN AGAIN in 2018. I don't see it ever actually stopping. Like always, we're doing it for a good cause. Actually, three good causes. For 2019, at least $100 of every $110 shoot fee gets donated. We donated a total of $2400 to these charities in 2015. I couldn't have been happier, and more humbled by everyone's support of the project. For 2016 we went bigger, raising $10,000. My goal for 2017 was to match that $10,000, and ideally, push it a bit higher. We raised $15,000 in 2017. For 2018, we raised $16,500. In 2019 We raised close to $18,000. In 2020, I'm not entirely sure how much we raised, because we started a new policy of having the participants donate directly to their preferred charities. For 2021 we'll be doing the same thing, having families donate directly to their charities, but we'll be trying to keep better track. The more families I'm able to photograph, the more we're able to give away.