Posts Tagged ‘Charity’

Celebration of Smiles, April 2014

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Once again, I’m proud to participate in a charitable portrait promotion called Celebration of Smiles. For a minimum donation of $24, you will receive the gift of a mini-session and a 5×7 portrait. 100% of your donation goes to Operation Smile, which can repair a cleft lip or palate for as little as $240. You can read more about the event and charity via this link.

Only available during the month of April, you can schedule your mini portrait session by calling 612-382-2867.

4th Annual Portraits With Pets | September 2012

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Have you ever wanted to have family portraits taken with your beloved pet? “Portraits With Pets” is an opportunity to have portraits taken of—and with—your pets. The entire $50 session fee (regularly $100) from each photo session will be donated to The Pet Project. Additionally, if you bring an unopened bag of pet food or a new/gently used pet toy, you will get a set of free wallets with your order ($34 value).

These hour long sessions will take place the following two weekend days in September (additional pet sessions during the work week available by appointment):

Saturday, September 8 from 9 am–5 pm at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park.

Saturday, September 22 from 9 am–5 pm at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.

All sessions need to be reserved in advance. Sessions are on a first call, first reserve basis. So call today to reserve your session—612-382-2867. For your convenience, your portraits will be available for online ordering.

Click here to see more samples of my pet photography.

Celebration of Smiles at Jesse Valley Photography

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

DON’T MISS OUR SPECIAL “CELEBRATION OF SMILES” PROMOTION!

April 18–20th, Jesse Valley Photography will participate with an elite group of photographers around the country in a very special portrait promotion. During that time we will be providing a wonderful opportunity for you to update portraits of yourself and any family members you wish. In doing so, you will help to support Operation Smile, which provides free surgeries for children around the world who suffer with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

Along with other members of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), we are offering the gift of an individual portrait session and a desk-size portrait in exchange for a $24 donation to PPA Charities, which has chosen Operation Smile as its charitable partner. For every 10 individuals we photograph, another child will receive the gift of surgery! It costs as little as $240 for Operation Smile’s medical volunteers to provide a life-saving surgery that can take as little as 45 minutes. One hundred percent of each donation will go to Operation Smile.

We also believe that our Celebration of Smiles event is a wonderful way to teach children the value of reaching out to others. Even small children can understand the importance of Operation Smile’s work, and they are eager to help these needy children. We hope you will join with us in helping to make this vital work possible, and we promise to create a portrait that you will treasure.

To schedule your session appointment, which will take place at the Rose Garden at Lake Harriet, please call us today at 612/382.2867.

Fine Art Photo for “The Meal”

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Today I made my first contribution to The Art House Co-op, for a project called “The Meal.” Basically, there is going to be an exhibition of self portraits of people and their meal from February 24th at 12 pm EST. According to the website, there were over 4400 contributors to this project, which will be exhibited in Brooklyn, NY and made available online starting April 5th.

My meal was a breakfast quesadilla, and Toby was eating his dog food.

 

Bark at Art PhotoBooth

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The Bark at Art poster opening was a great event, and I had a lot of fun manning the PhotoBooth, seeing all the pets, and seeing the different posters. It was a beautiful evening, and this is what the subjects saw as they clicked their pictures (see all the photos from the event by clicking here):

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The following is a time-lapse video I made from the pictures:

I have posted the pictures I took of the event here. As an added bonus for The Pet Project, I am donating the proceeds from any print sales.

As a quick aside, I love how much fun the little girl had with the PhotoBooth, and I can imagine that it would be a big hit at children’s birthday parties (give me a call if you are interested: 612-382-2867).

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Thank you to all of the vendors who contributed to the event, and especially to all the people and pets that came out to the opening. I have also teamed up with the Pet Project for my annual Portraits with Pets event. You can read more about it (and schedule a pet session), by clicking here.

Family Portrait Month at Jesse Valley Photography

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Family portrait sessions are fun and memorable at Jesse Valley Photography. Whether at your home or a favorite park, we’ll capture your family laughing and interacting together. You can even include your pet! These artful and candid memories are perfect for holiday cards, gifts for grandparents and custom art for your home.

They say it’s better to give than to receive, so why not do both?

Enjoy giving and receiving in October during Family Portrait Month. For every family session booked, we’ll give a $50 donation to Operation Smile and you’ll receive $50 off your session.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR SESSION:

Because of a busy wedding season this fall, weekend sessions are very limited. Call 612.382.2867 ASAP with your calendar and credit card handy. To reserve your session, you’ll pay the $100 session fee (normally $150) and $200 deposit. Weekday sessions can be at any location within 20 miles of Minneapolis. Or if you would like a weekend session, choose your location and date below:

October 2 at Westwood Nature Center (morning sessions only)

October 9 at Minnehaha Falls (morning sessions only)

October 15 or 16 at Lake Harriet Rose Garden

October 22 or 23 at the MN Landscape Arboretum

October 29 or 30 at St. Anthony/Main

To see more of my portraiture, please visit my portfolio by clicking here.

3rd Annual Portraits With Pets | Jesse Valley Photography

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

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Have you ever wanted to have family portraits taken with your beloved pet? “Portraits With Pets” is an opportunity to have portraits taken of—and with—your pets. The entire $50 session fee (regularly $100) from each photo session will be donated to The Pet Project. Additionally, if you bring an unopened bag of pet food or a new/gently used pet toy, you will get a set of free wallets with your order ($34 value).

These hour long sessions will take place the following two weekend days in September (additional pet sessions during the work week available by appointment):

September 11 from 9 am–5 pm at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park.

September 25 from 9 am–5 pm at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.

All sessions need to be reserved in advance. Sessions are on a first call, first reserve basis. So call today to reserve your session—612-382-2867. For your convenience, your portraits will be available for online ordering.

Click here to see more samples of my pet photography.

Pet Portraits and PhotoBooth at the Bark at Art opening reception

Friday, August 12th, 2011

I am excited to be running a photo booth and to be taking pet portraits at the Bark at Art opening reception, so stop out and bring your pet! (Click here to see some samples of my pet photography).

My wife Lisa designed a poster for the event of our dog Toby. Here is a quick sneak peak of Toby posing by the poster:

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Bark at Art is a poster show benefiting The Pet Project. They are also collecting unopened bags of food and new/gently used pet supplies. It is a pet friendly event and a very good cause. You can learn more about it from the announcement below and by clicking here. If you’re on Facebook, you can learn more about the event and let us know that you are coming by clicking here (and be sure to invite your friends!).

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Bid on my Photo Package and help two Charities (and get great photos!)

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

I love giving back to the community, because I feel so blessed by God to have all that I do and to be doing what I love in life. For the rest of this week, you can bid on a free photo session and 11×14 portrait with me here.

The proceeds from this national auction benefit The Mommies Network and Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (you can learn more about those charities by clicking on the links). And since this is a national auction, those of you not in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area can still help out by bidding on the prizes in your area.

Don’t delay; the auction ends Saturday August 13 at 10pm EST. Click here to bid.

St. Louis Park Art Fair at Feed Your Passion for Fashion

Friday, September 10th, 2010

I am really excited to be a part of the inaugural Feed Your Passion for Fashion event on Thursday evening (September 23rd) at the West End in St. Louis Park. I will be there with 44 other local artists, and I will be selling some of my Fine Art photography (including photos from the North Shore).

When you visit me at my booth at the West End on Thursday and book your session for October’s Family Portrait Month, you’ll receive a FREE 8×10 fine art print! (Click here for more info on Family Portrait Month.)

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You can see a small sampling of my fine art photography on my website www.jessevalley.com.  There is a whole bunch of other stuff going on during the art fair, including a fashion show, live music by Tim Mahoney and a raffle to benefit STEP (St. Louis Park Emergency Program). I really hope to see you there!

See all of the events below (or on the official website):

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