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THE BASICS

Mini portrait sessions holding the #GotYourBack sign to raise money for GLAAD.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Lotus Wellness Studio - 1813 5th Avenue, Troy NY
$10 minimum suggested donation

DETAILS

This is a mini portrait session event to raise money for GLAAD in support of National Coming Out Day, on October 11th. Participants will receive at least one portrait of themselves holding the #GotYourBack sign, which can be used for social media profile images to show support for the LGBTQ community and those who need to know they are supported in their decision to publicly come out.

LINKS

GLAAD's Got Your Back Campaign
Lotus Wellness Studio
Facebook Event Page

TOGETHER MOVEMENT PLEDGE

While you are at the portrait event, please also consider signing a pledge for the Together Movement. This is a GLAAD campaign calling for all marginalized communities to stand together. The first 50 people to sign the pledge and take their #GotYourBack portrait will receive a small ampersand pin to show your dedication to the cause. 

FAQ

What if I don't have $10 to donate but I really want to show my support?
Come anyway. Pay $1 if you can. 
What if I want to pay more than $10?
Please do! Every dollar collected is going straight to GLAAD.
How and where can I pay?
Pay in person at the event using cash, check written out to cash or Kristen Renee Photography, PayPal, or Venmo.

What are you going to do with the images you create at the event?
Several things. Firstly, I am going to send each participant at least one image that you can use for your social media profile picture. Secondly, I am going to create a blog post on my website and also share a gallery on Facebook (and possibly share images on Instagram as well). I will not share the names of any participants, but it would be cool if you tagged yourself in my posts. Thirdly, if I have enough images, I would really love to create a video that can be shared publicly on National Coming Out Day, October 11th, as a strong showing of support for all people who are thinking about coming out.

Can I take a photo with my friend?
Yes, but I'd also like to create a portrait of you individually (because it will look better in the video).

What should I wear?
Whatever makes you happy. I do ask that you wear a solid color shirt if possible, but if you don't do it I will still create a portrait for you.

What else can I do in Troy while I am there?
There is a yoga class at Lotus Wellness Studio happening at 9:30 AM.
The Troy Farmer's Market is running from 9 AM to 2 PM.
There are many excellent shops and eateries to visit within walking distance.